5 days in Ho Chi Minh City Itinerary

5 days in Ho Chi Minh City Itinerary

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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.
For shopping fun, head to Ben Thanh Market or Ninh Khuong Hand Embroidery. Let the collections at War Remnants Museum and Artinus 3D Art Museum capture your imagination. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Emperor Jade Pagoda, contemplate the long history of The Independence Palace, and view the masterpieces at Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City travel route planner.

If you are flying in from Malaysia, the closest major airport is Tan Son Nhat International Airport. May in Ho Chi Minh City sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
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The Independence Palace
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Ben Thanh Market

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