18 days in Hanoi & Ho Chi Minh City Itinerary

18 days in Hanoi & Ho Chi Minh City Itinerary

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Start: Seattle
Fly:  20 h 15 min
1
Hanoi
— 9 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Ho Chi Minh City
— 7 nights
Fly:  20 h 30 min
End: Seattle

9
nights
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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, push the limits with an extreme tour, contemplate the waterfront views at West Lake, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Hanoi trip itinerary app.

Seattle, USA to Hanoi is an approximately 20.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Hanoi is 15 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Outdoors Museums
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Walking tours
Off-Road Tours
Food Tours

7
nights
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.
Change things up with a short trip to The Robert Taylor Museum Of Worldwide Arms in Vung Tau (about 1h 40 min away). There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, contemplate the waterfront views at Bach Dang, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chùa Giác Lâm (Giac Lam Pagoda).

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City trip planner.

You can fly from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 95°F, while at night they dip to 79°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Museums Adventure

Side Trip

The Robert Taylor Museum Of Worldwide Arms
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Spas
Walking tours

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