4 days in Vietnam Itinerary

4 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Hoi An
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Ho Chi Minh City
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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 28th (Wed): look for gifts at Tired City Bao Khanh, explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Literature & National University, then steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Hanoi road trip planning tool.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Hanoi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Nature
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Hoi An

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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 30th (Fri): don't miss a visit to The Marble Mountains, make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, then make a trip to Japanese Covered Bridge, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Hoi An trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Hoi An takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In August, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to fly to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

Nature · Parks · Spas

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Ho Chi Minh City

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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 31st (Sat), take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, then ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, and finally don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Ho Chi Minh City are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

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Vietnam travel guide

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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.