15 days in Vietnam Itinerary

15 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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15 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  9​h
1
Ho Chi Minh City
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 15​min
2
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + ferry:  5​h
3
Halong Bay
— 1 night
+2
ferry + Drive + Fly:  4​h
4
Hanoi
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
5
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Hue
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Hoi An
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Sydney

1
night
Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City ©
Formerly known in the West as Saigon and affectionately referred to as the "Pearl of the Far East," Ho Chi Minh City is a study of old and new, woven and piled together in a fast-paced urban hub.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): explore the galleries of Flymindz Art Studio and then stop by SoNice. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Central Post Office, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, then get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Vietnam Silver House.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City road trip planning app .

Sydney, Australia to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a -3 hour difference. When traveling from Sydney in February, plan for somewhat warmer days in Ho Chi Minh City, with highs around 39°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Ben Thanh Market ©
Ben Thanh Market
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral

3
nights
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

Duong Dong ©
Relax by the water at Ong Lang Beach and Starfish Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Fishing Charters & Tours and Galina Phu Quoc Mudbath & Spa.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Duong Dong tour itinerary builder site .

Fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Duong Dong in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Sao Beach
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Ong Lang Beach ©
Ong Lang Beach
Fishing Charters & Tours
Sao Beach ©
Sao Beach

1
night
Halong Bay

Halong Bay ©
Halong Bay encompasses a cluster of verdant limestone islets that jut out from the sea and make up an enchanting setting recognized as a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): Head underground at Tien Ong Cave, explore the activities along Bai Tu Long Bay, and then explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Halong Bay online itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Duong Dong to Halong Bay in 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature Parks
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay

3
nights
Hanoi

The capital of Vietnam, Hanoi has bounded back from the effects of war, and today serves as a bustling commercial and cultural hub bursting at the seams.
Get outdoors at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) and West Lake. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Old Quarter and Hoa Lo Prison. On the 6th (Fri), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Literature & National University, contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and take in the exciting artwork at Tired City Bao Khanh.

For maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Hanoi online trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Hanoi in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hanoi

Adventure Historic Sites Outdoors
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

2
nights
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park ©
Marked by underground rivers, famous caves, limestone cliffs, and tropical rainforests, Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park wows visitors with a spectacular range of landscapes and wildlife.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): experience rural life at The Duck Stop, then identify plant and animal life at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, and then make a trip to Phong Nha Caves. On the next day, take in the awesome beauty at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo) and then explore the fascinating underground world of Paradise Cave.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip tool .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Hanoi to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, train, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature
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Phong Nha Botanic Garden ©
Phong Nha Botanic Garden
Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
Paradise Cave
Paradise Cave

1
night
Hue

Hue ©
Nestled on the banks of the Perfume River, the city of Hue remains most famous as the former home of the Nguyen Dynasty, the influence of which remains evident in local palaces, temples, forts, and museums.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, then steep yourself in history at Thien Mu Pagoda, then steep yourself in history at Imperial City, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Truc Chi Garden.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Hue trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In March in Hue, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda
Tomb of Minh Mang ©
Tomb of Minh Mang

3
nights
Hoi An

Hoi An ©
Indisputably one of Vietnam's most atmospheric destinations, Hoi An contains a World Heritage-listed old town boasting over 2,000 years of culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains, hunt for treasures at Central Market, then stop by Rubin Cloth Shop, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Precious Heritage by Rehahn. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Cua Dai Beach, kick back and relax at An Bang Beach, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Hoi An attractions app .

Traveling by car from Hue to Hoi An takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hoi An

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

The Marble Mountains
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Precious Heritage by Rehahn ©
Precious Heritage by Rehahn
Spas
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains

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