15 days in Melbourne & Vietnam Itinerary

15 days in Melbourne & Vietnam Itinerary

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15 days in Melbourne & Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
1
Melbourne, Australia
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h
2
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
3
Hue, Vietnam
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Da Nang, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Melbourne, Australia

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nights
Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, parks, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, get your game on at Zero Latency, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Melbourne trip itinerary maker .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airport is Melbourne International Airport. In June in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Tours
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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nights
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): ponder the world of politics at The Independence Palace, admire the striking features of Central Post Office, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, then take in the exciting artwork at Soyn, and finally don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, then hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Ho Chi Minh City takes 9 hours. Traveling from Melbourne to Ho Chi Minh City, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in June, with highs in Ho Chi Minh City at 38°C and lows at 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Hue.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Museums Shopping
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Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Central Post Office ©
Central Post Office

1
night
Hue, Vietnam

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 2nd (Thu): contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, contemplate the long history of Thien Mu Pagoda, then steep yourself in history at Imperial City, and finally contemplate the long history of Luc Bo Culture Space.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Hue trip builder website .

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Hue in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Hue can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

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

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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam

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.
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is known for nature, parks, nightlife, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: experience rural life at The Duck Stop, explore the fascinating underground world of Phong Nha Caves, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo), and admire the natural beauty at Phong Nha Botanic Garden.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park itinerary website .

You can drive from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Tien Son Cave
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The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop
Son Doong Cave ©
Son Doong Cave
Paradise Cave
Paradise Cave

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Hanoi, Vietnam

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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Old Quarter, explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and take in the exciting artwork at Tired City Hang Bong.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Hanoi trip planner .

Getting from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hanoi by combination of taxi and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and flight. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Da Nang.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
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TiredCity Hang Bong ©
TiredCity Hang Bong
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

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nights
Da Nang, Vietnam

A curious mix of developed beachfront tourism and untouched local city life, Da Nang presents an often-overlooked but authentic and welcoming picture of central Vietnam.
On the 9th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, then make a trip to Japanese Covered Bridge, and then look for gifts at Rubin Cloth Shop.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Da Nang trip app .

You can fly from Hanoi to Da Nang in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In July in Da Nang, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Da Nang

Tours Nature Parks

Side Trip

Hoi An
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Spas
Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains

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