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With 7 days in Vietnam, it’s possible to explore many of this beguiling South-East Asian country’s most important natural, cultural, and historic sights. From north to south, and east to west, a tour in Vietnam will reveal this country’s extraordinary contrasts, from big cities such as Hanoi and Saigon/Ho Chi Minh City, to the lapping waters of Halong Bay and the Mekong Delta.

Our recommended itineraries last between 6, 7 and 8 days, so even if you have limited vacation time you can enjoy Vietnam’s long list of highlights!

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1 Week in Vietnam: Northern Vietnam Tour

On a 7 days in Vietnam tour, visit places such as Trang An
Trang An in Ninh Binh is renowned for its boat cave tours. 
Day 1 Arrive into Hanoi
Day 2 Explore Hanoi and catch the night train to Sapa
Day 3 Trek to Cat Cat tribal village
Day 4 Hike to Ta Van and Lao Cai Villages and return by night train to Hanoi
Day 5 Journey through the countryside to Halong Bay
Day 6 Discover the wonders of Halong Bay by boat
Day 7 Enjoy a free day in Hanoi
Day 8 Say a fond farewell in Hanoi

Our first recommended Vietnam 7 days itinerary centers around the marvels of Vietnam’s north. Having explored the cultural sights of the Vietnamese capital, Hanoi, including Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum and the Presidential Palace, you will spend two days trekking through beautiful countryside in Sapa to tribal villages untouched by time. Then give your legs a rest by taking to the stunning waters of Halong Bay. Before ending your 7 days in Vietnam, enjoy a free day in Hanoi, or visit the Bai Dinh Pagoda and Trang An in Ninh Binh before heaading back to Hanoi. 

When spending 7 days in Vietnam, visit the floating markets of Mekong Delta
Witness the traditional way of life unfold at Cai Be floating market at Mekong Delta.
Day 1 Arrive into Ho Chi Minh City
Day 2 Absorb the atmosphere at Cai Be floating market
Day 3 Tour Ho Chi Minh City and delve into the Cu Chi tunnel system
Day 4 Discover Halong Bay by traditional Vietnamese boat
Day 5 Enjoy a second day in Halong Bay
Day 6 Explore Hanoi before departure

Having taken in the street life of Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon), you will journey to the unique floating market at Cai Be on the Mekong Delta to witness a largely traditional way of life. After crawling through the Cu Chi tunnels complex, a vital supply line for fighters during the Vietnam War, you’ll leave the city for two days among the stunning panoramas of Halong Bay. Before your flight home, you’ll also have a chance to capture an insight into what makes Hanoi tick. See tour

On a 7 days trip in Vietnam, don't forget to visit Hanoi
Visit the bustling streets of Hanoi and become part of the urban hubbub.
Day 1 Explore the alleyways of Hanoi’s Old Quarter
Day 2  Step from shore to ship to sail around Halong Bay
Day 3 Catch the sights in Ho Chi Minh City
Day 4 Travel the waterways of the River Mekong
Day 5 Slip below ground into the Cu Chi tunnels
Day 6 Depart from Ho Chi Minh City

Starting your 7-days in Vietnam trip in Hanoi, you’ll explore the capital by cyclo (cycle rickshaw), becoming part of the urban hubbub. Next await the enticing journey through verdant foliage to the spectacular series of forested islets around Halong Bay, which you will discover by boat. Heading to Ho Chi Minh City in the country’s south, your Vietnam itinerary for 7 days continues among the evocative villages of the Mekong. Stretching some 200 km, the wartime supply lines together known as the Cu Chi tunnels complete your exploration of Vietnamese history and culture. See tour

1 Week in Vietnam: Wellness Trip

10 days in Vietnam itinerary
Take a cookery class and learn to make traditional Vietnamese food.
Day 1 Arrive in Hanoi
Day 2 Visit the famous sites and lesser-known museums of Hanoi
Day 3 Take a scenic cruise with Vietnamese cookery class and squid fishing
Day 4 Morning cruise, free afternoon in Hanoi
Day 5 3-day detox: Wellness assessment, juicing class, spa treatment
Day 6 3-day detox: Wellness assessment, juicing class, spa treatment
Day 7 3-day detox: Wellness assessment, juicing class, spa treatment

Step away from that screen! Put down the coffee. Take a deep breath. If you are in need of a reset, we have just the right option for you. Escape from all your worldly affairs and unwind in a place of otherworldly beauty during this seven-day tour. Relax your weary muscles during a traditional therapy in Hanoi and be part of a three-day wellness retreat in Hue. From juicing classes to the secrets of Vietnamese cooking, you will learn skills during this trip that will serve you a lifetime. See tours

Day 1 Welcome to Hanoi, travel to Bac Ha
Day 2 Visit Bac Ha market or King Palace
Day 3 Travel to Dong Van and visit King of the Hmong Palace
Day 4 Browse local market, take in the sweeping views from Ma Pi Leng pass
Day 5 Explore the ethnic villages and handicrafts
Day 6 Trek the Ban Gioc Waterfall and Nguom Ngao Cave
Day 7 Learn about life in the remote rice paddy villages

Are you looking for an authentic cultural experience and craving an opportunity to see those hidden gems that you will not find in guidebooks? Let us show you the way! Dive into the depths of Vietnamese culture during this seven-day tour. Discover what it is like to live in the remote villages of northern Vietnam as you swap stories with locals in Bac Ha. Traverse a series of breathtaking passes and deep valleys on your way to Dong Van and see iconic palaces and forts built by local chieftains and French colonizers. From historical sites to off-the-beaten-path treasures, this tour will definitely transport you to another world. See tour

Vietnam in 7 Days: Hanoi, Sapa, Halong Bay

Places to visit in Vietnam Sapa
Sapa in northern Vietnam is a great place to go for trekking.
Places to visit in Vietnam Halong Bay
Halong Bay is the ideal place to go on a cruise.
Day 1 Arrive in Hanoi
Day 2 Extensive city tour of Hanoi
Day 3 Trek from Sapa to Cat Cat Village
Day 4 Explore the small mountain hamlets surrounding Muong Hoa valley
Day 5 Set sail from Tuan Chau Marina, explore Van Gia floating fishing village
Day 6 Tai Chi, morning cruise, return to Hanoi
Day 7 Explore Ha Noi old quarter

With only one week to explore this majestic country, you want to travel with an expert, local travel guide who can take you to the depths of northern Vietnam. From the hustle and bustle of Hanoi to quiet mountain villages, this 7-day Vietnam adventure ticks all of the boxes. Discover the captivating culture and gorgeous landscape of northern Vietnam and set sail on the iconic waters of the Ha Long Bay during this tour. See tours

Vietnam is an incredible blend of modern city life, breathtaking history, and ageless natural beauty. Our list of 7-day Vietnam tours are a great way of seeing the country’s world-renowned sights! For more duration ideas, check out our guide on how many days to spend in Vietnam.

Planning a customized Vietnam trip? Get in touch with one of our travel experts in Vietnam to inquire about a customized trip. If you’d like to book a package trip or join a group, check out our packaged tours in Vietnam

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Published by Sofie, updated on April 16, 2024

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