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Vietnam Itinerary 2 Weeks

Best things to see and do within 14 days

INTRODUCTION TO VIETNAM ITINERARY 2 WEEKS

If you are about to have 14 days off but not sure where to travel yet, let’s draw your attention to the happy Vietnam Itinerary 2 weeks. The grand package promises to fulfill your travel episodes with cultural interactions, gorgeous sightseeing, and delectable food in the Indochina regions. Just the top tourist attractions are included, of which several win the international awards. Moving out of your comfort zone for 2 weeks to beautify your life trailers by traveling, you will return with a happy self whose knowledge about charming Vietnam is open and rich. Vietnam Tours are often come at reasonable prices and with a smart itinerary to amazing destinations. It’s certainly almost everybody will be pleased with this 14-day package, which is worth every dollar and cent, so that some might say “OK, let’s do it again.” The endless charm of the top 10, including Hanoi, Halong Bay, Lan Ha Bay, Tam Coc, Hue, Hoi An Old Town, My Son Sanctuary, Saigon, Cu Chi Tunnels, and Mekong Delta, might urge worldwide backpackers to venture out throughout the year. Note that January-April is best for traveling to the North of Vietnam, in which the colorful festivals are celebrated and the scenery is so beautifully fresh. May-September is ideal for beach tours and highland retreats to stay away from the scorching heat while October-December is perfect for ecotourism when the scenery is changing its color and beauty. Whether you’re longing for famous travel destinations or off-center retreats, 2 weeks in Vietnam can assure opportunities to explore, sightsee, take photos and videos, and earn the benefits of traveling. Some of the benefits could be making you happier, letting you disconnect to stress and then recharge, exposing you to new things and new people, boosting your creativity, etc. Pack for 14 days tour to Vietnam and we go!

THINGS TO SEE DURING 2 WEEKS IN VIETNAM

Here is a handy list of the best travel destinations to explore now for a perfect vacation. Getting there, you can proudly tell the world you’ve been to Vietnam’s top sites.

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Hanoi

As Vietnam’s capital city, Hanoi has preserved the history and culture of the nation, besides the modern growth in other sectors. Some of the top tourist attractions in Hanoi are Hoan Kiem Lake or Ho Guom (Sword Lake), Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, One-Pillar Pagoda, Temple of Literature, Hanoi Old Quarters, etc. There are also new-and-unique tours to get around Hanoi these days, such as the Hanoi Red River Helicopter Tour (Songhong Heli Tour), Hanoi Retro Tour, Quintessence of Tonkin Show, and the street food tour. The capital city is also packed with numerous eateries and restaurants to delight every palate. It’s super easy to find a good dining place, eat like the locals, and taste the yummy food of Hanoi Pho, Bun Cha (noodle with grilled pork), empanada dumplings, Vietnamese sandwich, spring rolls with crab (Nem Cua Be), and cake with shrimp (Banh Tom); it’s a long list. Hanoi is amongst the best havens for food and cuisine in the world. If you love street food, this city is a must to see during the Vietnam Itinerary 15 days. The Hanoians will be happy to recommend you the great places to eat, or you can stop by an inspiring eatery, sit on the plastic stool, and enjoy the authentic culinary experiences. What’s more, it’s fantastic to enjoy a helicopter or a seaplane tour to the legendary Halong Bay from Hanoi.

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Hanoi Capital
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Halong Bay

Halong Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. The Bay is located in Quang Ninh Province, Vietnam. It’s an internationally famous Bay, which has been recorded in Hollywood films, of which its dimensions from the top are recognized with limestone peaks, emerald sea, green covers, and peaceful floating villages. With an area of around 1,553 square kilometers, the Bay of the Descending Dragon owns nearly 2,000 limestone islets of various sizes and shapes – the natural gifts for terrific sightseeing. It’s said that the limestone of this area has gone through 500 million years of formation, which is precious nowadays. There preserves the tropical evergreen biosystem, ocean and seashore biosystem, and endemic fauna species, which are all precious too. The best way to explore the Bay is the overnight cruise trip. Other more-expensive channels include the helicopter tour or seaplane tour from Hanoi capital (including the 45-minute transfer and 15-minute aerial sightseeing over the Bay) and luxury Halong yacht tours. The Halong Bay Cruises and vessels might come at diverse quality and prices, so you’re sure to find the good deals to fit. All in all, it is a paradise to reward yourself with overnight luxury cruises, kayaking, seaplane flight, squid fishing, swimming, etc. So, people call it the Bay of fantasy.

