7 days in Vietnam Itinerary

7 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Vietnam Trip Planner

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Hanoi
— 2 nights
Fly
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
Fly
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Hoi An
Drive
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Hue
— 2 nights
Fly

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Hanoi

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, browse for treasures at 54 Traditions Gallery, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), then steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Literature & National University.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Hanoi trip app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Hanoi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours · Nature
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Ho Chi Minh City

— 2 nights

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.
On the 3rd (Thu), don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, steep yourself in history at The Independence Palace, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, and finally ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office.

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Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Ho Chi Minh City are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Hoi An.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge and then don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Hoi An trip planning site.

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in August, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Hue.
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Hue

— 2 nights
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): steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, and then steep yourself in history at Imperial City. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc, don't miss a visit to The Flag Tower, then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Mieu Temple, and finally hit the road with Le Family Rider.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Hue road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Hoi An to Hue takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In August in Hue, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites · Tours
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Vietnam travel guide

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Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas · Landmarks
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.