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
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
4
Hue
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Hanoi

2
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 1st (Tue): let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, look for gifts at 54 Traditions Gallery, and then take a stroll through Old Quarter. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), then contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, and finally steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Hanoi trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Hanoi. In August in Hanoi, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Food Tours

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, then admire the striking features of The Independence Palace, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, and finally ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City holiday planner.

Getting from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City by combination of bus and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Ho Chi Minh City are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hoi An.

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
Ben Thanh Market ©
Ben Thanh Market

few
hours
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 5th (Sat): snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge and then make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Hoi An vacation trip planner.

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. August in Hoi An sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Hue.
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Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
Japanese Covered Bridge ©
Japanese Covered Bridge

2
nights
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 6th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda, then make a trip to The Noon Gate (Cua Ngo Mon), and finally steep yourself in history at Hue Imperial City (The Citadel). Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, then contemplate the long history of The Flag Tower, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Mieu Temple, and finally take a memorable drive along Le Family Rider.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Hue travel planner.

Drive from Hoi An to Hue in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Hue can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can 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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