15 days in Vietnam Itinerary

15 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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15 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  14​h
1
Nha Trang
— 1 night
+2
shuttle + foot + Fly:  3​h
2
Hoi An
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Hue
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Hanoi
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
6
Cat Ba
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h 45​min
7
Halong Bay
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
8
Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Melbourne

1
night
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.
On the 28th (Sun), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the natural beauty of Hot mineral springs I-Resort Nha Trang, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Po Nagar Cham Towers.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Nha Trang day trip planning website .

Melbourne, Australia to Nha Trang is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Melbourne to Nha Trang, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Po Nagar Cham Towers ©
Po Nagar Cham Towers

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge. On your second day here, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, tour the pleasant surroundings at My Khe Beach, and then stroll through Non Nuoc Beach.

To find where to stay and tourist information, use the Hoi An attractions app .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Nha Trang to Hoi An in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in June, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can drive to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Da Nang
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Fishing Charters & Tours
My Khe Beach ©
My Khe Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): steep yourself in history at Imperial City, explore the different monuments and memorials at Royal Tombs, steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, contemplate the long history of Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh, then contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, and finally steep yourself in history at Luc Bo Culture Space. Keep things going the next day: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Hue attractions website .

Traveling by car from Hoi An to Hue takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Hue, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Tours Historic Sites Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Royal Tombs
Royal Tombs
Tomb of Minh Mang ©
Tomb of Minh Mang

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): Head underground at Son Doong Cave, then explore the fascinating underground world of Paradise Cave, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Phong Nha Caves. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo), then admire the natural beauty at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, and then experience rural life at The Duck Stop.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) 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
Paradise Cave
Paradise Cave
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Literature & National University, then steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, then explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and finally wander the streets of Old Quarter. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then take in the exciting artwork at Tired City Hang Bong, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Hanoi online driving holiday planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hanoi in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Cat Ba.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Adventure Outdoors
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TiredCity Hang Bong ©
TiredCity Hang Bong
Kayaking & Canoeing
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

2
nights
Cat Ba

The largest of the islands in the south of the bay, Cat Ba offers a base for exploring the many limestone landmasses across the UNESCO-protected bay.
On the 7th (Tue), glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then explore the striking landscape of Cat Ba National Park, and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour. On your second day here, head off the coast to Cat Ba Island and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Cat Ba road trip website .

You can take a bus from Hanoi to Cat Ba in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Cat Ba

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Fishing Charters & Tours
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): explore the activities along Bai Tu Long Bay, then explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay, then take a stroll through Cua Van Floating Village, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Sung Sot Cave.

Start your trip to Halong Bay by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by ferry from Cat Ba to Halong Bay takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks Nature Neighborhoods
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Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay
Sung Sot Cave ©
Sung Sot Cave
Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and then take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum.

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You can fly from Halong Bay to Ho Chi Minh City in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, daytime highs in Ho Chi Minh City are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Spas Museums
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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Spas
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels

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