5 days in Ho Chi Minh City & Hue Itinerary

5 days in Ho Chi Minh City & Hue Itinerary

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Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
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Hue
— 1 night
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Ho Chi Minh City

— 3 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.
Attractions like Cu Chi Tunnels and War Remnants Museum make great kid-friendly stops. Go for a jaunt from Ho Chi Minh City to Tay Ninh to see Cao Dai Temple about 2h 15 min away. On the 19th (Mon), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. And it doesn't end there: hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, get a sense of history and politics at The Independence Palace, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon.

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The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Ho Chi Minh City. In April, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hue.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hue

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): look for gifts at Tinh Hoa Art Shop, contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, then steep yourself in history at Luc Bo Culture Space, then admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda, and finally contemplate the long history of Imperial City.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hue tour itinerary builder app.

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Hue by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in April, with highs in Hue at 37°C and lows at 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites · Shopping