15 days in Vietnam Itinerary

15 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Vietnam trip planner

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Fly to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Drive to Bai Chay, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay
— 2 nights
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Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Drive to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Fly to Noi Bai Airport, Bus to Hanoi
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Hanoi
— 3 nights
Fly
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Hue
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hoi An
— 2 nights
Fly
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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 2 nights
Fly
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
Fly

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Halong Bay

— 2 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 13th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Cat Co 1 Beach, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Vu Nguyen Family Massage. Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Soi Sim Island, then get a new perspective on nature at Bảo Tàng Quảng Ninh, and then snap pictures at Bãi Cháy Bridge.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Halong Bay trip itinerary builder website.

Mumbai, India to Halong Bay is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight, car, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1.5 hours traveling from Mumbai to Halong Bay. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Outdoors · Parks · Adventure · Tours

Side Trip

Hanoi

— 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Asia Travel Legend and Ambassador's Pagoda (Chua Quan Su). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Phu Tay Ho, make a trip to Vietnam Moon Travel, stop by DIY Box - Leather & Coffee Workshop, and take in the pleasant sights at Hoan Kiem Lake Walking Street.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Hanoi tour website.

Do a combination of ferry and bus from Halong Bay to Hanoi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and train; or do a combination of ferry, car, flight, and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Hue.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Hue

— 2 nights
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.
On the 18th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Le Ba Dang Art Museum, see Off-Road Tours, and then stop by Other.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Hue day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Hue takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in November, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors · Museums

Hoi An

— 2 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Thuong Cloth Shop and Thanh Ha Terracotta Park. Go for a jaunt from Hoi An to Da Nang to see Dacotours - Da Nang Travel Agency about 54 minutes away. There's lots more to do: experience rural life at Tra Que Minty Garden, admire the natural beauty at Jack's Cat Cafe, admire the masterpieces at Cotic, and enjoy some diversion at Henna Art Hoi An.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Hoi An sightseeing planning app.

You can drive from Hue to Hoi An in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Hoi An are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Hoi An

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

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 22nd (Mon): make a trip to Sung Hung Pagoda, then look for gifts at From Vietnam Fair Trade & Gift Shop, and then cast your line with Jerry's Jungle Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): indulge in some personalized pampering at Galina Phu Quoc Mudbath & Spa, then get engrossed in the history at Coi Nguon Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cao Dai Temple, and finally browse the fresh offerings at Floating Village Rach Vem.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Duong Dong travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Hoi An to Duong Dong takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to fly to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trip

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Ba Thien Hau Temple and President ho Chi Minh Statue. The adventure continues: learn insider's secrets on Saigon Vibes Tour, wander the streets of Ho Chi Minh City's Book Street, look for gifts at ManGii Shoes, and take in the exciting artwork at Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi.

Plan my day in Ho Chi Minh City using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

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 November in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

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.