Two Weeks in Vietnam: Our Recommendations


One of the most beautiful and fascinating countries in Southeast Asia, a Vietnam tour is an essential part of any Asian adventure. Urban wonderlands like Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An, and Hue will captivate you at every corner. Trips to traditional villages will allow you to soak in the culture while the iconic beauty of the seaside will just plain take your breath away.

With countless treasures spanning the entire country, where will you go on a 14-day trip to Vietnam? Let’s look at different samples for a Vietnam itinerary of 12 to 15 days. Here are our most loved Itineraries to check out if you are dreaming of two weeks in Vietnam.

12 Days in Vietnam: Exploring Vietnam from North to South

Hoi An Ancient town is located in Vietnam's central Quang Nam Province
Cruise along the river at Hoi An.
Day 1 Arrive in Hanoi
Day 2 Take a full-day Hanoi city tour
Day 3 Overnight cruise in Halong Bay
Day 4 Explore Halong Bay’s Sung Sot Cave then transfer to Hanoi
Day 5 Fly from Hanoi to Hue and explore Hue’s Imperial City & Thien Mu Pagoda
Day 6 Learn about Truc Chi art and travel to Hoi An
Day 7 Cycle or take a scooter ride around Hoi An then Jack Tran's boat and cruise rural exposure tour
Day 8 Free day in Hoi An, see the top sights of Hoi An
Day 9 Travel to Ho Chi Minh City
Day 10 Investigate historical war sites of Ho Chi Minh City including Cu Chi tunnels
Day 11 Spend the day in historic Ho Chi Minh City
Day 12 Departure from Ho Chi Minh City

To take in all the best sites in Vietnam, you’ll want to plan on at least 12 days for a tour in Vietnam. Starting in Hanoi and slowly making your way down to Ho Chi Minh City will bring you to all of Vietnam’s tops sites. Experience the beauty of rural life and sail past the vast limestone karsts in Halong Bay on an overnight cruise. Explore the historical city of Hue and its many temples and pagodas. Then, take a bicycle or scooter and see the ancient city of Hoi An, before floating down its river. Next, travel to Ho Chi Minh City and explore the historic tunnels of Cu Chi and learn about the Vietnam War. Spending just under two weeks in Vietnam will give you plenty of time to explore the key cities while learning about the dynamic culture and history of the countryside. See tour

13 Days in Vietnam: Experiencing the Real Vietnam

Visit My Khe beach in Vietnam on a two week vietnam itinerary
My Khe beach in Da Nang is one of the best beaches in Vietnam.
Day 1 Arrive in Hanoi airport
Day 2 Take a full-day Hanoi city tour
Day 3 Travel from Hanoi to Halong Bay. Take an overnight cruise in Halong Bay
Day 4 Experience Halong Bay and then travel to Hue
Day 5 Take the Historic Hue City tour. Visit the main citadel and Thai Hoa Palace.
Day 6 Discover the Kings' Tombs and visit Thien Mu Pagoda in the banks of Perfume River
Day 7 Transfer to Da Nang and visit My Khe Beach then end the evening at Hoi An
Day 8 Enjoy a free day Hoi An and visit the landmarks
Day 9 Travel to My Son Sanctuary and see the historical monument
Day 10 Spend some free time at Da Nang then fly to Ho Chi Minh City
Day 11 Take a Ho Chi Minh City tour, explore Cu Chi Tunnels, Notre Dame Cathedral, Jade Emperor Pagoda, Chinatown and the Binh Tay Market
Day 12 On your free day, experience the islands of the Mekong Delta
Day 13 Prepare for departure from Ho Chi Minh city

