15 days in Vietnam Itinerary

15 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Vietnam trip planner

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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 Hoi An
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Hoi An
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hue
— 1 night
Fly
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
Fly
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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 2 nights
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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 19th (Thu), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Hanoi trip builder tool.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Hanoi is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Jeddah to Hanoi due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

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 21st (Sat), get outside with Outdoor Activities and then relax and rejuvenate at Royal Spa. On the next day, explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay and then Head underground at Sung Sot Cave.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Halong Bay trip planner.

Do a combination of bus and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks · Nature · Spas · Tours

Hoi An

— 3 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.
Hoi An is known for shopping, spas, and classes. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Marble Mountains, and snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Hoi An online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Hoi An takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, bus, and flight; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. In August, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

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 26th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Imperial City and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thien Mu Pagoda.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Hue trip planning website.

Getting from Hoi An to Hue by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. August in Hue sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites

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 28th (Sat), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chùa Giác Lâm (Giac Lam Pagoda), and get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City online trip planner.

You can fly from Hue to Ho Chi Minh City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to fly to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Historic Sites

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.
On the 30th (Mon), get a new perspective on things with Jerry's Jungle Tours and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Luna Thai Spa.

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

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Duong Dong by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. On the 31st (Tue), you're off to home.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Spas

Side Trips

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.