15 days in Vietnam Itinerary

15 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Vietnam tour planner

Make it your trip
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Hanoi
— 2 nights
Fly
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Hoi An
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hue
— 1 night
Drive
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 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
Fly to Haiphong, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay
— 2 nights
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Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Drive to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Fly to Glasgow

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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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stop by Old Quarter, explore the galleries of A Dong Art Gallery, contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake).

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Glasgow, UK to Hanoi is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 7 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Neighborhoods

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.
On the 25th (Thu), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, don't miss a visit to Japanese Covered Bridge, then take in the exciting artwork at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains, don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, then explore the wide array of goods at Ginkgo T-Shirts Store Le Loi, and finally look for gifts at Yaly Couture - Nguyen Thai Hoc branch.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Hoi An online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Hoi An takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. November in Hoi An sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors · Shopping · Tours · Wildlife

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda, and then steep yourself in history at Imperial City.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Hue travel planning tool.

You can drive from Hoi An to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

— 1 night
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 28th (Sun): indulge in some personalized pampering at Lemon Tree Nail & Spa, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then experience rural life at The Duck Stop.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park route builder tool.

Traveling by car from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Spas

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

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 30th (Tue), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, admire the striking features of Central Post Office, get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, and contemplate the long history of The Independence Palace.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Ho Chi Minh City by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Museums

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 2nd (Thu), find something for the whole family at Happy Farm PQ, experience rural life at Phu Quoc Countryside, then relax in the rural setting at Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho, then look for gifts at The Vietnamese Artists, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cao Dai Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): relax and rejuvenate at Phu Quoc Day Spa & Massage, then see what you can catch with Jerry's Jungle Tours, and then learn the secrets of beer at Beer Fridge.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Duong Dong online itinerary maker.

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then take in the views from Pont Bai Chay.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Halong Bay trip itinerary site.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Duong Dong to Halong Bay takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, train, and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Vietnam travel guide

4.3
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.