9 days in Hanoi, Da Nang & Ho Chi Minh City Itinerary

9 days in Hanoi, Da Nang & Ho Chi Minh City Itinerary

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9 days in Hanoi, Da Nang & Ho Chi Minh City Itinerary

Start: Hanoi
1
Hanoi
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Da Nang
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
3
Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Hanoi

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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Old Quarter, don't miss a visit to Chùa Lý Triều Quốc Sư, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pho Linh Temple, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Hanoi itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Noi Bai International Airport and Van Don International. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Da Nang.

Things to do in Hanoi

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

3
nights
Da Nang

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 6th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Phu Cam Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at Imperial City, and then contemplate the long history of Luc Bo Culture Space. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Lady Buddha, explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then don't miss a visit to Japanese Covered Bridge, and finally view the masterpieces at Ha Ha - Art In Everything.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Da Nang trip site .

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Da Nang takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Da Nang

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hue, Hoi An
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Spas
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains

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 nightlife, museums, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chùa Giác Lâm (Giac Lam Pagoda), browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, and take in the exciting artwork at Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City trip planning tool .

Fly from Da Nang to Ho Chi Minh City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Ho Chi Minh City are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. You'll set off for home on the 11th (Thu).

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Kayaking & Canoeing
Central Post Office ©
Central Post Office

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