7 days in Vietnam Itinerary

7 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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7 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Hanoi
1
Hanoi
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
3
Hoi An
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Hue
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Hanoi

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nights
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 16th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Vietnam Fine Arts Museum, contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University, steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and finally explore the activities along West Lake.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Hanoi tour planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Hanoi. April in Hanoi sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nature
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum ©
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, and finally let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

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

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Hanoi in April, with highs in Ho Chi Minh City at 40°C and lows at 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Museums Historic Sites
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Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Food Tours

1
night
Hoi An

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cua Dai Beach.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Hoi An online itinerary creator.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in April: highs in Hoi An hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
Japanese Covered Bridge ©
Japanese Covered Bridge
Cua Dai Beach ©
Cua Dai Beach

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Hue

Hue ©
Nestled on the banks of the Perfume River, the city of Hue remains most famous as the former home of the Nguyen Dynasty, the influence of which remains evident in local palaces, temples, forts, and museums.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda, and then take a memorable drive along Le Family Rider. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of The Mieu Temple, then don't miss a visit to The Noon Gate (Cua Ngo Mon), then steep yourself in history at Hue Imperial City (The Citadel), and finally steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Hue custom trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hoi An to Hue takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. April in Hue sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Tours
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Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Le Family Rider ©
Le Family Rider
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda

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