9 days in Vietnam Itinerary

9 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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9 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Ho Chi Minh City
— 1 day
Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
2
Da Lat
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Hoi An
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Hue
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Hanoi
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: Mumbai

1
day
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 19th (Fri): stop by BOA Bookstore, pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, take in panoramic vistas at Bitexco Financial Tower - Saigon Skydeck, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, and finally take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City trip planner .

Mumbai, India to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Indochina Time is 1 hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Ben Thanh Market ©
Ben Thanh Market
BOA Bookstore ©
BOA Bookstore

1
night
Da Lat

While often referred to as "City of a Thousand Flowers," "City of a Thousand Pines," and "City of a Thousand Palms," you'd be right in thinking that numbers far greater than a thousand have given Da Lat its reputation as a fertile agricultural heartland.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Linh Phuoc Pagoda, take in the spiritual surroundings of Thien Vien Truc Lam, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Da Lat visit planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Da Lat

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Thien Vien Truc Lam ©
Thien Vien Truc Lam
Linh Phuoc Pagoda ©
Linh Phuoc Pagoda

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at My Khe Beach, stop by Yaly Couture - Nguyen Duy Hieu branch, then explore the wide array of goods at Ginkgo T-Shirts, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Non Nuoc Beach.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Hoi An road trip planning tool .

You can fly from Da Lat to Hoi An in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Hoi An are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Da Nang
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Spas
My Khe Beach ©
My Khe Beach
Yaly Couture - Nguyen Duy Hieu branch ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): stop by Tinh Hoa Art Shop, steep yourself in history at Imperial City, contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, then steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, and finally delve into the distant past at Royal Tombs.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Hue trip planner .

Traveling by car from Hoi An to Hue takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Shopping
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Tomb of Minh Mang ©
Tomb of Minh Mang
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Royal Tombs
Royal Tombs

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Tired City Bao Khanh, then explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then wander the streets of Old Quarter. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at 54 Traditions Gallery.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Hanoi trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Hue to Hanoi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Spas
54 Traditions Gallery ©
54 Traditions Gallery

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