7 days in Vietnam Itinerary

7 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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7 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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

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night
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 26th (Mon): explore the activities along West Lake, steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University, and then take a stroll through Old Quarter. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of One Pillar Pagoda, then steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake).

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Hanoi trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Hanoi. In June in Hanoi, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

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Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nature
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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 28th (Wed), ponder the world of politics at The Independence Palace, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, then ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, and finally take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City travel planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums Historic Sites
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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
The Independence Palace ©
The Independence Palace
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral

3
nights
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 29th (Thu): make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, then view the masterpieces at Ha Ha - Art In Everything, then take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at An Bang Beach. On the next day, kick back and relax at Non Nuoc Beach, then take in the awesome beauty at The Marble Mountains, and then stroll through Cua Dai Beach.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Hoi An trip planner.

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 June, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Da Nang
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Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): snap pictures at Truong Tien Bridge, then steep yourself in history at Hue Imperial City (The Citadel), then make a trip to The Noon Gate (Cua Ngo Mon), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Mieu Temple. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc, steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, then admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, and finally cruise along Le Family Rider.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Hue trip builder.

You can drive from Hoi An to Hue in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In July in Hue, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Tours
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Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda
Tomb of Minh Mang ©
Tomb of Minh Mang

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