14 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

14 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Vietnam holiday planner
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Fly
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Can Tho
— 1 night
Fly
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Nha Trang
— 1 night
Fly
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Hoi An
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Hue
— 2 nights
Fly
6
Hanoi
— 3 nights
Bus to Ha Long, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay
— 2 nights
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Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Drive to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Fly to Brisbane

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Ho Chi Minh City — 2 nights

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 2nd (Fri): add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, and then hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, admire the landmark architecture of Central Post Office, then browse the exhibits of Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - InterContinental, and finally don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary planning website.

Brisbane, Australia to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Brisbane to Ho Chi Minh City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brisbane in September, expect nights in Ho Chi Minh City to be warmer, around 28°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 38°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Can Tho.
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Can Tho — 1 night

The main city of the Mekong Delta, Can Tho has a bustling atmosphere, with tourism and trade central to its liveliness.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): make a trip to Cai Rang Floating Market, then get a dose of the wild on Realism Tour, and then take in the pleasant sights at Ninh Kieu Wharf.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Can Tho trip planner.

You can drive from Ho Chi Minh City to Can Tho in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. September in Can Tho sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to fly to Nha Trang.
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Nha Trang — 1 night

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 5th (Mon), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Nha Trang trip planner.

You can fly from Can Tho to Nha Trang in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can fly to Hoi An.
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Hoi An — 2 nights

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 6th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains, don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, then take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Gallery 180. On the next day, cast your line with a fishing tour, then savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Hoi An road trip planning site.

You can fly from Nha Trang to Hoi An in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Hue.
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Hue — 2 nights

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 (Thu): steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc, then admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda, and then contemplate the long history of Imperial City. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Hue road trip planning site.

You can drive from Hoi An to Hue in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Hanoi.
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Hanoi — 3 nights

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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stop by Old Quarter, see Off-Road Tours, explore the wide array of goods at Thien Son Plaza, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Hanoi online journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Hue to Hanoi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.
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Halong Bay — 2 nights

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 13th (Tue): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Halong Bay day trip website.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Mekong Delta travel guide

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Interlaced with rivers and canals feeding rice-growing plains and lush wetlands, the Mekong Delta impresses with its bustling floating metropolis. Tours of the Mekong Delta revolve around boat trips to floating markets and even whole towns on stilts, and trips to tranquil inland villages with slow, traditional lifestyles. As the rice bowl of Vietnam, the Mekong Delta offers foodies plenty to sink their teeth into: tours of rice paddies and orchards, fresh produce from floating stands, and delicious freshwater fish dishes. Other possibilities for a Mekong Delta itinerary include temples with ornate pagodas, wartime bunkers, and mangrove forests sheltering rare waterfowl and migratory birds.
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