15 days in Vietnam Itinerary

15 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Start: Mumbai
Fly:  9 h 45 min
1
Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h
2
Hoi An
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Hue
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  5 h 15 min
5
Hanoi
— 3 nights
Fly:  9 h 45 min
End: Mumbai

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 30th (Sun), pedal to the sights with Bike Tours and then take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum. On the next day, hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market and then make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City sightseeing planning site.

Mumbai, India to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 10- hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Mumbai to Ho Chi Minh City, you'll lose 1.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Adventure Tours Outdoors
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Kayaking & Canoeing
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Ben Thanh Market ©
Ben Thanh Market

4
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.
Shop till you drop at Precious Heritage by Rehahn and Ginkgo T-Shirts Store Le Loi. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Yaly Couture. Go for a jaunt from Hoi An to Da Nang to see My Khe Beach about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, stroll through Non Nuoc Beach, don't miss a visit to Japanese Covered Bridge, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Hoi An trip app.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in August, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Da Nang
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Precious Heritage by Rehahn ©
Precious Heritage by Rehahn

3
nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Royal Tombs and Imperial City. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Thien Mu Pagoda. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh, buy something for everyone on your list at Big C Market, and look for gifts at Truc Chi Garden.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Hue trip app.

You can drive from Hoi An to Hue in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September in Hue, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Royal Tombs
Royal Tombs
Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh ©
Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh

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 8th (Tue): relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop and then Head underground at Phong Nha Caves. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating underground world of Son Doong Cave.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

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

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Quarter and Hoa Lo Prison. Head to TiredCity Hang Bong and D&C Art Galleryfor plenty of shopping. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake).

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Hanoi trip planner.

Getting from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hanoi by combination of bus, taxi, and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and flight. On the 12th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Spas
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TiredCity Hang Bong ©
TiredCity Hang Bong
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Temple of Literature & National University ©
Temple of Literature & National University

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