What’s good about Saigon tourism? Metta Voyage will share some information about experiences on the Ho Chi Minh 4 day itinerary with you in the article below.

1. Ho Chi Minh City overview

Ho Chi Minh City is located in the center of the Southeast and Southwest regions, is the most populous urban area, and plays the role of the economic locomotive of the country, a place to attract large foreign investment capital. with many modern industrial zones.

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) is a dynamic and friendly city and also an important economic, cultural, educational, scientific, and technological center of the South in particular and the whole country in general, and it is also a major tourist center.

The weather in Saigon is divided into two distinct seasons: the dry season and the rainy season. The dry season in Saigon lasts from November to April next year, and the rainy season starts from May to October.

You can travel to Saigon at any time of the year because the dry season here is not too hot, and in the rainy season, the amount of rain is not much, and the rains only come suddenly, not heavily day after day. The average temperature in Saigon is in the range of 29–35 0C, the climate is stable, and there are few storms.


2. Means of transportation when traveling to Saigon

2.1. Plane

Airplanes are the fastest and most convenient means of transport chosen by many tourists. Airfares to Ho Chi Minh City range from 12.7 USD to 127.7 USD depending on when you book; sometimes you can even hunt for promotional tickets for only 0.4 USD to 4.2 USD, etc.

2.2. Train

The train to Saigon is also a very suitable means for tourists who love traveling from the north to the south and enjoying the beautiful scenery across the country. Train fares range from 12.8 USD to 63.8 USD per ticket, depending on the length of the journey and the seat class you choose, so train tickets will have different prices.


2.3. Coach

If you are in the neighboring provinces and want to travel to Saigon, you can go by bus, but if you are in the Central or the North, you should use a train or plane because the long-distance bus ride will be quite time-consuming. Fares range from 3.8 USD to 55.3 USD, depending on the length of the trip, the car company has different prices.

2.4. By personal means

Traffic to Saigon is extremely convenient for you to “travel” to Saigon from neighboring provinces by motorcycle. Or if you have a car, it’s even more convenient because the city now has many highways, helping to shorten the travel time a lot.

3. Means of transportation in Saigon

3.1. Motorbike

Motorcycles are the most popular means of transportation in Saigon, especially for self-sufficient Saigon tourists. You can rent a motorbike for from 6.4 USD to 10.6 USD per day, depending on the type of vehicle, and there are many motorbike rental locations throughout the districts in Saigon.

3.2. Taxi

Traditional taxis, or technology taxis, are popular means of transportation in Saigon. Taxi prices here are also set at about 0.4–0.6 USD/km. With very friendly and funny taxi drivers, they will enthusiastically guide you to outstanding Saigon tourist attractions or delicious dining places for you to experience.

3.3. Bus

Buses in Saigon are cheap public transport. There are more than 100 bus routes, with thousands of buses serving the people of Ho Chi Minh City every day. For only 0.3 USD per way, you can go where you want very quickly. Besides, there are also many bus routes with stops to pick up and drop off at prominent tourist destinations in Saigon.


4. Where to stay when going to Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City has countless hotels and homestays, large and small, with different room classes and prices. Some hotels and homestays in the center or vicinity can be referred to below:

Hotel, homestaysCategoryAddressRoom rate (USD/night)
Avanti Hotel3-star186 Le Thanh Ton Street, Ben Thanh Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
Tel: (+84) 2838 229 982
From 25 USD
Blue Diamond3-star6B Thi Sach Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh city
tel: (+84) 2838 288 299
From 32.3 USD
Luxury Hotel3-star34 Mac Thi Buoi, Ben Nghe, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
Tel: (+84) 2862 835 678
From 8.5 USD
Elios Hotel3-star233 Pham Ngu Lao Street, Pham Ngu Lao Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
Tel: (+84) 2838 385 584
From 25.6 USD
Edenstar Saigon4-star38 Bui Thi Xuan Street, Pham Ngu Lao Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
Tel: (+84) 983 845 668
From 54.5 USD
Grand Silverland Hotel & Spa4-star125 Ly Tu Trong, Ben Thanh Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
Tel: (+84) 2838 293 888
From 102 USD
Wink Hotel4-star75 Nguyen Binh Khiem Street, Da Kao Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
Tel: (+84) 2838 269 999
From 48 USD
Rex Hotel5–star141 Nguyen Hue Street, Ben Nghe, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
Tel: (+84) 917 590 900

