14 days in Vietnam Itinerary

14 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Train to London Heathrow, Fly to Noi Bai International
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Hanoi
— 2 nights
Fly
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Hoi An
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hue
— 1 night
Drive
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 1 night
Fly
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
Fly
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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 2 nights
Fly to Haiphong, 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 London Heathrow, Train to Bristol

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Hanoi

— 2 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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), wander the streets of Old Quarter, see Off-Road Tours, and steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Hanoi online day trip planner.

Bristol, UK to Hanoi is an approximately 18-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 7 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Neighborhoods
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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Marble Mountains, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, and finally look for gifts at Da Bao Real Leather. Here are some ideas for day two: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Hoi An itinerary planner.

You can fly from Hanoi to Hoi An in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in August, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Nature

Side Trip

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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.
On the 7th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, and then steep yourself in history at Imperial City.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Hue trip builder tool.

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. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 7:

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Phong Nha Caves and then Head underground at Son Doong Cave.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip planner.

Getting from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Nature · Parks
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

Make your Ho Chi Minh City itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by flight from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Ho Chi Minh City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Museums
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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 (Wed): don't miss a visit to Dinh Cau Rock (Cua Temple), indulge in some personalized pampering at Luna Thai Spa, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cao Dai Temple, then savor the flavors at Beer Fridge, and finally look for gifts at The Storytree Vietnam. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax in the rural setting at Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho, then find something for the whole family at Happy Farm PQ, and then get a dose of the wild on Phu Quoc Jeep Tour.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Duong Dong trip site.

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Duong Dong takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Tours · Wildlife · Adventure · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 10 — 12:

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 (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay, snap pictures at Bãi Cháy Bridge, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Halong Bay trip itinerary maker website.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Duong Dong to Halong Bay in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, train, and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 14:

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.