13 days in Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi & Da Nang Itinerary

13 days in Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi & Da Nang Itinerary

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13 days in Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi & Da Nang Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  9 h 15 min
1
Ho Chi Minh City
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Hanoi
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
3
Da Nang
— 4 nights
Fly:  11 h 45 min
End: Melbourne

4
nights
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.
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, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary app .

Melbourne, Australia to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Indochina Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Melbourne in February, things will get somewhat warmer in Ho Chi Minh City: highs are around 39°C and lows about 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

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Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Central Post Office ©
Central Post Office

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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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Old Quarter, explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), take in the exciting artwork at TiredCity Hang Bong, and see Off-Road Tours.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Hanoi road trip planning app .

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Da Nang.

Things to do in Hanoi

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Off-Road Tours
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

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nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hue (Tomb of Tu Duc, Thien Mu Pagoda, &more) and Hoi An (Nguyen Tuong Family Chapel & Japanese Covered Bridge). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains, see the interesting displays at Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture, brush up on your military savvy at Bao Tang Da Nang, and take in the views from Tran Thi Ly Bridge.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Da Nang online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Hanoi to Da Nang by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In February, daily temperatures in Da Nang can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Da Nang

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Side Trips

Hue, Hoi An
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Imperial City ©
Imperial City
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains

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