Vietnam in recent years has become one of the countries with the developed tourism industry of Southeast Asia. Vietnam has all the tourist needs of tourists today with a diverse natural landscape from mountains to the sea and lakes. If you have a long vacation and want to plan to spend all your vacation time for travelling, Vietnam is a good choice. Many areas in Vietnam are travelling the land, also a new experience that you have never experienced before. From the North to the South of Vietnam, we always have famous tourist areas such as Hanoi, Hue, Da Nang, Phan Thiet, and Ho Chi Minh City.
Each region has a different colour, hiding different beauty and unique cultures, guaranteed to give you an unforgettable experience when having a week of travel in Vietnam. Now let’s go and find some new lands and spend one week in Vietnam. First, let's check it out what is the best time to visit Vietnam, how much for a Vietnam trip and Vietnam money travel tips.
1. Day 1: Hanoi
Let's first explore the capital of Vietnam, the capital Hanoi. As the central capital of Northern Vietnam, Hanoi has a relatively mild climate and experiences four seasons of spring, summer, autumn, and winter. As a tourist city, there will be no shortage of transportation for you to visit here. Besides taxis, you can rent a motorbike, double bike or cyclo to stroll and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere here. Hotels are also very developed from popular to luxurious and class. But to mention the type of hosting business is growing in Vietnam, homestay. Homestays have a small model with a limited area but have a beautiful view, the interior in many different concepts from classic to friendly with nature. It definitely will become the selfie corner for visitors.
Coming to Hanoi, you will immerse yourself in the peaceful atmosphere here. Although it is a developed and modern city, Hanoi still retains its ancient and mysterious beauty. You can visit the corners of the old town, Hanoi church with French architecture, historical relics such as Temple of Literature, Uncle Ho's mausoleum to the poetic Hoan Kiem Lake. If you want to search for the atmosphere of old Hanoi, Duong Lam ancient village and Bat Trang pottery village will not make you disappointed. This is the only surviving village in Hanoi with everything from architecture to roads and furniture with the characteristics of Vietnam's old village, besides you also learn about a traditional Vietnamese trade village, pottery. Witness the process of making pottery and create your own product. In addition, Hanoi also has other interesting places such as one pillar pagoda, Tran Quoc pagoda, Ba Vi National Park, …
Hanoi street food also becomes a tourist attraction when tourists visit that land - check top 7 Hanoi street food you should not miss. Hanoi is famous for eating subjects like Pho, Bun Cha, Bun Thang, Bun Tom Mam Tom or Banh Com. Pho is one of the oldest traditional dishes of Vietnam, is the culinary pride of the nation, ranked in the top 10 best dishes in the world. Aromatic, attractive broth served with noodles and beef and esoteric spices create an elegant yet unforgettable taste. Eating a bowl of hot pho in the early morning and sipping a cup of filter coffee, chatting with friends is the hobby of the people here.
Try one of these example addresses for Pho
Traditional Pho: 49 Bat Trang Street, Hoan Kiem Hanoi.
Pho Thin: 13 Lo Duc, Hai Ba Trung, Hanoi.
Pho 10 Ly Quoc Su: 10 Ly Quoc Su, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi.
2. Day 2: Hue
Down the Vietnamese map to the Central region, the home of Hue, a peaceful city, imbued with traditional Vietnamese beauty. You can travel from Hanoi to Hue by many different means such as airplanes, trains or cars. When you feel the tranquillity coming from an atmosphere or the Huong River, it is a sign that you have come to Hue. A romantic and classic city. Like Hanoi, Hue also has touristic vehicles such as motorbikes, bicycles, and cyclo.
Especially if you are a romantic person, you will like to take a boat float on the Huong river and watch the city. Most of the hotels in Hue are mid-range hotels, but some of them have views of the street or the river that you will not be missed.
Most of the sights in Hue gather near the quiet Huong River, the misty space of Thien Mu Pagoda and listen to the bell of the temple, Trang Tien Bridge crosses the Huong River under the red Royal poinciana in the summer, standing on Ngu Binh mountain you will also own the panoramic view of the beautiful city and the bustle of Hue's largest market, Dong Ba market. Especially when you come to Hue, you must definitely come to Hue Imperial City, one of the largest historical tourism sites in Vietnam, a UNESCO world cultural heritage. The citadel has a total area of 500 hectares and many different areas such as Ngo Mon Gate, Ky Dai Gate, Quoc Tu Giam, and various large and small palaces.
