15 days in Vietnam Itinerary

15 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Fly
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Hanoi
— 1 night
Bus
2
Cat Ba
— 2 nights
Ferry to Hai Phong - Ben Binh Pier, Fly to Cam Ranh
3
Nha Trang
— 2 nights
Bus
4
Da Lat
— 2 nights
Fly to Danang, Bus to Hue
5
Hue
— 3 nights
Drive
6
Hoi An
— 4 nights
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then make a trip to Long Bien Bridge.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Hanoi itinerary planning tool.

Mumbai, India to Hanoi is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1.5 hours traveling from Mumbai to Hanoi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Cat Ba.

Things to do in Hanoi

Outdoors · Tours · Museums

2
nights
Cat Ba

The largest of the islands in the south of the bay, Cat Ba offers a base for exploring the many limestone landmasses across the UNESCO-protected bay.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): Head underground at Sung Sot Cave, explore the activities along Bai Tu Long Bay, and then head off the coast to Hon Ga Choi Island. On the next day, step off the mainland to explore Cat Ba Island and then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Cat Ba travel route builder website.

Take a bus from Hanoi to Cat Ba in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Cat Ba

Parks · Nature · Adventure · Outdoors

Side Trip

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nights
Nha Trang

On a vacation in Nha Trang, a famous Vietnam resort town, you can lounge on a beach all day and party into the night.
On the 6th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Nha Tho Nui, take in the natural beauty of Hot mineral springs I-Resort Nha Trang, and then kick back and relax at Nha Trang Beach. On your second day here, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Nha Trang trip maker tool.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Cat Ba to Nha Trang in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to catch the bus to Da Lat.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Linh Phuoc Pagoda, then admire the landmark architecture of Dalat Railway Station, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Thien Vien Truc Lam. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Xuan Huong Lake, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then don't miss a visit to Lam Vien Square.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Da Lat attractions planner.

Traveling by bus from Nha Trang to Da Lat takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hue.

Things to do in Da Lat

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

3
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Hue

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh. There's much more to do: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, contemplate the long history of Thien Mu Pagoda, explore the ancient world of Royal Tombs, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hon Chen Temple.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Hue sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Da Lat to Hue takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Hue sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

4
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kayaking & Canoeing and Thermal Spas. Change things up with these side-trips from Hoi An: Da Nang (My Khe Beach, Lady Buddha, &more). The adventure continues: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, contemplate the long history of Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien), take in the spiritual surroundings of Chuc Thanh Pagoda, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Hoi An day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hue to Hoi An takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In January in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 22°C at night. On the 16th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Adventure

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.