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2 Weeks in Vietnam

2-week Vietnam itinerary map

Discover the most alluring destinations across Vietnam’s North, Central, and South regions with our 2-week itinerary. This carefully crafted itinerary covers a total of six must-visit destinations, including Ho Chi Minh City, Dalat, Nha Trang, Da Nang, Hoi An, Ha Long Bay, Ninh Binh, and Hanoi.

2-week Vietnam itinerary - Vietnamnomad


Destinations: 8

Travel time (hr): 22+

Transportation costs (USD): 125+

Total cost (USD): 550+

Itinerary details

Vietnam itinerary 2 weeks Ho Chi Minh City

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:

  • Transportation: Bus (Thanh Buoi, Phuong Trang)
  • Travel time: 7 hr
  • Fare: 290,000 VND
Vietnam itinerary 2 weeks 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:

  • Transportation: Bus (Phuong Trang, The Sinh Bus)
  • Travel time: 3 hr
  • Fare: 250,000 VND
Vietnam itinerary 2 weeks Nha Trang

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:

  • Transportation: Plane (Vietnam Airlines, Vietjet Air, Pacific Airlines, and Bamboo Airways)
  • Flying time: 1 hr 5 min
  • Airfare: 800,000 – 1,200,000 VND
Vietnam itinerary 2 weeks Da Nang

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.

Da Nang → Hoi An:

  • Transportation: Bus (01)
  • Travel time: 45 min
  • Fare: 30,000 VND
Vietnam itinerary 2 weeks Hoi An

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.

To get to Van Don Airport from Hoi An, take bus 01 to Da Nang, where you can catch flights with Vietnam Airlines, Vietjet Air, or Bamboo Airways.

  • Flying time: 1 hr 20 min
  • Airfare: 800,000 – 1,200,000 VND
Vietnam itinerary 2 weeks Ha Long Bay

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:

  • Transportation: Bus (The Long Bus)
  • Travel time: 5 hr
  • Fare: 300,000 VND
Vietnam itinerary 2 weeks Ninh Binh

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:

  • Transportation: Bus (Trang An Limousine)
  • Travel time: 2 hr
  • Fare: 170,000 VND
Vietnam itinerary 2 weeks 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 (35,000 VND) to Noi Bai International Airport from Hanoi city center, ending your 2-week itinerary in Vietnam.

A few notes

  • As of 2023, the approximate exchange rate for USD to VND is 1 USD ≈ 23,500 VND.
  • The travel time mentioned for each part of the itinerary does not include the time required for airport check-in.
  • Two weeks is not enough to explore Vietnam, so we prioritize selecting the most popular destinations for international tourists.
  • The above recommendations for hotels, bus operators, and airlines were selected based on suitability and without any advertising or affiliate marketing, so you can trust these suggestions.
  • If you are departing from Hanoi or the northern provinces, you can reverse the itinerary.

2 weeks in Vietnam costs

Many tourists can expect to spend around $550 for a two-week trip to Vietnam. Here are some estimated fixed costs to help with your budget planning:

  • Transportation costs are approximately $125. Booking flights in advance can help you secure lower prices.
  • Private hotels and homestays cost around $15-$20 per night. Solo travelers can consider hostels, which are a more economical option at around $5 per night. Learn more about accommodation options in Vietnam.
  • Food expenses are estimated at $15 per person per day.
  • Admission fees for monuments, museums, and attractions typically range from $1 to $5.

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