18 days in Hanoi & Ho Chi Minh City Itinerary

18 days in Hanoi & Ho Chi Minh City Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Seattle
Fly:  20 h 15 min
1
Hanoi
— 9 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Ho Chi Minh City
— 7 nights
Fly:  20 h 30 min
End: Seattle

9
nights
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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Old Quarter, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Hanoi online travel route planner.

Seattle, USA to Hanoi is an approximately 20.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a 15 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Outdoors Museums
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) ©
Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake)

7
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.
Change things up with a short trip to The Robert Taylor Museum Of Worldwide Arms in Vung Tau (about 1h 40 min away). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, take a spin around town with Bike Tours, and ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 95°F in April, and nighttime lows around 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Museums Adventure

Side Trip

The Robert Taylor Museum Of Worldwide Arms
Highlights from your plan
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
Kayaking & Canoeing

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