9 days in Hanoi & Ho Chi Minh City Itinerary

9 days in Hanoi & Ho Chi Minh City Itinerary

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9 days in Hanoi & Ho Chi Minh City Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  10​h
1
Hanoi
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Chennai

4
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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Old Quarter, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), take in the exciting artwork at Tired City Hang Bong, and steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Hanoi trip builder app .

Chennai, India to Hanoi is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Chennai to Hanoi is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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TiredCity Hang Bong ©
TiredCity Hang Bong
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

3
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.
Ho Chi Minh City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, spas, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, look for gifts at SoNice, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Central Post Office ©
Central Post Office

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