15 days in Vietnam Itinerary

15 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

3
nights
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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, wander the streets of Old Quarter, and look for gifts at Tired City Bao Khanh.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Hanoi trip planning tool.

Brussels, Belgium to Hanoi is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Historic Sites Adventure
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Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) ©
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

1
night
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.
On the 25th (Sun), Head underground at Tien Ong Cave, explore the activities along Bai Tu Long Bay, and then explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay.

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Take a bus from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Da Nang.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks Nature
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains, thendon't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, thentake in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, and finally steep yourself in history at The Old House of Phun Hung. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, thenrelax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then stop by Rubin Cloth Shop.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Da Nang attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Halong Bay to Da Nang takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and train. In August in Da Nang, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hue.

Things to do in Da Nang

Tours Parks Nature

Side Trip

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

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, steep yourself in history at Thien Mu Pagoda, thensteep yourself in history at Imperial City, and finally make a trip to Luc Bo Culture Space. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at The Flag Tower, thenindulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and then explore the world behind art at XQ Hand Embroidery.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Hue tour builder site.

Drive from Da Nang to Hue in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Hue, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

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Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda
Tomb of Minh Mang ©
Tomb of Minh Mang

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 30th (Fri): explore the fascinating underground world of Son Doong Cave and then explore the fascinating underground world of Paradise Cave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo), experience rural life at The Duck Stop, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Phong Nha Caves.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip itinerary builder tool.

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 your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature
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Son Doong Cave ©
Son Doong Cave
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop
Paradise Cave
Paradise Cave

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Central Post Office, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, and finally don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of The Independence Palace, thenwalk around Cong Vien 30-4, thenbrowse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, and finally let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Ho Chi Minh City by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Museums Spas
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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels

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