9 days in Vietnam Itinerary

9 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Fly
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Hanoi
— 3 nights
Fly
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Hue
— 1 night
Drive
3
Hoi An
— 1 night
Fly
4
Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
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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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Old Quarter, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chùa Lý Triều Quốc Sư, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake).

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Hanoi trip planner.

Denver, USA to Hanoi is an approximately 26-hour flight. You'll lose 14 hours traveling from Denver to Hanoi due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Hue.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 7:

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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, admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, and then steep yourself in history at Imperial City.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Hue holiday planner.

Getting from Hanoi to Hue by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In January in Hue, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 8:

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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.
On the 9th (Thu), explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains, 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.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Hoi An trip planning 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. January in Hoi An sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

Parks · Nature · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 8 — 9:

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Ho Chi Minh City

Pearl of the Far East

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, then get a sense of history and politics at 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. Here are some ideas for day two: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, then explore the galleries of Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi, and finally stop by Metiseko.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City attractions planner.

You can fly from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Hoi An in January, expect nights in Ho Chi Minh City to be about the same, around 72°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 89°F. 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 · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 11:

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.