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Halong Bay Sunset
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Lan Ha Bay

Lan Ha Bay is a hidden treasure in the east of Cat Ba Island, Hai Phong Province. The pristine Bay is known for its less-touristy yet serene and beautiful seascape. Backpackers nowadays find it trendy to sail away from the bustle and toward the off-the-beaten-track Bay named Lan Ha. It’s around 140km from Noi Bai International Airport (Hanoi), so it’s quick and easy to get to the Bay via the express highway for the 2-hour drive. Designed for the smart alternative sailing routes, Lan Ha Bay owns the gorgeous yet pristine beauty, which is said to mirror the famous neighboring Halong Bay, but in a smaller scope. Here you find nearly 400 green-covered islands to admire, plus the clean emerald sea for swimming and kayaking. There stand out a variety of Lan Ha Bay Cruises to sort out. It’s always best to be an early bird to preserve your cabin, especially in the peak time (November – March). The onboard comfort and ashore adventure during the time in this destination have been praised by couples, small groups, and families all over the world. If budget allows, you can consider the luxury Viet Yacht Tours for private sailing to the Dark & Light Cave, Thumb Islet, and Viet Hai Village. The untouched Bay is an Eden for beachgoers and vacationers to refill their energy and become the best version.

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Lan Ha Bay Kayaking
Mua Cave Ninh Binh
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Tam Coc

This ecotourism site is located in Ninh Binh Province, in northern Vietnam, and part of the famous UNESCO-recognized Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex. Tam Coc Ninh Binh is a flooded cave, which is set next to Bich Dong – a series of mountain pagodas. The name of Tam Coc (Three Caves) already tells that it consists of three natural caves. The three are Hang Ca, Hang Hai, and Hang Ba. As the largest, Hang Ca is 127m long, through the immense mountain, with a gate of 20m height. The three caves were formed by the Ngo Dong River piercing through the mountain, which is fantastic. To access this flooded cave cluster, tourists need to take a boat trip along the river, through rice fields and limestone karsts. The small boats will let you through the caves and witness the interesting-shaped limestone formations. The entire area is known for the idyllic, peaceful, and stunning landscape that enchants nature lovers. Also, the atmosphere inside the caves is fresh while the natural carvings on the limestone are extraordinary. Around 100km from Hanoi and 7km from Ninh Binh City, the Three Caves is ideal for nature photography of the rice fields, green mountains, rivers, flooded caves, and mountainous villages. Often, the boat trip takes around 3 hours to explore the beauty of the caves.

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Hue

Hue is the capital of Thua Thien Hue Province, in central Vietnam. The city is well-known for its history, royal monuments, and endless romance. People could call it the “museum” for learning about the 19th-century royal capital of the Nguyen Dynasty. In 1993, Hue was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which makes it ideal for the back-in-time tours which run around the Citadel, the Kings’ tombs, antique houses, old bridges, historical markets, local pagodas, and laid-back lifestyle. There also remain many French-style buildings along the south bank of the renowned Perfume River. Nowadays, people call Hue “a romantic city” where to admire the idyllic life and fresh air. Things in this city can just ignite the spark of romance for artists’ ideas and souls. Besides, Hue’s food and cuisine are a magnet to call for domestic and overseas tourists. People might visit the city for food tours and cooking classes. The morning trip to the old Dong Ba Market will show how the local people run their lives and it offers opportunities for film-style photographs. A cycle tour to the ancient Trang Tien Bridge provides a glimpse of the local serenity. And, a cooking class is needed for guests to know how to cook the spring rolls, pancakes, and banana flower salad. Make sure you try mussel rice and beef noodle soup!

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Hue Imperial City Cyclo
Hoi An Ancient Town
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Hoi An

Honeymoon to Hoi An Ancient Town is what many newlyweds are doing out there. It’s a beautiful old city in Quang Nam Province and around 30km to the south of Da Nang City. In 1999, Hoi An was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for being an exceptionally well-preserved example of the Southeast Asian trading port (from the 15th to the 19th century). The heritage site is unique with ancient buildings and street plans reflecting the indigenous and foreign influences, which have been nicely combined. Oftentimes, the city has been highly ranked by international tourism magazines, like the best city in the world 2019 by Travel & Leisure. The town is ancient with the Japanese Covered Bridge, Tan Ky Old House, and Phuc Kien Assembly Hall. It’s also colorful for couples to try amazing things together, like tailor-made clothes, biking trips, lovely lanterns at night, etc. Furthermore, it has nature sites to unwind at Cua Dai Beach, An Bang Beach, and Cu Lao Cham. The recommendations for dining include Cao Lau noodles, Vietnamese sandwiches, chicken rice, white rose dumpling, and steamed rice cakes. You can level up the hands-on experiences by joining the Hoi An Cooking Classes. Other terrific activities are the couple spa, a half-day bike tour to Tra Que Vegetable Village, and buying the tailor-made silk dresses. Take a walk in this city of the 16th-17th century and feel the peace.

