One Week Itinerary: A Taste of Vietnam

With only a short amount of time, this itinerary will split your time between the busy capital city of Hanoi on down to central Vietnam.

One Week Itinerary: A Taste of Vietnam

  • Day 1- Arrival flight to Hanoi
  • Day 2- Hanoi
  • Day 3- Hanoi
  • Day 4- Fly to Da Nang
  • Day 5- Da Nang
  • Day 6- Da Nang
  • Day 7- Departure flight from Da Nang

Two Week Itinerary: The Best of Vietnam

Two weeks in Vietnam will give you a better understanding of this diverse country. You will start in the northern capital city of Hanoi, travel down to central Vietnam, hang out in the former city of Saigon and end with the Vietnamese Island of Phú Quốc.

  • Day 1- Arrival flight to Hanoi
  • Day 2- Hanoi
  • Day 3- Hanoi
  • Day 4- Hanoi
  • Day 5- Fly to Da Nang
  • Day 6- Da Nang
  • Day 7- Da Nang
  • Day 8- Fly to Ho Chi Minh City
  • Day 9- Ho Chi Minh City
  • Day 10- Ho Chi Minh City
  • Day 11-Fly to Phú Quốc
  • Day 12- Phú Quốc
  • Day 13- Phú Quốc
  • Day 14- Departure flight from Phú Quốc

Things To Do


Explore The Old Quarter

The Old Quarter of Vietnam is the most popular tourist destination in Hanoi. This is where you will find French colonial-era architecture, the Hoan Kiem Lake, museums, shopping, restaurants, and bars.

Visit The Museums In The French Quarter

The French Quarter is located just south of Hoan Kiem Lake. Here in this French colonial neighborhood is where you will find the Vietnam National Museum of History, the Museum of the Revolution, and the Museum of Vietnamese Women.

Visit The Tây Hò Neighborhood

Be sure to spend some time in the Tây Hò district. This is where you will find the Tây Hò Lake, Hanoi’s largest freshwater lake. There is also a botanical gardens, temples, shops, restaurants and bars.

Day Trip to Ha Long Bay

This is by far the most popular day-trip from from Hanoi. Book a tour to Halong Bay and enjoy this iconic scene of clear blue water with hundreds of islands, limestone rocks and caves.

Day trip to Perfume Pagoda

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of Hanoi and take a trip to the Perfume Pagoda. This is a complex group of buddhist temples located just 45 minutes from the city of Hanoi.

Da Nang

Historical Old Town of Hôi An

The historical old town of Hôi An is one of Vietnam’s number one tourist destinations. This UNESCO heritage site is a charming port town that dates back to the 15th century. There are no cars allowed within the boundaries of this town. Here you will find well preserved shop houses, boutiques, restaurants, cafes, and a large outdoor market.

The Dragon Bridge

Check out the “fire breathing” Dragon Bridge. This is the longest bridge in Vietnam. This bridge crosses the Han River and has a dragon’s head on one end and a tail on the other. Be sure to check out this beauty at night when the bridge is brightly lit and the dragons head shoots out lights of fire.

Mỹ Sơn Santuary

The Mỹ Sơn Sanctuary is a group of Hindu temples that date back to the 4th century.
These temples were built over a period of 10 centuries and have been designated a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Day trip to Ba Na Hills

Ba Na Hills is a resort designed to recreate the atmosphere of the French alps. This resort is complete with roller coaster rides, cable cars, and a wax museum.

Ho Chi Minh City

War Remnants Museum

This is one of the most visited museums in Vietnam. This museum is a rare experience that will give a you unique insight into the Vietnam war from the prospective of the Vietnamese people.

Visit the Saigon Central Post Office

This is no ordinary post office. This iconic building building was designed by a French architect in the 19th century. Inside you will find beautiful arched ceilings with painted maps on the walls.

Visit the Tan Dinh Church

This bright pink church is an unusual site to see in this bustling modern city. This Goth style church was built in the 1800’s during the French occupation.

Bến Thành Market

Get your bargaining skills ready for the largest street market in Ho Chi Min. Here you can find hand crafted items, clothes, and souvenirs.

Bến Thành Street Food Market

It can be quite intimidating buying food from street vendors when you don’t know the local language. If you want to try authentic Vietnamese street food head on down to this tourist friendly food market and get your sample of Vietnamese street food.

Take a stroll down Uncle Ho’s Park

This isn’t so much of a park as it is along strip with statues and manicured lawns. This strip is surrounded by beautiful French architecture, shops and restaurants.

Day Trip to the Mekong Delta

Escape the city and book a day-trip to the Mekong Delta. This river plays an important role in the life of the Vietnamese in this region. Float down this river and enter another world where there are floating markets and houses on stilts.

Phú Quốc

Explore The Beaches

If you are coming to Phú Quốc to laze on the beach, this is the place for you. The island of Phú Quốc has dozens of beaches for you to explore.

Ride the cable Phú Quốc

Ride the Phú Quốc cable car over to Hon Thom island. The Phú Quốc cable car is registered in the Guinness World Record as the largest over sea cable car in the world.

Enjoy stunning views of the islands and sea below. On the other end of the cable car is Hon Thom island, where there are 4 beaches, a few restaurants, and the Sunworld Nature Park.

Go Snorkeling or Scuba Diving

The island of Phú Quốc is a great location if you enjoy Scuba diving or snorkeling. The water is know to be calm and full of marine life.

Phú Quốc Night Market

The Phú Quốc night market is located in Duong Dong town. The stalls normally open from around 4pm to 11pm. A troll through the night market is a great way to enjoy the street food and purchase souvenirs.