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 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Hoi An
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
3
Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Laredo

1
day
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 12th (Wed): browse for treasures at 54 Traditions Gallery, explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then take a stroll through Old Quarter.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Hanoi trip builder website .

Laredo, USA to Hanoi is an approximately 31-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 13 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hanoi

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
54 Traditions Gallery ©
54 Traditions Gallery

2
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 13th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cua Dai Beach, then kick back and relax at An Bang Beach, and then stop by Rubin Cloth Shop. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at My Khe Beach, then take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains, and then browse the exhibits of Precious Heritage by Rehahn.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Hoi An journey maker site .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Hanoi to Hoi An in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Da Nang
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The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains
An Bang Beach ©
An Bang Beach
Cua Dai Beach ©
Cua Dai Beach

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.
On the 15th (Sat), look for gifts at Xeo Xo Sai Gon, hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, then take in the exciting artwork at Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, and finally get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City attractions planner .

Getting from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Hoi An in December, you will find days in Ho Chi Minh City are a bit warmer (88°F), and nights are about the same (73°F). You'll set off for home on the 16th (Sun).

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral
Ben Thanh Market ©
Ben Thanh Market

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