15 days in Vietnam Itinerary

15 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Start: Melbourne
Fly:  12 h 15 min
1
Hoi An
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Hue
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
4
Hanoi
— 3 nights
Bus:  4 h
5
Halong Bay
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 30 min
6
Ho Chi Minh City
— 4 nights
Fly:  9 h 15 min
End: Melbourne

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.
On the 29th (Sun), look for gifts at Rubin Cloth Shop, don't miss a visit to Japanese Covered Bridge, thenmake a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains, and then explore the world behind art at Precious Heritage by Rehahn.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Hoi An trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Hoi An is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Hoi An when traveling from Melbourne in December, with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Shopping Nature

Side Trip

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

2
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.
On the 31st (Tue), contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, thencontemplate the long history of Thien Mu Pagoda, thensteep yourself in history at Imperial City, and finally browse the different shops at Big C Market. Here are some ideas for day two: have fun at Hope Center Hue, thencontemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Hue trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Hoi An to Hue takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Hoi An in December, expect nights in Hue to be about the same, around 21°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda

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.
On the 2nd (Thu), Head underground at Hang Toi (Dark Cave) and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: experience rural life at The Duck Stop, thenadmire the natural beauty at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Phong Nha Caves.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

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

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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Old Quarter, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, see Off-Road Tours, and make a trip to Temple of Literature & National University.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Hanoi road trip site.

You can fly from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hanoi in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
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Off-Road Tours
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): explore the activities along Bai Tu Long Bay and then explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Halong Bay visit planner.

Traveling by bus from Hanoi to Halong Bay takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

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

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.
Ho Chi Minh City is known for nightlife, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chùa Giác Lâm (Giac Lam Pagoda), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City day trip site.

You can fly from Halong Bay to Ho Chi Minh City in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of car and bus. In January in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Adventure Outdoors
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Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Kayaking & Canoeing

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