15 days in Vietnam Itinerary

15 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Hoi An
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hue
— 1 night
Drive
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
Fly
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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 2 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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Hoi An

— 2 nights
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.
Hoi An is known for shopping, spas, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, explore the world behind art at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, and explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Hoi An trip maker site.

Seoul, South Korea to Hoi An is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Seoul to Hoi An. Traveling from Seoul in May, expect nights in Hoi An to be much hotter, around 30°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 39°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 24 — 26:

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.
On the 27th (Thu), enjoy some diversion at Hope Center Hue, steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc, then admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, and finally contemplate the long history of Imperial City.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Hue day trip website.

Traveling by car from Hoi An to Hue takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Hue can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Classes
Find places to stay May 26 — 27:

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 28th (Fri), explore the fascinating underground world of Phong Nha Caves and then Head underground at Son Doong Cave. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Suoi Nuoc Mooc, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Lemon Tree Nail & Spa, and then take in the awesome beauty at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo).

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park online route planner.

You can drive from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks · Nature · Spas
Find places to stay May 27 — 29:

Ho Chi Minh City

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, then view the masterpieces at Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi, then ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. On the 31st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Emperor Jade Pagoda, take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, get engrossed in the history at The Independence Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, then hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catholic Church Huyen Sy.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City online tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Ho Chi Minh City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in May, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Spas
Find places to stay May 29 — 31:

Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

— 2 nights
A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): cast your line with Jerry's Jungle Tours, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Luna Thai Spa, and then stop by All Good Things Phu Quoc. On your second day here, experience rural life at Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho, relax in the rural setting at Phu Quoc Countryside, then try out the rides at Happy Farm PQ, then don't miss a visit to Cao Dai Temple, and finally savor the flavors at Beer Fridge.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Duong Dong travel route planner.

Fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Duong Dong in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 2:

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 3rd (Thu): explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Halong Bay trip planning app.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Duong Dong to Halong Bay in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, train, and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 3:

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 4th (Fri), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Old Quarter, explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), see Off-Road Tours, and steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Hanoi travel itinerary 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 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 7:

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.