15 days in Vietnam Itinerary

15 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
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Da Lat
— 1 night
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Hoi An
— 3 nights
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Hanoi
— 2 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
— 2 nights
Drive to Vân Đồn International Airport, Fly to Don Miguel Hidalgo Y Costilla International Airport

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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 15th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then get a sense of history and politics at People's Committee Building, then get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, and finally paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): visit Ho Chi Minh City's Book Street, then wander the streets of Pham Ngu Lao Street, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ba Thien Hau Temple, and finally surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City trip planner.

Guadalajara, Mexico to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 26-hour flight. You'll lose 13 hours traveling from Guadalajara to Ho Chi Minh City due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Guadalajara in February, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Ho Chi Minh City: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure

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Da Lat

City of a Thousand Flowers

While often referred to as "City of a Thousand Flowers," "City of a Thousand Pines," and "City of a Thousand Palms," you'd be right in thinking that numbers far greater than a thousand have given Da Lat its reputation as a fertile agricultural heartland.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, appreciate the views at Datanla High Rope Course, then head outdoors with Pine Track Adventures, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Linh Son Pagoda. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Linh Phuoc Pagoda, then admire the sheer force of Datanla Falls, then contemplate the waterfront views at Tuyen Lam Lake, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Da Lat trip website.

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

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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.
Get in touch with nature at My Khe Beach and Fishing Charters & Tours. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien) and Cam Pho Temple. The adventure continues: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, stroll through Non Nuoc Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains, and get to know the fascinating history of March Gallery.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Hoi An day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Da Lat to Hoi An takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

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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.
On the 22nd (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kim Lien Pagoda, wander the streets of Old Quarter, then steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, and finally shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Ho Van - Van Mieu, steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University, contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Ba Dinh Square, then contemplate the long history of Presidential Palace Historical Site, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chua Tran Quoc.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Hanoi online vacation builder.

Traveling by flight from Hoi An to Hanoi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Neighborhoods

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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area and then wander the streets of Cua Van Floating Village. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Cat Co 1 Beach, then explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay, then take an in-depth tour of Bảo Tàng Quảng Ninh, and finally take in the views from Bãi Cháy Bridge.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Halong Bay trip app.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Outdoors · Transportation · Parks · Tours

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.