18 days in Vietnam Itinerary

18 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Hanoi
— 3 nights
Fly
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 4 nights
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Hue
— 1 night
Drive
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Hoi An
— 3 nights
Fly
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Duong To, Phu Quoc Island
— 2 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 4 nights
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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 14th (Tue), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Old Quarter, explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Literature & National University, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Hanoi trip builder app.

Sydney, Australia to Hanoi is an approximately 13-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Sydney to Hanoi due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can fly to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.
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Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jun 13 — 16:

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park — 4 nights

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.
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is known for nature, nightlife, and spas. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the fascinating underground world of Son Doong Cave, take in the awesome beauty at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and explore the activities along Suoi Nuoc Mooc.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Hue.
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Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 20:

Hue — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): steep yourself in history at Imperial City, admire the landmark architecture of Halls of the Mandarins, and then contemplate the long history of Thien Mu Pagoda.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Hue road trip app.

Traveling by car from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Hue are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Hoi An.
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Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 20 — 21:

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, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, and make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Hoi An trip builder site.

You can drive from Hue to Hoi An in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Duong To.
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Tours · Outdoors · Nature · Parks
Side Trip
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Duong To, Phu Quoc Island — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): see what you can catch with Truly Vietnam Travel and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Luna Thai Spa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Cao Dai Temple, sample some tasty brews at Beer Fridge, and then look for gifts at The Storytree Vietnam.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Duong To online route builder.

Fly from Hoi An to Duong To in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, ferry, and taxi; or do a combination of train, bus, ferry, and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Ho Chi Minh City.
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Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Adventure
Side Trips
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Ho Chi Minh City — 4 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, take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, and ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Duong To to Ho Chi Minh City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.
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Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 30:

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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