15 days in Vietnam Itinerary

15 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Vietnam planner

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Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
Fly
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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 3 nights
Fly to Haiphong, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay
— 2 nights
Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Bus to Hanoi
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Hanoi
— 3 nights
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Hue
— 1 night
Drive
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Hoi An
— 3 nights
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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.
Ho Chi Minh City is known for nightlife, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City road trip planning website.

Melbourne, Australia to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 12-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Ho Chi Minh City, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in March: high temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City hover around 40°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can fly to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

— 3 nights
A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Duong Dong is known for wildlife, beaches, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: indulge in some personalized pampering at Luna Thai Spa, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ho Quoc Temple, learn the secrets of beer at Beer Fridge, and relax in the rural setting at Phu Quoc Mushroom.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Duong Dong trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Duong Dong takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Bai Tu Long Bay and then take a stroll through Cua Van Floating Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Halong Bay trip planning website.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Duong Dong to Halong Bay in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, bus, train, and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

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 11th (Fri), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter, and see Off-Road Tours.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Hanoi trip builder.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Halong Bay to Hanoi in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, car, and train; or do a combination of ferry, car, flight, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Hue.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

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.
On the 13th (Sun), admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda and then contemplate the long history of Imperial City.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Hue trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Hanoi to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March in Hue, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): look for gifts at Rubin Cloth Shop, then snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, then make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. On your second day here, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour and then take in the awesome beauty at The Marble Mountains.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Hoi An trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Hue to Hoi An by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in March, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Parks · Nature · Spas

Side Trip

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.