15 days in Vietnam Itinerary

15 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Hoi An
— 3 nights
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Hue
— 1 night
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Hanoi
— 4 nights
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Bus to Noi Bai Airport, 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 Duong Dong
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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 2 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
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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.
Hoi An is known for shopping, spas, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, admire the masterpieces at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, and make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Hoi An travel route planner.

Sydney, Australia to Hoi An is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Indochina Time is minus 3 hours. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in May; daily highs in Hoi An reach 39°C and lows reach 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

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 5th (Wed): explore the galleries of Gakka Art Gallery, then contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, then admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, and finally contemplate the long history of Imperial City.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Hue trip maker tool.

Drive from Hoi An to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Hanoi

— 4 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.
On the 6th (Thu), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter, contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and take in the exciting artwork at TiredCity Hang Bong.

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Traveling by flight from Hue to Hanoi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

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 10th (Mon): get outside with Outdoor Activities and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Halong Bay tour 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature · Tours · Parks · Outdoors

Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

— 2 nights
A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): see what you can catch with Phu Quoc Jeep Tour, then find something for the whole family at Happy Farm PQ, and then buy something for everyone on your list at The Vietnamese Artists. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dinh Ba Thuy Long Thanh Mau, relax and rejuvenate at Luna Thai Spa, then learn the secrets of beer at Beer Fridge, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cao Dai Temple.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Duong Dong trip planner.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Duong Dong in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, train, and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Tours · Wildlife · Adventure · Outdoors

Side Trips

Ho Chi Minh City

— 3 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 13th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, then get engrossed in the history at The Independence Palace, then stop by Lucy Henna, and finally don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City itinerary builder.

You can fly from Duong Dong to Ho Chi Minh City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

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.