Looking to experience the real culture of the country during your two weeks in Vietnam? You’ll never forget a 14-day Vietnam tour that takes you to the iconic sites of the greatest cities, into the historic underground tunnels, though the picturesque waterways, and around the traditional rural communities. Start your trip to Vietnam from Hanoi and take a Hanoi tour before venturing to the rest of the country. Travel to Halong Bay and take in the majestic sea cliffs on a cruise. Then learn historic facts at Hue. Travel through Truong Son Mountains to the paradise that is Da Nang. Next, visit the historical town of Hoi An and visit My Son Sanctuary, a cluster of ancient temples dating as old as the 4th century. For the grand finale, go to Ho Chi Minh City and visit the Cu Chi tunnels, a remnant of the Vietnam war. On your free day, go for a trip to Mekong Delta to visit its floating markets. See tour

14 Days in Vietnam: Discover the Nation

When spending 7 days in Vietnam, visit the floating markets of Mekong Delta
Witness the traditional way of life unfold at Cai Be floating market at Mekong Delta.
Vietnam is one of the best countries to visit on a budget
Traditional noodle soup 'Pho' is a must when in Vietnam.
Day 1 Arrive in Hanoi
Day 2 Take a city tour of Hanoi
Day 3 Travel to Ninh Binh
Day 4 Explore the tribal markets of Bac Ha
Day 5 Browse Montagnards’ handicrafts in Sapa
Day 6 Return to Hanoi for Red River delta overnight cruise
Day 7 Brunch on the boat then onto Hue
Day 8 Cruise down Perfume River
Day 9 Go on an architecture tour of Hoi An
Day 10 Relish a cooking class in Hoi An
Day 11 Fly to Ho Chi Minh City and join a dinner cruise on Saigon River
Day 12 Take a day trip of Saigon with Cu Chi Tunnels visit
Day 13 Enjoy a Mekong boat trip with island excursions
Day 14 Fly out of Saigon

If you are looking for a whirlwind Vietnam adventure, you have come to the right place! Discover the country from north to south during this 14-day tour and soak up its diverse landscapes, rich history and a tapestry of cultures. Explore the heady, urban landscapes of Hanoi and Saigon. Set sail among the dramatic limestone karsts of the Ha Long Bay and take a deep dive into Vietnamese culture while visiting the villages that dot the countryside. See tour

Vietnam in 14 Days: Family Holiday in Vietnam

Visit Vietnam Halong Bay
Visit the fishing village in Halong Bay.
Day 1 Welcome to Saigon
Day 2 Take a city tour of Saigon
Day 3 Cruise the Mekong River and overnight island stay
Day 4 Explore Mekong River island on sampan boat trip and nature walks
Day 5 Learn about Vietnamese war history, fly to Nha Trang
Day 6 Sail and snorkel the tropical waters of Nha Trang
Day 7 Enjoy a free day at Nha Trang
Day 8 Visit the historic trading port of Hoi An
Day 9 Explore Hoi An at your own pace
Day 10 Visit the French colonial port of Da Nang, hike the Marble Mountains
Day 11 Take a tour of Hanoi city
Day 12 Sail the UNESCO World Heritage site of Ha Long Bay
Day 13 Witness sunrise at Ha Long Bay, return to Hanoi
Day 14 Fly out of Hanoi

Eager to create memories in Vietnam with your family? Then be part of this two-week tour that will take you from Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) to Hanoi. Set sail through the iconic waterways of the Ha Long Bay and dig into the country’s enthralling past in Hoi An. Breath in that fresh mountain air as you hike the Marble Mountains and soak up the sun while lazing around on white-sand beaches. If you are looking for an outstanding family adventure, then this 14-day Vietnam tour is going to knock your hiking boots off! See tour

