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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): savor the flavors at Food & Drink, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at 54 Traditions Gallery, and then stop by Old Quarter. On the next day, contemplate the long history of 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 don't miss a visit to Temple of Literature & National University.

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The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Hanoi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 30:

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 30th (Sun): 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, get engrossed in the history at The Independence Palace, then see a show at Saigon Opera House (Ho Chi Minh Municipal Theater), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Hoi An.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 1:

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 1st (Tue): snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge and then make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Hoi An road trip planning app.

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. In August, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to drive to Hue.
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 2:

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, and then contemplate the long history of Imperial City. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): 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 more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Hue driving holiday site.

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, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 3:

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.