5 days in Vietnam Itinerary

5 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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5 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Ho Chi Minh City
— Few hours
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
2
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Hue
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Hoi An
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Singapore

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, admire the striking features of The Independence Palace, and then take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City trip planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Singapore to Ho Chi Minh City, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums Historic Sites
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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral
The Independence Palace ©
The Independence Palace

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nights
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park ©
Marked by underground rivers, famous caves, limestone cliffs, and tropical rainforests, Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park wows visitors with a spectacular range of landscapes and wildlife.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): explore the fascinating underground world of Son Doong Cave and then Head underground at Paradise Cave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire all the interesting features of The Duck Stop, then take in the dramatic scenery at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, and then steep yourself in history at Phong Nha Caves.

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Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Ho Chi Minh City to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature
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Son Doong Cave ©
Son Doong Cave
Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
Paradise Cave
Paradise Cave

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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thien Mu Pagoda, then steep yourself in history at Imperial City, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Mieu Temple.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Hue itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) 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.
On the 16th (Fri), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, view the masterpieces at Ha Ha - Art In Everything, then snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, and finally explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Hoi An trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Hue to Hoi An takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hoi An

Nature Parks Spas

Side Trip

The Marble Mountains
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Spas
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains
Ha Ha - Art In Everything ©
Ha Ha - Art In Everything

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