8 days in Vietnam Itinerary

8 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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8 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  10​h
1
Hoi An
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
2
Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
3
Hue
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Hanoi
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

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 19th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains, don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, then snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Hoi An trip tool .

New Delhi, India to Hoi An is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Hoi An is 1 hour. Traveling from New Delhi in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 23°C in Hoi An. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

Parks Nature Spas

Side Trip

The Marble Mountains
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Spas
Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, then get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, and finally take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum. On the next day, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary planning website .

Fly from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Hoi An in December, expect nights in Ho Chi Minh City to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Hue.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Kayaking & Canoeing

1
night
Hue

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 22nd (Sun), contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, then admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, and then steep yourself in history at Imperial City.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Hue day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Hue takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in December; daily highs in Hue reach 26°C and lows reach 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites
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Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda
Tomb of Minh Mang ©
Tomb of Minh Mang

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): view the masterpieces at TiredCity Hang Bong, explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then wander the streets of Old Quarter. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chùa Lý Triều Quốc Sư.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Hanoi online trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Hue to Hanoi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

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

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