15 days in Vietnam Itinerary

15 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Vietnam travel route planner

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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 Phu Quoc
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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 1 night
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 3 nights
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Hue
— 1 night
Drive
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Da Nang
— 2 nights
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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.
On the 16th (Wed), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, stop by TiredCity Hang Bong, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Hanoi trip itinerary maker.

New York City, USA to Hanoi is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 12 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

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 17th (Thu): explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Tien Ong Cave.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Halong Bay trip builder site.

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

— 1 night
A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
On the 18th (Fri), cast your line with Phu Quoc Jeep Tour, then look for gifts at From Vietnam Fair Trade & Gift Shop, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Luna Thai Spa.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Duong Dong trip maker.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Duong Dong in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, car, train, and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Wildlife · Adventure · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.
On the 19th (Sat), paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, look for gifts at Lucy Henna, then take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Central Post Office.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City holiday planner.

Fly from Duong Dong to Ho Chi Minh City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in June, and nighttime lows around 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Adventure · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

— 3 nights
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.
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is known for nature, nightlife, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: Head underground at Son Doong Cave, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, don't miss a visit to Phong Nha Caves, and admire the natural beauty at Phong Nha Botanic Garden.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park journey planner.

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

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 24th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Imperial City, then admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, then have fun at Hope Center Hue, and finally steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Hue trip planner.

You can drive from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 95°F in June, and nighttime lows around 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can go by car to Da Nang.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Classes

Da Nang

— 2 nights

City of Bridges

A curious mix of developed beachfront tourism and untouched local city life, Da Nang presents an often-overlooked but authentic and welcoming picture of central Vietnam.
On the 25th (Fri), look for gifts at Gallery Ti Tin, then don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Da Nang trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hue to Da Nang takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Da Nang

Spas · Nature · Parks · Shopping

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.