7 days in Vietnam Itinerary

7 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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7 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Kuching
Fly:  6​h
1
Hoi An
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Hanoi
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Hue
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 45​min
4
Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Kuching

1
night
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.
On the 27th (Sat), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Marble Mountains, stop by Rubin Cloth Shop, then don't miss a visit to Japanese Covered Bridge, and finally make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Hoi An online travel route planner .

Kuching, Malaysia to Hoi An is an approximately 6-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuching to Hoi An is minus 1 hour. In June, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hoi An

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trip

The Marble Mountains
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Spas
Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains

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 29th (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at Tired City Hang Bong, 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: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and then steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Hanoi trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Hoi An to Hanoi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Hue.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
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Tired City Hang Bong ©
Tired City Hang Bong
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, then admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda, then contemplate the long history of Imperial City, and finally make a trip to Luc Bo Culture Space.

For ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Hue trip planner .

Fly from Hanoi to Hue in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Hue can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough 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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, and finally don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Emperor Jade Pagoda, then hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City itinerary site .

Traveling by flight from Hue to Ho Chi Minh City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Museums Shopping
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Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Food Tours

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