7 days in Vietnam Itinerary

7 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Vietnam holiday planner

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Ho Chi Minh City
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Hue
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Hanoi
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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.
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. On the 31st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by ManGii Shoes, hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, admire the striking features of Central Post Office, pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, then get a sense of history and politics at The Independence Palace, and finally get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City trip planner.

Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Sharm El Sheikh to Ho Chi Minh City. In May, daytime highs in Ho Chi Minh City are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Hue.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay May 30 — 31:

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc, then contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, then admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, and finally contemplate the long history of Imperial City.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Hue travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Hue in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can fly to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites
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Hanoi

— 2 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.
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 get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: 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.

Make your Hanoi itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Hue to Hanoi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Nature
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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.