14 days in Vietnam Itinerary

14 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Start: Manchester
Fly:  17 h 30 min
1
Hanoi
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + Ferry:  4 h
2
Halong Bay
— 1 night
+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:  1 h 45 min
5
Hue
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
Hoi An
— 3 nights
Fly:  17 h 15 min
End: Manchester

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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: visit Old Quarter, make a trip to Temple of Literature & National University, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

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Manchester, UK to Hanoi is an approximately 17.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Manchester to Hanoi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) ©
Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake)
Walking tours

1
night
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 (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then snap pictures at Pont Bai Chay.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Halong Bay vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Tours Outdoors Nature
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay

2
nights
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

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 22nd (Fri): cast your line with a fishing tour, then steep yourself in history at Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc, and then look for gifts at Taste of Vietnam. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: experience rural life at Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ho Quoc Temple, then experience rural life at Phu Quoc Countryside, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Duong Dong travel route builder site.

You can do a combination of ferry, car, 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Wildlife Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Taste of Vietnam, Spas, Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Phu Quoc Countryside ©
Phu Quoc Countryside
Spas

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Emperor Jade Pagoda, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then explore the galleries of Flymindz Art Studio, and finally make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels. On your second day here, ponder the world of politics at The Independence Palace, get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, and finally explore the galleries of Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Duong Dong to Ho Chi Minh City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In January, daytime highs in Ho Chi Minh City are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Hue.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Central Post Office ©
Central Post Office

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thien Mu Pagoda, then steep yourself in history at Imperial City, and finally browse the different shops at Big C Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, and then view the masterpieces at Truc Chi Garden.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Hue route maker.

Fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Hue in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in January, with highs in Hue at 27°C and lows at 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda

3
nights
Hoi An

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains, then don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, then snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hoi An journey builder tool.

Getting from Hue to Hoi An by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. January in Hoi An sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Da Nang
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Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
Spas
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains

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