15 days in Vietnam Itinerary

15 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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15 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Vilnius
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
Hanoi
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
2
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Hue
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
5
Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
6
Hoi An
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: Vilnius

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) and Kayaking & Canoeing. Visit Old Quarter and Hoa Lo Prison for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: take in the exciting artwork at Tired City Hang Bong and contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Hanoi trip app .

Vilnius, Lithuania to Hanoi is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum ©
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

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 13th (Mon): make a trip to Phong Nha Caves, take in nature's colorful creations at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, and then relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the fascinating underground world of Paradise Cave and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo).

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Hanoi to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, train, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature
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The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop
Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
Paradise Cave
Paradise Cave

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 15th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc, contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, browse the exhibits of Truc Chi Garden, then contemplate the long history of Imperial City, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Big C Market. On your second day here, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Thien Mu Pagoda, and then steep yourself in history at The Flag Tower.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Hue trip builder tool .

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 January, daytime highs in Hue are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda

2
nights
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

Duong Dong ©
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Vung Bau Beach, stroll through Ong Lang Beach, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Duong Dong Market. On the next day, kick back and relax at Sao Beach, experience rural life at Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho, then stop by Sava Coffee Shop, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Duong Dong road trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Hue to Duong Dong takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Sao Beach, Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho
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Ong Lang Beach ©
Ong Lang Beach
Sao Beach ©
Sao Beach
Long Beach ©
Long Beach

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.
On the 19th (Sun), take in the exciting artwork at Vietnam Silver House, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, then ponder the world of politics at The Independence Palace, and finally take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): view the masterpieces at Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, then add some adventure to your tour with Countryside Adventures, and finally view the masterpieces at Soyn.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City trip planning website .

You can fly from Duong Dong to Ho Chi Minh City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums Tours Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 20:
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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
The Independence Palace ©
The Independence Palace
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains, snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, stop by Rubin Cloth Shop, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally explore the world behind art at Precious Heritage by Rehahn. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at An Bang Beach, then kick back and relax at Cua Dai Beach, and then hunt for treasures at Dat Thanh Shoe Shop.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Hoi An online trip planner .

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In January, Hoi An is a bit cooler than Ho Chi Minh City - with highs of 29°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hoi An

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

The Marble Mountains
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Spas
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains
An Bang Beach ©
An Bang Beach

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