14 days in Vietnam Itinerary

14 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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14 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Hanoi
1
Hanoi
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + Ferry:  4 h
2
Halong Bay
— 2 nights
+2
Ferry + Drive + Fly:  5 h
3
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
4
Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h
5
Hoi An
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
Hue
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
End: Hanoi

2
nights
Hanoi

Hanoi ©
The capital of Vietnam, Hanoi has bounded back from the effects of war, and today serves as a bustling commercial and cultural hub bursting at the seams.
Let the collections at Vietnam Museum of Ethnology and TiredCity Hang Bong capture your imagination. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Vietnamese Women's Museum and D&C Art Gallery. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Old Quarter, admire the masterpieces at Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat), explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Hanoi driving holiday planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Hanoi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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TiredCity Hang Bong ©
TiredCity Hang Bong
Vietnam Museum of Ethnology ©
Vietnam Museum of Ethnology
Vietnamese Women's Museum ©
Vietnamese Women's Museum

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Halong Bay

Halong Bay encompasses a cluster of verdant limestone islets that jut out from the sea and make up an enchanting setting recognized as a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): Head underground at Tien Ong Cave and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Bai Tu Long Bay and then explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Halong Bay sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks Nature Tours
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay
Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay

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nights
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

Duong Dong ©
A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach, kick back and relax at Sao Beach, and then kick back and relax at Galina Phu Quoc Mudbath & Spa. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Vung Bau Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ong Lang Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cao Dai Temple, and finally stop by Sava Coffee Shop.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Duong Dong online trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Duong Dong in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, train, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Sao Beach
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Sao Beach ©
Sao Beach
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Ong Lang Beach ©
Ong Lang Beach

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Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City ©
Formerly known in the West as Saigon and affectionately referred to as the "Pearl of the Far East," Ho Chi Minh City is a study of old and new, woven and piled together in a fast-paced urban hub.
On the 25th (Wed), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, take in the exciting artwork at Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi, then get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at The Independence Palace. On the next day, examine the collection at Fito Museum - Museums of Traditional Vietnamese Medicine & Pharmacy, take in the spiritual surroundings of Emperor Jade Pagoda, take in the exciting artwork at Soyn, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, then get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, and finally browse the exhibits of Vietnam Silver House.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City trip site.

Traveling by flight from Duong Dong to Ho Chi Minh City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. mars in Ho Chi Minh City sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fito Museum - Museums of Traditional Vietnamese Medicine & Pharmacy
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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
The Independence Palace ©
The Independence Palace

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Hoi An

Indisputably one of Vietnam's most atmospheric destinations, Hoi An contains a World Heritage-listed old town boasting over 2,000 years of culture and history.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at My Khe Beach and Non Nuoc Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Precious Heritage by Rehahn. Next up on the itinerary: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains, look for gifts at Yaly Couture, and make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Hoi An trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. While traveling from Ho Chi Minh City, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Hoi An, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Da Nang
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Precious Heritage by Rehahn ©
Precious Heritage by Rehahn
My Khe Beach ©
My Khe Beach

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Hue

Nestled on the banks of the Perfume River, the city of Hue remains most famous as the former home of the Nguyen Dynasty, the influence of which remains evident in local palaces, temples, forts, and museums.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Imperial City, then buy something for everyone on your list at Big C Market, then steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Outdoor Activities, contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, then browse the exhibits of Green Bamboo Art Gallery, and finally look for gifts at Tinh Hoa Art Shop.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Hue trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Hoi An to Hue takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In mars, daily temperatures in Hue can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Tours Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Tomb of Minh Mang ©
Tomb of Minh Mang
Imperial City ©
Imperial City

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