14 days in Vietnam Itinerary

14 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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14 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Hoi An
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Hue
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Hanoi
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + Ferry:  4​h
5
Halong Bay
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
6
Nha Trang
— 1 night
+2
Shuttle + Foot + Fly:  2​h 45​min
7
Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains, don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, then have fun at Henna Art Hoi An, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. On your second day here, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then look for gifts at Rubin Cloth Shop, and then take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Hoi An trip itinerary builder site .

Melbourne, Australia to Hoi An is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Melbourne to Hoi An due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in March, plan for a bit warmer nights in Hoi An, with lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

The Marble Mountains
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Spas
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
Hue

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 28th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, then admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, then contemplate the long history of Imperial City, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Big C Market.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Hue day trip planning app .

You can drive from Hoi An to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Hue can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Shopping
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Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda
Tomb of Minh Mang ©
Tomb of Minh Mang

3
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.
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is known for nature, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Phong Nha Caves, explore the activities along Suoi Nuoc Mooc, take in the awesome beauty at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo), and experience rural life at The Duck Stop.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip builder tool .

You can drive from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Nature Parks
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Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
Son Doong Cave ©
Son Doong 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 1st (Wed): take a stroll through Old Quarter, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then take in the exciting artwork at TiredCity Hang Bong. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chùa Lý Triều Quốc Sư.

To see photos, maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, use the Hanoi route builder tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hanoi in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Walking tours

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 3rd (Fri): explore the activities along Bai Tu Long Bay and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Halong Bay trip maker.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Nha Trang.

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): look for gifts at XQ Hand Embroidery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Po Nagar Cham Towers, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Nha Trang trip planner.

Getting from Halong Bay to Nha Trang by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Po Nagar Cham Towers ©
Po Nagar Cham Towers
XQ Hand Embroidery ©
XQ Hand Embroidery

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, then ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, and finally get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City online itinerary planner .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Ho Chi Minh City are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

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

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