8 days in Vietnam Itinerary

8 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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8 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  12​h
1
Hanoi
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Hue
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Hoi An
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
4
Ho Chi Minh City
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 15​min
5
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University, contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, and then take a stroll through Old Quarter.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Hanoi online trip maker .

Mumbai, India to Hanoi is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Hanoi is 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Hue.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Hoa Lo Prison ©
Hoa Lo Prison

1
night
Hue

Hue ©
Nestled on the banks of the Perfume River, the city of Hue remains most famous as the former home of the Nguyen Dynasty, the influence of which remains evident in local palaces, temples, forts, and museums.
On the 17th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, then steep yourself in history at Imperial City, and finally stop by Healing the Wounded Heart Shop.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Hue trip planner .

You can fly from Hanoi to Hue in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Hue can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Shopping
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Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Tomb of Minh Mang ©
Tomb of Minh Mang
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, hunt for treasures at Central Market, stop by Rubin Cloth Shop, then take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, then appreciate the extensive heritage of March Gallery, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Precious Heritage by Rehahn.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Hoi An online route planner .

Drive from Hue to Hoi An in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

Shopping Museums Spas
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Central Market ©
Central Market
Spas
Japanese Covered Bridge ©
Japanese Covered Bridge

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): view the masterpieces at Vietnam Silver House, hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, admire the striking features of Central Post Office, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, and finally take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City holiday maker tool .

You can fly from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Hoi An in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Ho Chi Minh City: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

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

3
nights
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

Duong Dong ©
For shopping fun, head to Duong Dong Market or All Good Things Phu Quoc. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Ong Lang Beach and Long Beach. Step out of Duong Dong to go to An Thoi and see Starfish Beach, which is approximately 34 minutes away.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Duong Dong road trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Duong Dong takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. On the 22nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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