14 days in Vietnam Itinerary

14 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Train to London Liverpool Street, Fly to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Drive to Ha Long Bai Chay, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay
— 1 night
Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Fly to Ho Chi Minh City
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
Fly
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Hoi An
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hue
— 1 night
Fly
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Hanoi
— 5 nights
Fly to London Heathrow, Train to Norwich

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Halong Bay

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay. Keep things going the next day: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Halong Bay travel planner.

Norwich, UK to Halong Bay is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of train, flight, car, and ferry. You can also do a combination of flight, car, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Norwich to Halong Bay is 7 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Tours · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Ho Chi Minh City

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Far East

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 1st (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Emperor Jade Pagoda, take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, ponder the world of politics at The Independence Palace, then pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, then admire the striking features of Central Post Office, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi. Keep things going the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, then look for gifts at LiA Saigon, and then don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Ho Chi Minh City takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in April, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to fly to Hoi An.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Hoi An

— 3 nights
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Hoi An Ancient Town and Precious Heritage by Rehahn. Explore Hoi An's surroundings by going to Mỹ Sơn (in Duy Xuyen District) and Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture (in Da Nang). Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains, snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, and look for gifts at Rubin Cloth Shop.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Hoi An trip builder.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daytime highs in Hoi An are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Spas

Side Trips

Hue

— 1 night
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 6th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Imperial City, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thien Mu Pagoda, then steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc, and finally look for gifts at Tinh Hoa Art Shop.

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You can drive from Hoi An to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in May, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites · Shopping

Hanoi

— 5 nights
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.
Get some cultural insight at Old Quarter and TiredCity Hang Bong. On the 9th (Sun), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Temple of Literature & National University, explore the world behind art at Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat), enjoy some diversion at Authentic Bat Trang, and explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake).

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Hanoi trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Hue to Hanoi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. On the 11th (Tue), you're off to home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Nature

Vietnam travel guide

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Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas · Landmarks
While most Southeast Asian countries have at least one booming metropolis, none seem to bustle nearly throughout like Vietnam does. While busy locals zoom about on motorbikes, visitors fill their Vietnam vacations with a mix of cultural sightseeing and exploring the landscape. Big cities and towns boast colonial architecture, open-air markets, outstanding spa complexes, and modern restaurants. The country also features over 3,200 km (2,000 mi) of coastline dotted with sandy bays that attract scuba divers and kitesurfers. Away from busy urban centers, a tour of Vietnam reveals a rural landscape of lush rice paddies, jagged mountain peaks, and timeless villages unspoiled by the outside world.