Vietnam is famous as a land of tourism with so many beautiful places including the two biggest and most developed cities of Vietnam like Hanoi Capital and Ho Chi Minh City and also so many other places, cities, and provinces. Therefore, today, we are going to give you a suggestion on a journey to explore amazing Vietnam in 7 days from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City. In this journey, we are going to let you depart from Hanoi Capital City to travel to Halong Bay, Danang Beach City, Hoi An Antique Town then come to Ho Chi Minh City and continue to visit some places in Mekong Delta Areas.
With all the necessary and useful information as well as the considerate comments and recommendations, we believe that you are going to have an amazing time and experience in 7 days. The best time to take this tour is from spring and summer from January to July when the weather and atmosphere are in the best condition.
1. Day 1: Check-in and explore around Hanoi, the heart of Vietnam
On the first day of the journey, we are going to start at Hanoi where there are so many interesting things from the cultures, traditions, people as well as so many beautiful traditional and modern places, that you can explore and experience as much as you want. Once you visit Hanoi, it is recommended for you to hire a bike to travel around freely and cheaply only from 120,000 to 150,000 VND up to the owners’ demands. Or if you do not want to ride in Hanoi, you still can travel around with a Grabbike or car to save some money. Or you can take the bus to travel and sightsee the beautiful landscapes and views of the city, but you should notice that it is quite slow and crowded.
In Hanoi Capital City, there will be a lot of different interesting as well as famous places in the center areas of Hanoi as well as in the surrounding areas for you to explore, visit and experience yourself. Each location will have different things to explore and learn like some places have the values of culture, history, people such as Hanoi Antique Town, Hanoi Walking Street, Hanoi Museum, Van Mieu - Quoc Tu Giam, Hanoi Grand Theater, Hoan Kiem Lake, Tran Quoc Pagoda, the Western Lake while some other places have the values in tourism, development, modern life such as the Vincom Malls, the Vimhome Residential areas, the giant towers, and buildings in Hanoi, and other natural places for you to get closer to nature such as Ba Vi National Park, Tram Mountain, Quan Son Lake,... With all these close places, it will take you a few days to explore all, so you should choose the schedule and locations to visit carefully so that you can experience and explore as much as possible based on your own demands and interests.
Now, we are going to discuss and give you some suggestions on the local special food and dishes in Hanoi such as Pho, Bun Cha, Bun Oc, Bun Dau, La Vong Chopped Fishes, Bun Thang, Banh Cuon Thanh Tri,... for you to choose as a favorite food option for breakfast, lunch and even dinner. Moreover, in Hanoi, we also have so many restaurants for you to have cuisine meals or buffet if you want. Please remember to maintain health because we are going to move to Halong Bay tomorrow so you had better come back to the accommodations to rest properly.
Bike Hiring Cost: From 120,000 to 150,000 VND per bike.
2. Day 2: Travel and explore Halong Bay
We are going to travel to Halong Bay early in the morning by sleeping bus with the price range from 200,000 VND per person. The distance from Hanoi to Halong Bay is not so far, so it only takes us a few hours to reach Halong Bay, and once you get there we are going to have breakfast before beginning the schedule of the second day. Because we are going to travel a lot in Halong City with quite a lot of luggage and stuff, so it is recommended for you to travel and move to places by Grabbike or car. Moreover, you still can hire a bike but it will be much inconvenient and complicated because you do not know the ways.
In Halong Bay, there will be two types of tourism for you to choose based on your own interests and demands as well as your conditions: Exploration and relax. For exploration, there will be so many destinations and famous places as well as touring activities for you to explore, experience and find out about the locations such as exploring the limestone cave systems like Trong Cave, Trinh Nu Cave, Sung Sot Cave, Dau Go Cave, Me Cung Cave, Thien Cung Cave,...; visiting and exploring the islands of Halong Bay like Soi Sim Island, Ti Top Island, Quan Lan Island, Ngoc Vung Island, Mat Rong Island,... taking part in the activities such as kayaking, swimming, sailing, surfing, fishing,... And if you are a person coming to Halong Bay for relaxing not exploration, you can choose to relax slightly and gently on the Halong beaches or visit the entertainment worlds such as Dragon Park, Queen Cable Cars,... or you can take the sea cruisers to travel and experience the high-quality services.
About the local and special dishes, you will have so many different foods for choices from breakfast to lunch and dinner such as Halong Chopped Squid, Sticky rice with chopped squid, Sa Sung, Banh Gat Gu, Ca Say Tien Yen, Quang Yen Nem, Hoanh Bo Wine,...With all these dishes, you will have the best experience in the food heaven of Halong Bay. We are going to travel back to Hanoi and will depart there to go to Danang City late at night.
