9 days in Vietnam Itinerary

9 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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9 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Yangon (Rangoon)
Fly + bus:  3​h
1
Hanoi
— 2 nights
bus:  4​h 30​min
2
Halong Bay
— 1 night
flight:  1​h
3
Da Nang
— Few hours
shuttle:  1​h
4
Hoi An
— 1 night
shuttle:  1​h
5
Da Nang
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
6
Ho Chi Minh City
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Phan Thiet
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Ho Chi Minh City
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
End: Yangon (Rangoon)

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Trang An Tours, Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), One Pillar Pagoda, and other attractions. On the 3rd (Tue), steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University, then make a trip to Ba Dinh Square, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at One Pillar Pagoda, and finally explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake). On your second day here, tour in harmony with nature at Trang An Tours and then wander the streets of Old Quarter.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Hanoi sightseeing app .

Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar to Hanoi is an approximately 3-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Trang An Tours
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

1
night
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.
On the 4th (Wed), glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Halong Bay tour itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. You'll set off for Da Nang on the 5th (Thu).

Things to do in Halong Bay

Tours Adventure Transportation
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding

few
hours
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.
For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Da Nang travel route planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry, car, and flight from Halong Bay to Da Nang takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. You'll set off for Hoi An on the 5th (Thu).

Things to do in Da Nang

Tours Shopping Outdoors
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1
night
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.
You've now added Japanese Covered Bridge to your itinerary.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Hoi An trip maker site .

Traveling by bus from Da Nang to Hoi An takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In December in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Da Nang.

Things to do in Hoi An

Museums Historic Sites
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Thanh Ha Terracotta Park ©
Thanh Ha Terracotta Park
Cantonese Assembly Hall ©
Cantonese Assembly Hall
Japanese Covered Bridge ©
Japanese Covered Bridge

1
night
Da Nang

Da Nang ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): get in on the family fun at Ba Na Hills.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, refer to the Da Nang travel planner .

Traveling by bus from Hoi An to Da Nang takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. You'll set off for Ho Chi Minh City on the 8th (Sun).

Things to do in Da Nang

Theme Parks
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Ba Na Hills SunWorld ©
Ba Na Hills SunWorld

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hours
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.
For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Da Nang to Ho Chi Minh City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. You'll set off for Phan Thiet on the 8th (Sun).

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Nightlife Outdoors
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2
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes White Sand Dunes as well as Red Sand Dunes. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): make a trip to White Sand Dunes, take in the dramatic natural features at Red Sand Dunes, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bai Da Ong Dia Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Fairy Stream (Suoi Tien), and finally kick back and relax at Mui Ne Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Phan Thiet travel route planner .

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Phan Thiet by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Phan Thiet

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Fairy Stream (Suoi Tien) ©
Fairy Stream (Suoi Tien)
Bai Da Ong Dia Beach ©
Bai Da Ong Dia Beach
Red Sand Dunes ©
Red Sand Dunes

1
night
Ho Chi Minh City

You've now added Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City holiday maker .

Traveling by car from Phan Thiet to Ho Chi Minh City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a train. On the 11th (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Spas Historic Sites
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Spas
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral

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