7 days in Vietnam are fine for travelers to make good itinerary to visit the country. With a week, travelers can visit certain parts of the country or take a quick trip to all interesting travel destinations in Vietnam
Best 7 days in Vietnam tour itinerary
Day 1: Hanoi Arrival
Day 2: Hanoi – Halong Bay
Day 3: Ha Long Bay – Ninh Binh
Day 4: Ninh Binh – Hanoi
Day 5: Hanoi – Ho Chi Minh City
Day 6: HCMC – Cao Dai Holy See – Cu Chi
Day 7: HCMC – Departure
7 days in North Vietnam
Northern Vietnam is home to some of the most stunning scenery seen in all of South East Asia. A one-week tour is enough to give you a small glimpse of what life is like in many of these locations.
Noi Bai – Hanoi International is the base for guests visiting the north of Vietnam. Book your flight to here and we will take care of the rest.
40KM from Noi Bai Airport
The central area of Hanoi is where visitors will usually spend most of their time while here – it is around 40KM from Noi Bai airport. This is Vietnam’s ancient capital city – famed for its fantastic culture and exquisite street food. There are many fascinating museums and historic sites showcasing Vietnamese people and cultures that are simply a must-see the first time you are here, some of which include:
- Old Quarter
- Hoan Kiem Lake
- Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Museum
- One-Pillar Pagoda
- Temple of Literature
- Vietnam Museum of Ethnology
- St Joseph’s Cathedral
- Opera House
- West Lake
180KM from Hanoi
You can spend either 1 or 2 days cruising in the World Famous Halong Bay – which is 180KM east of Hanoi in the Gulf of Tonkin.
There is a 1 day tour which departs Hanoi in the morning around 8am and it takes 3hr30 to get to the Bay. The cruise starts sailing at noon from the port of Halong for a 4 hour cruise with a seafood lunch on board. The highlight of the tour is to visit Heaven Palace Cave (Dong Thien Cung). The cruise arrives back to Halong port at around 4-4.30pm and finishes in Hanoi at 8pm.
However, the most popular choice is to choose a 2 day/1 night cruise as you get to see the major attractions of the bay and spend a night floating on board in the surreal surroundings.
The trips include many activities when you are there including kayaking amongst the huge Limestone Karsts, visiting Caves, and having the opportunity to swim in the cool waters (from March to late October)
The Surprise Cave (Hang Sung Sot) is a grand 12,000m2 cavern located in Bo Hon Island, deep in the heart of Halong’s Heritage Zone. It was found by the French who named it Grotte des surprise (Surprise Cave) in 1901.
The spectacular Titop Island is one of the more famous islands in Ha Long Bay. It is a beautiful stop to make on your cruise and offers a unique feature in that you can climb stairs to the top of the islet and get a picturesque 360’ view. It also features a fantastic crescent shaped beach, known for its white sand and small waves, making it ideal to lie and sunbathe followed by cooling down with a calming dip in the water.
After your cruise ends on 2nd day you will be transferred back to your hotel in Hanoi.
Cuc Phuong National Park:
120KM south of Hanoi
Travel on a tiny road up into the mountains before arriving at the Park. The expansive national park contains the largest area of lowland primary forest in Vietnam and is home to the Primate Rescue Centre. Once you arrive you will learn about the plight of the Cat Ba langur, Dalacour’s langur and other primates, and see the animals themselves.
150KM from Hanoi
Situated around 150km from Hanoi is the tranquil town of Mai Chau. The area creates interest among travelers because of the simple way of life for the villagers coupled with the fantastic surrounding mountain scenery. If staying overnight you will get an authentic look at the Vietnamese countryside by staying with a local family in a Homestay. The family will provide dinner and breakfast for you the next morning, giving you a chance to interact with them and fully immerse yourself in the way of life. You can visit the town for 1 or 2 days.
400KM from Hanoi
The most beautiful Northwest town of Sapa is 400KM from Hanoi. The best way to visit this place is by taking the night train which departs from Hanoi between 8-10pm
100KM from Hanoi
Ninh Binh is a famous northern town with many historic attractions close by such as Hoa Lu Ancient Capital, Tam Coc Grottos, Bich Dong, Bai Dinh Pagoda, Trang An nature reserve and Cuc Phuong National Park.
With time and above mentioned attractions, here are some itineraries for your consideration:
Day 1: Hanoi arrival (Overnight in Hanoi)
Day 2: Halong Bay (Overnight on Cruise Boat)
Day 3: Cat Ba Island (Overnight on Cat Ba Island)
Day 4: Hanoi – Overnight train to Sapa
Day 5: Exploring Sapa (Overnight in Sapa)
Day 6: Sapa – Overnight train back to Hanoi
Day 7: Hanoi departure
Our Tour: Cozy Sapa and Scenic Halong Bay
Day 1: Hanoi arrival (Overnight in Hanoi)
Day 2: Hanoi City Tour and Victoria Express Train to Sapa
Day 3: Lao Cai Sapa Cat Cat Village Silver Waterfall
Day 4: Lao Chai Ta Van Victoria Express Train to Hanoi
Day 5: Halong Bay on the luxury Paradise Cruise
Day 6: Halong to Hanoi
Day 7: Hanoi Departure
Our Tour: The Hanoi – Sapa – Halong Luxury Package
7 days North and Central Vietnam
Vietnam is one of the most diverse destinations you will ever visit. This Classic Package is ideal for those travelling the country Vietnam for the first time. It takes you to the many of the most sought after attractions in the north, central and south – all within one action packed week!
Hue: Central Vietnam – 1 hour flight from Hanoi
Hue is a city in central Vietnam famous for its many historic sites. It is host to another of Vietnams Heritage Listed Areas – the Imperial Citadel – It is a 2.5km walled fortress and palace located in the centre of this former Capital. Also in the surrounding area are 7 Royal Tombs of the Nguyen Dynasty all at different close by locations which can make for a great afternoon adventure.
Hoi An: 130km South of Hue
This charming town possesses a fascinating old centre made up of many walking streets that are beautifully relaxing to have a walk around in the evening. It is another of Vietnams recognized World Heritage Sites and after spending one night here you will realize why! Hoi An is also known for its many tailors, who can make any clothing you desire and usually in under 24 hours. Why not get fitted for a new suit or dress and collect it in the morning?
Should you wish there is a stunning but quiet beach nearby (5km) which many tourists choose to cycle to and spend the afternoon topping up their tan whilst sipping on a cocktail.
7 days Central combines South Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon):
South Vietnam – 1 Hour flight from Danang/Hoi An
The International Airport of Ho Chi Minh City (Tan Son Nhat) is located in district 1 – only 6km from the central area of the city. After you arrive here and settle in to your hotel, you should head straight out to explore this buzzing city. A big plus with visiting this city is that many of the best attractions are reasonably close to each other including:
- War Remnants Museum
- Saigon Central Post Office
- Notre Dame Cathedral
- Independence Palace
- Museum of Vietnamese History
We can arrange trips from Saigon to different places out in the countryside like the Cu Chi Tunnels or the Mekong Delta.
7 days highlights of Vietnam
With time and above mentioned attractions, here is an itinerary for your consideration.
Day 1: Hanoi Arrival (Overnight in Hanoi)
Day 2: Hanoi – Halong Bay (Overnight on Halong Bay)
Day 3: Hanoi – Hue (Overnight in Hue)
Day 4: Hue City Tour (Overnight in Hue)
Day 5: Hoi An (Overnight in Hoi An)
Day 6: Ho Chi Minh City (Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City)
Day 7: Ho Chi Minh Departure
Recommended Vietnam tours in 7 days
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