15 days in Vietnam Itinerary

15 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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15 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly:  17 h
1
Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
train:  16 h
2
Nha Trang
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
Hue
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 15 min
4
Hanoi
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
5
Ho Chi Minh City
— 1 night
Fly:  17 h
End: Dublin

3
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.
FITO Museum and Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi will appeal to museum buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ba Thien Hau Temple and Upside Down House. Get out of town with these interesting Ho Chi Minh City side-trips: Vung Tau (Pineapple Beach (Bai Dua), The Vung Tau War Heroes Shrine, & more). There's more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Bitexco Financial Tower and stroll through Dong Nai Culture And Nature Reserve.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City road trip planner .

Dublin, Ireland to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 7 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Dublin in February, with highs in Ho Chi Minh City at 39°C and lows at 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Vung Tau, Dong Nai Culture And Nature Reserve
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Pineapple Beach (Bai Dua) ©
Pineapple Beach (Bai Dua)
FITO Museum ©
FITO Museum
Ba Thien Hau Temple ©
Ba Thien Hau Temple

1
night
Nha Trang

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 20th (Thu): kick back and relax at Long Beach, view the masterpieces at Long Thanh Photo Studio, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bac Thanh Church. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Hon Chong, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nha Tho Nui, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Suoi Do Pagoda.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Nha Trang travel itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Ho Chi Minh City to Nha Trang in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Hue.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Hon Chong ©
Hon Chong
Nha Tho Nui ©
Nha Tho Nui
Bac Thanh Church ©
Bac Thanh Church

1
night
Hue

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Redemptorist Church, then delve into the distant past at Nine Dynastic Urns, then explore the world behind art at XQ Hand Embroidery, and finally admire the masterpieces at Le Ba Dang Art Museum.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Hue trip itinerary website .

Getting from Nha Trang to Hue by combination of bus and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In February, daytime highs in Hue are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Museums
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Nine Dynastic Urns ©
Nine Dynastic Urns
Redemptorist Church ©
Redemptorist Church
Le Ba Dang Art Museum ©
Le Ba Dang Art Museum

5
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.
Chua Tran Quoc and Presidential Palace Historical Site will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat) and Hanoi Flag Tower. Step out of Hanoi with an excursion to Museum of Cultures of Vietnam's Ethnic Groups in Thai Nguyen--about 1h 55 min away. There's much more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, and don't miss a visit to St. Joseph's Cathedral.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Hanoi trip maker .

Fly from Hue to Hanoi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Museum of Cultures of Vietnam's Ethnic Groups
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Chua Tran Quoc ©
Chua Tran Quoc
Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat) ©
Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat)

1
night
Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City ©
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): stroll through Can Gio Mangrove Biosphere Reserve and then see the interesting displays at Fito Museum - Museums of Traditional Vietnamese Medicine & Pharmacy.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City tour itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Fito Museum - Museums of Traditional Vietnamese Medicine & Pharmacy
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