15 days in Vietnam Itinerary

15 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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15 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + taxi:  18​h 15​min
1
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Hue
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Hoi An
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + ferry:  4​h 30​min
5
Cat Ba
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
6
Hanoi
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: London

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 21st (Sat), explore the fascinating underground world of Phong Nha Caves and then take in the dramatic scenery at Phong Nha Botanic Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Paradise Cave, then explore the fascinating underground world of Hang Toi (Dark Cave), and then explore and take pictures at The Duck Stop.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park holiday planner.

London, UK to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 7 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Nature Parks Tours
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 22:
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Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
Paradise Cave
Paradise Cave
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop

2
nights
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.
On the 23rd (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Thai Hoa Palace, steep yourself in history at Imperial City, then steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc, then contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Royal Tombs. On the next day, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Hue trip builder .

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 December in Hue, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 24:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Royal Tombs
Royal Tombs
Imperial City ©
Imperial City

3
nights
Hoi An

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.
Get in touch with nature at Fishing Charters & Tours and Non Nuoc Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mỹ Sơn and Hoi An Ancient Town. Take a break from Hoi An with a short trip to My Khe Beach in Da Nang, about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains, make a trip to Japanese Covered Bridge, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Hoi An trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Hue to Hoi An by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Da Nang, Mỹ Sơn
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 27:
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My Khe Beach ©
My Khe Beach
Fishing Charters & Tours
Non Nuoc Beach ©
Non Nuoc Beach

2
nights
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

Duong Dong ©
On the 28th (Sat), look for gifts at All Good Things Phu Quoc, then cast your line with a fishing tour, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ong Lang Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dinh Ba Thuy Long Thanh Mau, and then kick back and relax at Vung Bau Beach.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Duong Dong road trip site .

Traveling by flight from Hoi An to Duong Dong takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cat Ba.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Phu Quoc Island
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:
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Ong Lang Beach ©
Ong Lang Beach
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Fishing Charters & Tours

2
nights
Cat Ba

The largest of the islands in the south of the bay, Cat Ba offers a base for exploring the many limestone landmasses across the UNESCO-protected bay.
On the 30th (Mon), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Tue): Head underground at Sung Sot Cave and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Cat Ba trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Duong Dong to Cat Ba takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Cat Ba

Tours Adventure Outdoors

Side Trip

Halong Bay
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Kayaking & Canoeing
Sung Sot Cave ©
Sung Sot Cave

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) and Kayaking & Canoeing. Popular historic sites such as Old Quarter and Temple of Literature & National University are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Vietnamese Women's Museum, steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, and view the masterpieces at Tired City Bao Khanh.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Hanoi trip site .

Traveling by bus from Cat Ba to Hanoi takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Tours Adventure
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 3:
Highlights from your plan
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Vietnamese Women's Museum ©
Vietnamese Women's Museum

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