Itinerary Highlights

  • Take a walking tour around Hanoi
  • Go shopping in the capital’s Old Quarter
  • Visit the Temple of Literature and the “Hanoi Hilton”
  • Cruise the spectacular labyrinth of limestone sea stacks at Ha Long Bay
  • Explore Hue, Vietnam’s former imperial capital
  • Tour the collection at the Museum of Cham Sculpture in Danang
  • See the sites of the well-preserved port town of Hoi An
  • Visit Nha Trang, Vietnam’s most famous resort town
  • Take a private guided sightseeing tour of Ho Chi Minh City

Follow in Our Footsteps

Editor’s Itinerary

Duration: 14 Days
Although we most recently toured Vietnam by cruise ship, it’s more common to do a land-based itinerary. With a deep history, distinctive regional culinary traditions, sophisticated cities and sybaritic coastal resorts, the country is a destination all on its own, as reflected in the suggested routing below. Of course, Vietnam is also easy to connect with neighboring Cambodia and Laos (a “greatest hits” itinerary could include Hanoi, Hue, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City, Siem Reap and Luang Prabang, for example). Vietnam is justly famed for its street food, but a notable fine-dining scene has also developed. (At the time of this writing, Michelin is preparing to release guides to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, home to creative, high-end restaurants well deserving of stars).