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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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 28th (Fri): indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, then stop by 54 Traditions Gallery, and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, explore the activities along 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 traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Hanoi travel itinerary creator.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Hanoi. In July, daily temperatures in Hanoi can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

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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.
On the 30th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, ponder the world of politics at The Independence Palace, then get a sense of history and politics at Saigon Opera House (Ho Chi Minh Municipal Theater), then pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, and finally admire the striking features of Central Post Office.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary maker.

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 July, daytime highs in Ho Chi Minh City are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Hoi An.

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Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Central Post Office ©
Central Post Office

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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.
On the 1st (Tue), take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge and then don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Hoi An trip generator.

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. In August, daytime highs in Hoi An are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) 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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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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, then admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda, then make a trip to The Noon Gate (Cua Ngo Mon), and finally contemplate the long history of Hue Imperial City (The Citadel). On the next day, contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, then make a trip to The Flag Tower, then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Mieu Temple, and finally cruise along Le Family Rider.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can 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. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hue

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Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Le Family Rider ©
Le Family Rider
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda

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