14 days in Vietnam Itinerary

14 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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14 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Hanoi
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + ferry:  4​h
2
Halong Bay
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
4
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Hue
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Hoi An
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Riyadh

2
nights
Hanoi

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.
Old Quarter and Temple of Literature & National University will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from the city and head to Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) and Kayaking & Canoeing. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, take in the spiritual surroundings of One Pillar Pagoda, and browse the exhibits of Tired City Bao Khanh.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Hanoi trip itinerary app .

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Hanoi is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 4 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum ©
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

1
night
Halong Bay

Halong Bay ©
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 5th (Sat): explore the activities along Bai Tu Long Bay and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Halong Bay travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks Nature
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay

2
nights
Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City ©
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 6th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, ponder the world of politics at The Independence Palace, and then take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Emperor Jade Pagoda, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, then get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, and finally get out on two wheels at Countryside Adventures.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Ho Chi Minh City trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from Halong Bay to Ho Chi Minh City in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
The Independence Palace ©
The Independence Palace
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral

3
nights
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park ©
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.
Visiting The Duck Stop and Son Doong Cave will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of Paradise Cave, take in the awesome beauty at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Phong Nha Caves, and admire the natural beauty at Phong Nha Botanic Garden.

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Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Ho Chi Minh City to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature
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The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop
Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
Paradise Cave
Paradise Cave

1
night
Hue

Hue ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc, contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, then contemplate the long history of Imperial City, and finally don't miss a visit to Luc Bo Culture Space.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Hue online vacation planner .

Drive from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In October, daytime highs in Hue are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites
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Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda
Tomb of Minh Mang ©
Tomb of Minh Mang

3
nights
Hoi An

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 12th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Mỹ Sơn, don't miss a visit to The Marble Mountains, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sun): kick back and relax at An Bang Beach and then don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Hoi An trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Hue to Hoi An takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Hoi An are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. On the 14th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hoi An

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Mỹ Sơn, The Marble Mountains
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Spas
Mỹ Sơn ©
Mỹ Sơn
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains

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