14 days in Vietnam Itinerary

14 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
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Hoi An
— 2 nights
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Hue
— 2 nights
4
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 1 night
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Halong Bay
— 2 nights
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Hanoi
— 2 nights

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Ho Chi Minh City

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 11th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Drink Vietnam, get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, get a sense of history and politics at The Independence Palace, then get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Here are some ideas for day two: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City visit planner.

Denver, USA to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Denver to Ho Chi Minh City is 14 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Denver in May, with highs in Ho Chi Minh City at 95°F and lows at 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
The Independence Palace ©
The Independence Palace

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien) and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chuc Thanh Pagoda, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, view the masterpieces at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, then get to know the fascinating history of March Gallery, and finally stroll through My Khe Beach.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Hoi An trip maker.

Fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 93°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
My Khe Beach ©
My Khe Beach
Precious Heritage by Rehahn ©
Precious Heritage by Rehahn

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Le Ba Dang Art Museum, contemplate the long history of Imperial City, then admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, and finally steep yourself in history at Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Hue holiday maker website.

Traveling by car from Hoi An to Hue takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 94°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Highlights from your plan
Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh ©
Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda

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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 16th (Sun), explore the fascinating underground world of Hang Toi (Dark Cave) and then Head underground at Son Doong Cave. Keep things going the next day: relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Phong Nha Caves.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip planning website.

You can drive from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
Son Doong Cave ©
Son Doong Cave
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop

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Halong Bay

Halong Bay ©
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.
Get some cultural insight at Giac Tam Buddhist Zen Monastery and Cua Van Floating Village. Get in touch with nature at Hạ Long Bay and Tien Ong Cave. Get out of town with these interesting Halong Bay side-trips: Cat Ba (Cat Co 1 Beach & Climbing Tours). It doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Bảo Tàng Quảng Ninh and snap pictures at Bãi Cháy Bridge.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Halong Bay trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Halong Bay in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Cat Co 1 Beach ©
Cat Co 1 Beach
Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Climbing Tours

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): explore the world behind art at Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat), then wander the streets of Old Quarter, then view the masterpieces at TiredCity Hang Bong, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kim Lien Pagoda.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Hanoi trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry, car, flight, and bus from Halong Bay to Hanoi in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
TiredCity Hang Bong ©
TiredCity Hang Bong
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat) ©
Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat)

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