8 days in Vietnam Itinerary

8 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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8 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  10​h
1
Hanoi
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
2
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
3
Hoi An
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
4
Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Dubai

1
night
Hanoi

Hanoi ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour and then wander the streets of Old Quarter. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Literature & National University, then contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and finally take in the exciting artwork at Tired City Bao Khanh.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Hanoi trip maker app .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Hanoi is an approximately 10-hour flight. Traveling from Dubai to Hanoi, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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Tired City Bao Khanh ©
Tired City Bao Khanh
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Food Tours

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): explore and take pictures at The Duck Stop, then surround yourself with nature on Phong Nha Botanic Garden, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Phong Nha Caves. Keep things going the next day: Head underground at Son Doong Cave and then explore the fascinating underground world of Paradise Cave.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park road trip planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Hanoi to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, train, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Nature Parks Tours
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The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop
Son Doong Cave ©
Son Doong Cave
Paradise Cave
Paradise Cave

1
night
Hoi An

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, then take in the exciting artwork at Ha Ha - Art In Everything, and finally look for gifts at Rubin Cloth Shop.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Hoi An trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hoi An in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi and train. In July in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

Shopping Spas Museums
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Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
Spas
Japanese Covered Bridge ©
Japanese Covered Bridge

2
nights
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 14th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, then view the masterpieces at Hey Camel Ceramics, and then make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels. Keep things going the next day: hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, then ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, and finally let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City trip builder site .

Traveling by flight from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In July in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Shopping Museums
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Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Food Tours

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