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Cai Rang floating market  on the Can Tho River
5 Days in Vietnam - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas

Turn a brief five-day vacation to northern Vietnam into an unforgettable discovery of Hanoi's secret gems and a visit to the beautiful river lands of Ninh Bình Province. You could also see the central coast and the ancient citadel of Hue or travel farther south beyond the bright lights of Ho Chi Minh City, where an exciting excursion to the Mekong Delta awaits. And if you're eager for a hike amid the rice terraces and humble villages of rural Vietnam, consider five days to discover the Pu Luong Nature Reserve.

Cross the Japanese footbridge in the UNESCO-listed city of Hoi An, Vietnam
Map of 1 Week in Vietnam - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas
1 Week in Vietnam - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas

Make your travel plans wisely to get the most out of a week in Vietnam. Try a northern adventure that takes you to the colonial streets of Hanoi and the mountains of Sapa, or go on a southern tour of Ho Chi Minh City and the Mekong Delta. See highlights of the north and the south on an itinerary that also includes stops at coastal cities like Hoi An and Hue, or choose an off-the-beaten-path adventure to river caves, national parks, and country villages. The below itineraries cover all these options and more.

Sail amid the karst landscape of Ha Long Bay in a traditional junk boat, Vietnam
Map of 10 Days in Vietnam - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas
10 Days in Vietnam - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas

With 10 days in Vietnam, you can embark on a highlights tour featuring the energetic cities of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City and spend a night onboard a cruise in Ha Long Bay. Or, for a more off-the-beaten-path tour, focus on northern Vietnam and hike through lush rice-terraced valleys. Vietnam is also the perfect place for foodies to hop between lively markets, while those seeking a mix of adventure and relaxation can focus on southern Vietnam's villages and the beach-studded island of Phu Quoc.

Enjoy the views from Golden Bridge on Ba Na hill in Danang
Map of 2 Weeks in Vietnam - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas
2 Weeks in Vietnam - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas

With two weeks, you can travel the length of Vietnam, covering the must-see classic highlights from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi as well as exploring lesser-visited locales in and around the mountains of Sapa. Alternatively, check out the sights as you dine around the country on a food-themed tour, or add a coastal visit in the country's south to spend some downtime on the beach. If you prefer to mix the highlights with cultural immersion, consider mingling with locals in their daily life on the Backroads of Vietnam option.

Sunset over Tam Cốc, Northern Vietnam
How Many Days to Spend in Vietnam

When plotting your grand adventure in Vietnam, try to visit both the north and south, as this country packs a lot into a relatively small size. It's possible to see both regions in just a few days, but the longer you have, the more excursions you can take, like boat tours, mountain hikes, and visits to ethnic villages. And if time isn't an issue, add in trips to the central coast, northern bays, scenic river deltas, and more.

Tam Coc
Best Time of Year to Visit Vietnam

Vietnam is a long, skinny country bookended by extremes: the northern areas bordering China are mountainous, while the Mekong Delta in the south is tropical. In between are vibrant cities, temperate highlands, and a huge range of natural attractions. While you can visit at any time of year, it's important to plan where you go around the country's climatic differences—you won't want to hit the beaches in summer, for example, or the northern mountains in winter. Read on for more tips on when to visit Vietnam.

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Travel specialist Camellia Nguyen
active 1 day ago

Camellia Nguyen

I love traveling, I have been traveling to most places in Vietnam. Travel is to learn more about the life of the locals, not just a holiday and more important is about to keep the destinations...

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Travel specialist Huyen Nghiem
active 1 min ago

Huyen Nghiem

Traveling and connecting with local people is one of my favorite hobbies. I love exploring new places, discovering historical sites, meeting the locals, experiencing different cultures, and trying...

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Travel specialist Trang NGUYEN
active 53 mins ago

Trang NGUYEN

I love travelling, I have travelled to most places in Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand and I have over 10 years of experience working in tourism. I want to assist travellers discover beautiful...

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Travel specialist Minh Nguyen
active 20 hours ago

Minh Nguyen

My favorite quote is “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page” (St. Augustine). I love traveling and sharing experiences with travelers around the world. Travel is to...

