8 days in Hanoi & Ho Chi Minh City Itinerary

8 days in Hanoi & Ho Chi Minh City Itinerary

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Hanoi
— 3 nights
2
Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights

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3
nights
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.
On the 24th (Mon), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Old Quarter, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at One Pillar Pagoda, contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, and explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake).

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Hanoi trip itinerary planner.

London, UK to Hanoi is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from London to Hanoi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hanoi

Highlights from your trip
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Food Tour
Food Tours
4.8
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Neighborhood
Old Quarter
4.4

3
nights
Ho Chi Minh City

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.
Ho Chi Minh City is known for nightlife, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, and get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City trip planner.

You can fly from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. On the 28th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Spas · Tours · Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Cu Chi Tunnels
4.3
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Government Building
Central Post Office
3.9

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