5 days in Vietnam Itinerary

5 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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5 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: George Town, Penang Island
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Hanoi
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Hoi An
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
3
Ho Chi Minh City
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: George Town, Penang Island

2
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): look for gifts at TiredCity Hang Bong, explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Hanoi day trip website .

George Town, Malaysia to Hanoi is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry, train, car, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hanoi

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

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 17th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains, don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, then take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find maps and more tourist information, use the Hoi An trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Hoi An takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in December, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

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
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 18th (Wed): make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, then ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, and finally get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City route planning site .

You can fly from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. While traveling from Hoi An, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Ho Chi Minh City, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums Historic Sites
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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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