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Trip Reviews for Vietnam

The latest reviews by travelers who booked their trip on kimkim

3 Weeks in Vietnam and Thailand
Vietnam | Jun 17 - Jul 6, 2024

Stephanie
Stephanie T.
Chicago, IL | Reviewed on Jul 16, 2024
We knew that planning a 3-week Southeast Asia vacation for my family would be too difficult and overwhelming by ourselves. I'm so happy we went with Hien to help us plan our vacation itineraries for Vietnam and Thailand! I gave her some ideas of places we wanted to visit, as well as some experiences we wanted to have and she ran with it and came up with an amazing itinerary of cultural experiences, historical tours, foodie tours, eco-tours, etc. We've been back home for a week now and have... Read more

We knew that planning a 3-week Southeast Asia vacation for my family would be too difficult and overwhelming by ourselves. I'm so happy we went with Hien to help us plan our vacation itineraries for Vietnam and Thailand! I gave her some ideas of places we wanted to visit, as well as some experiences we wanted to have and she ran with it and came up with an amazing itinerary of cultural experiences, historical tours, foodie tours, eco-tours, etc. We've been back home for a week now and have had time to reflect on our whole trip. The trip was absolutely AMAZING. Everything was planned out perfectly. We always knew we would have a guide greeting us at the airport. We knew we would have a guide/driver to our tours and other scheduled events. The lunches and dinners that were set up especially for us were top-notch. We always knew once we had a new guide, we would have their number and they would be available to answer questions we had or help us out when needed. They were also great picture-takers and we got some wonderful family pictures of our trip! Thank you so much for planning such a wonderful and not-soon-forgotten vacation for our family! We were able to get a taste of what true Vietnam and Thailand are, aside from the usual tourist-trap type locations. The local families we spent time with were so welcoming and the kids really appreciated the local life and customs we partook in. Biking through the villages and rice paddies was an amazing experience that we all are still talking about. The elephant sanctuary in Thailand was also a hit among all family members. What a once-in-a-lifetime experience it was! I want to give accolades to our guide, Cuong, who we had in Hanoi and Ninh Binh. He was an amazing guide and an absolute life-saver when we had to find medical care for our son, as he helped us find what we needed and acted as an interpreter. He truly is top notch among guides and we are very thankful we had him! He was so knowledgeable about everywhere we went and even changed up our schedule in Ninh Binh to better suit what we were looking for in a local experience, to make it that much more meaningful to us.

Hotel Reviews
Chanalai Garden Resort

Lovely hotel, well decorated, friendly staff in the restaurant. Close to beach, pool was very nice. Rooms were clean. We had booked a twin room for our kids but they did not have one available upon check-in, so we had to wait until the next day for one to be available and then move all their belongings. They didn’t allow us late checkout on our last day, but they did store our luggage for us and allow us use of the facilities until our later flight that evening, which was much appreciated.

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De Charme Hotel
Amphoe Muang, Si Phum, Chiang Mai

Hotel looks nice from the outside but the rooms are dated. The shower and bathroom could use a good scrubbing. The bed was rock hard. We had no hot water the first day. They did fix the hot water the second day and brought a mattress topper, which helped a lot. Staff were not very friendly either. They did allow us a late check out the last day, which was appreciated with a later flight.

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Plenty of restaurants in walking distance
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True Siam Rangnam Hotel
Phayathai, Rajthevee, Province
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Silverland May Hotel

Very nice hotel. Very clean with impeccable service and helpful and friendly staff. Large breakfast selection.

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Aqua of The Seas Cruise

Room was spacious and clean. Not much to do on board in the evening. There was a very loud and obnoxious large group that ravaged the buffet the first day until the second day when everyone was given plated meals. Their children were also loud and uncontrollable.

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Great location - Halong Bay
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Hidden Charm Ninh Binh
Ninh Thang, Hoa Lu, Ninh Binh

Lovely accommodations and close to everything. Amazing views!

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Dal Vostro Hotel & Spa
Hanoi

Nice accommodations and great location right in the center of the Old Quarter. Hotel staff were extremely nice and helpful.

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In the center of it all. Lots of shops and restaurants close by.
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Activity Reviews
Phuket Hanuman World Zipline Adventure 32 Platform ( private transfer )
Phuket Hanuman World Zipline Adventure 32 Platform ( private transfer )
Phuket
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Half day Chiang Mai Elephant Jungle Sanctuary - Join tour
Half day Chiang Mai Elephant Jungle Sanctuary - Join tour
Chiang Mai

The highlight of our time in Thailand! Such an amazing experience to be all hands on with these beautiful creatures!

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Doi Inthanon National Park (N)
Doi Inthanon National Park (N)
Chiang Mai

Hiking through the jungle and seeing the rice paddies and wildlife was an experience! The waterfalls were beautiful.

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Chiang Mai Half Day city tour - Monk Chatting
Chiang Mai Half Day city tour - Monk Chatting
Chiang Mai
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Maeklong Railway Market and Damnoen Saduak floating market
Maeklong Railway Market and Damnoen Saduak floating market
Bangkok
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Bangkok City Tour Full Day (RA)
Bangkok City Tour Full Day (RA)
Bangkok

The temples and the Grand Palace were beautiful!

