15 days in Vietnam Itinerary

15 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
Fly
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hue
— 1 night
Drive
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Da Nang
— 3 nights
Fly to Haiphong, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay
— 1 night
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Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Drive to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Fly to Noi Bai Airport, Bus to Hanoi
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Hanoi
— 4 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Far East

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 12th (Mon), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, look for gifts at LiA Saigon, get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary maker tool.

London, UK to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from London to Ho Chi Minh City, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In April, Ho Chi Minh City is much hotter than London - with highs of 41°C and lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 12:

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

— 2 nights
Marked by underground rivers, famous caves, limestone cliffs, and tropical rainforests, Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park wows visitors with a spectacular range of landscapes and wildlife.
On the 13th (Tue), explore the activities along Suoi Nuoc Mooc and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax and rejuvenate at Lemon Tree Nail & Spa, then explore the fascinating underground world of Son Doong Cave, and then relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 12 — 14:
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Hue

— 1 night
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 15th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Huyen Khong Son Thuong Pagoda, then steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc, then admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda, and finally steep yourself in history at Imperial City.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Hue online holiday planner.

Drive from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Hue are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Da Nang.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 14 — 15:

Da Nang

— 3 nights

City of Bridges

A curious mix of developed beachfront tourism and untouched local city life, Da Nang presents an often-overlooked but authentic and welcoming picture of central Vietnam.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Da Nang: Hoi An (Rubin Cloth Shop, Japanese Covered Bridge, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains and examine the collection at Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Da Nang trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Hue to Da Nang takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Da Nang

Tours · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 15 — 18:

Halong Bay

— 1 night
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 19th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay, then take in the views from Bãi Cháy Bridge, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Halong Bay trip itinerary maker.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Da Nang to Halong Bay in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 19:

Hanoi

— 4 nights
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.
On the 20th (Tue), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Old Quarter, contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake).

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Hanoi trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry, car, flight, and bus from Halong Bay to Hanoi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 23:

Vietnam travel guide

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Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas · Landmarks
While most Southeast Asian countries have at least one booming metropolis, none seem to bustle nearly throughout like Vietnam does. While busy locals zoom about on motorbikes, visitors fill their Vietnam vacations with a mix of cultural sightseeing and exploring the landscape. Big cities and towns boast colonial architecture, open-air markets, outstanding spa complexes, and modern restaurants. The country also features over 3,200 km (2,000 mi) of coastline dotted with sandy bays that attract scuba divers and kitesurfers. Away from busy urban centers, a tour of Vietnam reveals a rural landscape of lush rice paddies, jagged mountain peaks, and timeless villages unspoiled by the outside world.