6 days in Vietnam Itinerary

6 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Hanoi
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Hoi An
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Ho Chi Minh City
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Hanoi

— 2 nights
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 2nd (Wed), pick up a one of a kind souvenir at 54 Traditions Gallery, then explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Literature & National University, then contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Hanoi online trip itinerary maker.

Chennai, India to Hanoi is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Chennai to Hanoi is 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can fly to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature
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Hoi An

— 1 night
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 4th (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains, don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, then take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Hoi An holiday tool.

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Hoi An takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. December in Hoi An sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to fly to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

Parks · Nature · Spas

Side Trip

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Ho Chi Minh City

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Drink Vietnam, take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, then explore the galleries of The Independence Palace, then ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City trip tool.

You can fly from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. 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 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Spas
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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.