16 days in Vietnam Itinerary

16 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
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Nha Trang
— 2 nights
3
Hoi An
— 3 nights
4
Hue
— 3 nights
5
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
6
Hanoi
— 2 nights

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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 12th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Fito Museum - Museums of Traditional Vietnamese Medicine & Pharmacy, then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then take in the exciting artwork at Flymindz Art Studio. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Drink Vietnam, take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, ponder the world of politics at The Independence Palace, get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City online sightseeing planner.

Auckland, New Zealand to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Auckland to Ho Chi Minh City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Auckland in July, expect Ho Chi Minh City to be warmer, temps between 38°C and 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums · Adventure · Outdoors

Side Trip

Fito Museum - Museums of Traditional Vietnamese Medicine & Pharmacy
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Kayaking & Canoeing
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Nha Tho Nui, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bac Thanh Church. Keep things going the next day: take in the natural beauty of Hot mineral springs I-Resort Nha Trang and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Nha Trang driving holiday planning site.

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Nha Trang takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Nha Tho Nui ©
Nha Tho Nui
Hot mineral springs I-Resort Nha Trang ©
Hot mineral springs I-Resort Nha Trang

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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.
Appreciate the collections at Precious Heritage by Rehahn and March Gallery. Relax by the water at My Khe Beach and Non Nuoc Beach. There's much more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, admire the striking features of Nguyen Tuong Family Chapel, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Hoi An road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Nha Trang to Hoi An in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Da Nang
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
My Khe Beach ©
My Khe Beach
Non Nuoc Beach ©
Non Nuoc Beach

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Thien Mu Pagoda. Get a sense of the local culture at Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh and Imperial City. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, stroll the grounds of Royal Tombs, admire the striking features of Thien An Monastery, and see Off-Road Tours.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Hue itinerary planner.

Getting from Hoi An to Hue by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Hue are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Royal Tombs
Royal Tombs
Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh ©
Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh

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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Phong Nha Botanic Garden and then explore the fascinating underground world of Son Doong Cave. Here are some ideas for day two: relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop and then stroll through Phong Nha Caves.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park vacation maker site.

Traveling by car from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks · Nature
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Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
Son Doong Cave ©
Son Doong Cave
Phong Nha Botanic Garden ©
Phong Nha Botanic Garden

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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.
On the 24th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Literature & National University, learn about all things military at Vietnam Military History Museum, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Vietnamese Women's Museum, then contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, then take in the exciting artwork at TiredCity Hang Bong, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Hanoi trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hanoi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
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TiredCity Hang Bong ©
TiredCity Hang Bong
Vietnamese Women's Museum ©
Vietnamese Women's Museum
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

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