14 days in Vietnam Itinerary

14 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Make it your trip
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
Fly
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Hoi An
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hue
— 1 night
Fly
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Hanoi
— 3 nights
Bus to Ha Long, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay
— 3 nights
Ferry to Cat Ba, Fly to Melbourne

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Ho Chi Minh City

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Far East

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 7th (Thu), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, get a sense of history and politics at The Independence Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City online trip maker.

Melbourne, Australia to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 12-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Melbourne to Ho Chi Minh City due to the time zone difference. In April, Ho Chi Minh City is warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 41°C and lows of 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Hoi An.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Museums
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Hoi An

— 3 nights
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.
Hoi An is known for shopping, spas, and classes. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, stroll through Cua Dai Beach, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Hoi An trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in April, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Hoi An: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

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Hue

— 1 night
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 11th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Imperial City and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Thien Mu Pagoda.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Hue online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Hoi An to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can fly to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hue

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Hanoi

— 3 nights
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.
On the 13th (Wed), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Literature & National University, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

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Getting from Hue to Hanoi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Neighborhoods
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Halong Bay

— 3 nights
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 15th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Bai Tu Long Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Halong Bay itinerary builder site.

Do a combination of bus and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
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Vietnam travel guide

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Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas · Landmarks
While most Southeast Asian countries have at least one booming metropolis, none seem to bustle nearly throughout like Vietnam does. While busy locals zoom about on motorbikes, visitors fill their Vietnam vacations with a mix of cultural sightseeing and exploring the landscape. Big cities and towns boast colonial architecture, open-air markets, outstanding spa complexes, and modern restaurants. The country also features over 3,200 km (2,000 mi) of coastline dotted with sandy bays that attract scuba divers and kitesurfers. Away from busy urban centers, a tour of Vietnam reveals a rural landscape of lush rice paddies, jagged mountain peaks, and timeless villages unspoiled by the outside world.