14 days in Vietnam Itinerary

14 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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14 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  13​h
Hanoi
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Hue
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Hoi An
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + shuttle:  3​h
Nha Trang
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  2​h 30​min
Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Sydney

4
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 cultural itinerary includes sights like Old Quarter and Temple of Literature & National University. Visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and One Pillar Pagoda for their historical value. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, look for gifts at Indigo Store, get engrossed in the history at Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, and explore the world behind art at Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat).

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Hanoi online trip itinerary planner .

Sydney, Australia to Hanoi is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and train. Traveling from Sydney to Hanoi, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hue.

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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum ©
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

2
nights
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.
On the 11th (Thu), take in the views from Truong Tien Bridge and then contemplate the long history of Hue Imperial City (The Citadel). Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, don't miss a visit to Tu Dam Pagoda, then contemplate the long history of Thien Mu Pagoda, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Mieu Temple.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Hue trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Hue takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Hoi An.

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Hue Imperial City (The Citadel) ©
Hue Imperial City (The Citadel)
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda
Tomb of Minh Mang ©
Tomb of Minh Mang

3
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.
Get some historical perspective at My Son Sanctuary and Site Archeologique de My Son. Hoi An Ancient Town and The Tran Family Home and Chapel are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture in Da Nang (about 42 minutes away). There's much more to do: take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, admire the landmark architecture of Nguyen Tuong Family Chapel, take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains, and look for gifts at NONY SHOP.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Hoi An holiday builder website .

You can drive from Hue to Hoi An in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. October in Hoi An sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Hoi An

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Side Trips

Da Nang, Mỹ Sơn
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Mỹ Sơn ©
Mỹ Sơn
Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture ©
Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture
The Tran Family Home and Chapel ©
The Tran Family Home and Chapel

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): tour the water at your own pace with Mark Scott's Diving Vietnam. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Long Son Pagoda, stroll through Nha Trang Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Po Nagar Cham Towers.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Nha Trang travel planning website .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle from Hoi An to Nha Trang takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Nha Trang can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Nha Trang

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Mark Scott's Diving Vietnam ©
Mark Scott's Diving Vietnam
Po Nagar Cham Towers ©
Po Nagar Cham Towers
Long Son Pagoda ©
Long Son Pagoda

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, get a sense of history and politics at The Independence Palace, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, and finally look for gifts at Le Saigonais.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City online tour planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. On the 20th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral
The Independence Palace ©
The Independence Palace

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