7 days in Vietnam Itinerary

7 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Vietnam trip planner

Make it your trip
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Hanoi
— 3 nights
Fly
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Hoi An
— 1 night
Drive
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Hue
— 1 night
Fly
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 1 night
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Hanoi

— 3 nights
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.
On the 2nd (Sun), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Old Quarter, steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, take in the exciting artwork at TiredCity Hang Bong, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Hanoi trip builder site.

Islamabad, Pakistan to Hanoi is an approximately 12-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Islamabad to Hanoi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature
Find places to stay May 1 — 4:

Hoi An

— 1 night
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 5th (Wed): stop by Rubin Cloth Shop, then take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, then make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Hoi An sightseeing planner.

Fly from Hanoi to Hoi An in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In May, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Spas · Shopping
Find places to stay May 4 — 5:

Hue

— 1 night
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 6th (Thu): stop by Tinh Hoa Art Shop, contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, then admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, then steep yourself in history at Imperial City, and finally don't miss a visit to Luc Bo Culture Space.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Hue online route planner.

Getting from Hoi An to Hue by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Hue are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hue

Find places to stay May 5 — 6:

Ho Chi Minh City

— 1 night

Pearl of the Far East

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 7th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, admire the landmark architecture of Central Post Office, and then get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Hue to Ho Chi Minh City by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In May in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 30°C at night. On the 7th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

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Vietnam travel guide

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Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas · Landmarks
While most Southeast Asian countries have at least one booming metropolis, none seem to bustle nearly throughout like Vietnam does. While busy locals zoom about on motorbikes, visitors fill their Vietnam vacations with a mix of cultural sightseeing and exploring the landscape. Big cities and towns boast colonial architecture, open-air markets, outstanding spa complexes, and modern restaurants. The country also features over 3,200 km (2,000 mi) of coastline dotted with sandy bays that attract scuba divers and kitesurfers. Away from busy urban centers, a tour of Vietnam reveals a rural landscape of lush rice paddies, jagged mountain peaks, and timeless villages unspoiled by the outside world.