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My Son Sanctuary

My Son is situated in Quang Nam Province, in Central Vietnam. It consists of the deserted and partially ruined Hindu temples dedicated to worshipping the god Shiva, built between the 4th and the 14th century by the Kings of Champa. The temples are nestled in a valley of 2km wide and bordered by two mountain ranges. It can be regarded as one of the oldest Hindu temple complexes in Southeast Asia, which is on par with other attractions like Bagan of Myanmar or Angkor Wat of Cambodia. In 1999, My Son was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site as evidence of the extinct Asian civilization. The archeology and architecture of the remaining buildings on this site are precious materials. You might be interested in the red brick sanctuary and Cham sculpture. There rise many questions about the constructions of the remaining relics, such as how the bricks were hardened by the fire, how they were stuck together, and when the decorative carvings were made. You can also expose to the Cham inscriptions on the stones, which have been preserved, transcribed, and translated. The monuments of My Son Sanctuary are confirmed to be unique, which makes it an ancient and cultural site you must see in Da Nang City.

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My Son Sanctuary
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Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City)

Saigon is the largest city in Vietnam, located in the south and surrounding the Saigon River. It’s also called the sleepless city, the most dynamic city, the most colorful center, and other “the most” names. The city can keep people entertained days and nights, thanks to a wide variety of attractions, buildings, rooftop bars, shopping malls, restaurants, etc. If you like the historical sites related to the wartime and French colonization, then go to the Reunification Palace, Municipal Theatre, City Post Office, City Hall, Notre-Dame Cathedral, Ho Chi Minh Museum, and War Remnants Museum. If you like the modern creativity, head towards the Batelco Tower and Sky Deck, Landmark 81, and numerous luxury bars, fine-dining restaurants, entertainment sites, etc. Particularly, go check-in the backpacker’s quarter in Pham Ngu Lao Street and Bui Vien Street (District 1) to mingle with other foreign tourists and the young Saigonese on the spot. Saigon is also a true paradise for street food, which is best to be explored in the evening. Hangout at night is the best thing to do here, where people seem not to sleep but enjoy the nightlife activities at the coffee shops, street vendors, rooftop lounge bars, and pubs. There is even Saigon nightlife and street food tour on a scooter that you can try once. The beat and sound of Saigon at night can awake you to bright smiles and shining eyes.

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Saigon Nguyen Hue Street
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Mekong Delta

Mekong Delta region is located in southwestern Vietnam, which is also named the Nine Dragon River Delta. It covers a large portion of over 40,500 square kilometers, of which the area covered by water depends on the season. The wet coastal geography makes this region a vital source of agriculture and aquaculture. The destination is known for green beauty and a peaceful lifestyle. If you love the elements of canals, coconuts, bamboos, floating houses, floating markets, folksy food, etc., then go to this eco-site. A popular package is to enjoy a day tour from Saigon to Cai Be-Tien Giang and Ben Tre, which showers you with the countryside charm, yummy fish soup, and friendly residents. You’re likely to be greeted by the local kids with a bright smile and hand waving. The actual reach to the floating markets is so interesting that you can buy items from the boats, chat or bargain with the locals, and take photogenic pictures. Or, if you eat in a local spot, be ready to taste sweet and succulent – the major flavor of the region. Together with the peaceful landscape and the sweet-flavored food, the amiable locals welcome guests to their homes and make them feel homelike.

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Mekong Delta Vietnam
Cu Chi Tunnels
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Cu Chi Tunnels

The exceptional Cu Chi Tunnels is located in Cu Chi District, around 70km northwest of Saigon. A day tour from Saigon to Cu Chi Tunnels is what many backpackers opt for their 15 days Vietnam itinerary. They cover a large network of connecting tunnels, used during the Vietnam War. Guests will be entertained by climbing through the complexity of the underground constructions. Turned into a war memorial park with two tunnel display sites of Ben Dinh and Ben Duoc, Cu Chi Tunnels are perfect for the back-in-time tours for surprising experiences. There will be moments when you’re wondering how the Vietnamese soldiers can live and fight in narrow circumstances. The safe parts of the tunnels will be made available for crawling and exploring. While the Ben Duoc site includes the original tunnel system, the Ben Dinh site has some reconstructed parts which are extended larger to fit the tourists. You can expect to crawl through the areas filled with low-power lights and find the displays of different booby traps. There are even the underground conference rooms, mini-hospital, and commander’s room. The on-the-ground attractions are the caged monkeys, souvenirs, and shooting range. The hideouts serve as the museum to recall the harsh wartime, which is perfect for history fanciers. Make sure you also try the cassava steamed with coconut milk!

