15 days in Vietnam Itinerary

15 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Ho Chi Minh City
Fly:  1 h 45 min
1
Hue
— 1 day
Drive:  3 h
2
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
Hanoi
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + Ferry:  4 h
4
Halong Bay
— 1 night
+2
Ferry + Drive + Fly:  4 h 15 min
5
Da Nang
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
6
Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
7
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
End: Ho Chi Minh City

1
day
Hue

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.
On the 6th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc, admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda, then contemplate the long history of Imperial City, and finally make a trip to Hue Temple.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Hue trip planner.

Ho Chi Minh City to Hue is an approximately 2- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In June in Hue, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites
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Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda
Tomb of Tu Duc ©
Tomb of Tu Duc

3
nights
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.
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is known for nature, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop, tour the pleasant surroundings at Phong Nha Caves, admire the natural beauty at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, and Head underground at Son Doong Cave.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Son Doong Cave ©
Son Doong Cave
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop
Phong Nha Botanic Garden ©
Phong Nha Botanic Garden

3
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: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, have fun at Authentic Bat Trang, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Literature & National University.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Hanoi vacation website.

Getting from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hanoi by combination of bus, taxi, and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Authentic Bat Trang ©
Authentic Bat Trang
Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) ©
Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake)
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

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.
On the 13th (Sat), take in the views from Pont Bai Chay, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Halong Bay road trip planning site.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Da Nang.

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
Da Nang

Da Nang ©
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.
On the 14th (Sun), explore the wide array of goods at Ginkgo T-Shirts Store Le Loi, make a trip to Japanese Covered Bridge, then make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, and finally take in the awesome beauty at The Marble Mountains. Here are some ideas for day two: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then stop by Rubin Cloth Shop.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Da Nang trip itinerary maker site.

You can do a combination of ferry, car, and flight from Halong Bay to Da Nang in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Da Nang

Tours Shopping Nature

Side Trip

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

3
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.
Take a break from Ho Chi Minh City with a short trip to Hoi Khanh Pagoda in Thu Dau Mot, about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, get a sense of history and politics at The Independence Palace, and admire the landmark architecture of Central Post Office.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Da Nang to Ho Chi Minh City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Adventure Outdoors

Side Trip

Hoi Khanh Pagoda
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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
nights
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

Duong Dong ©
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 19th (Fri): find something for the whole family at Happy Farm PQ, relax in the rural setting at Phu Quoc Countryside, then relax in the rural setting at Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho, then browse the different shops at The Vietnamese Artists, and finally make a trip to Cao Dai Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sat): experience rural life at Phu Quoc Mushroom, don't miss a visit to Dinh Cau Rock (Cua Temple), and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dinh Ba Thuy Long Thanh Mau.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Duong Dong online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Duong Dong takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Historic Sites Shopping Theme Parks

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Phu Quoc Mushroom, Happy Farm PQ, Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho
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Dinh Ba Thuy Long Thanh Mau ©
Dinh Ba Thuy Long Thanh Mau
Phu Quoc Mushroom ©
Phu Quoc Mushroom
Happy Farm PQ ©
Happy Farm PQ

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