9 days in Vietnam Itinerary

9 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  21 h 15 min
1
Hanoi
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Hue
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
3
Hoi An
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h
4
Ho Chi Minh City
— 1 night
Fly:  17 h
End: San Francisco

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then wander the streets of Old Quarter. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Literature & National University, contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Hanoi trip itinerary app.

San Francisco, USA to Hanoi is an approximately 21.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and train. Traveling from San Francisco to Hanoi, you'll lose 15 hours due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hue.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) ©
Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake)
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum ©
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda and then contemplate the long history of Imperial City.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Hue route planning website.

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Hue takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 94°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites
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Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda

2
nights
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.
On the 6th (Sun), steep yourself in history at The Tran Family Home and Chapel, then make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, and then kick back and relax at Cua Dai Beach. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to The Marble Mountains, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and then take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Hoi An day trip site.

Traveling by car from Hue to Hoi An takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 93°F during the day and 78°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Parks Nature

Side Trip

The Marble Mountains
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Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains
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 8th (Tue): look for gifts at Thuy Design House and then make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Wed): look for gifts at ManGii Shoes, hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, then get a sense of history and politics at The Independence Palace, and finally take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City trip planner.

You can fly from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 95°F, and evening lows to 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Ben Thanh Market ©
Ben Thanh Market

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