8 days in Vietnam Itinerary

8 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Vietnam attractions planner
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Da Nang
— 2 nights
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Hue
— 2 nights
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Hanoi
— 2 nights
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Da Nang — 2 nights

City of Bridges

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.
Explore hidden gems such as My Khe Beach and Lady Buddha. Change things up with these side-trips from Da Nang: Hoi An (Food Tours, Spas, &more) and Mỹ Sơn (in Duy Phu).

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Da Nang day trip planning site.

Dallas, USA to Da Nang is an approximately 21-hour flight. Traveling from Dallas to Da Nang, you'll lose 13 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Hue.
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Hue — 2 nights

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.
On the 11th (Sun), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda, and then contemplate the long history of Imperial City.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Hue online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Da Nang to Hue takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Hue are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to fly to Hanoi.
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Hanoi — 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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University, then contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Vietnam Museum of Ethnology and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Hanoi travel route tool.

Traveling by flight from Hue to Hanoi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow time for the flight back home.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Spas
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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.
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