Day 1-3: Hanoi
Arrive in Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam and a city with a rich history and culture. You can stay at the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi, a colonial-style hotel that has hosted many celebrities and dignitaries over the years. Explore the Old Quarter, where you can see the Temple of Literature, the Hoan Kiem Lake, and the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. You can also visit the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology to learn about the diverse ethnic groups of Vietnam, or the Hanoi Ceramic Mosaic Mural to admire the world’s longest ceramic mural. In the evening, you can watch a water puppet show at the Thang Long Water Puppet Theater or enjoy a drink at one of the rooftop bars overlooking the city.
Day 4: Ninh Binh
Take a day trip to Ninh Binh, a province known for its stunning natural scenery and cultural heritage. You can visit the Trang An Landscape Complex, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that features karst mountains, caves, rivers, and temples. You can take a boat tour to see the highlights of this area, such as the Bai Dinh Pagoda, the largest Buddhist complex in Vietnam, or the Hoa Lu Ancient Capital, where you can see the ruins of the first capital of Vietnam. You can also climb up to the Mua Cave viewpoint, where you can enjoy a panoramic view of the Tam Coc valley.
Day 5-7: Hoi An
Fly from Hanoi to Danang and transfer to Hoi An, a charming town that preserves the architecture and culture of ancient Vietnam. You can stay at the Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, a beachfront resort that offers luxurious villas and facilities. You can explore the Hoi An Ancient Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that features historic buildings, lantern-lit streets, and colourful markets. You can also visit some of the traditional handicraft villages around Hoi An, such as Tra Que Vegetable Village, Kim Bong Carpentry Village, or Thanh Ha Pottery Village. You can also take a cooking class, a bike tour, or a lantern-making workshop to experience the local culture.
Day 8-9: Hue
Take a scenic drive from Hoi An to Hue, passing by the Hai Van Pass, one of the most beautiful coastal roads in Vietnam. Hue is the former imperial capital of Vietnam and a UNESCO World Heritage Site that showcases the royal legacy of the Nguyen Dynasty. You can stay at the Azerai La Residence Hue, a boutique hotel that was once the residence of the French governor. You can visit the Hue Imperial City, where you can see the Citadel, the Forbidden Purple City, and various palaces and temples. You can also visit some of the royal tombs along the Perfume River, such as those of Minh Mang, Tu Duc, or Khai Dinh. You can also enjoy a boat ride on the river or a cyclo tour around the city.
Day 10: Danang
Drive back to Danang, a modern city that offers a mix of natural beauty and urban attractions. You can stay at the Intercontinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort, a luxury resort that boasts stunning views of the sea and the mountains. You can relax on one of the beaches in Danang, such as My Khe Beach or Non Nuoc Beach, or visit some of the landmarks in the city, such as the Dragon Bridge, the Lady Buddha Statue, or the Marble Mountains. You can also take a cable car ride to Ba Na Hills, a hill station that features a French village, a golden bridge, and various amusement facilities.
Day 11-14: Ho Chi Minh City
Fly from Danang to Ho Chi Minh City, the largest and most dynamic city in Vietnam. You can stay at The Reverie Saigon Hotel, an opulent hotel that showcases Italian design and art. You can explore some of the historical and cultural attractions in Ho Chi Minh City, such as the War Remnants Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral, Central Post Office, Independence Palace, or Ben Thanh Market. You can also take a day trip to the Cu Chi Tunnels, a network of underground tunnels that were used by the Viet Cong during the war, or the Mekong Delta, a region of rivers, islands, and villages that offers a glimpse of rural life in Vietnam. You can also enjoy the nightlife, shopping, and dining options in Ho Chi Minh City, or indulge in a spa treatment or a massage..