8 days in Vietnam Itinerary

8 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Hanoi
— 1 day
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Halong Bay
— 1 night
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Da Nang
— 1 night
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Hue
— 1 night
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 1 night
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights

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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): browse for treasures at 54 Traditions Gallery, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Hanoi trip maker site.

Lisbon, Portugal to Hanoi is an approximately 19-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Lisbon to Hanoi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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Neighborhood
Old Quarter
4.4
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Antique Store
54 Traditions Gallery
4.7

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Halong Bay

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.
On the 23rd (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay and then contemplate the waterfront views at Bai Tu Long Bay.

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Getting from Hanoi to Halong Bay by combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Da Nang.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature · Parks
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Water Body
Bai Tu Long Bay
4.6
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Water Body
Hạ Long Bay
4.4

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Da Nang

Da Nang ©

City of Bridges

A curious mix of developed beachfront tourism and untouched local city life, Da Nang presents an often-overlooked but authentic and welcoming picture of central Vietnam.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Non Nuoc Beach, then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and then kick back and relax at My Khe Beach.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Da Nang road trip tool.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Da Nang in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Da Nang

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure
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Beach
My Khe Beach
4.2
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
4.8

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Hue

Hue ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Thai Hoa Palace, contemplate the long history of Imperial City, then contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, then steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, and finally delve into the distant past at Royal Tombs.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Hue planner.

You can drive from Da Nang to Hue in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Hue are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Highlights from your trip
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Historic Site
Tomb of Minh Mang
4.4
Ruin
Royal Tombs
4.5
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World heritage site
Imperial City
4.2

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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park ©
Marked by underground rivers, famous caves, limestone cliffs, and tropical rainforests, Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park wows visitors with a spectacular range of landscapes and wildlife.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): Head underground at Hang Toi (Dark Cave), then explore the fascinating underground world of Paradise Cave, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Phong Nha Caves.

Start your trip to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Nature · Parks
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Must see
Phong Nha Caves
4.6
Cave
Paradise Cave
4.6

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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 27th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, then get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Ho Chi Minh City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daytime highs in Ho Chi Minh City are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Spas · Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip
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Spa / Wellness
Spas & Wellness
4.5
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History Museum
War Remnants Museum
4.4

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