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

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Viet Prestige Travel. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Quarter and Presidential Palace Historical Site. Your inner history buff will appreciate Temple of Literature & National University and Hoa Lo Prison. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), stop by TiredCity Hang Bong, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Hanoi journey tool.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Hanoi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Hue.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Historic Sites Nature
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Viet Prestige Travel ©
Viet Prestige Travel
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 5th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Thien Mu Pagoda, and then steep yourself in history at Imperial City.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Hue tour planning site.

Getting from Hanoi to Hue by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In April in Hue, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time 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 Minh Mang ©
Tomb of Minh Mang

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 6th (Mon), view the masterpieces at Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi, hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, and finally get a sense of history and politics at The Independence Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Hoi Khanh Pagoda, make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, then view the masterpieces at Soyn, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Emperor Jade Pagoda.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City vacation planner.

You can fly from Hue to Ho Chi Minh City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Hue in April: high temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City hover around 41°C and lows are around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hoi Khanh Pagoda
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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral
The Independence Palace ©
The Independence Palace

1
night
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 8th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, don't miss a visit to Japanese Covered Bridge, then explore the world behind art at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Hoi An sightseeing website.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. While traveling from Ho Chi Minh City, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Hoi An, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hoi An

Shopping Museums Spas
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Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
Precious Heritage by Rehahn ©
Precious Heritage by Rehahn
Spas

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