15 days in Vietnam Itinerary

15 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Vietnam visit 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, Fly to Phu Quoc
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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 1 night
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 3 nights
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Hue
— 1 night
Drive
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Hoi An
— 3 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.
On the 2nd (Fri), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, take in the exciting artwork at TiredCity Hang Bong, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Hanoi trip planner.

Tokyo, Japan to Hanoi is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Japan Standard Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 3:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then step off the mainland to explore Hon Ga Choi Island.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Halong Bay trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 4:

Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

— 1 night
A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
On the 5th (Mon), relax in the rural setting at Happy Farm PQ, relax and rejuvenate at Luna Thai Spa, relax in the rural setting at Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho, then don't miss a visit to Cao Dai Temple, then learn the secrets of beer at Beer Fridge, and finally look for gifts at The One Up Store.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Duong Dong trip itinerary maker app.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Duong Dong in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, train, and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Spas · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 4 — 5:

Ho Chi Minh City

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then look for gifts at Lucy Henna, and finally make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, then take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Duong Dong to Ho Chi Minh City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Shopping · Museums · Spas
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 7:

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

— 3 nights
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.
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is known for nature, nightlife, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: Head underground at Son Doong Cave, take in nature's colorful creations at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, take in the awesome beauty at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo), and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip maker app.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 7 — 10:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Imperial City, then admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda, and then see Off-Road Tours.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Hue visit app.

You can drive from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Hue can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Find places to stay Jul 10 — 11:

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.
On the 12th (Mon), explore the wide array of goods at Ginkgo T-Shirts Store Le Loi, make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, then make a trip to Japanese Covered Bridge, then stop by Rubin Cloth Shop, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, then stop by The Timeless Hoi An, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Hoi An day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Hue to Hoi An takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in July, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 11 — 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.