Vietnam is a country that each region as well as each destination has its own beauty. If Spanish tourists want to experience Vietnam in 1 week, we will provide you a suggestion that can help you discover Vietnam from North to South.
But before you plan the trip to Vietnam or follow this itinerary, you are highly recommended to check Vietnam visa requirements for Spanish to make sure every thing is well prepared.
Day 1: Start Vietnam trip with Hanoi
Fly into Hanoi and enjoy the first day exploring the capital city of Vietnam. You can consider a taxi or cycling tour to travel around the city.
Hanoi has many must-see museums and historical sites showcasing stories of the Vietnamese people and their culture. Tourists coming to Hanoi should visit some highlights such as Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, the One Pillar Pagoda, the Temple of Literature, and the Ethnology Museum.
Don’t miss the Old Quarter, it is a shoppers’ paradise offering traditional and hand-made goods as well as modern brand ones.
However, the most popular villages are Bat Trang pottery village and Van Phuc silk village. If you are planning to visit and learn about the cultural and artistic values of the peoples or find some local souvenirs, visiting these traditional villages is a perfect choice.
In the evening, taking a tour and spending your evening relaxing on the overnight train to Sapa—there are adventure days waiting for you!
Days 2 & 3: Discover Sapa
Spend the day hiking through the Hoang Lien mountain range, rice paddies after arriving Sapa. Then, explore the rural town of Sapa as it is a great chance to meet and learn about Vietnamese local tribes in their villages. Tourists can stay overnight in tents, homestays along the way up the mountain, or a house of a local family.
On the second day, let’s visit Giang Ta Chai waterfall, Silver waterfall, and the Muong Hoa Valley. Come back Hanoi in the afternoon.
Day 4: Take a Halong Bay trip
After returning to Hanoi, you will be picked up for a tour of Ha Long Bay where it takes about 3 hours and a half to get. Spend the night of day 3 relax in a private room on the ship and the 4th day to explore this destination.
You will a short cruise on the boat to sightsee many limestone karsts and isles in various shapes and sizes. In addition, there are different activities you can take part in, including swimming, kayaking, and spelunking in one of the caves.
Return to Hanoi on the evening of day 4 and take a flight to Danang.
Day 5: Travel Hoian
Hoian is about 40km (30-40 minutes) from Danang and it’s relatively fast and easy to travel between these two places by public transportation.
Hoian used to be an important trading port in Indochina during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Nowadays, it is famous for its Asian authentic architecture as well as its nostalgic ambiance. Besides, Hoi An’s handicrafts and tailor-ship are renowned worldwide.
Head to Ho Chi Minh City in the evening.
Days 6 & 7: Explore Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh City, widely known as Saigon, is the largest city in Vietnam and boasts tall skyscrapers, and French and historical architecture buildings.
Although being the busiest commercial center of Vietnam, this city has been longtime popular for its cultural richness. Some of its many typical architectural representatives that you shouldn’t miss include Notre Dame Cathedral, the Opera House, the Peoples’ Committee Building, the Reunification Palace, the Center Post Office, and War Remnants Museum.
In the evening, visit Ky Dong night market to enjoy the local’s nightlife.
On the last day, you will have a couple of time to stop by Ben Thanh Market for some souvenirs. Then, depart from Ho Chi Minh City for your home country.
There are many amazing things to discover in Vietnam. With our suggestion, we hope it can help you plan for a week in Vietnam better and easier.