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Vietnam is a long S shaped country (around 1800km) from North to South and the transportation time by car or bus can be very tiring.
Firstly, 14 days in Vietnam are enough to discover all the country. Also, some people who prefer a “slow travel mode”, they can spend more time in some parts of Vietnam to know more about vietnamese culture.
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Vietnam 14 days itinerary : From North to South
For a 14 days trip to Vietnam, we would like to recommend you the following itinerary :
Day 1 : Hanoi arrival – walking city tour, overnight in Hanoi
Day 2 : Hanoi – Halong Bay, overnight on cruise
Day 3 : Halong Bay – Hanoi, overnight in Hanoi
Day 4 : Ninh Binh one day trip, overnight in Hanoi
Day 5 : Hanoi – Sapa, overnight in Sapa
Day 6 : Sapa – Hanoi, overnight in Hanoi
Day 7 : Hanoi – flight to Danang – Hoi An ancient town, overnight in Hoi An
Day 8 : Hoi An Ancient town – Basket boat eco tour – My Son Sanctuary, overnight in Hoi An
Day 9 : Hoi An – Ba Na Hills – Danang, overnight in Danang
Day 10 : Danang – Hue city tour, overnight in Danang
Day 11 : Danang city tour – Ho Chi Minh city, overnight in Ho Chi Minh city
Day 12 : Cu Chi tunnels – Ho Chi Minh City tour, overnight in Ho Chi Minh city
Day 13 : Ho Chi Minh city – Mekong delta one day tour, overnight in Ho Chi Minh city
Day 14 : Ho Chi Minh City departure
After reaching Hanoi airplane terminal, you may spend a few time to visit Hanoi by feet. You will visit Hanoi cathedral, Hoan Kiem lake and others popular places in Hanoi amid a unwinding strolling visit.
On the second day, you’ll spend 2 days on cruise in Halong Bay which is one of the foremost lovely places of Vietnam. You’ll be able see thousands of islands in a lovely emerald sea. It is time to appreciate one of the foremost paramount nightfall of your life.
After Halong Bay, drive back to Hanoi or you can drive directly Ninh Binh to spend a night in a bungalow in the middle of the ricefields.
Ninh Binh is also called Halong Bay on land because you will be able to see thousands of rocks in the ricefields. Tam Coc is the village from where it is possible to take a boat trip and climb on a mountain called “Hang Mua”.
Finishing visiting Northern Vietnam by Sapa is like the cherry on the cake. This destination is one of the most exotic experience you will have in Vietnam. In this mountainous area, the ethnic minorties have sculpted the mountains during more than 3 000 years with terrace ricefields. It is possible to spend one night in a homestay for full immersion in the local culture.
It is now time to take a flight from Hanoi airport to reach Danang city. From Danang, you can visit Hoi An ancient town with its must see lantern festival. You can check out the lantern festival calendar by following this link : Hoi An Lantern festival 2023
The other main places you should not miss in Central Vietnam are : Ba Na Hills with the Golden Hands Bridge and Hue imperial city.
At last, you will take another plane to reach Ho Chi Minh city in Southern Vietnam. Ho Chi Minh city is a very busy city but it is the departure point to visit Cu Chi Tunnels and Mekong Delta. The tunnels of Củ Chi are an immense network of connecting tunnels built during vietnamese war against the american army.
You shouldn’t miss the green islands of the Mekong Delta. In this area, the local people spend more time on boat than on the ground.
Finally, it is now time to Say Goodbye Vietnam ! Have a safe flight back to your home.
Vietnam 14 days itinerary : Northern and Central Vietnam
For a first trip to Vietnam, we recommend to visit Northern and Central Vietnam for a 14 days trip. In these parts of Vietnam, you will visit the most beautiful places of the country.
This 14 days Vietnam itinerary is better for “slow travel” lovers, people who want a full immersion in the vietnamese culture and take their time to travel.
Day 1 : Hanoi arrival, overnight in Hanoi
Day 2 : Hanoi – Halong Bay, overnight on cruise
Day 3 : Halong Bay – Ninh Binh, overnight in Tam Coc
Day 4 : Ninh Binh – Mai Chau, overnight in Mai Chau
Day 5 : Mai Chau – Hanoi, overnight in Mai Chau
Day 6 : Hanoi – Sapa, overnight in Sapa
Day 7 : Sapa trekking, overnight in Sapa
Day 8 : Sapa – Hanoi, overnight in Hanoi
Day 9 : Hanoi – flight to Danang – Hoi An ancient town, overnight in Hoi An
Day 10 : Hoi An Ancient town – Basket boat eco tour – My Son Sanctuary, overnight in Hoi An
Day 11 : Hoi An – Ba Na Hills – Danang, overnight in Danang
Day 12 : Danang – Hue city tour, overnight in Danang
Day 13 : Danang city tour – Hanoi, overnight in Hanoi
Day 14 : Hanoi departure
In this itinerary, you will visit Mai Chau which is a very peacefull area with many minorities people. You will have the chance to discover more about their lifestyle.
Also, by spending 3 days in Sapa, it will be possible to do a longer trekking and visit non touristic places of Sapa.
When is the best time to visit Vietnam ?
In general, the best time to visit Vietnam is from October to April. At this time, temperatures are not too hot on average throughout all Vietnam and the weather is generally dry. However, given that the country stretches over 1000 km from north to south, there is not really a better time to visit Vietnam, but different periods depending on the regions you want to visit. Indeed, Vietnam being divided into 3 parts (North, Central and South), all these regions have different climates.
Note that in Northern Vietnam, the rainy season is from July to August and in Central Vietnam, the rainy season is from September to December with some typhoons in September and October.
You can read more about the weather of the different parts of Vietnam by follwing this link : Best time to visit Vietnam.