15 days in Vietnam Itinerary

15 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Vietnam planner

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Hanoi
— 3 nights
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Bus to Noi Bai Airport, Fly to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Drive to Ha Long Bai Chay, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay
— 1 night
Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Drive to Hai Phong
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Hai Phong
— 1 night
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Hoi An
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hue
— 1 night
Fly
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 4 nights
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Hanoi

— 3 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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter, take in the exciting artwork at TiredCity Hang Bong, and contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Hanoi journey planner.

New York City, USA to Hanoi is an approximately 22-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 12 hours traveling from New York City to Hanoi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Neighborhoods
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Halong Bay

— 1 night
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 6th (Fri), explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then snap pictures at Pont Bai Chay.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Halong Bay journey builder app.

Getting from Hanoi to Halong Bay by combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hai Phong.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
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Hai Phong

— 1 night
Haiphong is a major industrial city and the second largest city in the northern part of Vietnam. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): make a trip to Du Hang Pagoda, see what you can catch with Calypso Cruises, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pho Chieu Pagoda.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Hai Phong trip itinerary maker tool.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Halong Bay to Hai Phong in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or ride a ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hai Phong

Wildlife · Outdoors · Adventure · Tours
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Hoi An

— 3 nights
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.
Hoi An is known for shopping, spas, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cua Dai Beach, make a trip to The Marble Mountains, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Hoi An trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Hai Phong to Hoi An takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. In August in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 94°F during the day and 78°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Outdoors · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

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Hue

— 1 night
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 11th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, then admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda, and then contemplate the long history of Imperial City.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Hue travel website.

Traveling by car from Hoi An to Hue takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. August in Hue sees daily highs of 94°F and lows of 77°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hue

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Ho Chi Minh City

— 4 nights

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.
On the 14th (Sat), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City trip planner.

Getting from Hue to Ho Chi Minh City by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. August in Ho Chi Minh City sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 77°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Breweries & Distilleries
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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.