14 days in Vietnam Itinerary

14 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Ho Chi Minh City
Fly:  3 h 15 min
1
Hanoi
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
2
Ha Giang
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Hanoi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Tam Dao
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Hanoi
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
6
Ninh Binh
— 1 day
Bus:  1 h 15 min
7
Hanoi
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
End: Ho Chi Minh City

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Huong Pagoda Festival. On the 18th (Sat), mix with locals at Huong Pagoda Festival, explore the world behind art at Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat), see the interesting displays at Vietnamese Women's Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and finally make a trip to Hoa Phong Tower. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then take in the exciting artwork at TiredCity Hang Bong.

For more things to do and more tourist information, read Hanoi trip planner.

Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi is an approximately 3.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Ha Giang.

Things to do in Hanoi

Adventure Outdoors Tours
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Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) ©
Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake)
Kayaking & Canoeing
Hoa Lo Prison ©
Hoa Lo Prison

3
nights
Ha Giang

Ha Giang ©
Ha Giang is known for nature, scenic drive, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trek along with Tea House of Baiyue Tribe and take a stroll through Thon Tha Village.

For more things to do and tourist information, go to the Ha Giang trip planning website.

You can drive from Hanoi to Ha Giang in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. You will leave for Hanoi on the 23rd (Thu).

Things to do in Ha Giang

Outdoors Tours Neighborhoods
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Tea House of Baiyue Tribe ©
Tea House of Baiyue Tribe

2
nights
Hanoi

Hanoi ©
Huong Pagoda Festival has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): attend a local event at Huong Pagoda Festival. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University, make a trip to Imperial Citadel of Thang Long, then contemplate the waterfront views at West Lake, then contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and finally stop by Tired City Bao Khanh.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Hanoi trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Ha Giang to Hanoi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tam Dao.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Events Parks
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Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum ©
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
West Lake ©
West Lake
Temple of Literature & National University ©
Temple of Literature & National University

2
nights
Tam Dao

Tam Dao ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Thien Vien Truc Lam Tay Thien and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tam Dao National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Truc Lam An Tam Zen Monastery.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Tam Dao travel planning tool.

Getting from Hanoi to Tam Dao by car takes about 2 hours. January in Tam Dao sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 17°C at night. You'll set off for Hanoi on the 27th (Mon).

Things to do in Tam Dao

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Tam Dao National Park ©
Tam Dao National Park
Thien Vien Truc Lam Tay Thien ©
Thien Vien Truc Lam Tay Thien

2
nights
Hanoi

Hanoi ©
Huong Pagoda Festival has been added to your itinerary. On the 27th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Joseph's Cathedral.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Hanoi day trip planning website.

Getting from Tam Dao to Hanoi by car takes about 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ninh Binh.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Events Shopping
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One Pillar Pagoda ©
One Pillar Pagoda
St. Joseph's Cathedral ©
St. Joseph's Cathedral
ManGii Custom - Suit and Shoes ©
ManGii Custom - Suit and Shoes

1
day
Ninh Binh

Ninh Binh ©
A fairly nondescript town, Ninh Binh acts as a base for explorations of the province of the same name, with the karst landscape and lush valleys that surround the town offering a wealth of scenic vistas of rice paddies and rugged rocks.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): make a trip to Bich Dong Pagoda, Head underground at Mua Caves, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Trang An Grottoes.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Ninh Binh trip planner.

Getting from Hanoi to Ninh Binh by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Ninh Binh can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Ninh Binh

Parks Nature
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Trang An Grottoes ©
Trang An Grottoes
Mua Caves ©
Mua Caves
Bich Dong Pagoda ©
Bich Dong Pagoda

2
nights
Hanoi

Hanoi ©
Huong Pagoda Festival has been added to your itinerary. On the 30th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, then mix with locals at Huong Pagoda Festival, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thien Tru Pagoda.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Hanoi vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Ninh Binh to Hanoi by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Events Historic Sites Museums
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Chua Tran Quoc ©
Chua Tran Quoc
Vietnam Museum of Ethnology ©
Vietnam Museum of Ethnology
Thien Tru Pagoda ©
Thien Tru Pagoda

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