17 days in Vietnam Itinerary

17 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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17 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  13 h
1
Hanoi
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + Ferry:  4 h
2
Halong Bay
— 1 night
+4
Ferry + Drive + Fly + Taxi + Bus:  16 h 30 min
3
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
4
Hoi An
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h
5
Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  1 h 30 min
6
Phu Quoc Island
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  14 h
End: Brisbane

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Hanoi travel route planner .

Brisbane, Australia to Hanoi is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Brisbane to Hanoi due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

1
night
Halong Bay

Halong Bay ©
Halong Bay encompasses a cluster of verdant limestone islets that jut out from the sea and make up an enchanting setting recognized as a World Heritage Site.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Paradise Cruises. On the 15th (Sun), Head underground at Sung Sot Cave and then explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Halong Bay day trip tool .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. On the 16th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Cat Co 1 Beach
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Paradise Cruises ©
Paradise Cruises
Sung Sot Cave ©
Sung Sot Cave

1
night
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park ©
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 17th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Phong Nha Caves and then take in the dramatic scenery at Phong Nha Botanic Garden. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at The Duck Stop and then kick back and relax at Bai Da Nhay (Jumping rock beach).

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip simple and quick.

Getting from Halong Bay to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park by combination of bus, train, and taxi takes about 16.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bai Da Nhay (Jumping rock beach)
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Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop
Phong Nha Botanic Garden ©
Phong Nha Botanic Garden

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Adrenaline & Extreme Tours as well as Kimmy Custom Tailor. For shopping fun, head to Little Angel Cloth Shop or Buffalo Leather Shop. When in Hoi An, make a side trip to see Mỹ Sơn in Duy Xuyen, approximately 1h 10 min away. There's more to do: explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Hoi An day trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Halong Bay to Hoi An in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. In July, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Tours Shopping

Side Trip

Mỹ Sơn
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Kimmy Custom Tailor ©
Kimmy Custom Tailor
Mỹ Sơn ©
Mỹ Sơn

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes UKYS - The Best Custom Tailored Suits and Shirts, Vietnamese Street Food Tour and Cu Chi Tunnels. And it doesn't end there: browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, and explore the activities along Bach Dang.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by combination of bus, taxi, and flight from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Ho Chi Minh City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and flight; or drive. In July in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Phu Quoc Island.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Nightlife Outdoors Tours
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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Ben Thanh Market ©
Ben Thanh Market

3
nights
Phu Quoc Island

Phu Quoc Island ©
The largest of Vietnam's islands, Phu Quoc combines tradition with modernity, and nature with nurture.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Vinpearl Golf Phu Quoc Course, Coco Bar and Phu Quoc Waterfall. On the 26th (Thu), admire the sheer force of Phu Quoc Waterfall, then steep yourself in history at Phu Quoc Prison, and then kick back and relax at Sao Beach. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Phu Quoc National Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Phu Quoc Island trip itinerary maker app .

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Phu Quoc Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. On the 28th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Phu Quoc Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Sao Beach ©
Sao Beach
Phu Quoc National Park ©
Phu Quoc National Park
Vinpearl Golf Phu Quoc Course ©
Vinpearl Golf Phu Quoc Course

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