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Bangkok Evening Food & Tuk Tuk Tour
Bangkok Evening Food & Tuk Tuk Tour
Bangkok

The tuk tuks were a lot of fun and the food sampling we did was really cool and delicious!

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Cu Chi Tunnels & Half Day  City Tour
Cu Chi Tunnels & Half Day City Tour
Ho Chi Minh City
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Day Trip to the Mekong Delta (Ben Tre)
Day Trip to the Mekong Delta (Ben Tre)
Ho Chi Minh City
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Ho Chi Minh City Full Day Sightseeing with Temples
Ho Chi Minh City Full Day Sightseeing with Temples
Ho Chi Minh City

We visited Cho Lin market, Thien Hau pagoda, Ong Bon temple, Independence Palace, Central Post Office, Book Street, and Jade pagoda.

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Trung Trang Cave - Tuan Chau - Disembarking Aqua of The Seas Cruise
Trung Trang Cave - Tuan Chau - Disembarking Aqua of The Seas Cruise
Ha Long Bay
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Hanoi  - Lan Ha Bay - Onboarding Aqua of The Seas cruise
Hanoi - Lan Ha Bay - Onboarding Aqua of The Seas cruise
Vietnam

The caves were cool and the scenery of Halong Bay was beautiful.

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Boat Trip Exploring The Natural Beauty of Trang An & Visit Hoa Lu Ancient Capital
Boat Trip Exploring The Natural Beauty of Trang An & Visit Hoa Lu Ancient Capital
Vietnam

We actually changed up our itinerary this day and went to Tam Coc instead of Trang An. We went through many caves and had a beautiful scenic view at the Kh Gioi Ravine. Visited the Bich Dong Pagoda and Chus Ha Ha Pagoda. Went motor biking in the evening, which was an absolute blast.

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Ninh Binh - Biking trip to Tho Ha village, Nho Quan
Ninh Binh - Biking trip to Tho Ha village, Nho Quan
Ninh Binh

We loved biking through the village and rice fields. We enjoyed our cooking class and going through the Galaxy Grotto caves.

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Hanoi fullday city tour  with Jade Temple
Hanoi fullday city tour with Jade Temple
Hanoi

Another great day with our guide, Cuong. We had a full day with a visit to the Hang Be market, Tran Quoc Pagoda, Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, Temple of Literature, Hoa Lo Prison, Jade Temple, and finished with a water puppet show.

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Hanoi Street food walking tour (S)
Hanoi Street food walking tour (S)
Hanoi

Cuong was an amazing guide for this street food tour. We got to experience some of the best eats in Hanoi. It was so much fun and the egg coffee was top notch!

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Local specialist: Hien Do
Hien
Hien Do
Local specialist in Vietnam | Replied on Jul 17, 2024

Dear Stephanie,

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us! We’re over the moon to hear that you’re happy about your holiday!
Your feedback is highly appreciated, as it enables us to further develop our services and organize memorable trips for our future clients.

Your satisfaction makes my job truly fulfilling!

I will pass on your compliments to our tour guide - Cuong . He will be happy to know he helped make your trip incredible.

Thank you again for choosing our company and we hope to see you again!

From Vietnam with love,
Hien

Vietnam and Cambodia - unforgettable memories!
Vietnam | Jun 21 - Jul 5, 2024

Kari
Kari M.
Seattle, WA | Reviewed on Jul 13, 2024
We had a wonderful trip and planning it was super easy! We had 4 different drafts before we settled on one we loved. Dat was great about communicating the changes and answering questions as we planned. He even made sure the visas we got for both countries were correct. Transfers: All pickups and drops off went smoothly! It was so nine knowing those logistics were taken care of. It was great to have the domestic airline tickets booked as well. We simply had to show up at the right time and... Read more

We had a wonderful trip and planning it was super easy! We had 4 different drafts before we settled on one we loved. Dat was great about communicating the changes and answering questions as we planned. He even made sure the visas we got for both countries were correct.

Transfers: All pickups and drops off went smoothly! It was so nine knowing those logistics were taken care of. It was great to have the domestic airline tickets booked as well. We simply had to show up at the right time and be transported to the next spot.

Highlights
Hanoi: Tam Coc River tour was amazing! I would suggest people bring a hat or umbrella as it was super hot!
Bahn Mi 25 - best sandwich we have had! We went two times!
Dal Vostro Hotel - this was the best hotel we stayed at and the best breakfast we had on the whole trip. The rooms were great and the staff was so incredibly helpful and kind!

