5 days in Vietnam Itinerary

5 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Ho Chi Minh City
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Hoi An
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Hanoi
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Ho Chi Minh City

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Fri): ponder the world of politics at The Independence Palace, take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, then get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, then pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, and finally hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City attractions planner.

Manila, Philippines to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 6-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Manila to Ho Chi Minh City due to the time zone difference. November in Ho Chi Minh City sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to fly to Hoi An.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Adventure · Tours · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 25:

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, then don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Hoi An sightseeing planning tool.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in November, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Hoi An: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hoi An

Spas
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Hanoi

— 2 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 27th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter. On your second day here, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Literature & National University.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Hanoi day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Hoi An to Hanoi in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours · Parks
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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.