15 days in Vietnam Itinerary

15 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Fly to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Drive to Bai Chay, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay
— 3 nights
Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Bus to Hanoi
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Hanoi
— 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
— 2 nights
Fly
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
Fly

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Halong Bay — 3 nights

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.
Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Hạ Long Bay will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bai Tu Long Bay and Tien Ong Cave. There's more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Sung Sot Cave and kick back and relax at Ti Top Beach.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Halong Bay attractions planner.

Philadelphia, USA to Halong Bay is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight, car, and ferry. You'll lose 12 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Halong Bay due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hanoi.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
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Hanoi — 3 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Vietnam Museum of Ethnology. Get some cultural insight at Old Quarter and Vietnamese Women's Museum. On the 11th (Sat), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Hanoi trip builder tool.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Halong Bay to Hanoi in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, car, and train; or do a combination of ferry, car, flight, and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.
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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 (Mon), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo) and then explore the activities along Suoi Nuoc Mooc. Keep things going the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Phong Nha Caves.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Hanoi to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hue.
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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 (Wed): contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, and then steep yourself in history at Imperial City.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Hue trip builder website.

Drive from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Da Nang.
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Historic Sites
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Da Nang — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains, then kick back and relax at Non Nuoc Beach, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Da Nang Museum, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Son Tra Mountain, then take in the exciting artwork at Vietnam Cultural Exchange, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at My Khe Beach.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Da Nang online trip planner.

You can drive from Hue to Da Nang in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Da Nang can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to fly to Ho Chi Minh City.
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Ho Chi Minh City — 2 nights

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 18th (Sat): indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Bitexco Financial Tower.

Planning Ho Chi Minh City trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

Fly from Da Nang to Ho Chi Minh City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Da Nang in March, expect nights in Ho Chi Minh City to be about the same, around 76°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 94°F. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Sun) before leaving for home.
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Vietnam travel guide

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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.
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