Sapa: trekking is a must! I do wish we would have realized how muddy it got on parts of the trail. I would have brought shoes that I did not care about ruining. Thankfully we were able to get them washed for $2 in town! This was such a beautiful place and the people we met along the way were lovely. We had an amazing lunch at red Dzao house and got a foot massage after trekking for $6. We did not do the part of the itinerary about spending time in the Dzay village. Once we arrived there, we got in the car and left. It was disappointing. Hotel was great - not as friendly as the one in Hanoi.

Ha Long Bay - AMAZING! Doris cruises were so wonderful! The rooms are huge and the lunch they served upon arriving was outstanding. We got to kayak and swim. I was stunned by the scenery and the small cruise made the experience personal.

Ho Chi Minh - we learned so much while we were here. The War Museum and Cu Chi Tunnels - while hard, were well worth the time. Johnathan our tour guide was great! Dinner at Propaganda was a highlight! The hotel was ok. It was right across from a nightclub, so the first night was really loud. The breakfast was ok - nothing special.
Mekong Delta was awesome! Again, we learned so much! Watching the coconut candy get made was fun. We brought some home to share. The set lunch was not good at all. It was a lot of food that didn't taste that great.

Phnom Penh - The Killing Fields and S-21 were really heavy places to visit, but also necessary. Our guide was helpful. It was really special to meet 4 of the survivors of S-21. We had an amazing dinner at Eleven - one & at The Titanic. Our hotel was great! Getting a tuk tuk was easy and able to walk to restaurants!

Siem Reap - We LOVED our guide - Narong! He was so funny, helpful and taught us a lot! He is also a sharp dresser! He and the driver took such good care of us with cold water and cold wipes, especially after a hot day at Angor Wat. The hotel was lovely - and the massages are heavenly! We had a wonderful dinner at Haven and at Mesa. Lunch was supposed to be included on the Angor Wat day - but our guide said it wasn't. The lunch place was good!

Overall it was an amazing trip! Here are a few things we felt could be improved upon:
1. The lunches on the group tours (private tours was great) were disappointing. It just wasn't good food.
2. There were 2 things on our itinerary we did not do - one in Sapa and one in Tam Coc - disappointing.
3. Be clear about what meals are included.
4. It was hard to communicate with Dat once we were in country. There were times we reached out via whatsapp and had to follow up because we didn't hear back from him. There was also an urgent matter he had to attend to which is fine, but it would have been nice to have a back up number.
5. I might chose a different hotel in Ho Chi Minh City - because of the nightclub.

Local specialist: Dat Nguyen
Dat
Dat Nguyen
Local specialist in Hanoi | Replied on Jul 16, 2024
Dear Kari, First of all, I am glad to hear back from you after the trip. It is good that you have settled home safe and sound and have time to share some helpful comments about the trip. Also, I'm thrilled to hear that overall you had a wonderful experience and that the planning process was smooth and enjoyable for you. I'm especially glad to hear about all the highlights and memorable experiences you had throughout the trip. Besides, I appreciate your constructive feedback on areas where... Read more

Dear Kari,

First of all, I am glad to hear back from you after the trip. It is good that you have settled home safe and sound and have time to share some helpful comments about the trip. Also, I'm thrilled to hear that overall you had a wonderful experience and that the planning process was smooth and enjoyable for you.

I'm especially glad to hear about all the highlights and memorable experiences you had throughout the trip. Besides, I appreciate your constructive feedback on areas where we can improve. I well noted it and will share with the team to improve it.

Your feedback is incredibly valuable as it helps us improve our services for future travelers. Thank you once again for choosing us to plan your trip, and I hope we have the opportunity to assist you again in the future.

Warm regards,
Dat

Pleasure of touring
Vietnam | Jun 30 - Jul 5, 2024

Nilu
Nilu J.
Australia | Reviewed on Jul 09, 2024

It was amazing to work with Huyen to get our Sapa and Ha long Bay trip.
From very 1st day till the last leg of our journey at the Hanoi Airport she was following us to make sure everything is well and flowing smoothly. The drivers for pick ups at each location were amazing, helpful.
Ha Long bay paradise cruise was great.
We thankful to Kim Kim team and Huyen.
We will highly recommend her and Kim Kim for any travel needs in Vietnam and around Asia

Local specialist: Huyen Nghiem
Huyen
Huyen Nghiem
Local specialist in Hanoi, Vietnam | Replied on Jul 10, 2024

Dear Nilu,
Thank you so much for trusting me and taking your valuable time to write a review. I'm so happy to hear you had a wonderful experience with us. Please reach out to me if you plan on travelling to the remaining parts of Vietnam next time or anywhere in the Indochina. I am always here to support you.
Warmest regards,
Huyen Nghiem (Ms)