14 days in Vietnam Itinerary

14 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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14 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Vientiane
1
Hanoi
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Halong Bay
— 2 nights
car:  3​h
3
Hanoi
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
4
Da Nang
— 1 night
bus:  2​h
5
Hue
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Hoi An
— 2 nights
shuttle:  1​h
7
Da Nang
— Few hours
8
Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
End: Siem Reap

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Imperial Citadel of Thang Long, One Pillar Pagoda, Chua Tran Quoc, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): wander the streets of Old Quarter. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, get engrossed in the history at Ho Chi Minh Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at One Pillar Pagoda, then make a trip to Imperial Citadel of Thang Long, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chua Tran Quoc.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Hanoi trip itinerary builder tool .

Vientiane, Laos to Hanoi is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum ©
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
One Pillar Pagoda ©
One Pillar Pagoda

2
nights
Halong Bay

Halong Bay
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.
To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Halong Bay road trip planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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1
night
Hanoi

Hanoi
To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Hanoi trip planner .

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Hanoi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Da Nang.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Outdoors Nightlife
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 10:

1
night
Da Nang

Da Nang ©
A curious mix of developed beachfront tourism and untouched local city life, Da Nang presents an often-overlooked but authentic and welcoming picture of central Vietnam.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Marble Mountains as well as My Khe Beach.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Da Nang visit app .

Getting from Hanoi to Da Nang by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Hue.

Things to do in Da Nang

Parks Nature Beaches
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The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains
My Khe Beach ©
My Khe Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Imperial City and then contemplate the waterfront views at Perfume River.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Hue trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can take a bus from Da Nang to Hue in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Hue are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. On the 12th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Tomb of Minh Mang ©
Tomb of Minh Mang
Tomb of Tu Duc ©
Tomb of Tu Duc

2
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.
To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Hoi An vacation app .

You can drive from Hue to Hoi An in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 28°C. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Da Nang.

Things to do in Hoi An

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Highlights from your plan
Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
Old House of Tan Ky ©
Old House of Tan Ky
March Gallery ©
March Gallery

few
hours
Da Nang

Da Nang
For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Da Nang trip itinerary builder .

You can take a shuttle from Hoi An to Da Nang in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. On the 14th (Mon), you're off toHo Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Da Nang

Tours Shopping Outdoors
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3
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.
Popular historic sites such as The Independence Palace and Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at War Remnants Museum and Chùa Giác Lâm (Giac Lam Pagoda). Spend the 16th (Wed) on your motorcycle at Countryside Adventures. There's much more to do: ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ba Thien Hau Temple, and admire the landmark architecture of Chua Van Phat - Temple of Ten Thousand Buddhas.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City road trip website .

Fly from Da Nang to Ho Chi Minh City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. October in Ho Chi Minh City sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Adventure Tours Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
The Independence Palace ©
The Independence Palace
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral

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