8 days in Vietnam Itinerary

8 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Fly to Da Nang International Airport, Drive to Hoi An
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Hoi An
— 1 day
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 1 night
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Ong Lang, Phu Quoc Island
— 2 nights
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Hanoi
— 1 night
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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 24th (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

Plan trip to Hoi An with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Jokulsarlon, Iceland to Hoi An is an approximately 39-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Jokulsarlon in December; daily highs in Hoi An reach 29°C and lows reach 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

Nature · Parks · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 24 — 25:

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Ho Chi Minh City

Pearl of the Far East

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 25th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, then admire the striking features of Central Post Office, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, and finally don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City online travel planner.

You can fly from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Hoi An in December: highs in Ho Chi Minh City hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ong Lang.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 25:

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Ong Lang, Phu Quoc Island

On the 26th (Thu), stop by PQ LITTLE MART, cool off at Vinpearl Land Phu Quoc, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Vinpearl Safari. On the next day, kick back and relax at Vung Bau Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Mui Ganh Dau Beach, and then kick back and relax at Ong Lang Beach.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Ong Lang online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Ong Lang takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Ong Lang

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:

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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 28th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Hanoi travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Ong Lang to Hanoi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites
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Vietnam travel guide

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Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas · Landmarks
While most Southeast Asian countries have at least one booming metropolis, none seem to bustle nearly throughout like Vietnam does. While busy locals zoom about on motorbikes, visitors fill their Vietnam vacations with a mix of cultural sightseeing and exploring the landscape. Big cities and towns boast colonial architecture, open-air markets, outstanding spa complexes, and modern restaurants. The country also features over 3,200 km (2,000 mi) of coastline dotted with sandy bays that attract scuba divers and kitesurfers. Away from busy urban centers, a tour of Vietnam reveals a rural landscape of lush rice paddies, jagged mountain peaks, and timeless villages unspoiled by the outside world.