9 days in Vietnam Itinerary

9 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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— 2 nights
Bus to Ha Long, Ferry to Halong Bay
Halong Bay
— 2 nights
Ferry to Cat Ba, Fly to Da Nang
Da Nang
— 2 nights
Ho Chi Minh City
— 1 night


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.
On the 2nd (Wed), get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter, then browse the exhibits of A Dong Art Gallery, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake). Keep things going the next day: get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Hanoi attractions planner.

New Delhi, India to Hanoi is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 1.5 hours. On the 4th (Fri), you're off to Halong Bay.
Tours · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks
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Halong Bay — 2 nights

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 (Fri), take in the views from Pont Bai Chay.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Halong Bay tour itinerary planning tool.

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Da Nang.
Parks · Nature · Museums
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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains and then look for gifts at KaHoLi store. Keep things going the next day: relax and rejuvenate at Healthy Spa Da Nang and then see some colorful creatures with Dacotours - Da Nang Travel Agency.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Da Nang itinerary builder website.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Da Nang in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Ho Chi Minh City.
Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
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Ho Chi Minh City — 1 night

Pearl of the Far East

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): walk around Le Van Tam Park, make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, and then see the interesting displays at Fito Museum - Museums of Traditional Vietnamese Medicine & Pharmacy. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, then admire the striking features of Central Post Office, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

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Traveling by flight from Da Nang to Ho Chi Minh City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Da Nang in November: highs in Ho Chi Minh City hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.
Museums · Shopping · Spas · Parks
Side Trip
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Vietnam travel guide

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.