14 days in Vietnam Itinerary

14 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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14 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  17​h
1
Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
2
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Hue
— 1 night
bus:  2​h
4
Da Nang
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + ferry:  4​h 15​min
5
Halong Bay
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + Drive + Fly:  4​h
6
Hanoi
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Manchester

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.
Ho Chi Minh City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, spas, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, get out on two wheels at Countryside Adventures, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral.

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Manchester, UK to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Manchester in December; daily highs in Ho Chi Minh City reach 36°C and lows reach 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Adventure Parks
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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Countryside Adventures ©
Countryside Adventures
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): Head underground at Paradise Cave and then Head underground at Hang Toi (Dark Cave). On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo), relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop, and then Head underground at Phong Nha Caves.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Ho Chi Minh City to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and taxi; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 22:
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Paradise Cave
Paradise Cave
Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop

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 23rd (Mon): contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda, then steep yourself in history at Imperial City, and finally make a trip to Luc Bo Culture Space.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Hue route maker website .

Traveling by car from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In December, daily temperatures in Hue can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Da Nang.

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
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 24th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains. On your second day here, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, and then look for gifts at Da Bao Real Leather.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Da Nang trip planner .

Take a bus from Hue to Da Nang in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Da Nang

Tours Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Hoi An
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Spas
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Bai Tu Long Bay and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the views from Bãi Cháy Bridge and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Halong Bay trip itinerary maker tool .

Do a combination of flight, car, and ferry from Da Nang to Halong Bay in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature Parks Adventure
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Kayaking & Canoeing
Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): explore the galleries of Tired City Hang Bong, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then take a stroll through Old Quarter. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, then see the interesting displays at Hanoi Police Museum, and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Hanoi trip tool .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Hanoi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. On the 30th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Adventure Tours
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Kayaking & Canoeing

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