13 days in Vietnam Itinerary

13 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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13 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  9 h
1
Ho Chi Minh City
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h 30 min
2
Da Nang
— 1 day
Shuttle:  1 h
3
Hoi An
— 3 nights
bus:  8 h
4
Van Ninh
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7 h 15 min
5
Duong Dong
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
6
Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
Fly:  9 h 15 min
End: Melbourne

1
night
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.
Take the guesswork out of planning a Ho Chi Minh City vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

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 difference when traveling from Melbourne to Ho Chi Minh City is minus 3 hours. In March, Ho Chi Minh City is somewhat warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 40°C and lows of 28°C. On the 15th (Sun), you'll travel to Da Nang.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Nightlife Outdoors

1
day
Da Nang

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.
On the 15th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Lady Buddha, then explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains, and then make a trip to Dragon Bridge.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Da Nang trip itinerary tool .

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Nang in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in March, you will find days in Da Nang are slightly colder (32°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to take a shuttle to Hoi An.

Things to do in Da Nang

Nature Parks
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The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains
Lady Buddha ©
Lady Buddha
Dragon Bridge ©
Dragon Bridge

3
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, stop by Rubin Cloth Shop, then snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, and finally don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): kick back and relax at Cua Dai Beach, browse the range of quality goods at Ginkgo T-Shirts Store Le Loi, and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Hoi An trip maker tool .

Traveling by shuttle from Da Nang to Hoi An takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. March in Hoi An sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Van Ninh.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Shopping Outdoors
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Spas
Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
Japanese Covered Bridge ©
Japanese Covered Bridge

2
nights
Van Ninh

Van Ninh
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): make a trip to Mui Doi.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Van Ninh trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Hoi An to Van Ninh with the Route module. You will leave for Duong Dong on the 20th (Fri).

3
nights
Duong Dong

Duong Dong ©
On the 21st (Sat), steep yourself in history at Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then stroll through Long Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): look for gifts at Sava Coffee Shop, make a splash at Vinpearl Land Phu Quoc, then relax in the rural setting at Phu Quoc Countryside, and finally relax in the rural setting at Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho.

Start your trip to Duong Dong by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Van Ninh to Duong Dong. On the 23rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Shopping Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho, Vinpearl Land Phu Quoc
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Duong Dong Market ©
Duong Dong Market
Phu Quoc Countryside ©
Phu Quoc Countryside
Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc ©
Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc

3
nights
Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City ©
Enjoy Ho Chi Minh City some more: get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, view the masterpieces at Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, and hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City trip planner.

You can fly from Duong Dong to Ho Chi Minh City in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. On the 26th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fito Museum - Museums of Traditional Vietnamese Medicine & Pharmacy
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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Central Post Office ©
Central Post Office
Ben Thanh Market ©
Ben Thanh Market

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