9 days in Vietnam Itinerary

9 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Hanoi
— 2 nights
2
Halong Bay
— 1 night
3
Hoi An
— 1 night
4
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
5
Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights

2
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.
On the 2nd (Tue), contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University, steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, then explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and finally stop by With Love From The Mountains. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, then contemplate the waterfront views at West Lake, and then wander the streets of Old Quarter.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Hanoi trip maker app.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Hanoi is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Dubai to Hanoi due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) ©
Temple of Literature & National University ©

1
night
Halong Bay

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Halong Bay road trip website.

Take a bus from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Outdoors · Tours · Nature
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 4:
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Boat Tours & Water Sports

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at The Marble Mountains, make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, then snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Hoi An sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Halong Bay to Hoi An takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hoi An

Nature · Parks · Spas

Side Trip

The Marble Mountains
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 5:
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Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains
Spas

2
nights
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park ©
Marked by underground rivers, famous caves, limestone cliffs, and tropical rainforests, Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park wows visitors with a spectacular range of landscapes and wildlife.
On the 6th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Suoi Nuoc Mooc and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop, take in nature's colorful creations at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, and then Head underground at Phong Nha Caves.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Hoi An to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 5 — 7:
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Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop
Phong Nha Botanic Garden ©
Phong Nha Botanic Garden

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 8th (Mon): browse the exhibits of Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi, then get a sense of history and politics at The Independence Palace, then admire the landmark architecture of Chua Van Phat - Temple of Ten Thousand Buddhas, and finally don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Drink Vietnam, take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, then get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City tour planning tool.

Fly from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Ho Chi Minh City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In February, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 9:
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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
Ben Thanh Market ©
Ben Thanh Market

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