2 week detailed itinerary for Vietnam

If you’re wanting to explore Vietnam but don’t have a whole lot of time, this 2-week itinerary will help you explore what in our opinion is the must see parts of this incredible country. We have provided our 2 week itinerary for Vietnam below.

2 week itinerary for Vietnam

Day 1 – Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City

Day 2 – Half day tour to the Cu Chi Tunnels, HCMC at night

Day 3 – Mekong Delta Day 1 of a 2-day tour

Day 4 – Mekong Delta, return to HCMC in the evening

Day 5 – HCMC – Hanoi. Explore Hanoi in the evening

Day 6 – Hanoi – explore city

Day 7 – Halong Bay cruise

Day 8 – Halong Bay cruise

Day 9 – Halong Bay cruise

Day 10 – Hanoi to Da Nang / Hoi An

Day 11 – Hoi An

Day 12 – Hoi An

Day 13 – Hoi An

Day 14 – Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City

Vietnam Visa

Before you start planning your itinerary for Vietnam, make sure you have the appropriate visa! Click here to find out more on how to obtain your visa.

Packing Guide for Vietnam

Click here for your ultimate packing guide for Vietnam!

Ho Chi Minh City

For our suggestions on what to see, where to stay and where to eat in Ho Chi Minh City, click here. Most people will stop here for at least a night or two, but how long is long enough to spend here?

Mekong Delta

For our full written blog, video and photos of the Mekong Delta and which company to choose, click here. This is one experience that is truly different. Staying with a local family, cooking with them and getting to know them is not something you get anywhere!


For what to see and do in Hanoi, including where to stay, click here.

You do not want to miss this gorgeous city. There is so much happening, interesting places to see like the railway tracks hugged by houses. Not to mention you typically start your Halong Bay tour from Hanoi!

Halong Bay

This is something you simply must do when you visit Vietnam! Click here to read our full review and insights on which company to choose for your cruise and how long you should cruise for.

thewelltravelledman Itinerary for Vietnam

Hoi An

The city of lanterns! It is simply beautiful and somewhere you should spend a few days at. This village is definitely worth the visit. For suggestions on what to see and do and where to stay, click here.

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Do you have travel insurance?

Before travelling, make sure you get a travel insurance policy – you never know when you might need it! Click here for information on travel insurance, what company we recommend and a link to get an instant quote.

Alternative accommodation

If you’re looking for alternative accommodation to either save some money or share with friends or family, click here for information on Air B&B ($50 discount on your first booking), hotel price comparison websites etc.

Have you planned your itinerary for Vietnam? Have you added in any other stops along the way? Let us know in the comments below.

“It is not down in any map; true places never are.” – Herman Melville

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