9 days in Vietnam Itinerary

9 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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9 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Yangon (Rangoon)
Fly:  2​h 30​min
1
Ho Chi Minh City
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
2
Phan Thiet
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
3
Ho Chi Minh City
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
4
Da Nang
— 1 night
shuttle:  1​h
5
Hoi An
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
6
Hanoi
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Drive + ferry:  4​h
7
Halong Bay
— 1 night
+2
ferry + Drive + Fly:  4​h
8
Hanoi
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  3​h
End: Yangon (Rangoon)

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bitexco Financial Tower. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Bitexco Financial Tower.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City online trip builder .

Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive. In January, daytime highs in Ho Chi Minh City are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Phan Thiet.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Historic Sites
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Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral
Central Post Office ©
Central Post Office
Bitexco Financial Tower ©
Bitexco Financial Tower

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Phan Thiet

Phan Thiet ©
An emerging coastal getaway, the city of Phan Thiet has always been known for its fishing industry and, in particular, as a center of fish sauce production.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): don't miss a visit to White Sand Dunes, then take in the dramatic natural features at Red Sand Dunes, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Fairy Stream (Suoi Tien).

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Phan Thiet day trip app .

You can drive from Ho Chi Minh City to Phan Thiet in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Phan Thiet

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Red Sand Dunes ©
Red Sand Dunes
White Sand Dunes ©
White Sand Dunes
Fairy Stream (Suoi Tien) ©
Fairy Stream (Suoi Tien)

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Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Fine Arts Museum, Tan Dinh Church and Ba Thien Hau Temple. On the 8th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Ba Thien Hau Temple, then explore the world behind art at Fine Arts Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tan Dinh Church.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City holiday planner.

Getting from Phan Thiet to Ho Chi Minh City by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Da Nang.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Historic Sites Museums
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Ba Thien Hau Temple ©
Ba Thien Hau Temple
Tan Dinh Church ©
Tan Dinh Church
Fine Arts Museum ©
Fine Arts Museum

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Da Nang

Da Nang ©
A curious mix of developed beachfront tourism and untouched local city life, Da Nang presents an often-overlooked but authentic and welcoming picture of central Vietnam.
Ba Na Hills SunWorld has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): find something for the whole family at Ba Na Hills SunWorld.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Da Nang trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Nang by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in January, expect Da Nang to be a bit cooler, temps between 29°C and 22°C. You will leave for Hoi An on the 10th (Fri).

Things to do in Da Nang

Theme Parks
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Ba Na Hills SunWorld ©
Ba Na Hills SunWorld

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge and then make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Hoi An visit planning website .

Take a shuttle from Da Nang to Hoi An in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. January in Hoi An sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hanoi.
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Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
Japanese Covered Bridge ©
Japanese Covered Bridge

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hanoi Opera House, Bich Dong Pagoda, Mua Caves, and other attractions you added. On the 11th (Sat), explore the fascinating underground world of Mua Caves, then make a trip to Bich Dong Pagoda, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bai Dinh Pagoda, and finally see a show at Hanoi Opera House.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, go to the Hanoi trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Hoi An to Hanoi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ninh Binh, Bai Dinh Pagoda
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Bai Dinh Pagoda ©
Bai Dinh Pagoda
Hanoi Opera House ©
Hanoi Opera House
Bich Dong Pagoda ©
Bich Dong Pagoda

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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.
For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Halong Bay vacation planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. On the 13th (Mon), you'll travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Hanoi

Hanoi ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ngoc Son Temple as well as Hanoi Ceramic Mosaic Mural. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake).

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Hanoi online holiday planner .

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Hanoi in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum ©
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

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