7 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Hanoi — 1 night

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 13th (Mon): browse the exhibits of A Dong Art Gallery.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Hanoi tour builder site.

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Hanoi is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1.5 hours traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Hanoi due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Hue.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Spas · Museums

Hue — 2 nights

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 15th (Wed): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda, and then contemplate the long history of Imperial City.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Hue trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Hanoi to Hue by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in March, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Hoi An.
Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Historic Sites

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): get outside with Outdoor Activities, don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Cua Dai Beach, kick back and relax at Non Nuoc Beach, and then kick back and relax at My Khe Beach.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Hoi An online route planner.

You can drive from Hue to Hoi An in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. March in Hoi An sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Ho Chi Minh City.
Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum.

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You can fly from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Hoi An in March, expect nights in Ho Chi Minh City to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 40°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Vietnam travel guide

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.