Ideal Vietnam 2 week itinerary for cross-country family trip

 Vietnam is a country filled with colorful cultural experiences, rich in history and majestic nature. All of these qualities made Vietnam one of the best family-friendly destinations that can win the hearts of wanderlust at any age.

Why Vietnam is your best choice for a family trip?

We understand that traveling with your loved ones requires careful planning to ensure everyone’s needs are met. That’s why we have curated a family-friendly itinerary that combines exciting activities for both adults and children. The itinerary includes locations where children can immerse themselves in the colorful history and vibrant lifestyle of the locals.

From exploring ancient temples and bustling markets to partaking in interactive cultural experiences, every moment is designed to be educational and engaging. Moreover, The tour’s flexible schedule allows you and your family to travel at your own pace, ensuring ample time to soak in the breathtaking landscapes and create unforgettable memories together.

Whether it’s cruising through the mystical Halong Bay, cycling through the scenic countryside, or enjoying a traditional cooking class, there is something for everyone.

Join us on this Vietnam 2 week itinerary as we take you through the best family-focused activities, enchanting destinations, and experiences that will captivate both adults and children alike. Let’s embark on this adventure together and make lasting memories in Vietnam.

Best 2-week Vietnam itinerary for the unforgettable family vacation

VIV10 Vietnam Family Experience
Hanoi – Halong bay – Hoi An – Nha Trang – Ho Chi Minh city – Mekong Delta

From vibrant cities to breathtaking landscapes, immerse yourselves in the rich culture and natural beauty of this diverse country. Discover iconic landmarks, savor delicious cuisine, and create lasting memories together. Read on as you plan your trip, our carefully curated Vietnam itinerary 14 days ensures an epic journey that caters to all ages and interests.

Day 1: Hanoi

As you step foot into Noi Bai International Airport, you’ll immediately feel the warmth and hospitality that Vietnam is known for. After smoothly completing immigration procedures, you’ll be swiftly transported to your hotel in the vibrant city of Hanoi.

Hanoi, with its serene lakes and bustling streets, offers a mesmerizing fusion of tradition and modernity, making it the perfect starting point for your Vietnam travel itinerary 2 weeks . This captivating city sets the scene for an extraordinary adventure that awaits you.

Day 2: Hanoi

Ha Noi Water Puppet Theater
Ha Noi Water Puppet Theater

In the morning, your guide will meet you at the hotel lobby to discuss the day’s itinerary, tailored to your interests and energy levels. The day begins with a visit to the Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, where you can pay respects to Uncle Ho and learn about his remarkable life (viewing from outside only). Next, explore the nearby Presidential Gardens and One Pillar Pagoda.

You have the option to choose two places from a selection that includes the Temple of Literature, Fine Arts Museum, Hoa Lo prison, Military Museum, the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long, and the Ethnology Museum. This comprehensive full-day tour allows you to customize your experience. Enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant with a set menu.

Afterward, you’ll visit a unique coffee shop called Hidden Gem Coffee, located in a small valley off Hang Tre in Hanoi’s Old Quarter. This eco-friendly establishment showcases creative recycling of unused or second-hand items, transforming them into interior decorations. Experience the aim of protecting the environment while savoring a cup of traditional Vietnamese coffee, including the highly recommended coffee with eggs. Finally, the guide and driver will drop you off at the hotel, where you can relax and unwind.

Day 3: Halong Bay

Ha Long Bay kayaking
Ha Long Bay kayaking

Immerse yourself in the breathtaking scenery of Ha Long Bay, where emerald waters are dotted with thousands of limestone islands rising from the sea in unique and captivating formations. After a delicious breakfast, you’ll embark on a scenic journey through the fertile farmlands of the Red River Delta, heading towards the legendary Ha Long Bay.

Upon arrival at the Ha Long City jetty around noon, you’ll complete the check-in process before stepping aboard your chosen boat. As you settle in, a delectable lunch will be served while the boat cruises through the mesmerizing bay. In the afternoon, you can explore various attractions and engage in activities outlined in the boat’s itinerary, or simply relax and unwind on deck.

As the day draws to a close, the boat anchors among the stunning karst formations, creating a tranquil setting for a delightful dinner served on board.

Day 4:  Halong Bay – Hanoi

Ha Long Bay Tai Chi Class
Ha Long Bay Tai Chi Class

Witness the breathtaking sunrise over Ha Long Bay as you begin your day. Embrace the tranquility with an invigorating Tai Chi session, a gentle exercise that combines deep breathing, relaxation, and graceful movements. Tai Chi, a martial art form, offers numerous health benefits, such as stress reduction, improved balance, and enhanced mobility. We highly recommend waking up early to participate in this revitalizing session.

