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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.

Hang Múa mountains in Vietnam
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 Huế, or travel further 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 discovering the Pù Luông Nature Reserve.

A scenic sunset in 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 Hội An and Huế, 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 Hạ Long Bay in a traditional junk boat in Vietnam
10 Days in Vietnam - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas

For a relatively small country, Vietnam offers something for everyone, be it mountain hikes, city tours, or lazing on tropical beaches. The options for excursions are near endless, as you could focus on feature cities like Hanoi, Hội An, and Ho Chi Minh, or opt for expeditions in national parks and trips on famous waterways like the Mekong Delta. Whatever your interest, the below itinerary options cater to every taste.

See stunning rice fields in Vietnam
Map of 2 Weeks in Vietnam - 5 Unique Itineraries
2 Weeks in Vietnam - 5 Unique Itineraries

With two weeks, you can travel the length of Vietnam plus add Cambodia or Thailand into the mix. Should you choose an exclusive Vietnam adventure, there are many highlight cities like Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh to see while also leaving time for mountain hikes, river trips, countryside tours, and visits to ancient landmarks. The five diverse itineraries below cover the best options.