7 days in Vietnam Itinerary

7 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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7 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Laredo
Fly + Drive:  31​h
1
Hanoi
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  5​h
2
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
3
Hue
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Hoi An
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  28​h
End: Laredo

1
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.
Quan Lan Beach has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Quan Lan Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Hanoi trip itinerary builder app .

Laredo, USA to Hanoi is an approximately 31-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Laredo to Hanoi is 13 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hanoi

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Quan Lan Beach ©
Quan Lan Beach

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day
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park ©
Marked by underground rivers, famous caves, limestone cliffs, and tropical rainforests, Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park wows visitors with a spectacular range of landscapes and wildlife.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): explore the fascinating underground world of Tien Son Cave and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Duck Stop.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park sightseeing planner .

Traveling by combination of flight, taxi, and bus from Hanoi to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, train, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Tien Son Cave
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The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop

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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 14th (Fri): explore the different monuments and memorials at Royal Tombs, steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, then steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc, then steep yourself in history at Imperial City, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Green Bamboo Art Gallery.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Hue online road trip planner .

You can drive from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Royal Tombs
Royal Tombs
Tomb of Minh Mang ©
Tomb of Minh Mang

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, look for gifts at Yaly Couture - Nguyen Duy Hieu branch, and then stroll through Non Nuoc Beach.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Hoi An visit planning website .

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 December, daytime highs in Hoi An are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hoi An

Shopping Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Non Nuoc Beach
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Non Nuoc Beach ©
Non Nuoc Beach

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