20 days in Hanoi & Ho Chi Minh City Itinerary

20 days in Hanoi & Ho Chi Minh City Itinerary

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20 days in Hanoi & Ho Chi Minh City Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Hanoi
— 9 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Ho Chi Minh City
— 10 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: Brisbane

9
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hanoi: Ninh Binh (Bich Dong Pagoda & Nature & Wildlife Tours). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Old Quarter, don't miss a visit to Temple of Literature & National University, steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Hanoi online travel planner .

Brisbane, Australia to Hanoi is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) to Indochina Time is minus 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ninh Binh, Truc Lam An Tam Zen Monastery
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Off-Road Tours
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

10
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.
Ho Chi Minh City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, adventure, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, ponder the world of politics at The Independence Palace, and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City online vacation planner .

Fly from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in April, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Museums Outdoors
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Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Central Post Office ©
Central Post Office

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