Vietnam in 2 Weeks: North to South

On a 7 days trip in Vietnam, don't forget to visit Hanoi
Visit the bustling streets of Hanoi and become part of the urban hubbub.
On a 7 days in Vietnam tour, visit places such as Trang An
Trang An in Ninh Binh is renowned for its boat cave tours.
Day 1 Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City / Saigon 
Day 2 Explore the Cu Chi Tunnels
Day 3 Sail the iconic Mekong Delta
Day 4 Take a city tour of Ho Chi Minh
Day 5 See the Paris of the east: French colonial of Da Lat
Day 6 Soak in the sun in the beach town of Nha Trang
Day 7 Visit Quy Nhon, the hidden gem of the Vietnamese coast
Day 8 Walk the cobbled streets in the old trading port of Hoi An
Day 9 Tour Hue city
Day 10 Tour Hanoi city
Day 11 Sail the iconic waters of Halong Bay
Day 12 Explore amongst the cliffs of Ninh Binh
Day 13 Admire the grottoes and cliffs of Tam Coc
Day 14 Fly out of Hanoi

If you are craving white-sand beaches and an insider’s look into the culture of Asia’s greatest gem, this two-week Vietnam adventure is for you. Travel back in time as you wander the cobblestone streets flanked by French colonial buildings in Saigon. Marvel at the towering cliffs jutting up from the sparkling sea in Ninh Binh and admire Tam Coc’s exquisite grottoes. Until you have visited Vietnam, you can hardly imagine that such diverse cultures and landscapes can all be within a single country! See tour

15 Days in Vietnam: The Adventure of a Lifetime

Try local Vietnamese cuisine on a two weeks Vietnam tour
Try various local cuisine on a two-week Vietnam tour.
Day 1 Arrive at Hanoi Airport
Day 2 Explore Hanoi on a city tour then take a train to Sapa
Day 3 Trek the rice terraces of Sapa, a world away from the cities
Day 4 Hike to Lao Chai Village and discover a local way of life
Day 5 Experience Hanoi Old Quarter then transfer to Halong Bay for an overnight cruise
Day 6 Visit Surprise Cave then it’s back to Hanoi before taking an evening flight to Hue
Day 7 Explore the historical city of Hue and visit historical mausoleums and travel by boat on the Perfume river
Day 8  Arrive at Hoi An, visit My Son Sanctuary, explore traditional craft town
Day 9 Early flight to Da Nang then visit the Nha Trang coast and relax on the beach
Day 10 Dive or unwind at Nha Trang Beach
Day 11 Fly to Ho Chi Minh City, take the rest of the day to explore yourself
Day 12 Take a full day Ho Chi Minh City tour visiting Cu Chi tunnels, War Remnants Museum and Notre Dame Cathedral
Day 13 Visit Mekong Delta, see Vinh Trang Pagoda, sail to Tortoise Island
Day 14 Visit Lower Mekong River floating market and Can Tho market
Day 15 Leave Ho Chi Minh City

Two weeks in Vietnam is an unforgettable experience. Opting for 14 days in Vietnam then adding on an extra day for travel will give you more time to dig deeper into the culture and local life. From the top of the dramatic mountain peaks to the depths of the crystal-clear sea, this 14-day Vietnam itinerary will show you the most incredible places in Vietnam. Start your tour from Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi. Take in all of the heady sights and sounds of this bustling city. Then soak in the tranquility of the countryside with a trek to Sapa. Meet the locals to learn about traditional rural life. Next, go for a memorable cruise at Halong Bay. Visit the historical Hue city and My Son Sanctuary at Hoi An the next day. Relax at the beaches of Nha Thrang and don’t forget to try the famous seafood. Fly to Ho Chi Minh City and explore the Cu Chi tunnels before heading to Mekong River to visit the floating markets of Cai Rang. This tour will show you the many faces of Vietnam. See tour

So, where will your 14-day trip to Vietnam take you? Join a local for an in-depth look at the top sites of Vietnam or get in touch with our travel experts in Vietnam for a customized trips. If you don’t have two weeks to spend on your Vietnam tour, it’s still worth exploring! Check out this 5-day itinerary7-day itinerary or 10-day itinerary inspiration to plan a trip you will never forget. For an overview, read our guide on how many days to spend in Vietnam.

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