14 days in Vietnam Itinerary

14 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Vietnam vacation planner

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Da Nang
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hue
— 1 night
Fly
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Hanoi
— 3 nights
Bus to Ha Long, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay
— 2 nights
Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Fly to Duong Dong
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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 2 nights
Fly
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
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Da Nang

— 2 nights

City of Bridges

A curious mix of developed beachfront tourism and untouched local city life, Da Nang presents an often-overlooked but authentic and welcoming picture of central Vietnam.
On the 4th (Sat), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, and then make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): savor the flavors at Food & Drink and then don't miss a visit to The Marble Mountains.

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Johannesburg, South Africa to Da Nang is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Johannesburg to Da Nang, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Hue.

Things to do in Da Nang

Tours · Parks · Nature · Spas

Side Trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Imperial City and then steep yourself in history at Thien Mu Pagoda.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Hue online road trip planner.

You can drive from Da Nang to Hue in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites

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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter, stop by Le Chalet Cafe, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Hanoi online sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Hue to Hanoi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Halong Bay

— 2 nights
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.
On the 10th (Fri), get outside with Outdoor Activities and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Royal Spa. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay and then explore the fascinating underground world of Sung Sot Cave.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Halong Bay trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Spas

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 12th (Sun): stop by From Vietnam Fair Trade & Gift Shop and then see some colorful creatures with Seamen Divers Diving Club. Here are some ideas for day two: relax in the rural setting at Phu Quoc Countryside and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Duong Dong trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Duong Dong in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, car, train, and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to fly to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, admire the striking features of Central Post Office, get a sense of history and politics at The Independence Palace, then get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, and finally hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City trip builder tool.

You can fly from Duong Dong to Ho Chi Minh City in 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 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. You will leave for home on the 16th (Thu).

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Museums

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.