15 days in Vietnam Itinerary

15 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Vietnam travel route maker

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Hanoi
— 3 nights
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Bus to Noi Bai Airport, Fly to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Drive to Ha Long Bai Chay, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay
— 1 night
Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Fly to Duong Dong
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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 2 nights
Fly
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
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Hoi An
— 3 nights
Drive to Da Nang International Airport, Fly to Richmond

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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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter, contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and explore the activities along West Lake.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Hanoi trip builder.

Richmond, USA to Hanoi is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 12 hours traveling from Richmond to Hanoi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Tours · Nature · Parks

Halong Bay

— 1 night
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 6th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then snap pictures at Pont Bai Chay.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Halong Bay trip itinerary planning site.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): expand your horizons at Green Hat Holiday, then experience rural life at Phu Quoc Countryside, then stop by Sava Coffee Shop, and finally sample some tasty brews at Beer Fridge. On the next day, find something for the whole family at Happy Farm PQ, relax and rejuvenate at Luna Thai Spa, and then experience rural life at Phu Quoc Mushroom.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Duong Dong online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Duong Dong takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, train, and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Tours · Classes · Wildlife · Adventure

Side Trips

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 11th (Mon), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, get a sense of history and politics at The Independence Palace, take in the exciting artwork at Huong Nga Fine Arts, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City trip planner.

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, daytime highs in Ho Chi Minh City are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Hoi An.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Museums

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.
Go for a jaunt from Hoi An to Da Nang to see Tran Thi Ly Bridge about 54 minutes away. The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, look for gifts at Yaly Couture - Nguyen Thai Hoc branch, have fun at Henna Art Hoi An, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Hoi An online holiday maker.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Outdoors · Shopping · Wildlife

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.