Vietnam 1 week itinerary

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Vietnam, a country with a rich history, vibrant culture, and stunning landscapes, is a must-visit destination in Southeast Asia. This guide provides a detailed one-week itinerary for those planning to explore the country.

Day 1: Arrival in Ho Chi Minh City

Your journey begins in Ho Chi Minh City[1], the bustling metropolis formerly known as Saigon. After landing at the city’s main airport, take a taxi to the city center. Consider staying at the Bich Duyen Hotel, located at the intersection of Pham Ngu Lao and De Tham streets.

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Highlights of the Day

  • Explore the local markets
  • Taste the local cuisine
  • Experience the vibrant nightlife

Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi Tunnels, Mekong Delta

Spend your second day exploring the Cu Chi Tunnels, a vast network of underground tunnels used by Viet Cong soldiers during the Vietnam War. In the afternoon, take a trip to the Mekong Delta, known for its floating markets.

Highlights of the Day

  • Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Mekong Delta
  • Local markets

Day 3 & 4: Hoi An

On the third day, travel to Hoi An[2], a charming town known for its well-preserved Ancient Town, lined with beautiful historic buildings. Spend two days here enjoying the beaches, shopping, and sampling the great food and drink.

Highlights of the Day

  • Hoi An Ancient Town
  • Local beaches
  • Shopping and dining

Day 5: Hanoi

On the fifth day, head north to Hanoi[3], the capital of Vietnam. Spend the day exploring the city, shopping, watching a water puppet show, and relaxing by the lake.

Highlights of the Day'

  • Hanoi Old Quarter
  • Water puppet show
  • Hoan Kiem Lake

Day 6: Halong Bay

On the sixth day, take a trip to Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its stunning limestone islands and emerald waters. Spend the night on a traditional junk boat.

Highlights of the Day

  • Halong Bay cruise
  • Overnight on a junk boat

Day 7: Return to Hanoi

Return to Hanoi on the seventh day. Use this day to explore any attractions you may have missed earlier.

Highlights of the Day

  • Last-minute shopping
  • Exploring missed attractions

After a week of exploring Vietnam, it’s time to head home or continue your journey elsewhere. If you have more time, consider visiting Phu Quoc, a beautiful island off the south coast.