19 days in Vietnam Itinerary

19 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Hue
— 2 nights
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Hoi An
— 4 nights
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Nha Trang
— 4 nights
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Duong Dong
— 3 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
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Hue — 2 nights

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.
On the 25th (Sun), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda, and then contemplate the long history of Imperial City.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Hue trip maker.

Sydney, Australia to Hue is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Sydney to Hue due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Sydney in December, plan for slightly colder days in Hue, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Hoi An.
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Historic Sites · Spas
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Hoi An — 4 nights

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.
For shopping fun, head to Precious Heritage by Rehahn or Rubin Cloth Shop. Get outdoors at Dacotours - Da Nang Travel Agency and An Bang Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Hoi An: My Khe Beach (in Da Nang) and Mỹ Sơn (in Duy Phu). There's lots more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chuc Thanh Pagoda, don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, and take in the awesome beauty at The Marble Mountains.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Hoi An trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Hue to Hoi An in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can fly to Nha Trang.
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Nha Trang — 4 nights

On a vacation in Nha Trang, a famous Vietnam resort town, you can lounge on a beach all day and party into the night.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Po Nagar Cham Towers and Long Son Pagoda. Get in touch with nature at Nha Trang Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. There's lots more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Mai Loc Photo Gallery, stop by Legendary Chocolatier, observe the fascinating underwater world at National Oceanographic Museum of Vietnam, and explore the galleries of DDK's Black & White Photo Gallery.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Nha Trang online tour itinerary builder.

You can fly from Hoi An to Nha Trang in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Duong Dong.
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Outdoors · Shopping · Museums · Wildlife
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Duong Dong — 3 nights

A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Vietnamese Artists and Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Ong Lang Beach and Long Beach. When in Duong Dong, make a side trip to see Bai Tắm Sao in An Thoi, approximately An Thoi away. There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at Phu Quoc Day Spa & Massage, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cao Dai Temple, learn the secrets of beer at Beer Fridge, and experience rural life at Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho.

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Traveling by flight from Nha Trang to Duong Dong takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Ho Chi Minh City.
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Ho Chi Minh City — 3 nights

Pearl of the Far East

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at War Remnants Museum and The Independence Palace. Head to Ben Thanh Market and Drink Vietnamfor plenty of shopping. On the 10th (Tue), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, visit Chinatown (Cho Lon) - District 5, get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Phung Son Pagoda.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City road trip planning app.

Getting from Duong Dong to Ho Chi Minh City by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to fly back home.
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Vietnam travel guide

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Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas · Landmarks
While most Southeast Asian countries have at least one booming metropolis, none seem to bustle nearly throughout like Vietnam does. While busy locals zoom about on motorbikes, visitors fill their Vietnam vacations with a mix of cultural sightseeing and exploring the landscape. Big cities and towns boast colonial architecture, open-air markets, outstanding spa complexes, and modern restaurants. The country also features over 3,200 km (2,000 mi) of coastline dotted with sandy bays that attract scuba divers and kitesurfers. Away from busy urban centers, a tour of Vietnam reveals a rural landscape of lush rice paddies, jagged mountain peaks, and timeless villages unspoiled by the outside world.
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Phu Quoc Island travel guide

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Beaches · Spas · Fishing Charters & Tours
The largest of Vietnam's islands, Phu Quoc combines tradition with modernity, and nature with nurture. Known for its pepper farming and fish sauce brewing, the island retains a charming rusticity in its fishing towns and inland plantations. Phu Quoc Island tourism developed rapidly, with a number of resorts sitting on the golden sands along the southwest coast. With half of the island registered as a national park, the dense jungles and mountains of the interior remain protected from overdevelopment--good news for wildlife living there, including slow lorises, macaques, owls, and tortoises.
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