15 days in Vietnam Itinerary

15 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Hanoi
— 2 nights
Bus to Ha Long, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay
— 1 night
Ferry to Cat Ba, Fly to Duong Dong
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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 3 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
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Hue
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hoi An
— 2 nights
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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.
On the 8th (Thu), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter, don't miss a visit to Temple of Literature & National University, explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Hanoi trip itinerary maker.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Hanoi is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Copenhagen to Hanoi is 6 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Halong Bay.
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Tours · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature

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 10th (Sat): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Halong Bay trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Duong Dong.
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Tours · Nature · Outdoors · Parks

Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island — 3 nights

A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
When in Duong Dong, make a side trip to see Vinpearl Land Phu Quoc in Ganh Dau, approximately Ganh Dau away. There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with Bee Bee Travel, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, relax in the rural setting at Phu Quoc Mushroom, and sample some tasty brews at Beer Fridge.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Duong Dong driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Duong Dong takes 6.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Ho Chi Minh City.
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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 16th (Fri), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City day trip website.

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 December in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to fly to Hue.
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Adventure · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Hue — 2 nights

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 17th (Sat), get outside with Outdoor Activities. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, then admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, and then contemplate the long history of Imperial City.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Hue travel route tool.

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Hue by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In December, Hue is a bit cooler than Ho Chi Minh City - with highs of 26°C and lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to Hoi An.
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Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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 19th (Mon), cast your line with a fishing tour, look for gifts at Rubin Cloth Shop, then don't miss a visit to Japanese Covered Bridge, and finally don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Hoi An trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hue to Hoi An in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow time for the flight back home.
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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.
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