14 days in Vietnam Itinerary

14 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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14 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + 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
taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Hanoi
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  21​h 30​min
End: New York City

2
nights
Ho Chi Minh City

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, then don't miss a visit to The Independence Palace, and then take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum. Keep things going the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, then get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, and finally let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City online travel route planner .

New York City, USA to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 21-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 12 hours traveling from New York City to Ho Chi Minh City due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Museums Spas
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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
The Independence Palace ©
The Independence Palace
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Scuba & Snorkeling and My Khe Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Non Nuoc Beach and Cua Dai Beach. Take a break from Hoi An with a short trip to Mỹ Sơn in Duy Xuyen District, about 1h 15 min away. There's more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Hoi An trip planner .

Fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 93°F in July, and nighttime lows around 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Da Nang, Mỹ Sơn
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Mỹ Sơn ©
Mỹ Sơn
My Khe Beach ©
My Khe 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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): contemplate the long history of Imperial City, explore the ancient world of Royal Tombs, then contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, then steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc, and finally make a trip to Luc Bo Culture Space. Keep things going the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Hue trip planner .

Drive from Hoi An to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Hue sees daily highs of 93°F and lows of 76°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): explore the fascinating underground world of Son Doong Cave and then Head underground at Paradise Cave. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Phong Nha Caves, then admire the natural beauty at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, and then experience rural life at The Duck Stop.

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

You can drive from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. 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
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop

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.
On the 25th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University, then contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and then wander the streets of Old Quarter. On the next day, explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), see the interesting displays at Vietnamese Women's Museum, then steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Tired City Bao Khanh.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Hanoi trip builder .

Getting from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hanoi by combination of taxi and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Vietnamese Women's Museum ©
Vietnamese Women's Museum

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