9 days in Vietnam Itinerary

9 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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9 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  9 h 45 min
1
Hanoi
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + Ferry:  4 h
2
Halong Bay
— 1 night
+2
Ferry + Drive + Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Da Nang
— 2 nights
Bus:  2 h
4
Hue
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h 45 min
5
Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
Fly:  9 h 45 min
End: Mumbai

2
nights
Hanoi

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.
On the 20th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Literature & National University, then contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Thu): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then take a stroll through Old Quarter, and then view the masterpieces at TiredCity Hang Bong.

To see maps and more tourist information, read Hanoi travel planning app .

Mumbai, India to Hanoi is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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TiredCity Hang Bong ©
TiredCity Hang Bong
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum ©
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

1
night
Halong Bay

Halong Bay ©
Halong Bay encompasses a cluster of verdant limestone islets that jut out from the sea and make up an enchanting setting recognized as a World Heritage Site.
On the 22nd (Fri), explore the activities along Bai Tu Long Bay, explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay, and then take an in-depth tour of Bảo Tàng Quảng Ninh.

To see other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Halong Bay trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Da Nang.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks Nature Museums
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay

2
nights
Da Nang

Da Nang ©
A curious mix of developed beachfront tourism and untouched local city life, Da Nang presents an often-overlooked but authentic and welcoming picture of central Vietnam.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): look for gifts at Rubin Cloth Shop, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then admire the masterpieces at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at The Marble Mountains. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture, then don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, then don't miss a visit to Japanese Covered Bridge, and finally steep yourself in history at The Old House of Phun Hung.

To find traveler tips, reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, read Da Nang trip itinerary planning website .

Do a combination of ferry, car, and flight from Halong Bay to Da Nang in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Hue.

Things to do in Da Nang

Museums Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hoi An
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Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture ©
Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture
Precious Heritage by Rehahn ©
Precious Heritage by Rehahn

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Hue

Hue ©
Nestled on the banks of the Perfume River, the city of Hue remains most famous as the former home of the Nguyen Dynasty, the influence of which remains evident in local palaces, temples, forts, and museums.
On the 25th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Luc Bo Culture Space, steep yourself in history at Imperial City, admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda, then contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, and finally steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Hue online day trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Da Nang to Hue takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Hue are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites
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Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda
Tomb of Minh Mang ©
Tomb of Minh Mang

2
nights
Ho Chi Minh City

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nha tho Da Minh, get engrossed in the history at The Independence Palace, then hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, then admire the striking features of Central Post Office, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Wed): indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City trip planner.

You can fly from Hue to Ho Chi Minh City in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. May in Ho Chi Minh City sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 30°C at night. On the 27th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Museums Historic Sites
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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
The Independence Palace ©
The Independence Palace
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral

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