6 days in Vietnam Itinerary

6 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Vietnam trip itinerary planner

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Ho Chi Minh City
— 1 night
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Hue
— 1 night
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Hoi An
— 1 night
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Hanoi
— 2 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City

— 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 7th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, then stop by LiA Saigon, then take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary maker app.

Pune, India to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Pune to Ho Chi Minh City, you'll lose 1.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In August in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can fly to Hue.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums · Shopping

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 8th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, then admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda, and then steep yourself in history at Imperial City.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Hue trip maker website.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Hue in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. August in Hue sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites

Hoi An

— 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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): look for gifts at Gallery Ti Tin, make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, then snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, then browse the handmade items at Henna Art Hoi An, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Hoi An road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Hue to Hoi An takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hoi An

Spas · Shopping · Classes · Fun & Games

Hanoi

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter, then explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then take in the exciting artwork at TiredCity Hang Bong. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Literature & National University.

To see more things to do and more tourist information, read our Hanoi travel planning site.

You can fly from Hoi An to Hanoi in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature

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.