20 days in Hanoi, Hoi An & Ho Chi Minh City Itinerary

20 days in Hanoi, Hoi An & Ho Chi Minh City Itinerary

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20 days in Hanoi, Hoi An & Ho Chi Minh City Itinerary

Start: Hanoi
1
Hanoi
— 13 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Hoi An
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
3
Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Hanoi

13
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.
Shop till you drop at Empty Wall Gallery and La Ba Quan - Vietnamese Painter. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Do Temple and Museum of Cultures of Vietnam's Ethnic Groups. Venture out of the city with trips to Giang Mo Village (in Hoa Binh), Dau Pagoda (in Bac Ninh) and Chi Linh Star Golf Club (in Hai Duong). Spend the 23rd (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Make the 21st (Sat) a memorable day with a climbing tour. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Tho Ha Village, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pho Linh Temple, examine the collection at Nguyen Van Huyen Museum, and view the masterpieces at Zo Project.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Hanoi holiday planning app .

If you are flying in from South Africa, the closest major airport is Noi Bai International Airport. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hanoi

Shopping Museums Tours

Side Trips

Museum of Cultures of Vietnam's Ethnic Groups, Dau Pagoda, Tho Ha Village, Giang Mo Village, Do Temple
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Chua Tran Quoc ©
Chua Tran Quoc
Do Temple ©
Do Temple
Tho Ha Village ©
Tho Ha Village

3
nights
Hoi An

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.
On the 30th (Mon), admire the masterpieces at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, get to know the fascinating history of March Gallery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nguyen Tuong Family Chapel, then steep yourself in history at Quang Trieu (Cantonese) Assembly Hall, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Phap Lam Pagoda, then tee off at Montgomerie Links, and then pick up some local products at Bac My An Market.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Hoi An trip maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Hoi An takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. December in Hoi An sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

Shopping Outdoors Golf

Side Trip

Da Nang
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Precious Heritage by Rehahn ©
Precious Heritage by Rehahn
Maya Design ©
Maya Design
Cantonese Assembly Hall ©
Cantonese Assembly Hall

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 1st (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Ba Thien Hau Temple and then see the interesting displays at Drink Vietnam. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Phap Viện Minh Dang Quang, then explore the galleries of Coeverything, and then take a stroll through Saigon.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City trip builder .

You can fly from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Hoi An in January: highs in Ho Chi Minh City hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 26°C. On the 4th (Sat), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Shopping Casinos Museums
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Ba Thien Hau Temple ©
Ba Thien Hau Temple
Drink Vietnam ©
Drink Vietnam

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