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

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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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Old Quarter, explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Literature & National University, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Hanoi trip planner .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Hanoi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Hue.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
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TiredCity Hang Bong ©
TiredCity Hang Bong
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

1
night
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.
On the 26th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc, then admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda, then contemplate the long history of Imperial City, and finally steep yourself in history at Luc Bo Culture Space.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Hue online road trip planner .

You can fly from Hanoi to Hue in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Hue can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites
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Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda
Tomb of Tu Duc ©
Tomb of Tu Duc

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 27th (Wed): make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, then ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, and finally get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum. Keep things going the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City trip site .

Fly from Hue to Ho Chi Minh City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Hue in November, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Ho Chi Minh City: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Adventure Tours Outdoors
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Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Kayaking & Canoeing

1
night
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 (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains, make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, then snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see more things to do and tourist information, refer to the Hoi An tour planner .

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in November, expect nights in Hoi An to be about the same, around 27°C, while days are little chillier, around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hoi An

Parks Nature Spas

Side Trip

The Marble Mountains
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Spas
Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains

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