15 days in Vietnam Itinerary

15 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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15 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  11 h 45 min
1
Hoi An
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
2
Hanoi
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + Ferry:  4 h
3
Halong Bay
— 2 nights
+4
Ferry + Drive + Fly + Taxi + Bus:  6 h 30 min
4
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Hue
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
6
Ho Chi Minh City
— 4 nights
Fly:  9 h
End: Sydney

2
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.
On your second day here, explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains, then make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, then stop by Da Bao Real Leather, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Hoi An online trip itinerary planner.

Sydney, Australia to Hoi An is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Sydney to Hoi An due to the time zone difference. In February, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

The Marble Mountains
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Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
nights
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 23rd (Sun): view the masterpieces at TiredCity Hang Bong, then explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then stop by Old Quarter. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University, then don't miss a visit to Ho Van - Van Mieu, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Hanoi trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Hoi An to Hanoi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Walking tours
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): explore the activities along Bai Tu Long Bay and then explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Wed): Head underground at Tien Ong Cave, then head off the coast to Hon Ga Choi Island, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally snap pictures at Pont Bai Chay.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Halong Bay online trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay

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.
On the 27th (Thu), take in nature's colorful creations at Phong Nha Botanic Garden and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Phong Nha Caves. On your second day here, Head underground at Hang Toi (Dark Cave), contemplate the waterfront views at Suoi Nuoc Mooc, and then relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip simple and quick.

Traveling by combination of ferry, flight, and taxi from Halong Bay to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can drive to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature
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Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop
Phong Nha Botanic Garden ©
Phong Nha Botanic Garden

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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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda, then contemplate the long history of Imperial City, and finally browse the different shops at Big C Market. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Truc Chi Garden, then steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Hue trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In February, daytime highs in Hue are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda

4
nights
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.
Ho Chi Minh City is known for nightlife, museums, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, ponder the world of politics at The Independence Palace, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and admire the striking features of Central Post Office.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Ho Chi Minh City trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by flight from Hue to Ho Chi Minh City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Hue in March: high temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City hover around 40°C and lows are around 28°C. You will leave for home on the 5th (Thu).

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum

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