14 days in Vietnam Itinerary

14 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Train to Frankfurt, Fly to Noi Bai International
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Hanoi
— 2 nights
Fly
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hue
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hoi An
— 2 nights
Fly
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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 2 nights
Fly
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
Fly to Frankfurt, Train to Stuttgart

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Hanoi

— 2 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 4th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), then wander the streets of Old Quarter, and then take in the exciting artwork at TiredCity Hang Bong. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University, then steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, then contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, and finally take an in-depth tour of Vietnam Museum of Ethnology.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Hanoi tour itinerary site.

Stuttgart, Germany to Hanoi is an approximately 17-hour combination of train and flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Stuttgart to Hanoi due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of Hang Toi (Dark Cave) and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Keep things going the next day: relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Lemon Tree Nail & Spa.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip itinerary maker website.

Fly from Hanoi to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

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Hue

— 3 nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Tomb of Minh Mang. Do some cultural sightseeing at Royal Tombs and Thien Mu Pagoda. It doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Imperial City and explore the historical opulence of Thai Hoa Palace.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Hue driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Non Nuoc Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at My Khe Beach, and then explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains. On the next day, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, and then admire the masterpieces at Precious Heritage by Rehahn.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Hoi An planning tool.

You can drive from Hue to Hoi An in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Hoi An are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Hoi An

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

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 13th (Wed): stroll through Fingernail Island and then stroll through Ong Lang Beach. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bai Tắm Sao and then get engrossed in the history at Coi Nguon Museum.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Duong Dong online travel route planner.

Fly from Hoi An to Duong Dong in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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 15th (Fri): ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, get a sense of history and politics at The Independence Palace, take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, then see the interesting displays at Drink Vietnam, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chùa Giác Lâm (Giac Lam Pagoda).

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Getting from Duong Dong to Ho Chi Minh City by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In October in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

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.