15 days in Vietnam – Where to go

Vietnam 15 days journey

What is your travel plan in Vietnam? Is it a long journey from North to South to explore the charm of nature, cultures, histories, as well as the life of Vietnamese people?

Vietnam has more than 3000 km of coastline, tropical lowlands, hills, and densely forested. Therefore, this S-shaped country has a wide range of choices for you. You can pick whatever you one, no matter what your travel interests, physical conditions and budget are. We hope that, with suggestions below, you will have a chance to discover the spectacular beauty of Vietnam, from the Mekong Delta, to famous cities such as Da Lat, Nha Trang, Hue, and Hanoi.

Throughout your trip 15 days in Vietnam, we highly recommend you spend a night in each city to chillax and experience the way of living in each region. Please do not forget checking the visa requirement based on your nationality and travel duration to ensure you have a smooth trip.

The first four days: Hanoi – Ninh Binh – Thanh Hoa – Vinh

Coming to Hanoi, you should stroll around iconic attractions such as Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son Temple, One Pillar Pagoda, Thang Long Imperial Citadel, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Ho Chi Minh Stilt House, and Hanoi Old Quarter. Besides, the true essence of Hanoi is reflected well in its cuisines. Try to taste the signature food as Pho (noodle soup with beef), West Lake Shrimp cake, Ngu Xa Spring rolls, La Vong Grilled fish, Thanh Tri stuffed pancake.

After the Hanoi trip, you can visit some popular destinations in Ninh Binh, including Tam Coc – Bich Dong wish sheer mountains on paddy fields, Bai Dinh Temple – a complex of Buddhist temples holding many records of Asia, Hoa Lu Ancient Capital – the place for the King, Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex – An UNESCO Heritage. This place is also known for its signature cuisines (e.g. underdone goat, Yen Mac pork, Tube wine of Nho Quan, and Lai Thanh).

Trang An, Ninh Binh
Trang An, Ninh Binh

Coming up next is Thanh Hoa – Vinh, the home to talented people, famous delicacy – Nem Chua (Vietnamese fermented pork roll), and many magnificent beaches, including Sam Son and Hai Hoa. Besides enjoying signature dishes such as Eel Rice gruel, sesame rice crackers, and oranges, there are some lovely spots in Vinh city recommended for you: Lam River, Phao Bridge, Ben Thuy Bridge.

Day 5 – 7: Quang Binh – Hue – Da Nang

People remember Hue for its ancient capital with golden palaces, classical temples, grave tombs, old places of worship, a complex of folk Imperial City and mausoleum’s architecture. Yet they are just one of many reasons to visit this lovely, peaceful city.

Morning on Da Nang beach
Morning on Da Nang beach. Photo: Da Nang FantasiCity

From Hue, you will have a 4 hour drive to Dong Hoi city (Quang Binh province). Here it has sun-drenched beaches stretching for over 10km, many historical sites such as Tam Toa Church, Nhat Le beach, Quang Binh Quan, Dong Hoi Citadel. What you should not miss is Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park and the world’s largest natural cave – Son Doong.

Following the day trip in Quang Binh, Da Nang is the next destination.

Day 8 – 10: Da Nang – Quang Ngai – Quy Nhon

Let’s go to beach cities where Quy Nhon and Da Nang are the most outstanding ones.

Cat Tien Beach, Quy Nhon
Cat Tien Beach, Quy Nhon

Nominated as the most peaceful city in Vietnam, Da Nang has long been famous for its beauty spots, friendly people. Coming to Da Nang, you will admire the majestic Han River view, Thuan Phuoc, Rong, Tran Thi Ly Bridge, white sandy beaches as well as experience the heaven for foodies.

Located in the South Central Coast area, Quang Ngai province is an ideal destination for couples and families with wild landscapes that make you feel like you are immersed in romantic nature.

Beaches with pristine waters, long white sandy patches, cliffs… all these are tourist attractions in Quy Nhon. Traveling to Quy Nhon, you should visit places like Twin Cham Tower – one of the artistic Old Cham people heritages, Thi Nai Bridge – the longest cross-sea bridge of Quy Nhon, and Phuong Mai Peninsula.

Day 10 – 15: Tuy Hoa – Nha Trang – Phan Rang – Phan Thiet – Vung Tau – Sai Gon

All of the above destinations are popular beach cities, so you can easily find accommodation, and explore a beautiful spot in each one. Besides, it is strongly recommended to eat delectable local food.

Stopping at Vung Tau, you should not miss the chance to sea-bath at Front and Back Beaches, visit Lady Buddha Statue and White Palace.

In Phan Thiet, take a visit to famous attractions such as Duc Thanh school, Van Thuy Tu Temple, Bai Rang beach, Lagi Town… Furthermore, while being in Nha Trang, come to Dam Market, Museum of Oceanography, Bao Dai Villa. In Tuy Hoa (Phu Yen province), you should pop by Thap Nhan (Cham brick Tower), Phu Yen War Memorial, Chop Chai Mountain.

Traveling to Phan Rang (Ninh Thuan province), do not miss exploring Cham cultural beauty through famous sights such as Poklong Garai Tower, Bau Truc Pottery Village, My Nghiep brocade weaving village, Ba Moi garden, and Vinh Hy Bay.

The distance between either Vung Tau and Phan Tiet or Phan Thiet and Nha Trang has a panoramic view of the white sanded, crystal clear oceans.

Hope this Vietnam 15 days journey would be valuable to you. Have a good trip and let us know in case you need any support for your coming trip to Vietnam!

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