7 days in Vietnam Itinerary

7 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Vietnam trip planner

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Ho Chi Minh City
— 1 night
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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 3 nights
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Hanoi
— 1 night
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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi and then take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, and then ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City vacation builder.

Calgary, Canada to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 21-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 14 hours traveling from Calgary to Ho Chi Minh City. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Calgary in January: high temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City hover around 37°C and lows are around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums · Shopping
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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

— 3 nights
A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Take a break from the city and head to Vung Bau Beach and Ong Lang Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Bai Tắm Sao and Long Beach. There's more to do: cast your line with Kien Giang Travel and kick back and relax at Khem Beach.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Duong Dong road trip site.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Duong Dong in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to fly to Hanoi.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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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.
On the 30th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Literature & National University and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake).

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Hanoi trip planner.

Fly from Duong Dong to Hanoi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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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.