19 days in Vietnam Itinerary

19 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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19 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  9​h
1
Ho Chi Minh City
— Few hours
Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
2
Phu Quoc Island
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Nha Trang
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Hanoi
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
5
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Hue
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Hoi An
— 3 nights
shuttle:  30​min
8
Da Nang
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Sydney

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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.
On the 20th (Fri), get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office and then take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum.

Before you visit Ho Chi Minh City, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Sydney, Australia to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 9-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Ho Chi Minh City, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Ho Chi Minh City is a bit warmer than Sydney - with highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Phu Quoc Island.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums
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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Central Post Office ©
Central Post Office

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Phu Quoc Island

Phu Quoc Island ©
The largest of Vietnam's islands, Phu Quoc combines tradition with modernity, and nature with nurture.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ong Lang Beach and Vinpearl Golf Phu Quoc Course. There's lots more to do: admire all the interesting features of Phu Quoc Countryside, get outside with Archipelago Anthoy, don't miss a visit to Sung Hung Pagoda, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Ho Quoc pagoda.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Phu Quoc Island day trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Phu Quoc Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Phu Quoc Island

Outdoors Golf Beaches
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Ong Lang Beach ©
Ong Lang Beach
Phu Quoc Countryside ©
Phu Quoc Countryside
Archipelago Anthoy ©
Archipelago Anthoy

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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Nha Trang itinerary site .

Traveling by flight from Phu Quoc Island to Nha Trang takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Vietnamese Women's Museum and Vietnam National Museum of Nature. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University, and stop by 54 Traditions Gallery.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Hanoi trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Nha Trang to Hanoi by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Vietnam National Museum of Nature ©
Vietnam National Museum of Nature
Vietnamese Women's Museum ©
Vietnamese Women's Museum

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at The Duck Stop and then explore the fascinating underground world of Phong Nha Caves. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): stroll through Phong Nha Botanic Garden and then Head underground at Paradise Cave.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Hanoi to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, train, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Paradise Cave
Paradise Cave
Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop

2
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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 30th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Imperial City, steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc, then contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, and finally explore the ancient world of Royal Tombs. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Hue sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. December in Hue sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Royal Tombs
Royal Tombs

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Yaly Couture - Nguyen Duy Hieu branch and Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien). Make the 2nd (Thu) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, admire the masterpieces at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, and make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Hoi An trip itinerary tool .

Drive from Hue to Hoi An in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Da Nang.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Tours Shopping
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Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
Spas & Wellness
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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nights
Da Nang

Da Nang ©
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like My Khe Beach and Non Nuoc Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Food Tours and Phuoc My Beach. The adventure continues: stroll through The Marble Mountains, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, look for gifts at M Legrand Jewelry, and snap pictures at Han River Bridge.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Da Nang route builder app .

Da Nang is just a stone's throw from Hoi An. In January, daytime highs in Da Nang are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Da Nang

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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My Khe Beach ©
My Khe Beach
Non Nuoc Beach ©
Non Nuoc Beach
Spas

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