6 days in Vietnam & India Itinerary

6 days in Vietnam & India Itinerary

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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Hoi An, Vietnam
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Leh, India
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Hanoi, Vietnam

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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.
On the 15th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Wed): stop by TiredCity Hang Bong, then explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then visit Old Quarter.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Hanoi journey maker tool.

New Delhi, India to Hanoi is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Hanoi is 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can fly to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks

Hoi An, Vietnam

— 1 night
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.
On the 17th (Thu), explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains, then make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, then make a trip to Japanese Covered Bridge, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Hoi An tour itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Hoi An takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in June, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

Nature · Parks · Spas

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office and then take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City online itinerary planner.

You can fly from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 29°C. On the 18th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Leh.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums

Leh, India

— 2 nights
The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Stok Palace Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiksey Monastery, and then appreciate the history behind Shey Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Shanti Stupa, take in the spiritual surroundings of Spituk Monastery, and then examine the collection at Hall of Fame.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Leh road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Leh takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Indochina Time to India Standard Time, which is usually a -1.5 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites · Museums

Vietnam travel guide

4.3
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.

India travel guide

4.6
Sacred & Religious Sites · Architectural Buildings · Beaches
It may very well be fair to call India "incredible," given its mind-boggling diversity of landscapes, climates, cultures, and languages. The world's largest democracy, and second only to China in terms of population, India contains majestic peaks dusted with glistening snow, sun-drenched beaches, ancient hand-carved temples, and sprawling cities jam-packed with people, vehicles, and animals. Many tour India during the country's devotional festivals, which range from immense parades that convert cities into giant performance stages, to simple farming fairs dedicated to relatively obscure local deities. Whenever you choose to vacation in India, make sure you see some of the country's World Heritage Sites, which include the legendary Taj Mahal and Chilika Lake, the planet's second-largest lagoon.