14 days in Vietnam Itinerary

14 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Vientiane
Fly:  2 h
1
Hanoi
— 3 nights
bus:  1 h 30 min
2
Halong Bay
— 2 nights
car:  3 h
3
Hanoi
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h 30 min
4
Da Nang
— 1 night
Bus:  2 h
5
Hue
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
6
Hoi An
— 2 nights
Shuttle:  1 h
7
Da Nang
— Few hours
Fly:  2 h
8
Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
End: Siem Reap

3
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.
You've added Imperial Citadel of Thang Long, One Pillar Pagoda, Chua Tran Quoc, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): wander the streets of Old Quarter. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, take an in-depth tour of Ho Chi Minh Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of One Pillar Pagoda, then don't miss a visit to Imperial Citadel of Thang Long, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chua Tran Quoc.

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Vientiane, Laos to Hanoi is an approximately 4.5- hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Mon) before leaving for Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum ©
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
One Pillar Pagoda ©
One Pillar Pagoda

2
nights
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.
To find photos and tourist information, read Halong Bay trip itinerary builder.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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1
night
Hanoi

Hanoi
To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Hanoi day trip planning tool.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Hanoi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Da Nang.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Outdoors Nightlife
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1
night
Da Nang

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Marble Mountains as well as My Khe Beach.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Da Nang online journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Da Nang takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Hue.

Things to do in Da Nang

Parks Nature Beaches
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The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains
My Khe Beach ©
My Khe Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Imperial City and then explore the activities along Perfume River.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Hue route maker website.

You can take a bus from Da Nang to Hue in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Hue are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Tomb of Minh Mang ©
Tomb of Minh Mang
Tomb of Tu Duc ©
Tomb of Tu Duc

2
nights
Hoi An

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.
To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Hoi An road trip tool.

Drive from Hue to Hoi An in 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), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Da Nang.

Things to do in Hoi An

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
Old House of Tan Ky ©
Old House of Tan Ky
March Gallery ©
March Gallery

few
hours
Da Nang

Da Nang
To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Da Nang driving holiday website.

You can take a shuttle from Hoi An to Da Nang in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. On the 14th (Mon), you'll travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Da Nang

Tours Shopping Outdoors
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3
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore War Remnants Museum and The Independence Palace. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral and Ba Thien Hau Temple. On the 16th (Wed), spend an adventurous day with Countryside Adventures. There's lots more to do: get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chùa Giác Lâm (Giac Lam Pagoda), and admire the striking features of Chua Van Phat - Temple of Ten Thousand Buddhas.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City vacation maker site.

Getting from Da Nang to Ho Chi Minh City by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Ho Chi Minh City are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. On the 17th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Historic Sites Tours Adventure
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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Countryside Adventures ©
Countryside Adventures
The Independence Palace ©
The Independence Palace

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