Engage in various activities aboard the cruise ship, depending on the boat’s itinerary. Indulge in a delectable breakfast, and on some boats, a brunch, while the vessel leisurely sails back to the port. Disembark and transfer back to Hanoi.

From 17:00 to 20:00, embark on an evening street food tour, immersing yourself in the culinary delights of Hanoi. Discover the surprising flavors, ingredients, and affordable prices that make Hanoi cuisine a delightful surprise for every visitor. 

Day 5: Hanoi – Danang – Hoi An

After enjoying some free time to explore the enchanting city of Hanoi, your driver will transfer you to Hanoi airport for a short flight to Da Nang. Upon arrival, you will be whisked away to the captivating ancient town of Hoi An.

Hoi An, a charming World Heritage village, exudes a timeless charm and has been beautifully restored and preserved. From shopping and dining to photography, history, architecture, and various activities like golf, fishing, swimming, scuba diving, abseiling, or simply indulging in relaxing massages, Hoi An caters to every interest. The town is renowned for its exceptional tailoring, offering a wide array of fabrics to choose from.

Take advantage of your leisure time to fully immerse yourself in the beauty and allure of Hoi An, creating cherished memories at your own pace.

Day 6: Hoi An

vietnam 2 week itinerary

Start your day at 8 am with an exciting cycling tour that takes you to the charming Thu Bon River and a local fishing village. Experience the tranquility of the countryside as you pedal along peaceful country lanes, witnessing the daily life of locals and admiring centuries-old farming techniques in rice fields. Traverse palm forests, cross bridges, and pass by water buffalo grazing in the fields.

Pause for a refreshing break at Cam Thanh Village, where you can immerse yourself in the Water Coconut Palm Forest on a traditional wooden boat. Learn the art of sailing a basket boat and try your hand at fishing for “purple crabs” in the canal.

Continue your cycling journey to Tra Que Organic Vegetable Village, where the local community cultivates a wide variety of vegetables using environmentally sustainable practices passed down through generations. Participate in a cooking class to learn the secrets of traditional Hoi An cuisine, followed by a delightful lunch.

Afterward, cycle back to the hotel and enjoy the rest of the afternoon at your leisure, cherishing the memories of this enriching day.

Day 7: Hoi An

Experience another day in paradise as you embrace the tranquil ambiance of your resort. Whether you prefer lounging by the inviting pool, basking in the sun on the pristine beach, or treating yourself to a rejuvenating spa session with a massage, facial, or pedicure, the choice is yours.

For those seeking adventure and excitement, a range of optional activities awaits. Embark on a thrilling day tour, dive into the underwater world with scuba diving or snorkeling, challenge yourself with abseiling, try your luck with fishing, or capture the beauty of the surroundings with a photography tour. 

Immerse yourself in the cultural heritage of the region by exploring the ancient ruins of My Son. Delve into the rich history and architectural wonders of this significant site, adding a touch of cultural immersion to your Vietnam journey.

Day 8: Hoi An – Danang – Nha Trang

After a delicious breakfast at the hotel, you’ll have some leisure time before we transfer you to Da Nang airport. From there, a short flight will take you to the coastal city of Nha Trang. Upon arrival, you’ll be whisked away to your hotel in this charming seaside resort town.

Nha Trang offers a vibrant atmosphere both day and night, with its stunning white sandy beaches, picturesque islands scattered along the coastline, and majestic mountains in the distance. It’s a perfect backdrop for an array of activities and adventures. Whether you’re interested in island-hopping boat trips, scuba diving, indulging in mud baths, exploring historic sites, or simply relaxing with cocktails by the beach, Nha Trang has it all. Get ready for an unforgettable and exciting vacation experience in this coastal paradise.

Day 9: Nha Trang

After breakfast, you’ll be transferred to Nha Trang Port to embark on the Emperor Cruises. As you sail through the breathtaking Nha Trang Bay, the cruise manager provides an introduction to the bay, the locals, the cuisine, and safety precautions.

Passing by Tam and Mot islands, immerse yourself in classical music played by a talented guitarist while enjoying refreshing drinks and fruits on the boat. Your destination is Mini Beach on Mieu Island.

At Mini Beach, indulge in swimming, kayaking, or snorkeling. Alternatively, relax under the shade of towering trees and admire the stunning views of the bay with the Emperor Cruises’ sails gracefully floating on the clear blue waters. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can also partake in additional beach activities such as diving, jet skiing, parasailing, and banana boat rides (additional cost).

