14 days in Vietnam Itinerary

14 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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14 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  16 h 30 min
1
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
2
Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h
3
Hoi An
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Hue
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
5
Hanoi
— 3 nights
Fly:  15 h
End: London

2
nights
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

Duong Dong ©
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Sao Beach and Galina Phu Quoc Mudbath & Spa. Get outdoors at Long Beach and Vung Bau Beach.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Duong Dong trip maker website .

London, UK to Duong Dong is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from London to Duong Dong. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Sao Beach
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Ong Lang Beach ©
Ong Lang Beach
Sao Beach ©
Sao Beach
Long Beach ©
Long Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): stop by Metiseko, view the masterpieces at Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi, get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, then get a sense of history and politics at The Independence Palace, then hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, and then make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City visit planning site .

You can 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, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
The Independence Palace ©
The Independence Palace
Ben Thanh Market ©
Ben Thanh Market

3
nights
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Precious Heritage by Rehahn and Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien). You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at My Khe Beach and Non Nuoc Beach. There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, stop by Yaly Couture, take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains, and make a trip to Japanese Covered Bridge.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Hoi An day trip website .

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in January, expect Hoi An to be slightly colder, temps between 29°C and 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Da Nang
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
My Khe Beach ©
My Khe Beach
Precious Heritage by Rehahn ©
Precious Heritage by Rehahn

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.
On the 13th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc, then steep yourself in history at Imperial City, and finally stop by Tinh Hoa Art Shop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll the grounds of Royal Tombs and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Hue trip planner .

Traveling by car from Hoi An to Hue takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Royal Tombs
Royal Tombs
Tomb of Minh Mang ©
Tomb of Minh Mang

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Vietnamese Women's Museum and D&C Art Gallery HQ. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Quarter and Hoa Lo Prison. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Temple of Literature & National University, take in the exciting artwork at TiredCity Hang Bong, explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Hanoi trip itinerary builder app .

You can fly from Hue to Hanoi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Spas
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TiredCity Hang Bong ©
TiredCity Hang Bong
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Vietnamese Women's Museum ©
Vietnamese Women's Museum

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