141 Nguyen Hue Street, Ben Nghe, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
Tel: (+84) 917 590 900
From 99 USD
La siesta saigon5–star180 - 188 Ly Tu Trong Street, Ben Thanh Ward, Ho Chi Minh City
Tel: (+84) 283 535 4461
From 89.4 USD
Nikko Saigon5–star235 Nguyen Van Cu Street, Nguyen Cu Trinh Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
Tel: (+84) 283 925 7777
From 97.9 USD

5. Perfect Ho Chi Minh 4 day itinerary

5.1. Day 1: Explore the inner city of Saigon

On the first day, you should spend the whole day exploring all the destinations in the inner city of Ho Chi Minh City;

5.1.1. Independence Palace

Independence Palace is a special national monument built by the French and used to be the residence and workplace of the President of the Republic of Vietnam. Independence Palace has bold French architecture and is the place to witness an important historical milestone in Vietnam in 1975. Here, you can witness with your own eyes how each item in the old regime was saved over time.


  • Address: 135 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City.
  • Open: 7:30 a.m – 11:00 a.m and 13:00 p.m – 16:00 p.m.
  • Ticket price: From 0.1 USD – 1.28 USD/person/time.

5.1.2. Ben Thanh Market

Ben Thanh Market is a symbol of Saigon and one of the largest markets in Ho Chi Minh City. Ben Thanh Market was built and put into operation in the early 17th century. This is also one of the tourist attractions in Saigon where you can comfortably enjoy traditional dishes at cheap prices.


  • Address: Ben Thanh Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City.
  • Open: 7:00 a.m – 19:00 p.m

5.1.3. Notre Dame Cathedral

Notre Dame Cathedral has impressive Gothic architecture from France. The capacity of the entire cathedral can accommodate up to 1200 people. Notre Dame Cathedral is a place of prayer and activities for the majority of parishioners living in the city.


  • Address: 1 Paris Commune, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City.
  • Open: 8:30 a.m – 10:30 a.m, 14:30 p.m – 15:30 p.m (From Monday to Friday).

5.1.4. Nguyen Hue Walking Street

Nguyen Hue Walking Street was officially put into operation and became a pedestrian street in 2005 with a length of 670 m and a width of 64 m. Here, visitors can walk comfortably and immerse themselves in the many exciting activities of the people and youth of Saigon. The street also creates a highlight with two large fountains, a system of green trees, and bright lights, giving you a pleasant experience when you arrive in Saigon.


  • Address: Nguyen Hue Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City.
  • Open: Open all day.

5.1.5. Botanical Garden

The Botanical Garden is a fun destination for families with young children traveling to Saigon. Located in the heart of the city, the Zoo and Botanical Garden is a place to nurture and preserve rare and wild animals. With fresh and cool air, you can come here to relax your mind after hours of wandering. on a busy street.


  • Address: 2 Nguyen Binh Khiem Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City.
  • Open: 7:00 a.m – 17:30 p.m
  • Ticket price: 2.6 USD/person over 1.3m tall, 1.7 USD/person from 1-1.3m tall, children under 1m are completely free.

5.2. Day 2: Tan Lap Floating Village – Cai Be Floating Market

Here are 2 places near Saigon that take about 1-2 hours to move to:

5.2.1. Tan Lap floating village

Tan Lap floating village is one of the most popular tourist attractions near Saigon. Tan Lap floating village is famous for its diverse ecosystem and rich flora and fauna.

You will experience the most amazing things at this place: Experience the mysterious Melaleuca forest, Dong Thap Muoi Tan Lap, Phuoc Loc Tho Ancient Village, check-in at the 7 Wonders of the World Park, the Tourist Area Endless Fields, field fishing at Tan Lap Floating Village, etc.


  • Address: Highway 62, Tan Lap commune, Moc Hoa district, Long An province.
  • Ticket price: 2 USD – 4 USD/ticket.

5.2.2. Cai Be floating market

Cai Be floating market selling fruits, agricultural products, and food on the river is a special culture in Tien Giang in particular and on the river in general that you can hardly find in other localities. Cai Be Floating Market is also an attractive tourist destination because of the beauty of the market scene and the traditional trading culture of the people in the West.


  • Address: Cai Be town, Cai Be district, Tien Giang province.
  • Boat rental price to visit the market:

Large boat (15-20 seats) from 21 USD-34 USD both way back and forth.

Dinghy (3-5 seats) from 6.4 USD – 8.5 USD.

5.3. Day 3: Can Gio eco-tourism area – Snow Town Saigon – Nha Rong Wharf

5.3.1. Can Gio eco – tourism area

Can Gio is the only coastal district in Ho Chi Minh City. Here, you not only have the ideal beach tourist spots, but you also have the opportunity to visit the mangrove ecosystem as well as many beautiful island communes.

