10 days in Hanoi & Ho Chi Minh City Itinerary

10 days in Hanoi & Ho Chi Minh City Itinerary

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10 days in Hanoi & Ho Chi Minh City Itinerary

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

6
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Thang Long Water Puppet Theater. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Old Quarter, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Literature & National University.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Hanoi trip maker tool .

If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major airports are Noi Bai International Airport and Van Don International. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Truc Lam An Tam Zen Monastery
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Kayaking & Canoeing
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, then ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, and finally make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels. On your second day here, get a sense of history and politics at The Independence Palace, then walk around Cong Vien 30-4, then hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, and finally indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Museums Spas
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Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Ben Thanh Market ©
Ben Thanh Market

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