15 days in Vietnam Itinerary

15 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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15 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Brisbane
Fly:  13​h 15​min
Da Nang
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Hue
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Hanoi
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
Nha Trang
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  2​h 30​min
Ho Chi Minh City
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  1​h 45​min
Con Dao Islands
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h
Phu Quoc Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h
Brisbane

2
days
Da Nang

Da Nang ©
A curious mix of developed beachfront tourism and untouched local city life, Da Nang presents an often-overlooked but authentic and welcoming picture of central Vietnam.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Pham Van Dong Beach, then browse the fresh offerings at Bac My An Market, and then explore the ancient world of Mỹ Sơn. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): kick back and relax at My Khe Beach, kick back and relax at Non Nuoc Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cua Dai Beach.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Da Nang tour itinerary builder tool .

Brisbane, Australia to Da Nang is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Brisbane to Da Nang. When traveling from Brisbane in February, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Da Nang: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to Hue.

Things to do in Da Nang

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

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Mỹ Sơn, Cua Dai Beach
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Non Nuoc Beach ©
Non Nuoc Beach
Mỹ Sơn ©
Mỹ Sơn
My Khe Beach ©
My Khe Beach

2
days
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 26th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Hue Imperial City (The Citadel), explore the different monuments and memorials at Royal Tombs, contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, then contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, and finally hunt for treasures at Dong Ba Market. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Thuan An Beach, make a trip to The Flag Tower, then delve into the distant past at Nine Dynastic Urns, and finally contemplate the long history of Thien Mu Pagoda.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Hue road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Da Nang to Hue takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In February, daily temperatures in Hue can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hue

#Historic Sites, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Tomb of Minh Mang ©
Tomb of Minh Mang
Hue Imperial City (The Citadel) ©
Hue Imperial City (The Citadel)
Tomb of Tu Duc ©
Tomb of Tu Duc

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University, then steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Vietnamese Women's Museum, explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then take a stroll through Old Quarter.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Hanoi day trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Hue to Hanoi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Nha Trang.

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#Historic Sites, #Tours, #Neighborhoods
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Hoa Lo Prison ©
Hoa Lo Prison

2
days
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 2nd (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nha Tho Nui, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Long Son Pagoda, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Po Nagar Cham Towers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Nha Trang road trip planning tool .

Getting from Hanoi to Nha Trang by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

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#Outdoors, #Adventure, #Wildlife
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Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Long Son Pagoda ©
Long Son Pagoda
Po Nagar Cham Towers ©
Po Nagar Cham Towers

1
day
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 the 4th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chùa Giác Lâm (Giac Lam Pagoda), make a trip to Phố đi bộ Nguyễn Huệ, contemplate the long history of The Independence Palace, then get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, and finally get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in March, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Con Dao Islands.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

#Historic Sites, #Museums
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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral
The Independence Palace ©
The Independence Palace

1
day
Con Dao Islands

Con Dao Islands ©
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Con Dao Prison, get engrossed in the history at Con Dao Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bãi Đầm Trầu.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Con Dao Islands journey builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Ho Chi Minh City to Con Dao Islands takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Phu Quoc Island.

Things to do in Con Dao Islands

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks
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Bãi Đầm Trầu ©
Bãi Đầm Trầu
Con Dao Prison ©
Con Dao Prison
Con Dao Museum ©
Con Dao Museum

3
days
Phu Quoc Island

Phu Quoc Island ©
The largest of Vietnam's islands, Phu Quoc combines tradition with modernity, and nature with nurture.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Ong Lang Beach and Sao Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Phu Quoc Prison and Vinpearl Golf Phu Quoc Course. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach and stroll through Fingernail Island.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Phu Quoc Island road trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Con Dao Islands to Phu Quoc Island in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Phu Quoc Island

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks
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Ong Lang Beach ©
Ong Lang Beach
Phu Quoc Prison ©
Phu Quoc Prison
Long Beach ©
Long Beach

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