15 days in Vietnam Itinerary

15 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Fly
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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 2 nights
Fly to Haiphong, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay
— 1 night
Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Bus to Hanoi
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Hanoi
— 3 nights
Fly
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hue
— 1 night
Drive
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Hoi An
— 2 nights
Fly
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

— 2 nights
A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): cast your line with John's Tours and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Luna Thai Spa. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Duong Dong trip itinerary planner.

Perth, Australia to Duong Dong is an approximately 13-hour flight. Traveling from Perth to Duong Dong, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time for travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay and then explore the fascinating underground world of Sung Sot Cave.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Halong Bay trip planner.

Getting from Duong Dong to Halong Bay by combination of flight and ferry takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, train, and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks · Nature
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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 25th (Wed), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Hanoi online travel planner.

Do a combination of ferry and bus from Halong Bay to Hanoi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and train; or do a combination of ferry, car, flight, and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Neighborhoods
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): experience rural life at The Duck Stop and then Head underground at Phong Nha Caves. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Son Doong Cave.

To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park travel route builder app.

Getting from Hanoi to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks · Nature

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.
On the 29th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Imperial City, step into the grandiose world of Thai Hoa Palace, and then admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda.

To see maps and other tourist information, go to the Hue trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Hue are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

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Hoi An

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Tue): take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, and then don't miss a visit to The Marble Mountains.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Hoi An itinerary planner.

Getting from Hue to Hoi An by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In May in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to fly to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Ho Chi Minh City

— 3 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 1st (Wed), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, then pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in May, and nighttime lows around 30°C. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Shopping
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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.