5 days in Vietnam Itinerary

5 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Start: Melbourne
Fly:  9 h
1
Ho Chi Minh City
— Few hours
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  3 h 45 min
2
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
3
Hue
— 2 nights
Fly:  11 h 45 min
End: Melbourne

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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 1st (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, admire the striking features of Central Post Office, and then get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City trip tool.

Melbourne, Australia to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 9.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in January, with highs in Ho Chi Minh City at 37°C and lows at 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums Historic Sites
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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral
Central Post Office ©
Central Post Office

1
night
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.
On the 2nd (Wed), stroll through Phong Nha Caves and then experience rural life at The Duck Stop.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip itinerary maker app.

You can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus from Ho Chi Minh City to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can drive to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Nature Parks
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Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop

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nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): delve into the distant past at Royal Tombs, contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, then contemplate the long history of Imperial City, and finally steep yourself in history at Luc Bo Culture Space. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Fri): get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Hue online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In January, daily temperatures in Hue can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hue

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Royal Tombs
Royal Tombs
Tomb of Minh Mang ©
Tomb of Minh Mang

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