15 days in Vietnam Itinerary

15 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Bristol
Train + Fly:  16 h 30 min
1
Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h
2
Hoi An
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Hue
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 3 nights
+4
Bus + Taxi + Fly + Drive + Ferry:  6 h 30 min
5
Halong Bay
— 1 night
+2
Ferry + Drive + Fly:  4 h
6
Hanoi
— 3 nights
Fly + Train:  18 h
End: Bristol

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.
Ho Chi Minh City is known for nightlife, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, ponder the world of politics at The Independence Palace, take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, and see the interesting displays at Drink Vietnam.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City travel itinerary planner.

Bristol, UK to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 16.5- hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Bristol to Ho Chi Minh City. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in May, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Adventure Tours Outdoors
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum

2
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.
On the 13th (Wed), look for gifts at Rubin Cloth Shop, then snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, then make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains, and then admire the masterpieces at Precious Heritage by Rehahn.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Hoi An holiday maker website.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Shopping Parks

Side Trip

The Marble Mountains
Highlights from your plan
Spas
Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, then steep yourself in history at Imperial City, and finally make a trip to Hue Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc, and then view the masterpieces at Truc Chi Garden.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Hue sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Hoi An to Hue takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In May in Hue, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

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

3
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.
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is known for nature, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the fascinating underground world of Son Doong Cave, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop, and take in the awesome beauty at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo).

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip app.

You can drive from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

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

1
night
Halong Bay

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 20th (Wed), explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay, then snap pictures at Bãi Cháy Bridge, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Halong Bay sightseeing tool.

You can do a combination of bus, taxi, flight, car, and ferry from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Halong Bay in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks Tours Outdoors
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Bãi Cháy Bridge ©
Bãi Cháy Bridge

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): view the masterpieces at TiredCity Hang Bong, then explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then take a stroll through Old Quarter. Here are some ideas for day two: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, and then contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Hanoi trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Halong Bay to Hanoi by combination of ferry, car, and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
TiredCity Hang Bong ©
TiredCity Hang Bong
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) ©
Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake)

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