15 days in Vietnam Itinerary

15 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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15 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Antwerp
train + Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
Hanoi
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
2
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Hue
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Hoi An
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
5
Ho Chi Minh City
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
6
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Antwerp

1
night
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.
Quan Lan Beach has been added to your itinerary. On the 22nd (Sun), make a trip to Temple of Literature & National University, contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and then wander the streets of Old Quarter. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, then explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then enjoy the sand and surf at Quan Lan Beach.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Hanoi trip itinerary builder tool .

Antwerp, Belgium to Hanoi is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 6 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum ©
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

1
night
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 24th (Tue), explore the fascinating underground world of Paradise Cave, admire the sheer force of Phong Nha Botanic Garden, and then explore and take pictures at The Duck Stop. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bai Da Nhay (Jumping rock beach), then explore the fascinating underground world of Tien Son Cave, and then Head underground at Phong Nha Caves.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park road trip 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 up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Dong Hoi
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 25:
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Paradise Cave
Paradise Cave
Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop

2
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Thuan An Beach as well as Nine Dynastic Urns. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc, steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, then explore the ancient world of Royal Tombs, then contemplate the long history of Thai Hoa Palace, and finally steep yourself in history at Imperial City. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh, admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, then make a trip to Nine Dynastic Urns, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Thuan An Beach.

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Traveling by car from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In December, daytime highs in Hue are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:
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Tomb of Minh Mang ©
Tomb of Minh Mang
Royal Tombs
Royal Tombs
Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh ©
Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Fishing Charters & Tours as well as Thermal Spas. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien) and Quang Trieu (Cantonese) Assembly Hall. Escape the urban bustle at Kayaking & Canoeing and An Bang Beach. The adventure continues: make a trip to Japanese Covered Bridge.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Hoi An travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Hue to Hoi An takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in December, and nighttime lows around 23°C. On the 30th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Thermal Spas
Fishing Charters & Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes War Remnants Museum as well as Can Gio Mangrove Biosphere Reserve. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ba Thien Hau Temple.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City trip builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Hoi An in December, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Ho Chi Minh City: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Wildlife Parks Museums
Find places to stay Dec 30 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Ba Thien Hau Temple ©
Ba Thien Hau Temple
Can Gio Mangrove Biosphere Reserve ©
Can Gio Mangrove Biosphere Reserve

3
nights
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

Duong Dong ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tranh Stream, Funky Tiki Bar and Da Ban Stream. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Long Beach and Vung Bau Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc and Dinh Ba Thuy Long Thanh Mau. Step out of Duong Dong to go to An Thoi and see Starfish Beach, which is approximately 34 minutes away.

To see other places to visit and more tourist information, use the Duong Dong visit planner .

Fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Duong Dong in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Sao Beach
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 3:
Highlights from your plan
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Sao Beach ©
Sao Beach
Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc ©
Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc

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