15 days in Vietnam Itinerary

15 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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15 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Hanoi
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Hue
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Hoi An
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + foot + shuttle:  3​h
4
Nha Trang
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
5
Tuy Hoa
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
6
Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Mumbai

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.
Visit Old Quarter and Temple of Literature & National University for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and 54 Traditions Gallery. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, look for gifts at Phuc Loi Shop, and make a trip to Ba Dinh Square.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Hanoi visit planner .

Mumbai, India to Hanoi is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and bus. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Indochina Time is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hue.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum ©
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc, then look for gifts at Healing the Wounded Heart Shop, and then steep yourself in history at Hue Imperial City (The Citadel).

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Hue planning tool .

You can fly from Hanoi to Hue in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May in Hue, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Shopping
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Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Tomb of Tu Duc ©
Tomb of Tu Duc
Healing the Wounded Heart Shop ©
Healing the Wounded Heart Shop

5
nights
Hoi An

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 enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Cua Dai Beach and An Bang Beach. Get in touch with nature at Non Nuoc Beach and The Marble Mountains. Take a break from Hoi An with a short trip to My Khe Beach in Da Nang, about 40 minutes away. It doesn't end there: stop by Rubin Cloth Shop and hunt for treasures at Central Market.

For where to stay and more tourist information, you can read our Hoi An itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Hue to Hoi An in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. May in Hoi An sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Hoi An

Shopping Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Da Nang
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The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains
An Bang Beach ©
An Bang Beach
Cua Dai Beach ©
Cua Dai Beach

2
nights
Nha Trang

Nha Trang ©
On a vacation in Nha Trang, a famous Vietnam resort town, you can lounge on a beach all day and party into the night.
Po Nagar Cham Towers and Long Son Pagoda are good opportunities to explore the local culture. We've included these beaches for you: Nha Trang Beach and Long Beach. On the 24th (Thu), spend a cool day on the water with Mark Scott's Diving Vietnam. There's more to do: explore the activities along Hon Chong and look for gifts at XQ Hand Embroidery.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Nha Trang travel route planner.

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle from Hoi An to Nha Trang in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. May in Nha Trang sees daily highs of 42°C and lows of 32°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tuy Hoa.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Mark Scott's Diving Vietnam ©
Mark Scott's Diving Vietnam
Po Nagar Cham Towers ©
Po Nagar Cham Towers
Nha Trang Beach ©
Nha Trang Beach

1
night
Tuy Hoa

Tuy Hoa ©
Tuy Hòa is the capital city of Phú Yên Province in south-central Vietnam. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise de Mang Lang and then kick back and relax at Ghềnh Đá Dĩa.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Tuy Hoa route builder .

Traveling by car from Nha Trang to Tuy Hoa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Tuy Hoa

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Ghềnh Đá Dĩa ©
Ghềnh Đá Dĩa
Eglise de Mang Lang ©
Eglise de Mang Lang

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 28th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, stop by Flame Tree by Zakka, then hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, and finally look for gifts at Viet Thanh Silk. On the next day, stop by Ninh Khuong Hand Embroidery, then stop by Thuy Design House, then take a stroll through Dong Khoi Street, and finally pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Villa Royale Antiques and Tea Room.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City road trip site .

You can fly from Tuy Hoa to Ho Chi Minh City in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In May, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral
Ben Thanh Market ©
Ben Thanh Market

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