This Saigon tourist destination is about 50 kilometers from the city center, so visitors can travel by car or motorbike, which is very convenient. In addition, you can explore many other ideal destinations here, such as the Vam Sat tourist area, Monkey Island, Thanh An island commune, etc.


  • Address: 30/4 tourist area, Thanh Thoi street, Long Ha commune, Can Gio district, Ho Chi Minh city.
  • Open: 8:00 a.m – 17:00 p.m
  • Ticket price: 1.5 USD/person.

5.3.2. Snow Town Saigon

Snow Town Saigon with an area of ​​​​up to 4,000m2, modern snow-making technology from Japan helps my family enjoy watching the snow fall, playing novel skiing, and enjoying food at the snow restaurant.

Coming here, you will have a more realistic snow feeling with fun activities with artificial snow and the opportunity to capture many romantic moments. Some amusement parks you definitely should not miss when coming here are: Snow Town Saigon Game Area, Tire Shooting Area, Rope Adventure Area, Unique Entertainment Area, Check-in Area virtual live printing, etc.


  • Address: 3rd floor, The CBD Premium Home Building, 125 Dong Van Cong, Thanh My Loi Ward, District 2, Ho Chi Minh City.
  • Open: 9:00 a.m – 21:00 p.m
  • Tel: (+84) 1900 588 838
  • Ticket prices:

From Monday to Friday: 6.4 USD/ticket.

Saturday, Sunday: 6.8 USD/ticket.

Holidays: 7.7 USD/ticket.

Package ticket (ski area and 4 games): 8.5 USD – 10.6 USD/ticket

5.3.3. Nha Rong Wharf

A tourist destination in Saigon that holds many memories, imprints, and images of the great President Ho Chi Minh is Nha Rong Wharf. This work is a historical witness to our nation’s resistance wars against France and America.

Currently, visitors to this tourist attraction can see a lot of artifacts and documents related to the life of President Ho Chi Minh, understand more about the nation’s history, and arouse love for the homeland.


  • Address: 1 Nguyen Tat Thanh Street, Ward 12, District 4, Ho Chi Minh City
  • Open: 7:00 a.m – 11:30 a.m; 13:30 p.m – 17:00 p.m
  • Ticket price: 0.1 USD/ticket/adult, free for children.

5.4. Day 4: Cu Chi Tunnels – Landmark 81

5.4.1. Cu Chi Tunnels

The Cu Chi Tunnels are one of the most famous landmarks in the land of Saigon, about 70 kilometers west of the city center. Cu Chi Tunnels is an underground resistance base that includes a medical system, a warehouse, a kitchen, a meeting room, an office, and a ventilation system in the forest.

Currently, Cu Chi Tunnels is one of the famous national monuments and a tourist destination in Saigon that many tourists choose for their trip.


  • Address: Provincial Road 15, Phu Hiep Hamlet, Phu My Hung Commune, Cu Chi District, Ho Chi Minh City
  • Open: 7:00 a.m – 17:00 p.m
  • Ticket price: 0.9 USD/Vietnamese, 4.7 USD/foreign visitor

5.4.2. The tallest building in Vietnam – Landmark 81

Landmark 81 is considered an ideal tourist destination in Saigon and is the tallest building in Vietnam, one of the 10 tallest buildings in the world, with many interesting experiences such as: the largest indoor ice rink in Vietnam, up to 2,000 m2 wide; Experience the most modern Panorama elevator. Enjoy the panoramic view of the city at the highest observatory in Vietnam or dine at restaurants and bars in the clouds. Trendy shopping paradise with a variety of top brands, etc.


  • Address: 720A Dien Bien Phu, Ward 22, Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City.

6. Food in Ho Chi Minh City

The diverse cuisine of Ho Chi Minh City is a cross between regional cuisines and cuisines of many cultures, but it still has a very Saigon flavor that you can hardly find anywhere else. Coming to Ho Chi Minh City, you should enjoy the following dishes: Broken rice, snails, Saigon bread, noodle soup, pho, fried dough, etc.


In addition to the delicious dishes mentioned above, you should not miss other snacks such as mixed rice paper, grilled rice paper, crab soup, beef jerky salad, etc, which are street foods in the top 15 delicious dishes loved by many tourists.

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7. Conclusion

Through this article about experiencing Ho Chi Minh City’s 4 day itinerary, we hope to help you have an attractive Saigon trip. You can contact Metta Voyage to answer your questions or plan your upcoming trip to Saigon.

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