19 days in Hanoi & Ho Chi Minh City Itinerary

19 days in Hanoi & Ho Chi Minh City Itinerary

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Hanoi
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Ho Chi Minh City
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Hanoi

— 7 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.
Get outdoors at Kayaking & Canoeing and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Shop till you drop at Tired City Bao Khanh and Hanoi Old Quarter Culture Exchange Center. Change things up with these side-trips from Hanoi: Ninh Binh (Cheap Motorbike Rental in Ninh Binh & Trang An Grottoes). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter, view the masterpieces at Klimt Art Gallery, browse the different shops at D&C Art Gallery, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Hanoi online trip itinerary planner.

Warsaw, Poland to Hanoi is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to fly to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hanoi

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Ho Chi Minh City

— 11 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at War Remnants Museum and People's Committee Building. Head to Ben Thanh Market and Villa Royale Antiques and Tea Roomfor plenty of shopping. Change things up with these side-trips from Ho Chi Minh City: Vung Tau (The Vung Tau War Heroes Shrine, Vung Tau Beach, &more). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Dong Khoi Street, buy something for everyone on your list at Saigon Centre, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ba Thien Hau Temple, and take in the exciting artwork at Blue Space Art Gallery.

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City day trip site.

You can fly from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

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