7 days in Ulaanbaatar & Vietnam Itinerary

7 days in Ulaanbaatar & Vietnam Itinerary

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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 1 night
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

— 1 night
The capital and largest city in the country, Ulaanbaatar stands as Mongolia's transport, cultural, and commercial hub.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Gorkhi-Terelj National Park.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Ulaanbaatar trip builder tool.

If you are flying in from Mongolia, the closest major aiport is Buyant-Ukhaa International Airport. In January, daily temperatures in Ulaanbaatar can reach -17°C, while at night they dip to -36°C. On the 2nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Hanoi.

Things to do in Ulaanbaatar

Nature · Parks
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Hanoi, Vietnam

— 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 3rd (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Literature & National University, then contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Hanoi travel planner.

Getting from Ulaanbaatar to Hanoi by flight takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Ulaanbaatar to Hanoi is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to fly to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours · Nature
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Hoi An, Vietnam

— 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 5th (Wed), snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Hoi An online trip maker.

You can fly from Hanoi to Hoi An in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. January in Hoi An sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

Spas
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

— 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.
On the 6th (Thu), explore the galleries of The Independence Palace, take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, then admire the striking features of Central Post Office, then pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City trip maker site.

You can fly from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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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.