8 days in Vietnam Itinerary

8 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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8 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Hanoi
— 1 day
Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
2
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Hue
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Hoi An
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University, then steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Hanoi trip planner .

New Delhi, India to Hanoi is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from New Delhi to Hanoi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum ©
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

1
night
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 15th (Mon): admire all the interesting features of The Duck Stop, then take in the dramatic scenery at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, and then Head underground at Phong Nha Caves. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): explore the fascinating underground world of Paradise Cave and then explore the fascinating underground world of Son Doong Cave.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park day trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Hanoi to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight, train, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature
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Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
Paradise Cave
Paradise Cave
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop

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 17th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Thai Hoa Palace, contemplate the long history of Imperial City, then steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc, then contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, and finally stroll the grounds of Royal Tombs.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Hue trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. April in Hue sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites
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Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Royal Tombs
Royal Tombs
Tomb of Tu Duc ©
Tomb of Tu Duc

3
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at My Khe Beach and Non Nuoc Beach. Popular historic sites such as Mỹ Sơn and Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien) are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains, snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, and kick back and relax at Cua Dai Beach.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Hoi An trip planning tool .

Drive from Hue to Hoi An in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Hoi An are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hoi An

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Da Nang, Mỹ Sơn
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Spas
Non Nuoc Beach ©
Non Nuoc Beach
Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien) ©
Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien)

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