12 days in Vietnam Itinerary

12 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 1 night
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Hanoi
— 3 nights
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Hoi An
— 3 nights
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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
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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.
Ho Chi Minh City is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City online tour builder.

Melbourne, Australia to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 12-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Ho Chi Minh City, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in June; daily highs in Ho Chi Minh City reach 38°C and lows reach 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.
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Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park — 1 night

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 30th (Thu): Head underground at Son Doong Cave.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip maker website.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to fly 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.
On the 1st (Fri), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter, steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, see Off-Road Tours, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake).

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Hanoi road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hanoi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Hoi An.
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Hoi An — 3 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.
Hoi An is known for shopping, sightseeing, and spas. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, experience rural life at Tra Que Minty Garden, make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, and look for gifts at Rubin Cloth Shop.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Hoi An trip planner.

Fly from Hanoi to Hoi An in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In July, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Duong Dong.
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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island — 2 nights

A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
On the 7th (Thu), see what you can catch with Truly Vietnam Travel and then relax and rejuvenate at Luna Thai Spa.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Duong Dong trip planner.

You can fly from Hoi An to Duong Dong in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Vietnam travel guide

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Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas · Landmarks
While most Southeast Asian countries have at least one booming metropolis, none seem to bustle nearly throughout like Vietnam does. While busy locals zoom about on motorbikes, visitors fill their Vietnam vacations with a mix of cultural sightseeing and exploring the landscape. Big cities and towns boast colonial architecture, open-air markets, outstanding spa complexes, and modern restaurants. The country also features over 3,200 km (2,000 mi) of coastline dotted with sandy bays that attract scuba divers and kitesurfers. Away from busy urban centers, a tour of Vietnam reveals a rural landscape of lush rice paddies, jagged mountain peaks, and timeless villages unspoiled by the outside world.
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