5 days in Vietnam Itinerary

5 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Hanoi
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Hoi An
— 2 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 1 night
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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 22nd (Sat): pick up a one of a kind souvenir at 54 Traditions Gallery, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then take a stroll through Old Quarter.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Hanoi journey planning app.

Colombo, Sri Lanka to Hanoi is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Colombo to Hanoi is 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hanoi

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

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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 23rd (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Cua Dai Beach, kick back and relax at An Bang Beach, and then look for gifts at Rubin Cloth Shop. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at My Khe Beach, then explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains, and then admire the masterpieces at Precious Heritage by Rehahn.

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Fly from Hanoi to Hoi An in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In December in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

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Ho Chi Minh City

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.
On the 25th (Tue), look for gifts at Xeo Xo Sai Gon, hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, 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 other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Hoi An, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Ho Chi Minh City, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

Vietnam travel guide

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Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas · Landmarks
While most Southeast Asian countries have at least one booming metropolis, none seem to bustle nearly throughout like Vietnam does. While busy locals zoom about on motorbikes, visitors fill their Vietnam vacations with a mix of cultural sightseeing and exploring the landscape. Big cities and towns boast colonial architecture, open-air markets, outstanding spa complexes, and modern restaurants. The country also features over 3,200 km (2,000 mi) of coastline dotted with sandy bays that attract scuba divers and kitesurfers. Away from busy urban centers, a tour of Vietnam reveals a rural landscape of lush rice paddies, jagged mountain peaks, and timeless villages unspoiled by the outside world.