15 days in Vietnam Itinerary

15 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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15 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  12​h
1
Hanoi
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
2
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Hue
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Hoi An
— 1 night
+2
Fly + foot + shuttle:  3​h
5
Nha Trang
— 2 nights
+2
shuttle + foot + Fly:  2​h 45​min
6
Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Halong Bay
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: Mumbai

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, then take in the exciting artwork at Tired City Bao Khanh, then explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and finally contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: savor the flavors at Food & Drink and then wander the streets of Old Quarter.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Hanoi online vacation planner .

Mumbai, India to Hanoi is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Mumbai to Hanoi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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Tired City Bao Khanh ©
Tired City Bao Khanh
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): Head underground at Son Doong Cave and then Head underground at Paradise Cave. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo) and then explore the fascinating underground world of Phong Nha Caves.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park route tool .

Getting from Hanoi to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park by combination of flight and taxi takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight, train, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Son Doong Cave ©
Son Doong Cave
Paradise Cave
Paradise Cave
Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves

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 26th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, then steep yourself in history at Imperial City, and finally steep yourself in history at Luc Bo Culture Space.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Hue tour builder site .

You can drive from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In August, daytime highs in Hue are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Hoi An.

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

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at The Marble Mountains, make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, then take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Hoi An holiday maker .

You can drive from Hue to Hoi An in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. August in Hoi An sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Hoi An

Parks Nature Spas

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Nha Trang

On a vacation in Nha Trang, a famous Vietnam resort town, you can lounge on a beach all day and party into the night.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at DDK's Black & White Photo Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Po Nagar Cham Towers, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Alco House.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Nha Trang day trip website .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Hoi An to Nha Trang in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Po Nagar Cham Towers ©
Po Nagar Cham Towers
Alco House ©
Alco House

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, then get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, then get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City vacation planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

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
Food Tours

3
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hạ Long Bay. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): get outside with Outdoor Activities and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Cua Van Floating Village and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Halong Bay trip planner.

Fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Halong Bay in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Tours Adventure Outdoors

Side Trip

Stand-Up Paddleboarding
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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