15 days in Vietnam Itinerary

15 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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15 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly + bus:  21​h 15​min
1
Sapa
— 2 nights
2
Hanoi
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
3
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Hue
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Hoi An
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
6
Ho Chi Minh City
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Cairo

2
nights
Sapa

Sapa ©
A hub of tourism in the country's northwestern mountainous region, Sapa represents home for a large number of ethnic minorities from the hill tribes of the region, and acts as a base for explorations of the surrounding area's wealth of natural sights.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): appreciate the views at Muong Hoa Valley, then stroll through Fansipan Mountain, and then make a trip to Quang Truong Square. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to O Quy Ho Mountain Pass, then admire the sheer force of Love Waterfall, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Sapa visit planner .

Cairo, Egypt to Sapa is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Cairo to Sapa, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Hanoi.

Things to do in Sapa

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Fansipan Mountain ©
Fansipan Mountain
Walking tours
Muong Hoa Valley ©
Muong Hoa Valley

2
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, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Old Quarter, explore the activities along West Lake, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Hanoi day trip planning app .

Getting from Sapa to Hanoi by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Tired City Bao Khanh ©
Tired City Bao Khanh
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

2
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.
On the 14th (Wed), stroll through Phong Nha Caves, experience rural life at The Duck Stop, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Hang Toi (Dark Cave). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): Head underground at Son Doong Cave and then Head underground at Paradise Cave.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park route planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Hanoi to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, train, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop
Son Doong Cave ©
Son Doong Cave
Paradise Cave
Paradise Cave

1
night
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 16th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc, contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, steep yourself in history at Thien Mu Pagoda, then steep yourself in history at Imperial City, and finally steep yourself in history at Luc Bo Culture Space.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Hue vacation planning tool .

Drive from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In August in Hue, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

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

2
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.
On the 17th (Sat), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, then look for gifts at Rubin Cloth Shop, and finally snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cua Dai Beach, then don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, and then view the masterpieces at Precious Heritage by Rehahn.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Hoi An day trip site .

You can drive from Hue to Hoi An in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Hoi An are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Shopping Beaches
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Spas
Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
Japanese Covered Bridge ©
Japanese Covered Bridge

4
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.
Ho Chi Minh City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, spas, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, and ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary planning site .

You can fly from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. August in Ho Chi Minh City sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

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
Food Tours

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