6 days in Vietnam Itinerary

6 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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6 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Ho Chi Minh City
— Few hours
Fly:  2​h
2
Hoi An
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

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hours
Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City ©
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 (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, and then get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City travel route planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Indochina Time (ICT) is minus 1 hour. In May, daytime highs in Ho Chi Minh City are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral
Ben Thanh Market ©
Ben Thanh Market

2
nights
Hoi An

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 25th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, then tour the pleasant surroundings at An Bang Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cua Dai Beach. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market, then stop by Rubin Cloth Shop, then take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Hoi An trip website .

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hoi An

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

The Marble Mountains
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Spas
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains
An Bang Beach ©
An Bang Beach

2
nights
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park ©
Marked by underground rivers, famous caves, limestone cliffs, and tropical rainforests, Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park wows visitors with a spectacular range of landscapes and wildlife.
On the 27th (Mon), Head underground at Son Doong Cave and then Head underground at Paradise Cave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Tue): explore the fascinating underground world of Phong Nha Caves, then admire the sheer force of Phong Nha Botanic Garden, and then explore and take pictures at The Duck Stop.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park route planning app .

You can drive from Hoi An to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature Tours
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Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
Phong Nha Botanic Garden ©
Phong Nha Botanic Garden
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop

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day
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

Duong Dong ©
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): look for gifts at All Good Things Phu Quoc, then stroll through Long Beach, and then kick back and relax at Ong Lang Beach.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Duong Dong trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Duong Dong takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Phu Quoc Island
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Ong Lang Beach ©
Ong Lang Beach
Long Beach ©
Long Beach

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