9 days in Vietnam Itinerary

9 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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9 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Denver
Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
Hanoi
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Hue
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Hoi An
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
4
Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  23​h
End: Denver

3
nights
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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Old Quarter, browse the exhibits of Empty Wall Gallery, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Hanoi tour itinerary maker .

Denver, USA to Hanoi is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Indochina Time is 14 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hue.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
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Off-Road Tours
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

1
night
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.
On the 8th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, then contemplate the long history of Thien Mu Pagoda, and then contemplate the long history of Imperial City.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Hue planning site .

You can fly from Hanoi to Hue in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Hue can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Hoi An.

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

1
night
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 9th (Thu): stroll through The Marble Mountains, then make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, then make a trip to Japanese Covered Bridge, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Hoi An online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Hue to Hoi An by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

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

2
nights
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 10th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, admire the striking features of Central Post Office, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, and finally don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, then view the masterpieces at Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi, and finally look for gifts at Metiseko.

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Fly from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Hoi An in January, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Ho Chi Minh City: temperatures range from 89°F by day to 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Shopping Museums Spas
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Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Central Post Office ©
Central Post Office

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