15 days in Vietnam Itinerary

15 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Vilnius
Fly:  19 h 30 min
1
Hanoi
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Quarter and Temple of Literature & National University. Get in touch with nature at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) and Kayaking & Canoeing. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and view the masterpieces at TiredCity Hang Bong.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Hanoi day trip planning app.

Vilnius, Lithuania to Hanoi is an approximately 16- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard 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 Adventure
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Temple of Literature & National University ©
Temple of Literature & National University
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): explore the fascinating underground world of 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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: Head underground at Paradise Cave and then take in the awesome beauty at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo).

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, taxi, and bus from Hanoi to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, train, and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 14:
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Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
Paradise Cave
Paradise Cave
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop

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): contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, take in the exciting artwork at Truc Chi Garden, then contemplate the long history of Imperial City, and finally browse the different shops at Big C Market. Here are some ideas for day two: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, and then contemplate the long history of The Flag Tower.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Hue tour itinerary planning 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 January, daytime highs in Hue are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 16:
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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 ©
A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): kick back and relax at Vung Bau Beach, then kick back and relax at Ong Lang Beach, and then hunt for treasures at Duong Dong Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Sao Beach, then relax in the rural setting at Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho, then stop by Sava Coffee Shop, and finally kick back and relax at Long Beach.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Duong Dong trip planner.

Fly from Hue to Duong Dong in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

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 get a sense of history and 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 next day: view the masterpieces at Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, then go all around town with Countryside Adventures, and finally look for gifts at Soyn.

To find out how to plan a trip to Ho Chi Minh City, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Duong Dong to Ho Chi Minh City in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In January in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums Shopping Tours
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 20:
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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Countryside Adventures ©
Countryside Adventures
The Independence Palace ©
The Independence Palace

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): take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains, snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, look for gifts at 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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): kick back and relax at An Bang Beach, kick back and relax at Cua Dai Beach, and then hunt for treasures at Dat Thanh Shoe Shop.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Hoi An trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in January; daily highs in Hoi An reach 29°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hoi An

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

The Marble Mountains
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 23:
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Spas
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains
Precious Heritage by Rehahn ©
Precious Heritage by Rehahn

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