14 days in Vietnam Itinerary

14 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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14 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Hoi An
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Hue
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
3
Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  1​h 30​min
4
Phu Quoc Island
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Halong Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Uong Bi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Hanoi
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: London

1
night
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 2nd (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains, take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, and then make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Cua Dai Beach, stop by Rubin Cloth Shop, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Hoi An trip planner .

London, UK to Hoi An is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Hoi An is 7 hours. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from London in October; daily highs in Hoi An reach 35°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Parks Spas Nature

Side Trip

The Marble Mountains
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Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains
Japanese Covered Bridge ©
Japanese Covered Bridge

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thien Mu Pagoda, then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Mieu Temple, and finally contemplate the long history of Imperial City. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, then make a trip to The Flag Tower, and finally make a trip to The Noon Gate (Cua Ngo Mon).

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Hue online road trip planner .

You can drive from Hoi An to Hue in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. October in Hue sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Tours
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Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda
Tomb of Minh Mang ©
Tomb of Minh Mang

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 6th (Sat): make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, admire the landmark architecture of The Independence Palace, and then take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Dominique Saint Paul Saigon, get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chùa Giác Lâm (Giac Lam Pagoda).

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Hue to Ho Chi Minh City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. October in Ho Chi Minh City sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Phu Quoc Island.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

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

2
nights
Phu Quoc Island

Phu Quoc Island ©
The largest of Vietnam's islands, Phu Quoc combines tradition with modernity, and nature with nurture.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): stroll through Long Beach, then take a leisurely stroll along Ham Ninh Pier, then kick back and relax at Sao Beach, and finally relax in the rural setting at Phu Quoc Countryside. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): kick back and relax at Ong Lang Beach, play a few rounds at Vinpearl Golf Phu Quoc Course, and then look for gifts at PQ LITTLE MART.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Phu Quoc Island trip planning tool .

Fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Phu Quoc Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Phu Quoc Island

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Sao Beach ©
Sao Beach
Phu Quoc Countryside ©
Phu Quoc Countryside
Vinpearl Golf Phu Quoc Course ©
Vinpearl Golf Phu Quoc Course

1
night
Halong Bay

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 10th (Wed), explore the activities along Bai Tu Long Bay and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Halong Bay trip itinerary planning website .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Phu Quoc Island to Halong Bay in 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Uong Bi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks Nature
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay

1
night
Uong Bi

Uong Bi ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Ba Vang Pagoda and then take in the awesome beauty at Yen Tu Mountain.

Before you visit Uong Bi, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Halong Bay to Uong Bi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Uong Bi

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Yen Tu Mountain ©
Yen Tu Mountain
Ba Vang Pagoda ©
Ba Vang Pagoda

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, nightlife, museums, spas, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter, explore the activities along West Lake, contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and get engrossed in the history at Vietnam Museum of Ethnology.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Hanoi trip maker website .

Drive from Uong Bi to Hanoi in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

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