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MORE THINGS FOR 2 WEEKS IN VIETNAM

Exotic things you can do further in Vietnam Itinerary 14 days

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Pu Luong Natural Reserve

Pu Luong Nature Reserve is nestled in Thanh Hoa Province, in central-north Vietnam. The Site is known as a green retreat and happy homestay to be away from the city bustle. Its highlights are the mountains, limestone karsts, rivers, valleys, and primitive forests. Inside a valley are the local households and a wide agricultural zone. This ecotourism spot preserves the rich systems of fauna (mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, and amphibians). What’s more, the insect system includes species of butterflies, terrestrial mollusk, and special mollusk. The large cover of the evergreen forest helps this area fresh and perfect for trekking throughout the year. Interestingly, “Pu Luong” is a Thai ethnic name, meaning the highest peak in the region (Pu Luong summit is at 1,700m high). You are likely to meet the Thai villagers who live in the region and welcome cultural experiences. With the marvelous karst grottoes and the terraced rice fields cascading down the mountainsides into the clean rivers, the eco-site is gifted for sightseeing and nature photography. You will also be interested in the wood-and-thatch houses and the limestone peaks poking above the cloud, which feasts the eyes. Around 160km from Hanoi, Pu Luong is a charming hideout for everybody to rest and unwind.

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Sapa

Sapa is located in Lao Cai Province, in northwestern Vietnam. It’s home to several ethnic minority groups, who preserve the colorful ethnic culture of the Hmong, Xa Pho, Tay, Dao, and Giay. Natural highlights include the imposing terraced rice fields, surreal valleys, and forest treks. Especially, it’d be a big mistake to ignore the Fansipan Mountain at the height of 3,143m – the “Roof of Indochina.” You can get the Sun World Fansipan Legend cable car to reach the top, and find joy in the French-style castles, flower gardens, churches, etc. The not-to-miss attraction in the town is the Catholic Church built in stone in 1930, going through the ups and downs of history. Often included in the tour packages are the visits to the ethnic Cat, Ta Van, Ta Phin, and Lao Chai villages, which are the inspiring off-the-beaten-track tracking trails to thrill-seekers. Also, Ham Rong Mountain and Muong Hoa Valley are the top sites. Without skyscrapers and busy entertainment centers, Sapa is spotlighted by the natural beauty and ethnic villages, not to mention the cool weather by November – December, when there might be snow. Sapa food is another highlight, so make sure you eat Thang Co (the traditional Hmong soup made of horsemeat, horse’s viscera, and bone), salmon sour hotpot, bamboo sticky rice (Com Lam), and dried buffalo meat (Thit Trau Gac Bep).

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Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park

Located in Quang Binh Province, Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park is famed for the astonishing cave systems of stalagmites and stalactites, and the biodiversity of plants and animals. Thanks to the diverse biodiversity and historical geology, Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park was inscribed as UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003. This is house to the globally threatened species and has important functions in bird conservations. The long cave system of 126km offers enthralling sightseeing as there are other discovered caves nearby Phong Nha Cave, which establishes the attractive cave clusters to explore. The region is also inhabited by the Ruc and Arem ethnic people, which promises cultural experiences. Also called “the underground royal palace,” this area urges thrill-seekers to venture out and expose themselves to new things. The top sites to marvel at include Phong Nha Cave, Son Doong Cave, Thien Duong Cave, En Cave, Tu Lan Cave, and Tien Son Cave. Among these, Son Doong Cave, discovered in 2009 by the British and Vietnamese explorers, is ranked the largest cave in the world. It needs some practice to do challenging cave exploration. The limestone formations of various shapes, sizes, and colors inside the constructions are awesome objects for photography.

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Angkor Temples in Cambodia

From Vietnam, you can take a flight or car transfer to Siem Reap Cambodia, in which a must to see is the venerable Angkor Archaeological Park. The park covers many ancient temples ruins, and of course, Angkor Wat – a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a must to explore, study, and take photos. Nonetheless, the popular Wat is often packed by visitors, so it’s better to save Angkor Wat to visit in the afternoon. In the morning, let’s marvel at the hidden Ta Prohm which lies amid the maze of trees. The next highlights are the 12th-century Angkor Thom – the last capital of the Great Khmer Empire under Jayavarman VII’s reign. After lunch is the best time to see Angkor Wat, which was erected under the reign of King Suryavarman II in the early 12th century, originally as a Hindu temple. At the end of the 12th century, the Wat was transformed into a Buddhist temple. In this grand “temple mountain,” you’ll be amazed by ancient bas reliefs and intricate carvings. The classical Khmer architecture of grandeur and magnificence is irreplaceable. When the sun is going down behind the monuments. around 04:00, Angkor Sunset Tours attract many participants gathering for photography the twilight over the relic. Make a note to try Khmer food during the 2 week itinerary Vietnam and Cambodia.

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