Vietnam in two weeks
Two weeks is a popular time slot that many families, couples and solo travelers book for Vietnam. Many people incorporate this into their trip around Southeast Asia while others as part of their summer vacation or Christmas break.
With 2 weeks in hand, you have more choices than just a suggested area with a 1-week itinerary. If you want to see more of the country, flying from one place to another might be your best bet given the extensive network of domestic flights, on the one hand the long distances from North to South, and on the other. is to improve other road condition. You can also change the order of your itinerary, depending on the airport you are going to (Hanoi, Da Nang or Ho Chi Minh City).
Day 1 – 4: Hanoi and Ha Long Bay
Please see Days 1-3 on the Hanoi Itinerary page for more details. You can also cut down your time in Ha Long to a day trip and spend more time on other destinations.
Day 5-8: Hue and Hoi An
A great way to explore your options in Central Vietnam is to check out our recommendations for a three-day trip to Hue, Hoi An and Da Nang. Few visitors say they don’t like Hoi An so spend a lot of time in the town. For Hue, there are many city tours offered in the tourist area in the city center. In case you have trouble navigating the city, join the tour to see more to save more time. Day 9-10: Nha Trang and Mui Ne
Depart for Nha Trang, if you want to experience the real sun, sea and sand. The beach is listed as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world and is ideal for many water activities such as windsurfing and snorkeling. Conversely, if you want something less crowded, head to Mui Ne. The beach is not as attractive as Nha Trang, in exchange for the quietness and beautiful sand dunes nearby. In summer, you can visit the giant dragon fruit garden and enjoy this local fruit for as low as 40 cents a kilo. Both Nha Trang and Mui Ne have crowded market scenes, especially in the morning when fresh seafood items are traded. If you are a seafood lover, do not miss these destinations.
Day 11: Ho Chi Minh City
Departure to Ho Chi Minh City. There are regular buses between Ho Chi Minh City and Nha Trang and Mui Ne, although Nha Trang can take up to two hours.
12-14: The South and the Mekong Delta
Check out Day Trips Near Ho Chi Minh City for details on how you can spend your time in South Vietnam. If you have time, book a tour of the floating market near Can Tho or visit Ben Tre for some local food. Learning how to grill freshwater fish wrapped in banana leaves or make coconut candies the Vietnamese way can become a highlight of your 2 weeks in the country.