14 days in Vietnam Itinerary

14 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New York City
Fly:  20 h 45 min
1
Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h
2
Hoi An
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Hue
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
5
Hanoi
— 3 nights
Fly:  21 h 30 min
End: New York City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, thensteep yourself in history at The Independence Palace, and then take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum. Keep things going the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, thenponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, and finally indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City online attractions planner.

New York City, USA to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You'll lose 12 hours traveling from New York City to Ho Chi Minh City due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Museums Spas
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Food Tours
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
The Independence Palace ©
The Independence Palace

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Non Nuoc Beach. You'll get in some beach time at My Khe Beach and Cua Dai Beach. Step out of Hoi An to go to Duy Xuyen District and see Mỹ Sơn, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. It doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Hoi An trip itinerary app.

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. July in Hoi An sees daily highs of 93°F and lows of 78°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Da Nang, Mỹ Sơn
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Spas
My Khe Beach ©
My Khe Beach
Non Nuoc Beach ©
Non Nuoc Beach

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.
On the 21st (Sun), contemplate the long history of Imperial City, delve into the distant past at Royal Tombs, contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, thensteep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc, and finally steep yourself in history at Luc Bo Culture Space. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Hue travel route planner.

You can drive from Hoi An to Hue in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 93°F in July, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Royal Tombs
Royal Tombs
Tomb of Minh Mang ©
Tomb of Minh Mang

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): explore the fascinating underground world of Son Doong Cave and then Head underground at Paradise Cave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: Head underground at Phong Nha Caves, take in nature's colorful creations at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, and then relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop.

Start your trip to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Drive from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature
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Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
Paradise Cave
Paradise Cave
Son Doong Cave ©
Son Doong Cave

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University, contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and then wander the streets of Old Quarter. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), examine the collection at Vietnamese Women's Museum, thencontemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, and finally stop by Tired City Bao Khanh.

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

Fly from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hanoi in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 27th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nature
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Vietnamese Women's Museum ©
Vietnamese Women's Museum
Temple of Literature & National University ©
Temple of Literature & National University

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