7 days in Vietnam Itinerary

7 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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7 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Ho Chi Minh City
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Hanoi
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Hue
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Hoi An
— Few hours
Fly:  1​h 45​min
4
Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
End: Ho Chi Minh City

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): explore the world behind art at Vietnam Fine Arts Museum, steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and then take a stroll through Old Quarter. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along West Lake, 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, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Hanoi sightseeing planner.

Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Hanoi are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Hue.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nature
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum ©
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): don't miss a visit to The Noon Gate (Cua Ngo Mon) and then steep yourself in history at Hue Imperial City (The Citadel). On the next day, contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, then contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thien Mu Pagoda, and finally take a memorable drive along Le Family Rider.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Hue trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Hanoi to Hue in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Hue can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hoi An.

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

few
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.
On the 25th (Sun), take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge and then don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Hoi An travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Hue to Hoi An takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.
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Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
Japanese Covered Bridge ©
Japanese Covered Bridge

2
nights
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 26th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum and then make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels. On your second day here, ponder the world of politics at The Independence Palace, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, then get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, and finally let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City trip builder.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. June in Ho Chi Minh City sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Museums Historic Sites
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Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Food Tours

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