26 days in Vietnam Itinerary

26 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Start: Sydney
Fly:  16 h 30 min
1
Hanoi
— 6 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
2
Ninh Binh
— 1 night
Bus + Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Halong Bay
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
4
Hoi An
— 5 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
5
Nha Trang
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
6
Phan Thiet
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
7
Ho Chi Minh City
— 5 nights
Fly:  15 h
End: Sydney

6
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ba Vi National Park, Hanoi Street Food Tour and Thang Long Water Puppet. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Vietnam Museum of Ethnology and Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat). Get some historical perspective at Old Quarter and Presidential Palace Historical Site. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at One Pillar Pagoda, explore the activities along West Lake, and make a trip to Thap Rua Tower.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Hanoi trip itinerary builder app.

Sydney, Australia to Hanoi is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Ninh Binh.

Things to do in Hanoi

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Ba Vi National Park ©
Ba Vi National Park
Vietnam Museum of Ethnology ©
Vietnam Museum of Ethnology
Vietnamese Women's Museum ©
Vietnamese Women's Museum

1
night
Ninh Binh

Ninh Binh ©
A fairly nondescript town, Ninh Binh acts as a base for explorations of the province of the same name, with the karst landscape and lush valleys that surround the town offering a wealth of scenic vistas of rice paddies and rugged rocks.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): explore the fascinating underground world of Trang An Grottoes, Head underground at Mua Caves, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Nhà xứ Phát Diệm.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Ninh Binh online trip itinerary maker.

You can take a bus from Hanoi to Ninh Binh in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November in Ninh Binh, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Ninh Binh

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Trang An Grottoes ©
Trang An Grottoes
Mua Caves ©
Mua Caves
Nhà xứ Phát Diệm ©
Nhà xứ Phát Diệm

3
nights
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.
On the 13th (Sun), take a stroll through Cua Van Floating Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Sung Sot Cave, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Bai Tu Long Bay, and then head off the coast to Hon Ga Choi Island.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Halong Bay vacation app.

Getting from Ninh Binh to Halong Bay by combination of bus and car takes about 7 hours. On the 15th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks Nature Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Sung Sot Cave ©
Sung Sot Cave
Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay

5
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Mỹ Sơn and Hoi An Ancient Town. Explore hidden gems such as Non Nuoc Beach and Linh Chi Shop. When in Hoi An, make a side trip to see Lady Buddha in Da Nang, approximately Da Nang away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains, stop by Nony Leather, enjoy the sand and surf at An Bang Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cua Dai Beach.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Hoi An day trip planning website.

Fly from Halong Bay to Hoi An in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or take a bus. In November in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Hoi An

Parks Beaches Shopping

Side Trips

Da Nang, Mỹ Sơn
Highlights from your plan
Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
Mỹ Sơn ©
Mỹ Sơn
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains

2
nights
Nha Trang

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.
On the 21st (Mon), view the masterpieces at Colorwaves Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Long Son Pagoda, thensteep yourself in history at The Old House of Mr Hai Thai, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Long Thanh Photo Studio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the natural beauty of Hot mineral springs I-Resort Nha Trang and then kick back and relax at Nha Trang Beach.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Nha Trang attractions planning site.

Fly from Hoi An to Nha Trang in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Phan Thiet.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Parks Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Nha Trang Beach ©
Nha Trang Beach
Hot mineral springs I-Resort Nha Trang ©
Hot mineral springs I-Resort Nha Trang
Long Son Pagoda ©
Long Son Pagoda

2
nights
Phan Thiet

Phan Thiet ©
An emerging coastal getaway, the city of Phan Thiet has always been known for its fishing industry and, in particular, as a center of fish sauce production.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Ta Cu Mountain, stroll through Fairy Stream (Suoi Tien), and then explore the striking landscape at Red Sand Dunes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Thu): don't miss a visit to White Sand Dunes and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mui Ne Beach.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Phan Thiet attractions planner.

Getting from Nha Trang to Phan Thiet by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Phan Thiet

Parks Nature Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Ta Cu Mountain ©
Ta Cu Mountain
Fairy Stream (Suoi Tien) ©
Fairy Stream (Suoi Tien)
Mui Ne Beach ©
Mui Ne Beach

5
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.
Mekong Delta Private Day Tour has been added to your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bitexco Financial Tower and Cong Vien 30-4. Escape the urban bustle at Saigon Boat Company and Indochina Cycling Tour. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 25th (Fri) at Dam Sen Water Park. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, hunt for treasures at Cho Thai Binh, look for gifts at Veritas Bespoke, and make a trip to Phố đi bộ Nguyễn Huệ.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City planner.

Getting from Phan Thiet to Ho Chi Minh City by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Ho Chi Minh City are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Theme Parks Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Dam Sen Water Park ©
Dam Sen Water Park
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral

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