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.
On the 18th (Tue), let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at 54 Traditions Gallery, and then take a stroll through Old Quarter. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), then steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, and finally contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University.

For photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Hanoi online holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Hanoi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 20:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (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, ponder the world of politics at The Independence Palace, then pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. July in Ho Chi Minh City sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up 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
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 22:

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): make a trip to Japanese Covered Bridge and then don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Hoi An trip itinerary maker tool.

Fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Hoi An are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Hue.
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 23:

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.
On the 23rd (Sun), contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, then admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, and then contemplate the long history of Imperial City. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, then contemplate the long history of The Flag Tower, then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Mieu Temple, and finally go all around town with Le Family Rider.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Hue online route maker.

You can drive from Hoi An to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 24:

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.