Sleeping bus ticket price range: From 200,000 VND per person.
The average price of cruise: From approximately 1,500,000 VND per night
3. Day 3: Visit Danang Beach City (Golden Bridge & Bana Hills)
We are going to spend from 300,000 to 600,000 VND per person for a ticket to travel to Danang by sleeping bus. We will arrive in Danang City in the early morning, and we will go to the booked accommodations for check-in as well as putting away luggage and rest a little bit. You should hire a bike to travel around Danang City with the price of only 120,000 VND. Or you can take Grab as well because this is a big and tourism city. Now, let’s come to the suggestions of locations below.
In Danang City, you must visit the Golden Bridge which has become the icon of the city, and it will offer you magnificent and beautiful sceneries when all the colorful lights are turned on. Besides the Golden Bridge, you can also visit so many famous and interesting locations such as Linh Ung Pagoda, Ngu Hanh Son Areas including Tam Thai Pagoda, Non-Nuoc Stone Village, Non-Nuoc Beach,... or you can have a relaxing moment on one of the most beautiful beaches of Danang City - My Khe beach. Moreover, a super famous place where you must come to visit Danang City - Ba Na Hill. You can buy a ticket and there will be a cable car to take you to the Ba Na Hill where there will be some man-made places, architectures and city areas for tourists to check-in, take pictures as well as sightseeing the beautiful landscapes. The price range for the cable car to Ba Na Hill is from 600,000 to 750,000 VND per person.
About the local food and special dishes, when you come to visit Danang City, you must try one of this hottest food including Mi Quang Danang, Nam O Fish Salad, Bun Cha Ca, Rice paper rolls with pork, Cau Mong goat meat, Sticky rice icecream, yogurt with salt,... You can choose one of these or all for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Sleeping bus ticket price: From 300,000 to 600,000 VND per person.
Bike hiring cost: 120,000 VND per bike.
4. Day 4: Hoi An Antique Town
We are going to depart from Danang City for Hoi An in the morning by car with the price range from 350,000 to 450,000 or 550,000 VND per car in a day or if you think you have enough free time and would like to travel long distance for beautiful road, you can hire a bike to travel as a trekker. It only takes you a few hours to reach Hoi An, so you do not need to worry about travelling too long. In Hoi An, if you want to hire a bike to run around the town, you only need to pay from 120,000 to 150,000 VND per bike, but it is suggested that you should walk to see all the beauty of Hoi An Antique Town.
In Hoi An, you are not only fascinated by the beautiful landscapes of the town but also have so many different interesting places to visit and experience such as Bridge Pagoda, Phuc Kien Club House, Trieu Chau Club House, Toc Than Temple, Tan Ky Antique House, Hoi An Craft Workshop,... Visit these places and take a lot of pictures for your unforgettable memories in Hoi An as well as on the journey of 7 days in Vietnam. Besides, you can also go to the An Bang beach to relax and swim as well as visit some other places in Hoi An. It is promised that it will be a busy day of exploration and experience.
About the local food and special dishes, you are going to taste some special dishes of Hoi An such as Chicken rice of Hoi An, Cao Lau, Banh Bao, Banh Vac, Banh Dap, Banh Beo Hoi An, Mi Quang, Hoanh Thanh, Banh Xeo,... with all of these, you gonna be full for all day long.
Car hiring cost: From 350,000 to 550,000 VND per day.
Bike hiring cost: From 120,000 to 150,000 VND per bike.
5. Day 5: Wander around & rest in Ho Chi Minh
The next destination is Ho Chi Minh City where you need to travel to by airplane. Once you get down the airplane. The average price if you think of is very flexible and it also up to the conditions, time in the years, customer rate and many other elements, so if you want to have a good average price for airplane, please contact airplane booking agencies for details and good price. You will leave Tan Son Nhat airport to come to your accommodation for resting and putting away luggage. In Ho Chi Minh City, you should take a Grab bike or car to save money as well as effort and avoid traffic jams.
About what you are going to do in Ho Chi Minh City, do not worry about that because if you have money, you will find everything in this city. You can visit the famous places with all the entertainment stuff as well as restaurants, coffee shop, shopping mall, gym and many other things in Landmark 81, Bitexco, Vincoms, Crescent Malls and some similar places like that. Besides that, Ho Chi Minh City is a heaven of nightlife and relaxing activities such as Bui Vien street, live acoustic show,... for you to experience and dance the night away. In general, Ho Chi Minh City will have everything you need for a vacation, so you are free to do whatever you want.
