2 Weeks in Vietnam

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2-week Vietnam itinerary - Vietnamnomad

Ho Chi Minh City → Dalat → Nha Trang → Da Nang → Hoi An → Da Nang  → Ha Long Bay → Ninh Binh → Hanoi

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Step By Step

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Ho Chi Minh City

2 days

From Tan Son Nhat International Airport, you can take bus 109 to get to the center (District 1).

Things to do: War Remnants Museum, Ben Thanh Market, Saigon Skydeck, Bui Vien Street, Cu Chi Tunnels.

Ho Chi Minh City → Dalat: Bus (Thanh BuoiPhuong Trang)

  • Travel time: 7 hr
  • Fare: 240,000 VND

Dalat

1 day

All buses offer free shuttle service to your hotel.

Things to do: Xuan Huong Lake area, Dalat Railway Station, Chicken Church, Linh Phuoc Pagoda.

Dalat → Nha Trang: Bus (Phuong TrangThe Sinh Bus)

  • Travel time: 3 hr
  • Fare: 135,000 VND

Nha Trang

1 day

All buses offer free shuttle service to your hotel.

Things to do: Nha Trang Beach, Vinpearl Land, Po Nagar Cham Towers, Dam market.

Nha Trang → Da Nang: Plane (Vietnam Airlines, Vietjet Air, Pacific Airlines, and Bamboo Airways)

  • Flying time: 1 hr 5 min
  • Airfare: 500,000 – 1,000,000 VND

Da Nang

2 days

Da Nang Airport is about 3 km from the city center and 6 km from My Khe Beach. Beachfront accommodation is a great option.

Things to do: My Khe Beach,  Ba Na Hills, Marble Mountains, Museum of Cham Sculpture.

The best way to get to Hoi An from Da Nang is by bus:

  • Bus route: 01
  • Travel time: 45 min
  • Fare: 30,000 VND

Hoi An

2 days

Bus stops near the Ancient Town of Hoi An, choose a place to stay in the ancient town’s heart to feel the rhythm of life here.

Things to do: An Bang Beach, the ancient town, Bay Mau Coconut Forest.

From Hoi An, you take bus 01 back to Da Nang to fly to Van Don Airport (Vietnam Airlines, Vietjet Air, and Bamboo Airways):

  • Flying time: 1 hr 20 min
  • Airfare: 600,000 – 1,000,000 VND

Ha Long Bay

1 day

From Van Don Airport, you take bus 14A or 14B to get to Ha Long Bay (free).

Things to do: Ha Long Bay, Tuan Chau Island.

Ha Long Bay → Ninh Binh: Bus (The Long Bus)

  • Travel time: 5 hr
  • Fare: 300,000 VND

Ninh Binh

2 days

The bus stops in Tam Coc, one of the most attractive tourist destinations in Ninh Binh.

Things to do: Tam Coc – Bich Dong, Mua Cave, Trang An Landscape Complex, Bai Dinh Pagoda.

Ninh Binh → Hanoi: Bus (Trang An Limousine)

  • Travel time: 2 hr
  • Fare: 120,000 VND

Hanoi

2 days

The last destination in the itinerary is Hanoi – the capital.

Things to do: Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi Old Quarter, Temple of Literature, Dong Xuan Market, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum.

You can take bus number 86 (30,000 VND) to Noi Bai international airport from Hanoi city center, ending your 2-week itinerary in Vietnam.

A few notes

  • Travel time does not include the airport check-in time.
  • Click on the links (names) of the bus operators and airlines to book tickets directly.
  • Click on the photo to see a detailed travel guide for each destination.
  • 2 weeks is not enough to explore Vietnam in its entirety, so we prioritize selecting the most popular destinations for international tourists.
  • The above recommendations (hotels, bus operators, and airlines) are selected from the most suitable ones, with no advertising and affiliate marketing, so you can rest assured with these suggestions.
  • Reverse itinerary if you depart from Hanoi or the northern provinces.
  • Refer to the Vietnam travel guide for more information on Vietnam tourism.

2 weeks in Vietnam Budget

The cost for two weeks in Vietnam is about $500, which is the average expenditure of many tourists. Here are some fixed costs:

  • Transportation costs are about $100. You should book flights in advance to get lower prices.
  • The cost of staying in a private hotel/homestay is about $15 – $20/night. If you are a solo traveler, hostels can be an economical option (about $5/night). Learn more about accommodation in Vietnam.
  • Food costs are $15/person/day.
  • Admission to monuments, museums, and attractions costs around $1 – $2.

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