7 days in Vietnam Itinerary

7 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Ho Chi Minh City
— 1 night
2
Hue
— 1 night
3
Hanoi
— 2 nights

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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 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 Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, 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-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 travel to Hue.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Ben Thanh Market ©
Ben Thanh Market

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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.
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 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 Tu Duc ©
Tomb of Tu Duc

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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 wander the streets 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 steep yourself in history 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 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) ©
Temple of Literature & National University ©

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