14 days in Vietnam Itinerary

14 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Start: Budapest
Fly:  17 h 15 min
1
Hanoi
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  5 h 15 min
2
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Hue
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Hoi An
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h
5
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
6
Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
Fly:  17 h
End: Budapest

1
night
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 17th (Fri), make a trip to Temple of Literature & National University, contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and finally stop by TiredCity Hang Bong. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: savor the flavors at Food & Drink and then wander the streets of Old Quarter.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Hanoi trip builder app.

Budapest, Hungary to Hanoi is an approximately 16.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
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TiredCity Hang Bong ©
TiredCity Hang Bong
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) ©
Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake)

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.
On the 19th (Sun), explore the fascinating underground world of Phong Nha Caves, admire the natural beauty at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, and then relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo) and then explore the fascinating underground world of Paradise Cave.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park road trip site.

You can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus from Hanoi to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, train, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature
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Paradise Cave
Paradise Cave
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop
Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves

2
nights
Hue

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 (Tue): contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thien Mu Pagoda, then steep yourself in history at Imperial City, and finally contemplate the long history of Luc Bo Culture Space. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Perfume River, contemplate the long history of The Flag Tower, and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Hue trip planner.

Drive from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In January, daily temperatures in Hue can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Tours Nature
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Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda
Tomb of Minh Mang ©
Tomb of Minh Mang

1
night
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.
On the 23rd (Thu), let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, don't miss a visit to The Marble Mountains, then stop by Buffalo Leather Shop, and finally take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Hoi An road trip planning tool.

Getting from Hue to Hoi An by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Hoi An are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Nature Parks

Side Trip

The Marble Mountains
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Food Tours
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains
Japanese Covered Bridge ©
Japanese Covered Bridge

2
nights
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

Duong Dong ©
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 24th (Fri): relax in the rural setting at Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and then kick back and relax at Long Beach. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc, then experience rural life at Phu Quoc Countryside, and then hunt for treasures at Duong Dong Market.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Duong Dong attractions planner.

You can fly from Hoi An to Duong Dong in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho
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Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Phu Quoc Countryside ©
Phu Quoc Countryside
Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc ©
Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc

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.
Ho Chi Minh City is known for nightlife, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Emperor Jade Pagoda.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Duong Dong to Ho Chi Minh City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. On the 28th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Museums Historic Sites
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Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Central Post Office ©
Central Post Office

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