19 days in Vietnam Itinerary

19 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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19 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  12​h
1
Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
2
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Hanoi
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
4
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Hue
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Hoi An
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + foot + shuttle:  3​h
7
Nha Trang
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Brisbane

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.
Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at Vietnam Silver House, get a sense of history and politics at The Independence Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, then admire the striking features of Central Post Office, and finally get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City route builder .

Brisbane, Australia to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Brisbane to Ho Chi Minh City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brisbane in March, expect Ho Chi Minh City to be somewhat warmer, temps between 40°C and 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Shopping Museums Spas
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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral
Ben Thanh Market ©
Ben Thanh Market

3
nights
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

Duong Dong ©
We've included these beaches for you: Ong Lang Beach and Vung Bau Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Long Beach and Fishing Charters & Tours. Change things up with a short trip to Starfish Beach in An Thoi (about 34 minutes away).

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Duong Dong trip itinerary website .

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Duong Dong takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Starfish Beach
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Ong Lang Beach ©
Ong Lang Beach
Fishing Charters & Tours
Long Beach ©
Long Beach

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 4th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at 54 Traditions Gallery, explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then take a stroll through Old Quarter. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, view the masterpieces at Empty Wall Gallery, contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, then contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University, and finally don't miss a visit to Ho Van - Van Mieu.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Hanoi planning site .

Fly from Duong Dong to Hanoi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum ©
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

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.
On the 6th (Mon), take in the dramatic scenery at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, then Head underground at Phong Nha Caves, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Tien Son Cave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore and take pictures at The Duck Stop, Head underground at Hang Toi (Dark Cave), and then Head underground at Paradise Cave.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park day trip planning app .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Hanoi to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, train, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Tien Son Cave
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Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
Phong Nha Botanic Garden ©
Phong Nha Botanic Garden
Paradise Cave
Paradise Cave

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, then steep yourself in history at Thien Mu Pagoda, then steep yourself in history at Imperial City, and finally look for gifts at Healing the Wounded Heart Shop.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Hue road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in April, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Hoi An.

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

4
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Precious Heritage by Rehahn and Ly Ly Art Gallery. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at An Bang Beach and My Khe Beach. Go for a jaunt from Hoi An to Da Nang to see Food Tours about 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Marble Mountains, kick back and relax at Cua Dai Beach, browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market, and stop by Rubin Cloth Shop.

Make your Hoi An itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Hue to Hoi An by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Hoi An

Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trip

Da Nang
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Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains
Spas

3
nights
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Long Thanh Photo Studio and Mai Loc Photo Gallery. Popular historic sites such as Po Nagar Cham Towers and Long Son Pagoda are in your itinerary. Spend the 13th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Nha Trang Beach and make a splash at Vinpearl Land Nha Trang.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Nha Trang trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Hoi An to Nha Trang in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Po Nagar Cham Towers ©
Po Nagar Cham Towers
Nha Trang Beach ©
Nha Trang Beach

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