12 days in Ho Chi Minh City & Hanoi Itinerary

12 days in Ho Chi Minh City & Hanoi Itinerary

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Ho Chi Minh City

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Vung Tau Beach and Front Beach. Get some historical perspective at Ba Thien Hau Temple and Emperor Jade Pagoda. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ho Chi Minh City: Vung Tau (Upside Down House, Pineapple Beach (Bai Dua), &more). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, admire the striking features of The Independence Palace, get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, and examine the collection at FITO Museum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City trip planning website.

Manchester, UK to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 7 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Manchester in February, with highs in Ho Chi Minh City at 39°C and lows at 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Chua Tran Quoc. Visit Old Quarter and Presidential Palace Historical Site for their historical value. The adventure continues: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh's Stilt House, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Literature & National University, and enjoy the sand and surf at Quan Lan Beach.

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You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Wildlife
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