15 days in Vietnam Itinerary

15 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Ho Chi Minh City
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Duong Dong
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
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Hanoi
Bus to Ha Long, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay
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Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Drive to Honda Agent Hoang Quoc Viet, Bus to Van Don Airport, Fly to Ho Chi Minh City
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Ho Chi Minh City
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Ho Chi Minh City — 2 nights

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 2nd (Mon), contemplate the long history of People's Committee Building, then ponder the world of politics at The Independence Palace, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Bitexco Financial Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City road trip planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Traveling from Los Angeles to Ho Chi Minh City, you'll lose 15 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Los Angeles in January: highs in Ho Chi Minh City hover around 89°F, while lows dip to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Duong Dong.
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Duong Dong — 2 nights

A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Change things up with a short trip to Bai Tắm Sao in An Thoi (about 34 minutes away). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dinh Ba Thuy Long Thanh Mau, stroll through Long Beach, steep yourself in history at Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc, and make a trip to Cao Dai Temple.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Duong Dong road trip planner.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Duong Dong in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Ho Chi Minh City.
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Ho Chi Minh City — 3 nights

Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, then view the masterpieces at Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - InterContinental, and finally don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels. Keep things going the next day: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, and then hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Duong Dong to Ho Chi Minh City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Hanoi.
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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 9th (Mon): browse the range of quality goods at YNOT and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Hanoi route site.

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Halong Bay.
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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.
For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Halong Bay road 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. On the 10th (Tue), you're off to Ho Chi Minh City.
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Ho Chi Minh City — 5 nights

On the 13th (Fri), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Explore Ho Chi Minh City further: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, view the masterpieces at Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chùa Giác Lâm (Giac Lam Pagoda), and get a sense of history and politics at The Independence Palace.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City online route planner.

You can do a combination of ferry, car, bus, and flight from Halong Bay to Ho Chi Minh City in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, car, and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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Vietnam travel guide

4.3
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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Phu Quoc Island travel guide

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Beaches · Fishing Charters & Tours · Spas
The largest of Vietnam's islands, Phu Quoc combines tradition with modernity, and nature with nurture. Known for its pepper farming and fish sauce brewing, the island retains a charming rusticity in its fishing towns and inland plantations. Phu Quoc Island tourism developed rapidly, with a number of resorts sitting on the golden sands along the southwest coast. With half of the island registered as a national park, the dense jungles and mountains of the interior remain protected from overdevelopment--good news for wildlife living there, including slow lorises, macaques, owls, and tortoises.
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