5 days in Vietnam Itinerary

5 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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5 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly:  8 h 30 min
1
Hanoi
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 45 min
2
Hoi An
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h
3
Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
Fly:  8 h 30 min
End: Pune

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): look for gifts at TiredCity Hang Bong, then explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then take a stroll through Old Quarter.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Hanoi trip planner.

Pune, India to Hanoi is an approximately 8.5- hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Pune to Hanoi is 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hanoi

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks
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TiredCity Hang Bong ©
TiredCity Hang Bong
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

1
night
Hoi An

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains, don't miss a visit 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.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Hoi An route planner.

Fly from Hanoi to Hoi An in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in March, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

Parks Nature Spas

Side Trip

The Marble Mountains
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Spas
Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, then get a sense of history and politics at The Independence Palace, and finally make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels. Keep things going the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Hoi An in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Ho Chi Minh City: temperatures range from 40°C by day to 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Central Post Office ©
Central Post Office

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