15 days in Vietnam Itinerary

15 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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15 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  15​h
1
Hanoi
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + ferry:  4​h
2
Halong Bay
— 1 night
+2
ferry + Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Da Nang
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
4
Hue
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
7
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: London

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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Old Quarter, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Hanoi day trip planner .

London, UK to Hanoi is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from London to Hanoi, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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TiredCity Hang Bong ©
TiredCity Hang Bong
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Bai Tu Long Bay and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Halong Bay trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Da Nang.

Things to do in Halong Bay

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

2
nights
Da Nang

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 8th (Sat): make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then make a trip to The Marble Mountains. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, then snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, and then admire the masterpieces at Precious Heritage by Rehahn.

Plan trip to Da Nang with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by combination of ferry, car, and flight from Halong Bay to Da Nang takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to catcht the bus to Hue.

Things to do in Da Nang

Tours Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Hoi An
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Spas
Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains

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 10th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc, steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thien Mu Pagoda, then contemplate the long history of Imperial City, and finally contemplate the long history of Luc Bo Culture Space.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Hue trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by bus from Da Nang to Hue takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In February, daytime highs in Hue are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

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

2
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.
On the 11th (Tue), explore the fascinating underground world of Paradise Cave and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo). Here are some ideas for day two: relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop, then admire the natural beauty at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Phong Nha Caves.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

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

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.
On the 13th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, then ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, and finally make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: ponder the world of politics at The Independence Palace, then walk around Cong Vien 30-4, then hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, and finally indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City itinerary app .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Ho Chi Minh City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and flight; or drive. February in Ho Chi Minh City sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Museums Historic Sites
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Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Central Post Office ©
Central Post Office

3
nights
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

Duong Dong ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): make a trip to Ho Quoc pagoda, then experience rural life at Phu Quoc Countryside, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ong Lang Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): head outdoors with Archipelago Anthoy, steep yourself in history at Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc, and then make a trip to Dinh Cau Rock (Cua Temple).

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Duong Dong trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Duong Dong by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Phu Quoc Mushroom
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Archipelago Anthoy ©
Archipelago Anthoy
Phu Quoc Countryside ©
Phu Quoc Countryside
Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc ©
Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc

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