6 days in Vietnam Itinerary

6 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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6 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Ho Chi Minh City
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 45​min
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Hue
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
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Hanoi
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
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Hoi An
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
End: Ho Chi Minh City

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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 23rd (Mon): take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Central Post Office, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, and finally make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City vacation builder app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Ho Chi Minh City. In December, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hue.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

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Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Kayaking & Canoeing

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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda, and then contemplate the long history of Imperial City.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Hue trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Hue takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in December, expect Hue to be little chillier, temps between 26°C and 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites
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Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda
Tomb of Minh Mang ©
Tomb of Minh Mang

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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): view the masterpieces at Tired City Hang Bong, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then wander the streets of Old Quarter. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

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Traveling by flight from Hue to Hanoi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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TiredCity Hang Bong ©
TiredCity Hang Bong
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

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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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains, then don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, then snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Hoi An trip planner .

You can fly from Hanoi to Hoi An in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. December in Hoi An sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hoi An

Nature Parks Spas

Side Trip

The Marble Mountains
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Spas
Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains

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