7 days in Vietnam Itinerary

7 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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7 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Ho Chi Minh City
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
2
Hoi An
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Hue
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Hanoi
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

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.
On the 4th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Central Post Office, take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, get a sense of history and politics at The Independence Palace, then hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City road trip site .

New Delhi, India to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New Delhi in March: high temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City hover around 40°C and lows are around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Central Post Office ©
Central Post Office
Ben Thanh Market ©
Ben Thanh Market

2
nights
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 5th (Thu), stop by Rubin Cloth Shop, take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, then don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, stroll through The Marble Mountains, and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Hoi An sightseeing planning app .

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in March, expect nights in Hoi An to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are little chillier, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Shopping Parks

Side Trip

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

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 7th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc, then admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, then steep yourself in history at Imperial City, and finally steep yourself in history at Luc Bo Culture Space.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Hue trip site .

You can drive from Hoi An to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March in Hue, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hue

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Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda
Tomb of Tu Duc ©
Tomb of Tu Duc

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): stop by TiredCity Hang Bong, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then wander the streets of Old Quarter. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, go to the Hanoi trip site .

You can fly from Hue to Hanoi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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TiredCity Hang Bong ©
TiredCity Hang Bong
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

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