14 days in Vietnam Itinerary

14 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Vietnam trip itinerary planner

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Ho Chi Minh City
— 1 day
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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 2 nights
Fly to Haiphong, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay
— 2 nights
Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Bus to Hanoi
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Hanoi
— 2 nights
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Hue
— 2 nights
Drive
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Da Nang
— 3 nights
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Nha Trang
— 2 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City

— 1 day

Pearl of the Far East

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 1st (Mon): get a sense of history and politics at The Independence Palace, then take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, and then admire the striking features of Central Post Office.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City holiday planner.

Sydney, Australia to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Indochina Time (ICT) is minus 3 hours. In November, Ho Chi Minh City is somewhat warmer than Sydney - with highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Find places to stay Nov 1 — 2:

Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

— 2 nights
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 2nd (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Bai Tắm Sao and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ong Lang Beach. Keep things going the next day: cast your line with Truly Vietnam Travel and then relax and rejuvenate at Luna Thai Spa.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Duong Dong tour itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Duong Dong in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 1 — 3:

Halong Bay

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay and then Head underground at Sung Sot Cave.

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Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Duong Dong to Halong Bay takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, train, and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Find places to stay Nov 3 — 5:

Hanoi

— 2 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.
On the 6th (Sat), appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter, then explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then get engrossed in the history at Vietnam Museum of Ethnology. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, make a trip to Temple of Literature & National University, then steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Hanoi online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Halong Bay to Hanoi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and train; or do a combination of ferry, car, flight, and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Hue.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Spas · Nature
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 7:

Hue

— 2 nights
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 8th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang and then contemplate the long history of Imperial City. On your second day here, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Hue day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Hue takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in November, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Da Nang.

Things to do in Hue

Find places to stay Nov 7 — 9:

Da Nang

— 3 nights

City of Bridges

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.
Relax by the water at My Khe Beach and Non Nuoc Beach. Visiting Fishing Charters & Tours and Cua Dai Beach will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Mỹ Sơn (in Duy Phu) and Hoi An (Japanese Covered Bridge & Spas). There's more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Marble Mountains and look for gifts at M Legrand Jewelry.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Da Nang driving holiday planner.

Getting from Hue to Da Nang by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Da Nang are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Da Nang

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 9 — 12:

Nha Trang

— 2 nights
On a vacation in Nha Trang, a famous Vietnam resort town, you can lounge on a beach all day and party into the night.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): witness a stunning natural landmark at Hot mineral springs I-Resort Nha Trang and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Po Nagar Cham Towers.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Nha Trang online road trip planner.

You can fly from Da Nang to Nha Trang in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 14:

Vietnam travel guide

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Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas · Landmarks
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.