In order to have some fun during the journey here, you also need to gain energy through meals, and all you need to do is do decide what to eat because in Ho Chi Minh City, we also have every kind of food from any provinces or areas such as food of Hanoi, Hue, Danang,... all can be found here, so just choose what you wanna eat and search which restaurants to visit. If you ask for Ho Chi Minh signature dishes, then we can tell you that Ho Chi Minh dishes are the collections of every special food from every cities and provinces in Vietnam, and if you do not believe you can come to Ho Chi Minh and ask local people. The young people in Ho Chi Minh would like to eat Bun Dau Mam Tom, Banh Trang, Hu Tieu, Hoanh Thanh, Bun Bo, Hotpot, BBQ and Buffet,...so you can choose the most suitable options for yourself.
6. Day 6: Visit some places in Mekong Delta
Mekong Delta is such a beautiful and large land with so many smaller cities and provinces with different cultures, people and tourism. Therefore, on the 6th day, we are going to visit the Mekong Delta areas, and because we only have one day here so we suggest that you visit 2 of the most significant cities in Mekong Delta - Can Tho and My Tho. The price range for a seat on the bus to travel from Ho Chi Minh City to My Tho or Can Tho is from 150,000 to 200,000 VND per person. About transportation, you can hire a bike to travel around when you reach one of these two cities with the price from 100,000 to 150,000 VND per bike, so you can hang out freely around.
About where to go and explore, in Can Tho, you must visit one or some of these famous and interesting places such as Can Tho Bridge, the beautiful Ninh Kieu Harbor, the sweet Love Bridge, Thien Vien Truc Lam, the fresh My Khanh fruit garden,... while you should visit the exciting and a little bit rustic locations in My Tho like Vinh Trang Pagoda, Dieu Hoa Shrine, My Tho Chanh Toa Church, Dong Tam Snake Farm,... We only have an afternoon and an evening to wander around for experience and exploration, so you had better take time and choose the most suitable schedule to visit your favorite places. The distance between My Tho and Can Tho is not so far at all, so the traveling time will be short between them.
About what you are going to eat, it will be very interesting as well because you are going to taste some special food in Can Tho such as Banh Mi Nem Nuong, Hazelnut snails, Purple Banh Tet, Banh Cong, Fried Pork Skin, My Tho Noodles,... while you would like to eat some special delicious local food in My Tho like Tan Phong snails, Banh Va, Cho Gao grilled chopped meat, Go Cong sea sam, Lo Ren fruits,... We believe these are enough options for your breakfast, lunch and even dinner in a day in Mekong Delta. Just enjoy whatever moments you have in the Mekong Delta areas, because we are going to head back to Ho Chi Minh at night. If you have not known, Mekong Delta is super famous for the special kind of business - the floating market where all the ships, boats gather together to exchange food, goods and crops as well as local dishes, so you should definitely visit the floating markets once you visit Mekong Delta. One of the most famous floating markets in Mekong Delta is Cai Rang.
Bus cost: From 150,000 to 200,000 VND per person.
Bike hiring cost: From 100,000 to 150,000 VND per bike.
7. Day 7: Wander Ho Chi Minh city (Cu Chi)
In the final day of the journey, we are going to travel back to Ho Chi Minh, and in this day, we are going to rest and relax after 6 days travelling a lot by going shopping in some hottest malls of Ho Chi Minh, visit some of the high buildings for coffee shop and experience like Landmark 81, Bitexco, Takashimaya,... or you simply can lie down half of the day on the accommodations’ bed. However, prepare yourself because we are going to travel to Cu Chi in the afternoon for a final tour before the journey ends. We are going to travel there by contracted car, and they will come to pick you up early in the afternoon.
Once you reach Cu Chi, you will go to visit some famous historical places including the Cu Chi Secret Tunnel where the great soldiers of Vietnam stay and fight in wartime of the past. In this place, you not only can witness how difficult it is for people to stay in the Cu Chi Tunnel but also learn so many interesting about the histories, architectures as well as how to survive. You can see how people in Cu Chi live and develop after the war. Moreover, the tourists will be able to take part in some activities to make the tools from bamboos, trees or you can enjoy the simple and rustic food of this place like the grilled manioc with sesame salt or the fruits from Cu Chi garden. The peaceful atmosphere and lives here will relax you, and this also brings the journey to its end and you are going to return home.
In conclusion, this is the end of our Amazing Vietnam 7 days tour from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City with so many places we stop and explore, so many people we meet on the ways, so many delicious and special dishes we taste as well as so many experiences and unforgettable memories we have. We just hope that with all the information as well as necessary and useful suggestions, we have helped you to have an Amazing Vietnam 7 days tour from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City. For more choices, let's see: