9 days in Vietnam Itinerary

9 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Fly
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Hanoi
— 2 nights
+3
Bus to Noi Bai Airport, Fly to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Drive to Ha Long Bai Chay, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay
— 2 nights
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Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Fly to Danang, Bus to Hue
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Hue
— 1 night
Drive
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Hoi An
— 1 night
Fly
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 1 night
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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.
On the 19th (Wed), take a stroll through Old Quarter. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University, explore the world behind art at Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat), contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, then get engrossed in the history at Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, and finally browse for treasures at 54 Traditions Gallery.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Hanoi trip planner.

Mumbai, India to Hanoi is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Indochina Time is 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

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.
On the 21st (Fri), paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay, take in the spiritual surroundings of Long Tien Pagoda, then learn more about the world around you at Bảo Tàng Quảng Ninh, and finally take a stroll through Cua Van Floating Village.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Halong Bay trip planner.

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. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll travel to Hue.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Adventure · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

1
night
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.
On the 24th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, and then steep yourself in history at Imperial City.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Hue vacation planner.

Getting from Halong Bay to Hue by combination of ferry, flight, and bus takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, car, and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. December in Hue sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 21°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Tue) before leaving for Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Hoi An sightseeing planning site.

You can drive from Hue to Hoi An in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

Spas · Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City online day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Hoi An in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Ho Chi Minh City, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums · Historic Sites

Vietnam travel guide

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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.