14 days in Vietnam Itinerary

14 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
2
Hoi An
— 2 nights
3
Hue
— 2 nights
4
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 1 night
5
Halong Bay
— 2 nights
6
Hanoi
— 2 nights

2
nights
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 11th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Drink Vietnam, get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, get a sense of history and politics at The Independence Palace, thenget a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Here are some ideas for day two: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City visit planner.

Denver, USA to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Denver to Ho Chi Minh City is 14 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Denver in May, with highs in Ho Chi Minh City at °F and lows at °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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Kayaking & Canoeing
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
The Independence Palace ©
The Independence Palace

2
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 13th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien) and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chuc Thanh Pagoda, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, view the masterpieces at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, thenget to know the fascinating history of March Gallery, and finally stroll through My Khe Beach.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Hoi An trip maker.

Fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

My Khe Beach
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
My Khe Beach ©
My Khe Beach
Precious Heritage by Rehahn ©
Precious Heritage by Rehahn

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nights
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.
On the 15th (Sat), explore the world behind art at Le Ba Dang Art Museum, contemplate the long history of Hue Temple, thensteep yourself in history at Imperial City, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda, and finally contemplate the long history of Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Hue online trip planner.

Getting from Hoi An to Hue by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. May in Hue sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Museums
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Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh ©
Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda

1
night
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 16th (Sun), explore the fascinating underground world of Hang Toi (Dark Cave) and then Head underground at Son Doong Cave. Keep things going the next day: relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Phong Nha Caves.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip planning website.

You can drive from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature
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Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
Son Doong Cave ©
Son Doong Cave
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop

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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.
Get some cultural insight at Giac Tam Buddhist Zen Monastery and Cua Van Floating Village. Get in touch with nature at Hạ Long Bay and Cat Co 1 Beach. When in Halong Bay, make a side trip to see Climbing Tours in Cat Ba, approximately Cat Ba away. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Bảo Tàng Quảng Ninh, Head underground at Tien Ong Cave, and snap pictures at Bãi Cháy Bridge.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Halong Bay sightseeing app.

Getting from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Halong Bay by combination of flight and car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or do a combination of bus and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Cat Ba, Giac Tam Buddhist Zen Monastery
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Cat Co 1 Beach ©
Cat Co 1 Beach
Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Climbing Tours

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): explore the world behind art at Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat), thenwander the streets of Old Quarter, thenview the masterpieces at TiredCity Hang Bong, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kim Lien Pagoda.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Hanoi itinerary builder site.

You can take a bus from Halong Bay to Hanoi in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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TiredCity Hang Bong ©
TiredCity Hang Bong
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat) ©
Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat)

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