8 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Hoi An
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Ho Chi Minh City
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Hanoi — 3 nights

The capital of Vietnam, Hanoi has bounded back from the effects of war, and today serves as a bustling commercial and cultural hub bursting at the seams.
On the 20th (Thu), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Literature & National University, explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and see Off-Road Tours.

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Jaipur, India to Hanoi is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a 1.5 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can fly to Hue.
Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Hue — 1 night

Nestled on the banks of the Perfume River, the city of Hue remains most famous as the former home of the Nguyen Dynasty, the influence of which remains evident in local palaces, temples, forts, and museums.
On the 22nd (Sat), contemplate the long history of Luc Bo Culture Space, contemplate the long history of Imperial City, then contemplate the long history of Thien Mu Pagoda, then steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc, and finally look for gifts at Tinh Hoa Art Shop.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Hue driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Hanoi to Hue in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in April, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Hoi An.
Historic Sites · Shopping

Hoi An — 1 night

Indisputably one of Vietnam's most atmospheric destinations, Hoi An contains a World Heritage-listed old town boasting over 2,000 years of culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): stop by Jimmy Jewellery, don't miss a visit to Japanese Covered Bridge, then make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Hoi An travel route planning website.

Getting from Hue to Hoi An by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Ho Chi Minh City.
Spas · Shopping

Ho Chi Minh City — 2 nights

Pearl of the Far East

Formerly known in the West as Saigon and affectionately referred to as the "Pearl of the Far East," Ho Chi Minh City is a study of old and new, woven and piled together in a fast-paced urban hub.
On the 24th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, then view the masterpieces at Aitch Space, and finally make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels. On the next day, hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market and then take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City road trip planning app.

You can fly from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Hoi An, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Ho Chi Minh City, ranging from highs of 41°C to lows of 30°C. On the 25th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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Vietnam travel guide

Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas · Landmarks
While most Southeast Asian countries have at least one booming metropolis, none seem to bustle nearly throughout like Vietnam does. While busy locals zoom about on motorbikes, visitors fill their Vietnam vacations with a mix of cultural sightseeing and exploring the landscape. Big cities and towns boast colonial architecture, open-air markets, outstanding spa complexes, and modern restaurants. The country also features over 3,200 km (2,000 mi) of coastline dotted with sandy bays that attract scuba divers and kitesurfers. Away from busy urban centers, a tour of Vietnam reveals a rural landscape of lush rice paddies, jagged mountain peaks, and timeless villages unspoiled by the outside world.