Vietnam in 14 days - suggested itinerary - review by Rusty Compass
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Vietnam in 14 days - suggested itinerary

| 08 Mar 2019
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Vietnam in 14 days - suggested itinerary
08 Mar 2019

This itinerary covers Vietnam's highlights and most popular destinations. Timings can be changed to suit your schedule. The itinerary covers Hanoi, Saigon, Hoi An, Hue and Ha Long Bay. Read on!

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Hanoi and Halong Bay - 2 to 3 nights

Vietnam’s capital is a fascinating mix of old and new with ancient temples, historic sites, boulevards of fading French colonial villas, modern towers, a thriving street food scene and the country’s best museums. Visit the ancient citadel, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, his simple house on stilts, the Vietnamese History Museum and the Military History Museum. Spend time exploring the Old Quarter and its incredible street food scene.

Spend a day cruising the World Heritage listed limestone islets of Halong Bay.

Hue 2 nights
Hue, Vietnam’s capital between 1802 and 1945, is packed with historical sites. Visit the Nguyen Dynasty Citadel, and the tombs of Gia Long and Minh Mang. Explore the city’s Buddhist and Catholic spiritual heritage and check our recommendations for less well-known gems. Hue’s a great place for casual cycling.

Hoi An 2 nights
Travel across the dramatic Hai Van Pass to Hoi An, a major centre of regional trade from the 16th century, Hoi An’s well preserved shophouses and temples make it one of the country’s most popular destinations.

Saigon 2 - 3 nights
Saigon’s irrepressible energy may be its most interesting attraction. Explore historic buildings, visit the confronting War Remnants Museum and the tunnels at Cu Chi. Saigon is a centre of delicious local and international cuisine.

Other options

Add two or three more nights to your stay and visit Sapa or Dien Bien Phu in the mountainous far north, or Phong Nha’s caves and karst mountain country, or Dalat,the former French colonial hillstation.

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