7 days in Vietnam Itinerary

7 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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7 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Sharm El Sheikh
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Ho Chi Minh City
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
2
Hue
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Hanoi
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Sharm El Sheikh

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): look for gifts at Thuy Design House, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chùa Giác Lâm (Giac Lam Pagoda), and then don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at ManGii Shoes, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, then get a sense of history and politics at The Independence Palace, and finally take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City itinerary planner.

Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car, ferry, and flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Sharm El Sheikh to Ho Chi Minh City due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Ho Chi Minh City are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hue.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

#Historic Sites, #Shopping, #Museums
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Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Central Post Office ©
Central Post Office

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc, contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Thien Mu Pagoda, then contemplate the long history of Hue Imperial City (The Citadel), and finally make a trip to The Noon Gate (Cua Ngo Mon).

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Hue trip planning tool .

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Hue in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. May in Hue sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Hanoi.

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
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, then explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then take a stroll through Old Quarter. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Literature & National University.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Hanoi online travel planner .

Traveling by flight from Hue to Hanoi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

#Historic Sites, #Tours, #Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 3:
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Food Tours

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