Hue dishes focus on spicy and salty taste and often use a special spice called Mam Ruoc, made from shrimp. Some dishes that can be mentioned are bun bo, cakes made from rice, Bun Hen, Banh Canh Nam Pho and especially Hue Tea. The aftertaste of Hue with the spicy and salty taste from Mam Ruoc will awaken all your taste buds and make it difficult to forget the specialities here.
Bun Bo: 6 Tran Thuc Nhan, Hue
Banh Beo: 8 Nguyen Binh Khiem, Hue
Bun Thit Nuong: 81 Dao Duy Tu, Hue
3. Day 3 + day 4: Da Nang - Ly Son island
Day 3: Da Nang
If Hue City is not enough to satisfy you, let's continue on the road to the South to the South Central region and explore the third-largest city of Vietnam, Da Nang city. In recent years, Da Nang city has developed very well, especially the tourism industry and the civilization of the people. Therefore, the hotel system here is very well developed, in order to have a hotel that guarantees both good service and a nice view, the hotel near My Khe beach or Pham Van Dong is a good choice because it is close to the sea and also near the places to eat and drink. You can also rent a motorbike, car or bus with routes between destinations to self-sufficient tour or tour set available by travel companies.
As a coastal city in Central Vietnam, this place has an island system that meets the conditions of tourist tours, in Da Nang you have everything you need for a trip. If you want to swim, there are beautiful big beaches like My An, My Khe, ... And you definitely have to check the news at famous bridges such as the Han River swing bridge, Love Bridge, Dragon Bridge will perform fire spray Especially on weekends and holidays and especially the world-famous bridge, Golden Hand Bridge with a 5km walking length and impressive, hands-on shape. Referring to Da Nang, surely people will mention the ancient town of Hoi An and more specifically, Ba Na Hill, an amazing high-rise tourist area, you will experience entertainment games, enjoy dishes. eat at the restaurant, enjoy a panoramic view of Da Nang city or join the largest cable car system in Vietnam.
Near the sea, certainly in Danang indispensable seafood like shrimp, crabs, fish, and dishes made from it. Especially sea fish salad. In addition, because it is central Vietnam, Da Nang is not short of noodle dishes such as Mi Quang, Beef Noodles, Bun Mam, Seafood Noodles,......
Day 4: Ly Son Island
The second day in the Central Coast region, let's explore one of the most beautiful islands here, Ly Son Island. Ly Son is an island district in Quang Ngai province, Vietnam. The best time to go to the island is from June to September with beautiful weather, sunshine to visit and swim. You can take a plane from Da Nang airport to the island or drive to Quang Ngai and buy a fast express boat ticket lead to the island. Because it is a small island, there are few hotels on the island, you can refer to Muong Thanh hotel and Ly Tri Motel. You will travel from Danang to Sa Ky Harbor (By car from 880,000 VND) and continue to travel to Ly Son by train with the price from 178,000 VND per person.
Ly Son is still a relatively unspoiled island although the population has grown, so the natural beauty is just a tourist attraction and the island. You can catch the sunrise at the summit of Thoi Loi overlooking the whole sea and island or watching the sunset at the Lo Lo gate, the island's natural lava stone gate, swimming at Dao Be beach with the blue water and check-in at the lighthouse on the island of Mu Cu. Especially visit the famous Ly Son garlic field and the pagodas built according to the architecture of the cliffs here such as Hang Pagoda and Pagoda Pagoda.
The speciality of Ly Son island is surrounded by the sea all year round, enjoying all the sea resources, so the dishes here have a strong taste of the sea. The seaweed salad, Ly Son garlic salad, jellyfish salad to fresh seafood such as king crab, sea pineapple, oysters and especially the famous Ly Son black garlic are very good for health.
4. Day 5 + 6: Phan Thiet + Mui Ne
Day 5: Phan Thiet
Continue your southern journey and don't forget to stop by Phan Thiet beach land. This is considered one of the most beautiful and civilized coastal cities in the south-central region. Therefore, the tourism industry here is very developed. You can travel to Phan Thiet by the North-South train route or you can travel by car or motorbike. Phan Thiet is a tourist city with a wide range of hotels, homestays or resorts. Especially if you are traveling with family or friends, need a lot of room, large living space, you may like the villas with full rental service. Some villas near the sea have beautiful views and are suitable for long vacations.
