15 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Hoi An
— 3 nights
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 3 nights
Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights


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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Old Quarter and Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. Popular historic sites such as Temple of Literature & National University and Hoa Lo Prison are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), stop by Old Factory Vietnam - Art & Crafts, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chùa Lý Triều Quốc Sư.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Hanoi travel itinerary planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Hanoi is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Dublin to Hanoi due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Hue.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature

Hue — 3 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Royal Tombs and Tomb of Minh Mang. Do some cultural sightseeing at Imperial City and Luc Bo Culture Space. Spend the 22nd (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hon Chen Temple.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Hue online tour planner.

You can fly from Hanoi to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Hue can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Hoi An.
Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors

Hoi An — 3 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Mỹ Sơn and Non Nuoc Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Hoi An Ancient Town and The Gioi Tranh Dep. Step out of Hoi An to go to Da Nang and see My Khe Beach, which is approximately 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, and look for gifts at Rubin Cloth Shop.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Hoi An tour planner.

Traveling by car from Hue to Hoi An takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Hoi An are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Duong Dong.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Side Trips

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bai Tắm Sao and Ong Lang Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Galina Phu Quoc Mudbath & Spa and Vung Bau Beach. There's still lots to do: cast your line with Truly Vietnam Travel, relax in the rural setting at Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho, look for gifts at All Good Things Phu Quoc, and learn the secrets of beer at Beer Fridge.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Duong Dong attractions site.

Getting from Hoi An to Duong Dong by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Ho Chi Minh City.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): ponder the world of politics at The Independence Palace, get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Emperor Jade Pagoda, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Soyn.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City driving holiday app.

You can fly from Duong Dong to Ho Chi Minh City in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. November in Ho Chi Minh City sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll travel back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Vietnam travel guide

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.