Sample Itinerary for a 15 Days Trip to Discover Vietnam

Launch into an exhilarating 15 day adventure through Vietnam, a country where ancient history, vibrant culture, and breathtaking landscapes intertwine to create a tapestry of experiences waiting to be discovered.


Day 1: Departure

Our journey begins with a spark of excitement, boarding a flight that carries us towards the enchanting landscapes of Vietnam, a land rich in history, culture, and natural wonders.

Day 2: Arrival in Hanoi

Landing in Hanoi, the vibrant heart of Vietnam welcomes us. As we transfer to our hotel, the city’s energetic pulse is palpable, with the bustling streets and aromatic food stalls hinting at the adventures to come. The rest of the day is ours to settle in and perhaps catch a glimpse of the city’s night scene.

Ha Noi

Day 3: Hanoi's Historical Allure

We embark on a full day sightseeing tour of Hanoi, delving into the city’s soul. The serene Hoan Kiem Lake, the ancient Temple of Literature, and the bustling Old Quarter, with its labyrinthine streets full of life, offer a profound glimpse into Vietnam’s past and present. The day is a beautiful introduction to the country’s complex heritage and vibrant culture.

Ha Noi

Day 4: Ha Long Bay Excursion

A full-day cruise in Ha Long Bay awaits, where we are treated to the mystical beauty of towering limestone karsts emerging from emerald waters. This UNESCO World Heritage site captivates with its otherworldly landscapes, offering moments of tranquility on the water and the opportunity to explore secluded caves and islands. It’s a day of natural wonder that promises to be a highlight of our journey.

Ha Noi

Day 5-6: The Majestic Sapa and Mount Fansipan

The adventure continues as we journey to Sapa, a town known for its stunning terraced rice fields and rich cultural tapestry, woven by the many ethnic minorities that call it home. The ascent of Mount Fansipan, the “Roof of Indochina,” challenges and rewards us with breathtaking views that stretch across the mountains and valleys of Northern Vietnam. Our time in Sapa is an immersive experience in the beauty of nature and the warmth of human connection.

Lao Cai

Day 7: Return to Hanoi

We return to Hanoi, enriched by our experiences in Sapa and Mount Fansipan. The city welcomes us back, offering a chance to reflect on our journey, explore any missed corners, or simply enjoy a leisurely evening in Vietnam’s capital, perhaps indulging in the culinary delights for which Hanoi is renowned.

Ha Noi

Day 8: Discovering Hue

Our next destination is Hue, reached by a flight from Hanoi. In Hue, we dive into Vietnam’s imperial past with a sightseeing tour of this ancient city. The Perfume River, Thien Mu Pagoda, and the sprawling Imperial City, with its palaces and tombs of emperors, tell the stories of a bygone era. Hue’s serene beauty and historical depth provide a fitting continuation of our exploration of Vietnam’s cultural heritage.


Day 9: From Danang to My Son Sanctuary

Our journey brings us to Danang. Upon arrival, we embark on a city tour, uncovering the gems of Danang. The Marble Mountains, with their network of caves and temples,  the Dragon Bridge as a highlight, showcases the vibrant urban culture and development.

In the afternoon, we venture into the ancient world at My Son Sanctuary, a UNESCO World Heritage site nestled in a lush valley.

Da Nang

Day 10: Exploring Ba Na Hills

We delve deeper into the enchantment of Ba Na Hills, visiting the Linh Ung Pagoda to see its towering Buddha statue, a beacon of peace overlooking the sea. The highlight is the Golden Bridge, cradled by giant stone hands, offering breathtaking views. Sun World Ba Na Hills amazes with its fusion of nature and entertainment, where each moment is a blend of spiritual tranquility and joyous discovery.

Da Nang

Day 11: The Timeless Beauty of Hoi An and Cam Thanh Coconut Village

Our journey leads us back to Hoi An Ancient Town, where history is preserved in every corner, from the Japanese Covered Bridge to the ancient merchant houses. A visit to Cam Thanh Coconut Village offers a unique insight into local life, as we navigate the waterways lined with lush coconut palms, a testament to Vietnam’s rural charm.

Da Nang

Day 12: Ho Chi Minh City's Vibrant Pulse

Flying south to Ho Chi Minh City, the country’s bustling metropolis, a half-day sightseeing tour introduces us to its colonial landmarks and vibrant markets. The Reunification Palace and the Notre-Dame Cathedral are poignant reminders of the city’s layered history, while the bustling Ben Thanh Market offers a taste of local life.

Ho Chi Minh City

Day 13: Can Tho City and the Mekong Delta

Our adventure takes us further into the heart of the Mekong Delta to Can Tho City, known as the “rice basket” of Vietnam. Here, the river’s lifeblood nourishes a landscape of abundant rice fields and fruit orchards, offering a glimpse into the agricultural heartland of the country.

Can Tho

Day 14: Floating Markets and Cultural Exchange

The early morning visit to the floating market is a highlight, where boats brim with produce, showcasing the vibrant river commerce. A homestay experience brings us closer to local life, engaging in cultural exchanges and enjoying the warmth of Vietnamese hospitality. The lush local gardens and traditional crafts offer a hands-on experience of the delta’s rich cultural tapestry.

Ho Chi Minh City

Day 15: Farewell to Vietnam

Returning to Ho Chi Minh City, we gather our memories and souvenirs, carrying with us the essence of Vietnam. From the tranquil beauty of Ha Long Bay and the cultural richness of Hoi An to the bustling streets of Ho Chi Minh City and the verdant landscapes of the Mekong Delta, this journey has been a profound exploration of Vietnam’s heart and soul. As we depart for our home countries, we say goodbye to this land of contrasts and charm, until we meet again.

This 15 day voyage through Vietnam has been a journey of discovery, connecting us with the spirit of a nation that thrives on diversity, history, and natural beauty. Each step has been an invitation to explore, learn, and be enchanted by Vietnam’s endless wonders.