5 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Hoi An
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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
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Ho Chi Minh City
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Hanoi — 1 night

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 10th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University and then explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake). On the next day, get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Hanoi trip site.

New Delhi, India to Hanoi is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 1.5 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Hoi An.
Tours · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
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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.
On the 12th (Wed), snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, then don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Hoi An day trip planner.

Fly from Hanoi to Hoi An in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In April, daytime highs in Hoi An are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can catch the flight 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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): indulge in some personalized pampering at LunaThaiSpa, cast your line with Phu Quoc Jeep Tour, and then learn the secrets of beer at Beer Fridge.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Duong Dong journey planner.

Fly from Hoi An to Duong Dong in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Ho Chi Minh City.
Tours · Adventure · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Ho Chi Minh City — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): look for gifts at LiA Saigon, take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, and finally hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary site.

You can fly from Duong Dong to Ho Chi Minh City in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. April in Ho Chi Minh City sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.
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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.

Phu Quoc Island travel guide

The largest of Vietnam's islands, Phu Quoc combines tradition with modernity, and nature with nurture. Known for its pepper farming and fish sauce brewing, the island retains a charming rusticity in its fishing towns and inland plantations. Phu Quoc Island tourism developed rapidly, with a number of resorts sitting on the golden sands along the southwest coast. With half of the island registered as a national park, the dense jungles and mountains of the interior remain protected from overdevelopment--good news for wildlife living there, including slow lorises, macaques, owls, and tortoises.