15 days in Vietnam Itinerary

15 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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— 2 nights
Bus to Ha Long, Ferry to Halong Bay
Halong Bay
— 2 nights
Ferry to Cat Ba, Fly to Da Nang
Da Nang
— 3 nights
Hoi An
— 2 nights
Ho Chi Minh City
— 4 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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University, then admire the masterpieces at Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat), then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally view the masterpieces at D&C Art Gallery HQ. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter.

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Los Angeles, USA to Hanoi is an approximately 22-hour flight. You'll lose 15 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Hanoi due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Halong Bay.
Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

Halong Bay — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay, then get engrossed in the history at Bảo Tàng Quảng Ninh, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Ha Long Market. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Bai Tu Long Bay.

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You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Da Nang.
Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping
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Da Nang — 3 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): stop by Namaka Jewelry, then explore the world behind art at 3D Museum Art in Paradise Danang, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally view the masterpieces at Vietnam Cultural Exchange. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Non Nuoc Beach and then examine the collection at Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture.

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Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Da Nang takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Hoi An.
Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Gallery 180, snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, then stop by Yaly Couture - Nguyen Thai Hoc branch, and finally admire the masterpieces at Precious Heritage by Rehahn. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

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Traveling by car from Da Nang to Hoi An takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to fly to Ho Chi Minh City.
Shopping · Tours · Museums · Outdoors

Ho Chi Minh City — 4 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Walking tours and Boat Tours & Water Sports. War Remnants Museum and Vietnam ART Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy breathtaking views from Bitexco Financial Tower, wander the streets of Saigon, shop like a local with Dong Khoi Street, and pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon.

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Getting from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in October, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.
Tours · Neighborhoods · 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.