9 days in Vietnam Itinerary

9 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Hanoi
— 2 nights
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Hue
— 1 night
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Hoi An
— 1 night
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Duong To, Phu Quoc Island
— 1 night
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
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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.
On the 19th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Literature & National University, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Truc Lam An Tam Zen Monastery.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hanoi itinerary website.

Dublin, Ireland to Hanoi is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dublin to Hanoi is 7 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Hue.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature
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Hue — 1 night

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 21st (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Thien Mu Pagoda and then steep yourself in history at Imperial City.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Hue trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Hue takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Hue can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Hoi An.
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Historic Sites
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Hoi An — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Hoi An tour itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Hue to Hoi An takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In May in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Duong To.
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Spas
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Duong To, Phu Quoc Island — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): cast your line with Jerry's Jungle Tours and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Luna Thai Spa.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Duong To trip builder site.

Fly from Hoi An to Duong To in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, ferry, and taxi; or do a combination of train, bus, ferry, and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Ho Chi Minh City.
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Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Spas
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Ho Chi Minh City — 3 nights

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 24th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels and then witness the site of a historic battle at Ben Dinh Tunnels. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at The Independence Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, then get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, and finally hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City driving holiday planner.

Fly from Duong To to Ho Chi Minh City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. In May in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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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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