15 days in Vietnam Itinerary

15 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Vietnam trip planner

Make it your trip
— 3 nights
Bus to Noi Bai Airport, Fly to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Drive to Ha Long Bai Chay, Ferry to Halong Bay
Halong Bay
— 3 nights
Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Fly to Hoi An
Hoi An
— 6 nights
Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights



— 3 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.
Thang Long Water Puppet has been added to your itinerary. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, don't miss a visit to Temple of Literature & National University, and then add some entertainment to your itinerary with Thang Long Water Puppet.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Hanoi travel route planner.

Hong Kong, China to Hanoi is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Hong Kong to Hanoi due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks

Halong Bay

— 3 nights
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 10th (Thu), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay, revel in the low prices at Ha Long Pearl, and explore the fascinating underground world of Tien Ong Cave.

To find out how to plan a trip to Halong Bay, use our trip itinerary maker.

Do a combination of bus and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry. On the 13th (Sun), you'll travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Hoi An

— 6 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Imperial City, Hue Royal Palace, Ba Na Hills SunWorld, and other attractions you added. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, and take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Hoi An trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Hoi An in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 26°C. On the 19th (Sat), you'll travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): get a sense of history and politics at The Independence Palace, get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, and then admire the striking features of Central Post Office. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cao Dai Temple, don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, and then don't miss a visit to Saigon River.

Plan trip to Ho Chi Minh City with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by flight from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Hoi An in March, you will find days in Ho Chi Minh City are somewhat warmer (40°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Vietnam travel guide

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.