10 days in Vietnam Itinerary

10 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Hanoi
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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.
Bring the kids along to Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) and Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. On the 27th (Sat), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's lots more to do: visit Old Quarter, get outside with Outdoor Activities, steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

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Tokyo, Japan to Hanoi is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Japan Standard Time (JST) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Neighborhoods
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Hoi An

— 2 nights
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.
On the 30th (Tue), look for gifts at Rubin Cloth Shop, make a trip to Japanese Covered Bridge, then make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. On the 31st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, make a trip to The Marble Mountains, and then admire the masterpieces at Precious Heritage by Rehahn.

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Getting from Hanoi to Hoi An by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. March in Hoi An sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Shopping

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Ho Chi Minh City

— 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): witness the site of a historic battle at Ben Dinh Tunnels, don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Nha tho Da Minh. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, get a sense of history and politics at The Independence Palace, then get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market.

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You can fly from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Hoi An in March, you will find days in Ho Chi Minh City are somewhat warmer (94°F), and nights are about the same (76°F). On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

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Vietnam travel guide

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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.