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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, then stop by 54 Traditions Gallery, and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), then steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, and finally steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Hanoi vacation planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Hanoi. In July, daily temperatures in Hanoi can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, then ponder the world of politics at The Independence Palace, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (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

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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 22nd (Sat): snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge and then don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Hoi An trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An by combination of flight and taxi takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In July, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (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

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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.
On the 23rd (Sun), steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, then admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, then don't miss a visit to The Noon Gate (Cua Ngo Mon), and finally steep yourself in history at Hue Imperial City (The Citadel). On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: 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 go all around town with Le Family Rider.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Hue online itinerary creator.

You can drive from Hoi An to Hue in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Hue can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (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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