Phan Thiet tourism is not only sea travel but you also have the opportunity to learn about the architecture and culture of a people who have lived for five years in the country, namely the Cham people and the Cham Pa culture. But the towers, pagodas, and temples here are built with unique stone-folding techniques of the Cham people, creating long-standing architectural masterpieces bearing a distinctive style. Some tourist destinations in Phan Thiet can be mentioned as Poshanu Cham Tower with ancient Champa architecture; Duc Thanh School, one of the oldest schools that still retain the pristine nature of ancient Vietnam; Ta Cu pagoda mountain with the option of conquering more than 1000 stairs to view the mountains or take the cable car to enjoy the beautiful view of the mountains from above; Ke Ga Lighthouse, the tallest and oldest lighthouse in Vietnam; Sand Hill with interconnected sandy mountains and sandboarding.
Not only famous for its beautiful scenery but also the cuisine of this land is also very much missed for tourists. Besides the fresh seafood processed in many different forms such as water, steamed, boiled or eaten with hotpot, it will certainly appeal to you. Besides Phan Thiet also has other dishes such as famous boiled chicken rice, Banh Can, baked rice paper, Quang Quang, etc. You can also visit the market to buy specialities as gifts such as dried seafood, dragon fruit, fish sauce, ….
Day 6: Mui Ne
If you've come to Phan Thiet, don't forget to spend a day in Mui Ne and experience the resort system that stretches along the coast. Mui Ne is a famous place in Phan Thiet city, Binh Thuan province, Vietnam. This is a famous tourist center of Binh Thuan province and one of the national tourist areas of Vietnam. You can depart from Phan Thiet city to Mui Ne by motorbike or car which takes only a few to two hours. Referring to Mui Nés, you must mention the high-class beachfront resorts, giving you the best resort experience. Some resorts to mention are Four Oceans resort, Pandanus resort, …
The beach is shallow, clean and clear water, sunny all year round, no storms so Mui Ne is an ideal place to swim and rest for visitors. Some of the tourist destinations in Mui Ne that you may like are Suoi Tien, Fishing Village Mui Ne, Red Sand Dunes, Hon Rom, ... On the way to Mui Ne, you will probably like Suoi Tien, a Place to visit through nature and pristine. The small stream is a few kilometres long around the foot of the mountain, the two sides of the stream are beautiful views of red rock mountains and beautiful natural forests. You can also learn more about the life of the fishing village when visiting the coastal fishing villages here, the scene of people fishing or small boats, baskets floating on the sea. In addition, you can also participate in games on the sea such as kitesurfing, surfing, .. or riding a motorbike on the sandhill very interesting and new. In the afternoon you can sit at the beach bars of the resort and watch the sunset on the sea. You can eat at the restaurant of the resort with lots of fresh seafood and different ways of processing or you can go to the fishing village of the people to enjoy the local dishes made by the people from Seafood like seafood noodles, stir noodles, ….
5. Day 7: Ho Chi Minh city
After the most explored days from north to south-central, surely you missed the urban atmosphere, right? Then, the final destination of this north-south journey will come to Ho Chi Minh City. Moving to Ho Chi Minh City from Phan Thiet - Mui Ne is quite close, you can choose to go by car if the weather is good or by car, bus,... It only takes a little time for the day is to arrive. T The system of 5-star hotels such as Rex Hotel, Sheraton Hotel, ... to other popular hotels and also homestay or luxury apartments if you go crowded and need your own space.
The last day of the trip will be a time to relax and shop. Ho Chi Minh City will accommodate these for you. If you want to walk around town, you can walk or use cyclo, motorbike in the city through places such as Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, Ben Thanh Market, ... If you want to shop, you can visit Go to the most popular shopping centres in District 1 such as Vincom shopping mall, Parkson,... In the evening you can participate in the bustling atmosphere, playful of the city on the street corners that never sleep like West Bui Vien Street, enjoying various drinks and street foods and relaxing. In Ho Chi Minh, if you want to eat street food, you should visit Phan Xich Long street with a lot of different dishes such as Bun Dau Mam Tom, Bun Cha, Banh Canh He, Bun Bo, Sushi, BBQ,...
A week for a vacation in Vietnam certainly did not make you regret it, right? The trip from North to South to experience many different lands with a different beauty, culture, and cuisine is definitely an unforgettable experience. Each place brings us different levels of emotions. This trip must have told you about a very different Vietnam, a Vietnam that is not flashy and lavish but very close, a Vietnam that is not only modern but also very traditional and nostalgic. Another choice should be Best Of Vietnam Honeymoon Vacation 7 Days or Amazing Vietnam 7 Days Tour From Hanoi To Ho Chi Minh City.