39 days in Ho Chi Minh City & Hanoi Itinerary

39 days in Ho Chi Minh City & Hanoi Itinerary

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Ho Chi Minh City
— 35 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City

— 35 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ho Chi Minh City: Hoi Khanh Pagoda (in Thu Dau Mot), Bien Hoa (Long Thanh Golf Club, Buu Long Mountain, &more) and Vinh Trang Pagoda (in My Tho). There's much more to do: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary planning app.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Ho Chi Minh City. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can fly to Hanoi.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Outdoors · Fun & Games · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, then look for gifts at Tired City Bao Khanh, then explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and finally steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, then stop by Old Quarter, and then contemplate the waterfront views at West Lake.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Hanoi travel planner.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods