8 days in Vietnam Itinerary

8 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Ho Chi Minh City
— 1 night
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Con Son
— 3 nights
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Halong Bay
— 1 night
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 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 23rd (Fri): stop by Ho Chi Minh City's Book Street, hunt for treasures at Benthanh Street Food Market, and then stop by Lucy Henna.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City online trip itinerary planner.

Chennai, India to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1.5 hours traveling from Chennai to Ho Chi Minh City due to the time zone difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Con Son.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Shopping · Neighborhoods

Con Son

— 3 nights

Devil's Island

Taking a vacation in Con Son is like stepping back in time, with the island of around 5,000 people offering a glimpse into what life in Vietnam was like before television and other modern conveniences arrived.
Get outdoors at Bãi Đầm Trầu and Scuba & Snorkeling. Spend the 26th (Mon) exploring nature at Con Dao National Park. Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at Con Dao Musuem, stroll the grounds of Hang Duong Cemetary, contemplate the waterfront views at An Hai Lake, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Hang Da Duc Me.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Con Son online trip maker.

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Con Son by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Con Son

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Halong Bay

— 1 night
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 27th (Tue), explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Long Tien Pagoda.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Halong Bay tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Con Son to Halong Bay takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Ho Chi Minh City

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Far East

Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Thu): make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, then stop by Veritas Bespoke, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City journey maker app.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Ho Chi Minh City takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Shopping · Museums · Spas · Historic Sites

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.

Con Dao Islands travel guide

4.2
Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Military Museums