9 days in Vietnam Itinerary

9 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Vietnam travel route planner

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Ho Chi Minh City
— 1 night
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Hoi An
— 2 nights
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 3 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City

— 1 night

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.
On the 16th (Fri), view the masterpieces at Vietnam Silver House, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, then get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Soyn.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City journey builder tool.

Mumbai, India to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1.5 hours traveling from Mumbai to Ho Chi Minh City. 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 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums · Shopping
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Hoi An

— 2 nights
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 17th (Sat), take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains, then enjoy the sand and surf at An Bang Beach, and then kick back and relax at Cua Dai Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, stop by Rubin Cloth Shop, make a trip to Japanese Covered Bridge, then hunt for treasures at Central Market, and finally explore the world behind art at Precious Heritage by Rehahn.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Hoi An online trip maker.

Fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hoi An

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trip

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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

— 2 nights
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.
On the 19th (Mon), Head underground at Son Doong Cave and then explore the fascinating underground world of Paradise Cave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop, then admire the natural beauty at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Phong Nha Caves.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Hoi An to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

— 3 nights
A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Step out of the city life by going to Ong Lang Beach and Thom Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Galina Phu Quoc Mudbath & Spa and Khem Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Bai Tắm Sao in An Thoi (about 34 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Mui Ganh Dau Beach, look for gifts at Sava Coffee Shop, and steep yourself in history at Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Duong Dong travel site.

Traveling by flight from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Duong Dong takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 20 — 23:

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.