8 days in Vietnam Itinerary

8 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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8 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Halong Bay
— 1 night
+2
ferry + Drive + Fly:  4​h
3
Hanoi
— 2 nights
4
Sapa
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

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.
Ho Chi Minh City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, spas, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City trip 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. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Ho Chi Minh City due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Ho Chi Minh City are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Spas Historic Sites
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Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Food Tours

1
night
Halong Bay

Halong Bay ©
Halong Bay encompasses a cluster of verdant limestone islets that jut out from the sea and make up an enchanting setting recognized as a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Bai Tu Long Bay, contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Long Tien Pagoda.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Halong Bay trip builder site .

Fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Halong Bay in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay
Long Tien Pagoda ©
Long Tien Pagoda

2
nights
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.
On the 13th (Fri), indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink and then take a stroll through Old Quarter. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to 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.

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Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Hanoi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Sapa.

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
Sapa

A hub of tourism in the country's northwestern mountainous region, Sapa represents home for a large number of ethnic minorities from the hill tribes of the region, and acts as a base for explorations of the surrounding area's wealth of natural sights.
On the 15th (Sun), get outside with Outdoor Activities, then look for gifts at Hieu Stone, and then stroll through Fansipan Mountain.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Sapa day trip website .

Drive from Hanoi to Sapa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sapa

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Walking tours
Fansipan Mountain ©
Fansipan Mountain
Hieu Stone ©
Hieu Stone

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