8 days in Vietnam Itinerary

8 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
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Hoi An
— 1 night
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Hanoi
— 3 nights
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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.
On the 27th (Mon), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, and pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City trip site.

Stockholm, Sweden to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Indochina Time is 6 hours. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Stockholm in December; daily highs in Ho Chi Minh City reach 36°C and lows reach 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Hoi An.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Historic Sites
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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 28th (Tue): make a trip to Japanese Covered Bridge, make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Hoi An route builder.

Fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in December: high temperatures in Hoi An hover around 29°C and lows are around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to fly to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hoi An

Spas
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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 29th (Wed), 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. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Literature & National University, then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and finally look for gifts at Le Chalet Cafe.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Hanoi vacation planner.

Getting from Hoi An to Hanoi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. You will leave for home on the 31st (Fri).

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours · Nature
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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.