After the activities, return to the boat for a delectable set lunch with local beers, soft drinks, fine wine, or premium spirits as the boat anchors near Hon Tre Island’s tranquil lagoon. After lunch, you can relax on the boat or go fishing.

In the early afternoon, visit the Fish Farm and explore the beautiful landscape surrounding the fishing village on a basket boat. At 2:30 PM, the cruise returns to Nha Trang Harbor, passing by Vung Ngan floating village and Vinpearl Island, offering glimpses of the iconic Bao Dai Villas before reaching the mainland. Upon arrival at the port, the Emperor Cruises Van will be waiting to transport you back to your hotel.

Day 10: Nha Trang

Enjoy a free day in Nha Trang City, where you can explore the city and local market or simply rest by the sea to recharge your energy for the upcoming adventures.

Day 11: Nha Trang – Ho Chi Minh City

Your driver will take you to the airport for a short flight to Ho Chi Minh City (formerly known as Saigon). Upon arrival at Tan Son Nhat airport, our driver will be there to greet you and transfer you to your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.

Ho Chi Minh City, with its vibrant neon lights, bustling shopping scenes, and trendy cafes, offers a delightful contrast between modernity and its French colonial heritage. The wide tree-lined boulevards reflect its historical influence, while towering skyscrapers symbolize its embrace of the 21st century. Be prepared for the lively chaos of motorbike-filled streets, a unique feature of Ho Chi Minh City that sets it apart from other cities in Vietnam.

Day 12: Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta

After breakfast, our driver will transfer you to Cai Be. Upon arrival at around 11:00 AM, you will be warmly greeted by our local guide and offered refreshing fresh fruit or a drink. Get ready to embark on a boat and explore the enchanting Cai Be inland and floating market, as well as traditional villages renowned for their production of candies and Bánh Tráng (rice paper). Here, you will witness the vibrant daily lives of the locals who depend on the river for their livelihoods. Engage in conversations with the friendly sellers on their boats and even purchase some fresh tropical fruits.

Next, we will continue our boat journey to the tranquil Tan Phong isles, where the Mekong Rustic homestay is nestled amidst lush tropical fruit gardens. Upon check-in, you will be treated to tea, welcome fruits, and a delicious Southern-style Vietnamese lunch prepared by the hospitable host family.

In the afternoon, your local host will take you on a tour of his orchards, sharing his knowledge and expertise on garden care and fruit picking. Indulge in the serene ambiance as you listen to the captivating tunes of Don Ca Tai Tu, a traditional musical art form, while savoring the fruits you have personally picked from the garden.

Later in the day, we will head to the vegetable garden and gather fresh ingredients for our family-style dinner. With the guidance and assistance of our host, we will prepare and cook a delightful meal together. Enjoy the warm and cozy atmosphere of the homestay, surrounded by tropical gardens.

Day 13: Mekong Delta – Ho Chi Minh City

Start your day in the tranquil Mekong Delta, breathing in the refreshing morning air before beginning your second-day tour. As you explore, a delicious breakfast awaits at the home-stay.

After fueling up, hop on a bicycle and pedal your way to a local kindergarten, where you can visit if it’s a school day (optional). Along the way, pause at a local farmer’s house to learn the art of making jackfruit leaf cake. Continue your cycling adventure, stopping at a bonsai garden to meet the knowledgeable host, who will share insights into bonsai cultivation and orchard care.

After a scenic ride around the isles, return to the homestay for a brief rest and bid farewell to the hospitable host. Check-out time is between 11:00 and 11:30, and it’s time to leave Tan Phong Isles. The ferry will transport you back to the wharf for your departure to Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 14: Ho Chi Minh City

After savoring your final breakfast in Ho Chi Minh, you’ll have a leisurely morning to relax and explore on your own. Later, transport to Tan Son Nhat International Airport for your departure flight, marking the end of your Vietnam two week itinerary.

Final thoughts

A carefully crafted Vietnam two week itinerary is essential to ensure your family’s needs are met and that you don’t miss out on any of the incredible experiences this country has to offer. That’s why we recommend booking the “Delight in memorable Vietnam family vacation in 14 days” tour by Viland Travel. With our expertise and meticulous planning, we will curate a seamless and unforgettable journey for your family, ensuring that you get the most out of your time in Vietnam. 

Don’t hesitate to reach out to us now! The perfect vacation for your family is just a click away, waiting to create cherished memories that will last a lifetime.