7 days in Vietnam Itinerary

7 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Ho Chi Minh City
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Hanoi
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Hoi An
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Ho Chi Minh City

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, admire the striking features of Central Post Office, then don't miss a visit to The Independence Palace, and finally don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels. Keep things going the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, then stop by Saigon Spring Jewelry, and finally learn insider's secrets on Saigon Vibes Tour.

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Melbourne, Australia to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 12-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Ho Chi Minh City, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Melbourne in September, with highs in Ho Chi Minh City at 38°C and lows at 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to fly to Hanoi.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping

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.
On the 22nd (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), stop by Tired City Dinh Tien Hoang, and then wander the streets of Old Quarter. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Literature & National University, then steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, and finally explore the activities along West Lake.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Hanoi trip itinerary website.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods

Hoi An

— 2 nights
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 24th (Fri), stop by Yaly Couture - Nguyen Thai Hoc branch, then snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, then make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Hoi An driving holiday website.

You can fly from Hanoi to Hoi An in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. September in Hoi An sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Hoi An

Shopping · Spas

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.