15 days in Vietnam Itinerary

15 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
2
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 3 nights
3
Hanoi
— 2 nights
4
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
5
Hue
— 2 nights
6
Hoi An
— 3 nights

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.
On your second day here, deepen your knowledge of military history at Ben Dinh Tunnels, make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, and then see the interesting displays at Drink Vietnam.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary planner.

Sydney, Australia to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Sydney to Ho Chi Minh City. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in January: highs in Ho Chi Minh City hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Ben Thanh Market ©
Ben Thanh Market

3
nights
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

Duong Dong ©
A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Duong Dong is known for wildlife, beaches, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: experience rural life at Phu Quoc Countryside, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ho Quoc Temple, make a trip to Cao Dai Temple, and kick back and relax at Ong Lang Beach.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Duong Dong trip builder.

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Duong Dong by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Happy Farm PQ, Phu Quoc Mushroom, Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho
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Dinh Ba Thuy Long Thanh Mau ©
Dinh Ba Thuy Long Thanh Mau
Phu Quoc Countryside ©
Phu Quoc Countryside
Phu Quoc Mushroom ©
Phu Quoc Mushroom

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 9th (Sat): view the masterpieces at A Dong Art Gallery, wander the streets of Old Quarter, and then enjoy some diversion at Authentic Bat Trang. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University, thenexplore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and finally see the interesting displays at Gems Garden.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Hanoi tour itinerary planning site.

Fly from Duong Dong to Hanoi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nature
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Authentic Bat Trang ©
Authentic Bat Trang
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) ©

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): Head underground at Phong Nha Caves, admire the natural beauty at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, and then relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Suoi Nuoc Mooc and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip maker website.

Getting from Hanoi to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop
Phong Nha Botanic Garden ©
Phong Nha Botanic Garden

2
nights
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 13th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, thensteep yourself in history at Imperial City, and finally contemplate the long history of Hue Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Hue trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January in Hue, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) 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
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, thenexplore the wide array of goods at Ginkgo T-Shirts Store Le Loi, and finally look for gifts at Da Bao Real Leather. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chuc Thanh Pagoda, thenmake a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, and finally explore the world behind art at Precious Heritage by Rehahn.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Hoi An road trip app.

Drive from Hue to Hoi An in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trip

The Marble Mountains
Highlights from your plan
Spas
Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains

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