10 days in Vietnam Itinerary

10 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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10 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: New York City
Bus + Fly:  20 h 45 min
1
Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h
2
Hoi An
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Hue
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 15 min
4
Hanoi
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  21 h 30 min
End: New York City

3
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.
Ho Chi Minh City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, adventure, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, view the masterpieces at Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi, admire the landmark architecture of Central Post Office, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City attractions tool .

New York City, USA to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 21-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Ho Chi Minh City is 12 hours. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from New York City in January: high temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City hover around 89°F and lows are around 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Kayaking & Canoeing

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): 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 relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Hoi An route app .

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in January, expect Hoi An to be little chillier, temps between 77°F and 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Parks Nature 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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, take in the spiritual surroundings of Thien Mu Pagoda, and then contemplate the long history of Imperial City.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Hue tour planner .

You can drive from Hoi An to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January in Hue, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to 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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nights
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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Old Quarter, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, view the masterpieces at Tired City Hang Bong, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake).

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Hanoi vacation builder website .

You can fly from Hue to Hanoi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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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