8 days in Vietnam Itinerary

8 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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8 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  10​h
1
Hanoi
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
2
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Hue
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Hoi An
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
5
Ho Chi Minh City
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Dubai

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 10th (Sat), take a stroll through Old Quarter, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then stop by Viet Aroma Shop. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and then contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Hanoi is an approximately 10-hour flight. Traveling from Dubai to Hanoi, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Food Tours

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 12th (Mon), explore the fascinating underground world of Son Doong Cave and then explore the fascinating underground world of Paradise Cave. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo), then explore the fascinating underground world of Phong Nha Caves, and then explore and take pictures at The Duck Stop.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip itinerary builder site .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Hanoi to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, train, and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop
Son Doong Cave ©
Son Doong Cave
Paradise Cave
Paradise Cave

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, steep yourself in history at Thien Mu Pagoda, then contemplate the long history of Imperial City, and finally don't miss a visit to Luc Bo Culture Space.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Hue online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Hoi An.

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

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 15th (Thu): steep yourself in history at The Old House of Phun Hung, snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, then make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, then look for gifts at Rubin Cloth Shop, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Hoi An journey planner.

You can drive from Hue to Hoi An in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

Historic Sites Spas Shopping
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Spas
Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
Japanese Covered Bridge ©
Japanese Covered Bridge

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Central Post Office, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, and finally make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary builder app .

You can fly from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Ho Chi Minh City are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums Historic Sites
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Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Central Post Office ©
Central Post Office

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