6 days in Vietnam Itinerary

6 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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6 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Hanoi
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 15​min
2
Ho Chi Minh City
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  2​h
3
Hoi An
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Bengaluru

1
night
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.
On the 22nd (Tue), stop by Indigo Store, explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), then look for gifts at 54 Traditions Gallery, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Ba Dinh Square, and finally wander the streets of Old Quarter.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Hanoi vacation planner.

Bengaluru, India to Hanoi is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of bus, flight, and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bengaluru to Hanoi due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nature
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
54 Traditions Gallery ©
54 Traditions Gallery

1
night
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.
On the 23rd (Wed), tour the water at your own pace with Saigon Boat Company, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, and finally take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Outdoors Shopping
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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral
Ben Thanh Market ©
Ben Thanh Market

2
nights
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.
On the 24th (Thu), explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains, enjoy the sand and surf at An Bang Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cua Dai Beach. Keep things going the next day: snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, look for gifts at Friendly Shoe Shop, look for gifts at NONY SHOP, then look for gifts at Hoa Nang Sunny Cloth Shop, then stop by Buffalo Leather Shop, and finally stop by Sun Cloth Shop.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Hoi An vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 94°F in August, and nighttime lows around 78°F. On the 26th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hoi An

Shopping Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

The Marble Mountains
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An Bang Beach ©
An Bang Beach
Cua Dai Beach ©
Cua Dai Beach
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains

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