14 days in Vietnam Itinerary

14 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Ho Chi Minh City
— 1 night
2
Da Lat
— 1 night
3
Hoi An
— 2 nights
4
Hue
— 2 nights
5
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
6
Halong Bay
— 1 night
7
Hanoi
— 3 nights

1
night
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 2nd (Fri): don't miss a visit to Hoi Khanh Pagoda, thenmake a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, thenpause for some photo ops at Statue of Avalokiteshvara, and finally indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): see the interesting displays at Drink Vietnam, take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, and finally steep yourself in history at The Independence Palace.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City trip planner.

Bangkok, Thailand to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. October in Ho Chi Minh City sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums Tours Shopping

Side Trip

Hoi Khanh Pagoda
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Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Ben Thanh Market ©
Ben Thanh Market

1
night
Da Lat

While often referred to as "City of a Thousand Flowers," "City of a Thousand Pines," and "City of a Thousand Palms," you'd be right in thinking that numbers far greater than a thousand have given Da Lat its reputation as a fertile agricultural heartland.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): push the limits with an extreme tour, get outside with Pine Track Adventures, thenskim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Nha Tho Bao Loc.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Da Lat trip website.

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nha Tho Bao Loc
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Pine Track Adventures ©
Pine Track Adventures

2
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 5th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chuc Thanh Pagoda, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, thenindulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, thenexperience rural life at Tra Que Minty Garden, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Precious Heritage by Rehahn. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Marble Mountains, don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, have fun at Henna Art Hoi An, thendon't miss a visit to Japanese Covered Bridge, and finally look for gifts at Yaly Couture - Nguyen Thai Hoc branch.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Hoi An trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Da Lat to Hoi An in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Hoi An are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Hue.

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Imperial City, admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda, thencontemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, thencontemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, and finally contemplate the long history of Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Hue trip itinerary app.

Getting from Hoi An to Hue by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Hue can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda

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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): explore the fascinating underground world of Hang Toi (Dark Cave) and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo), admire the natural beauty at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, and then experience rural life at The Duck Stop.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip builder site.

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Phong Nha Botanic Garden ©
Phong Nha Botanic Garden
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop

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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 11th (Sun): explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay, take in the views from Bãi Cháy Bridge, thenget a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Bai Tu Long Bay.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Halong Bay online journey planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Halong Bay in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or do a combination of bus and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to catch the bus to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University, explore the activities along West Lake, stop by Tired City Dinh Tien Hoang, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), thencontemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, and finally explore the galleries of Empty Wall Gallery. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Hanoi Old Quarter Culture Exchange Center, thenwander the streets of Old Quarter, thenindulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Hanoi visit planning website.

Traveling by bus from Halong Bay to Hanoi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) ©
Temple of Literature & National University ©

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