9 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Hoi An
— 1 night
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Hanoi
— 2 nights
Bus to Ha Long, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay
— 1 night
Ferry to Cat Ba, Fly to Duong Dong
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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 1 night
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
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Hoi An — 1 night

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 25th (Sun): take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, then make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. On the next day, stop by Rubin Cloth Shop, take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains, and then explore the world behind art at Precious Heritage by Rehahn.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Hoi An online tour itinerary planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Hoi An is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Hoi An is minus 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Singapore in December: high temperatures in Hoi An hover around 29°C and lows are around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Hanoi.
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Hanoi — 2 nights

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 27th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University, contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, then contemplate the waterfront views at West Lake, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Vietgiftmart, then explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, go to the Hanoi trip builder tool.

You can fly from Hoi An to Hanoi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Halong Bay.
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Halong Bay — 1 night

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 29th (Thu), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Halong Bay online road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Duong Dong.
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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island — 1 night

A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
On the 30th (Fri), sample some tasty brews at Beer Fridge, cast your line with Phu Quoc Jeep Tour, then find something for the whole family at Happy Farm PQ, and finally look for gifts at From Vietnam Fair Trade & Gift Shop.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Duong Dong itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Duong Dong takes 6.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Ho Chi Minh City.
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Ho Chi Minh City — 3 nights

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 2nd (Mon), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. There's much more to do: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ben Duoc Memorial Temple, and ponder the world of politics at The Independence Palace.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City driving holiday site.

Getting from Duong Dong to Ho Chi Minh City by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In December, daytime highs in Ho Chi Minh City are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can fly back home.
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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.
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