Vietnam 8 days Itinerary Suggestions

You are planning to travel to Vietnam in 8 days but you are wondering what should be the best tourist destination and best suited to your plan? Here is a brief Vietnam 8 days itinerary that we recommend for your reference:

This recommended Vietnam 8 days itinerary gives you an idea of how much you can reasonably see in 8 days, but of course you’ll want to adapt it to fit your own interests and time frame.

Here below is the Vietnam 8 days itinerary in detail for your reference:

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival (No Meals)

Our driver welcomes you at the airport and then be transferred to check-in hotel..
Freetime at your leisdure to refresh after the long flight.
Overnight in Ha Noi.

Note: Standard check-in time: 2.00, check-out time: 12.00 noon, the early check-in is not included

Day 2: Hanoi Fullday Sightseeing (Breakfast)

Breakfast at hotel.
8.00 am: your local tour guide welcomes you at hotel & enjoys a full day city tour starting with the Ho Chi Minh complex included the mausoleum, his house & complex monument, one pillar of pagoda “Chua Dien Huu” then to beautiful Westlake and Tran Quoc pagoda.

In the afternoon, continue your trip to the impressive ethnological museum, dedicated to Vietnam’s 54 ethnic groups for understanding more about the culture, costume of 54 ethnic groups. Later on, go to the temple of literature, well known as the first university of Vietnam, the peaceful Hoan Kiem lake and Ngoc Son temple. Drop off at your hotel.

Note: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum closed on Monday, Friday, you can see from outside and visit his complex monument
Vietnam Ethnic Museum closed on Monday will be replaced by a visit to the Vietnamese Women’s Museum and Hilton Prison
A day-use room at a standard hotel till 8.00 pm is included.

8.00 pm: transfer to the Tran Quy Cap train station B (the gate behind) to get on the train, 8 hour overnight train trip to Lao Cai, you reach the station in the next early morning. Deluxe class ticket, soft sleeper in a 4-berth sharing cabin on tourist train: King Express, Et-Pumpkin Express or similar tourist train.

Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Breakfast at hotel
Take a cruise 2 days 1 night
Depending on your budget, you can choose a 3 star, 4 star or luxury 5 star cruise.
Overnight on board.

Day 4: Halong Bay – Hanoi – Fly to Da Nang – Hoi An (Breakfast, Lunch)

Program with  Cruise till 12.00.
Aftern cruise, pick up and transfer directly to the airport for late afternoon flight to Danang.
Upon arrival, pick up and transfer to your hotel in Hoian.
Overnight at hotel in Hoian

Day 5: Hoi An – Cham Museum – My Son Holly Land – Hoi An Ancient Town (Breakfast)

Breakfast at hotel
7.30 am: drive 30 min. to visit Cham museum in Danang to understand about the Cham culture, then continue about 1,5 hour ride to reach My Son – one of the most stunning sights in the Hoi An area. My Son is considered as UNESCO World Heritage Site. During the centuries when Tra Kieu (the known as Simhapura) served as the political capital of Champa, My Son was the site of the most important Cham intellectual and religious centre, and also may has served as burial place for Cham monarchs. My Son is considered to be Champa’s counterpart to the grand city of South-East Asia’s other Indian-influence civilisation: Angkor (Cambodia), Bagan (Myanmar), Ayuthaya (Thailand) and Borobudur (Java).
Back to Hoian and explore Hoian charming town on foot.
Drop off at your hotel. Overnight in Hoian.

Day 6: Hoi An – Fly to Saigon (Breakfast)

In the morning:take your time to explore the ancient town and buy some souvernirs.
In the afternoon, transfer directly to Danang airport to catch an afternoon flight to Saigon. Upon arrival, your driver welcomes and transfer (no guide) to the city center, check-in hotel. The rest of time is free. Overnight in Saigon
Ex Saigon or Ho Chi Minh city, “pearl of the Far East”, chaotic city that rarely sleeps. You will have the chance to discover the complex history and plenty of culture, the colonial architecture, memories of war, great exotic food, etc… in this dynamic city nowadays known as a Hong Kong in Vietnam

Day 7: Saigon – Fullday Visit (Breakfast)

Breakfast at hotel.
8.30 am: Pick up at your hotel then transfer to enjoy a whole day discovering the busy city. Visit the Reunification palace, formerly known as Independence Palance, the famous historical witness which passed through Vietnam. The palace is remembered as a marked end to the war when the North Vietnamese tank crashed its gates on April 30th, 1975.
Continue to the War museum, Jade Emperor Pagoda, Notre Dame Cathedral, central post office, Ben Thanh market and FITO museum.
Later on, we visit the China town in the district 5 then drop off at your hotel.
Overnight in Saigon.

Day 8: Saigon Departure (Breakfast)

Breakfast at hotel.
Free time for shopping or optional visit before transfer (no guide) to the airport for your departure flight back home, late check out at hotel excluded.

With this Vietnam 8 days itinerary, it will cost you about 900 USD with 3 star package, 1000 USD for 4 stars and 5 stars aropund 1300 USD more or less depending on the travelling period and not including tips and your personal expenses.

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