8 days in Vietnam Itinerary

8 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Start: New Delhi
Fly:  7 h 15 min
1
Hanoi
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + Ferry:  4 h
2
Halong Bay
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
Hoi An
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h
4
Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
End: New Delhi

2
nights
Hanoi

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.
Train to Sapa has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): tour the old-fashioned way with Train to Sapa, explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then view the masterpieces at A Dong Art Gallery. On the next day, take in the exciting artwork at TiredCity Hang Bong, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Literature & National University.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Hanoi online trip planner.

New Delhi, India to Hanoi is an approximately 7.5- hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from New Delhi to Hanoi, you'll lose 1.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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TiredCity Hang Bong ©
TiredCity Hang Bong
Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) ©
Temple of Literature & National University ©
Temple of Literature & National University

2
nights
Halong Bay

Halong Bay encompasses a cluster of verdant limestone islets that jut out from the sea and make up an enchanting setting recognized as a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): Head underground at Sung Sot Cave, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cat Ba Island, and then head off the coast to Hon Ga Choi Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Halong Bay road trip site.

Getting from Hanoi to Halong Bay by combination of flight and ferry takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trip

Cat Ba Island
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Cat Ba Island ©
Cat Ba Island

1
night
Hoi An

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.
On the 11th (Fri), explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains, don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, then snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Hoi An online travel route planner.

Getting from Halong Bay to Hoi An by combination of bus, taxi, and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

Nature Parks Spas

Side Trip

The Marble Mountains
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Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
Spas
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains

2
nights
Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City ©
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 12th (Sat): admire the striking features of Chua Van Phat - Temple of Ten Thousand Buddhas, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, and then look for gifts at Lucy Henna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, admire the striking features of Central Post Office, then ponder the world of politics at The Independence Palace, then get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Hoi An in December, you will find days in Ho Chi Minh City are a bit warmer (36°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Ben Thanh Market ©
Ben Thanh Market
Central Post Office ©
Central Post Office

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