16 days in Vietnam Itinerary

16 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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16 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  15​h
1
Hanoi
— 3 nights
2
Sapa
— 1 night
train:  15​h
3
Hoi An
— 2 nights
train:  3​h
4
Nha Trang
— 3 nights
+2
shuttle + foot + Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Ho Chi Minh City
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Melbourne

3
nights
Hanoi

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, Thang Long Water Puppet Theater, Halong Tours, and other attractions. Popular historic sites such as Old Quarter and Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) and get to know the fascinating history of Ba Dinh Square.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Hanoi trip builder app .

Melbourne, Australia to Hanoi is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Hanoi, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sapa.

Things to do in Hanoi

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum ©
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

1
night
Sapa

Sapa ©
A hub of tourism in the country's northwestern mountainous region, Sapa represents home for a large number of ethnic minorities from the hill tribes of the region, and acts as a base for explorations of the surrounding area's wealth of natural sights.
You've now added Muong Hoa Valley to your itinerary. On the 28th (Fri), admire the sheer force of Love Waterfall, take in the awesome beauty at Fansipan Mountain, and then admire the verdant scenery at Muong Hoa Valley. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Indigo Cat and then wander the streets of Ta Phin Village.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Sapa trip planner .

You can drive from Hanoi to Sapa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Sapa

Nature Parks Shopping
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Love Waterfall ©
Love Waterfall
Fansipan Mountain ©
Fansipan Mountain
Muong Hoa Valley ©
Muong Hoa Valley

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Japanese Covered Bridge as well as My Son Sanctuary. On the 30th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of My Son Sanctuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Mon): browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market, make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, then stroll through Non Nuoc Beach, then take in the awesome beauty at The Marble Mountains, and finally snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hoi An driving holiday planner.

Getting from Sapa to Hoi An by combination of car, flight, and taxi takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Hoi An

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Da Nang, Mỹ Sơn
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The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains
Mỹ Sơn ©
Mỹ Sơn
Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town

3
nights
Nha Trang

Nha Trang ©
On a vacation in Nha Trang, a famous Vietnam resort town, you can lounge on a beach all day and party into the night.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Vinpearl Land Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Nha Trang Beach and look for gifts at XQ Hand Embroidery.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Nha Trang day trip planner .

Getting from Hoi An to Nha Trang by combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. In October in Nha Trang, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. You'll set off for Ho Chi Minh City on the 5th (Fri).

Things to do in Nha Trang

Theme Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Vinpearl Land Nha Trang ©
Vinpearl Land Nha Trang
Nha Trang Beach ©
Nha Trang Beach

4
nights
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.
You've added Mekong River, Mekong River Cruise, Cu Chi Tunnels, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's much more to do: hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, and contemplate the waterfront views at Bach Dang.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City trip planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Ho Chi Minh City are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Mekong River
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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Ben Thanh Market ©
Ben Thanh Market
Bach Dang ©
Bach Dang

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