16 days in Manila & Vietnam Itinerary

16 days in Manila & Vietnam Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  8 h
1
Manila, Philippines
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  5 h 15 min
2
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Vinh Long, Vietnam
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Can Tho, Vietnam
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Tra Vinh, Vietnam
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7 h 15 min
6
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 6 nights
Fly:  12 h 15 min
End: Melbourne, Australia

3
nights
Manila, Philippines

Manila ©
The capital of the Philippines and the "Pearl of the Orient," Manila truly resembles a gem: rough on the outside, but glittering within.
Here are some ideas for day two: explore the different monuments and memorials at Chinese Cemetery, examine the collection at Bahay Tsinoy, admire the landmark architecture of Monastery of Saint Agustin, then get engrossed in the history at National Museum Of Anthropology, then see the interesting displays at Museum of the Filipino People, and finally appreciate the history behind Rizal Monument.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Manila trip builder tool.

Melbourne, Australia to Manila is an approximately 12- hour combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Melbourne to Manila. In February, Manila is a bit warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Manila

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Scuba & Snorkeling
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Chinese Cemetery ©
Chinese Cemetery
Santuario de San Antonio ©
Santuario de San Antonio
Fort San Antonio Abad ©
Fort San Antonio Abad

2
nights
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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.
On the 2nd (Mon), stop by Elegant Silk, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ba Thien Hau Temple. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Chantarangsay, don't miss a visit to Bitexco Financial Tower, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

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You can do a combination of bus and flight from Manila to Ho Chi Minh City in 6 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Manila to Ho Chi Minh City. In March in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Vinh Long.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
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Speed Boats Tours
Ba Thien Hau Temple ©
Ba Thien Hau Temple
Wat Chantarangsay ©
Wat Chantarangsay

1
night
Vinh Long, Vietnam

Vinh Long
Vĩnh Long is a city and the capital of Vĩnh Long Province in Vietnam's Mekong Delta. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Viet Artisans.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Vinh Long trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Ho Chi Minh City to Vinh Long in 3 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. On the 5th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Can Tho.
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1
night
Can Tho, Vietnam

Can Tho ©
The main city of the Mekong Delta, Can Tho has a bustling atmosphere, with tourism and trade central to its liveliness.
On the 5th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Can Tho Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Phat Hoc Pagoda, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Tarot, then don't miss a visit to Thiền Viện Trúc Lâm Phương Nam, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thien Vien Truc Lam Phuong Nam. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nha tho Chinh Toa Can Tho, then snap pictures at Can Tho Bridge, then admire the striking features of Munirangsyaram Pagoda, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tham Tuong Church.

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Getting from Vinh Long to Can Tho by car takes about an hour. In March, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Tra Vinh.

Things to do in Can Tho

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors
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Thien Vien Truc Lam Phuong Nam ©
Thien Vien Truc Lam Phuong Nam
Can Tho Beach ©
Can Tho Beach
Nha tho Chinh Toa Can Tho ©
Nha tho Chinh Toa Can Tho

1
night
Tra Vinh, Vietnam

Tra Vinh ©
Trà Vinh is a provincial city in Vietnam. To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Tra Vinh tour planner.

You can drive from Can Tho to Tra Vinh in 2.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Tra Vinh can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. On the 7th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Tra Vinh

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hang Pagoda
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Hang Pagoda ©
Hang Pagoda
Ang Pagoda ©
Ang Pagoda

6
nights
Hoi An, Vietnam

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien) and Cantonese Assembly Hall. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kayaking & Canoeing and Non Nuoc Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hoi An: Da Nang (3D Museum Art in Paradise Danang, Photography Tours, &more). There's much more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Son Tra Mountain (Monkey Mountain), boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chuc Thanh Pagoda.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Hoi An itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Tra Vinh to Hoi An with the Route module. Traveling from Tra Vinh in March, expect nights in Hoi An to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are slightly colder, around 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Da Nang
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Non Nuoc Beach ©
Non Nuoc Beach
Precious Heritage by Rehahn ©
Precious Heritage by Rehahn

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