7 Days in Vietnam: Top 4 Itinerary Recommendations

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1. Northern Mountains Of Vietnam: 7 days in Vietnam

Seeing the rice fields in Sapa should be in your 7-day Vietnamese itinerary.
You should visit the Sapa Valley during the rice harvesting season from September through November.
Day 1 Begin your trip in Hanoi and drive to Sapa
Day 2  Trek in the mountains around Sapa
Day 3 Drive from Sapa to Bac Ha, via Lao Cai
Day 4 Trek in Hoang Su Phi; drive to Ha Giang
Day 5 Visit Sa Phin and Dong Van
Day 6 Drive to Meo Vac town and trek around Quan Ba
Day 7 Return to Hanoi

Use this 7-day travel itinerary to Vietnam and explore its northern mountains. Sapa is the gateway to Vietnam’s mountainous north, and on the second day, you’ll explore its lush hills and rice terraces. Enjoy the breathtaking views on a cable car ride to the peak of Fansipan Mountain, Vietnam’s highest mountain. Learn about the traditions of the local H’mong people at Cat Cat Village. Trek to the top of Ham Rong Mountain for scenic views of the hills. At a lower altitude than Sapa, Bac Ha is known for its weekend markets. The architecture of the town’s Hoang A Tuong palace, built by the French in the 1920s, falls in the ‘so bad that it’s good’ category and is worth checking out firmly in that spirit. Hoang Su Phi is a trekker’s paradise, offering several good hiking routes, including the Ban Phung Village trek, the Ban Luoc–Nam Ty Village trek, and the Thong Nguyen–Nam Hong Village trek. The mountains should keep you busy on Day 4. The next day, check out the Hmong King Palace, built in the early 20th century, and the market at Sa Phin, a town close to the China border. Then head to Dong Van, where you can see traditional clay houses and enjoy short treks around town. On the sixth day, look out for the Ma Pi Leng Pass and Tu San Canyon during the drive, trek to the ethnic villages of Nam Dam and Lung Tam, and visit the Kho My Cave near Quan Ba. Describe your ideal 7-day holiday for a customized trip to Vietnam.

2. Exploring Vietnamese Heritage on a Bicycle: 7 Days in Vietnam

Sightseeing the Dragon Bridge in Da Nang should be included in your 7-day Vietnamese itinerary.
When in Da Nang, take a night stroll to witness its iconic Dragon Bridge in all its glory.
Day 1 Arrive at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hue
Day 2 Learn about the Nguyen Dynasty on a cycling tour, then cruise on the Perfume River
Day 3 Pedal through the country lanes to the traditional village of Phuoc Tic
Day 4 Pass through colorful graveyards and fishing villages
Day 5 Ride through the gradual 500-meter-climb to the top of Hai Van Pass
Day 6 Learn about the World War history behind the ruins of My Son
Day 7 End your trip in Da Nang

This 1-week Vietnam itinerary offers an immersive exploration of Vietnam's rich cultural heritage and scenic landscapes on a bicycle tour. Commencing in Hue, you'll delve into the imperial legacy of the Nguyen Dynasty at the Imperial Citadel and cruise along the Perfume River. Cycle through quaint villages like Phuoc Tich, renowned for its 500-year-old houses, and witness locals crafting incense and pottery. Venture to the ancient Cham ruins of My Son, a Unesco World Heritage Site, and conquer the scenic Hai Van Pass. Discover the charming town of Hoi An, famous for its preserved colonial architecture and delectable street food. Throughout this journey, immerse yourself in Vietnam's captivating culture, savor local delicacies, and experience the beauty of its landscapes while cycling through picturesque countryside and coastal routes. See all 1-week tours in Vietnam.

3. Central Vietnam Luxury Wellness And Spa: One Week in Vietnam

Boats floating in the quaint city of Hoi An.
The center of Hoi An is a dedicated national heritage zone where no cars or other motorized vehicles are allowed during certain time of day.
Day 1 Arrive in Hoi An
Day 2 Go on a walking tour of Hoi An Old Town
Day 3 Explore the countryside surrounding Hoi An
Day 4 Drive to Hue; check in at Alba Wellness Valley
Day 5 See the major sites and monuments of Hue
Day 6 Relax at the resort
Day 7 Head to the airport for your onward flight

Spend 7 days in Vietnam surrounded by luxury. Begin your trip by taking a walking tour of Hoi An’s Old Town, covering sites like the much-photographed 16th-century Japanese Covered Bridge, an iconic symbol of Vietnam, and meeting inspiring local legends like Ms. Quynh, the 14th generation of her family in the tailoring business. Continuing with the exploration of this UNESCO World Heritage City on the third day, visit Cam Kim across the Thu Bon River and discover the weaving skills of the local craftspersons. The next day, see the majestic 19th-century Minh Mang Royal Tomb before reaching the wellness resort at Hue. You can spend the rest of the day trying out some rejuvenating spa treatments at the Alba Wellness Resort By Fusion. On the fifth day, rediscover the lost glory of the former Imperial City of Hue by visiting popular sites like the impressive Citadel, Thien Mu Pagoda, and the Tomb of Dong Khanh. The next day you can enjoy the facilities at the resort.

4. Luxury Golf Package Central Vietnam: 1 Week in Vietnam

Golf ball sitting on the green with the flagstick in the background.
The natural landscapes in Vietnam lend themselves to being perfect golfing destinations.
Day 1 Begin your tour in Ho Chi Minh City
Day 2 Play a round of golf; catch a flight to Nha Trang
Day 3 Experience authentic local culture at Nha Trang Bay
Day 4 Take a flight to Da Nang; check in at the resort
Day 5 Go sightseeing in Hoi An’s Old Town
Day 6 Discover the shopping district of Hoi An with a local expert
Day 7 Transfer to Da Nang for your flight home

Fan of golf? Build a trip itinerary for a Vietnamese holiday filled with golfing. After arriving in Ho Chi Minh City, enjoy a round of golf at an 18-hole game, flanked by scenery, with your private caddie. On the third day, experience the charms of teeing at a golf course in the beautiful Nha Trang Bay. You’ll also have a special interaction with a local from the bay, typically a well-known member of the community. The next day, a delightful round of golf is followed by your flight to Da Nang. You can enjoy a soothing body massage once you check in to your resort at Hoi An. On the fifth day visit the major sights in Hoi An such as the Japanese Covered Bridge, the Pottery Museum and Tan Ky Old House. Then, the next day, go shopping in Hoi An for local specialties like beautifully tailored clothes (delivered overnight) and handicrafts such as leather and lanterns. See all 7-day tours in Vietnam.

Vietnam is an incredible blend of modern city life, breathtaking history, and ageless natural beauty. Spending 7 days in Vietnam is a great way to see the country’s world-renowned sights or concentrate on specific regions. If you are planning a personalized Vietnam trip, you can contact one of our travel experts in Vietnam for inquiries. For more duration ideas, check out our guide on how many days to spend in Vietnam.

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Published by Sofie, updated on July 18, 2024

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