18 days in Vietnam, Seminyak & Sydney Itinerary

18 days in Vietnam, Seminyak & Sydney Itinerary

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 1 night
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Hue, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Da Nang, Vietnam
— 1 night
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Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Seminyak, Indonesia
— 3 nights
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Sydney, Australia
— 2 nights

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Pearl of the Far East

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Nha tho Da Minh and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chùa Giác Lâm (Giac Lam Pagoda).

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

Sydney, Australia to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Sydney to Ho Chi Minh City due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in May, with highs in Ho Chi Minh City at 41°C and lows at 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Hue.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Spas · Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Spas & Wellness
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral

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Hue, Vietnam

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 18th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Luc Bo Culture Space, steep yourself in history at Imperial City, then contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, then contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, and finally explore the ancient world of Royal Tombs. On your second day here, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Hue driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Hue in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In May in Hue, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Royal Tombs
Royal Tombs
Tomb of Minh Mang ©
Tomb of Minh Mang

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Hoi An, Vietnam

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): see what you can catch with a fishing tour. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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You can drive from Hue to Hoi An in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In May in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can take a shuttle to Da Nang.

Things to do in Hoi An

Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town

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Da Nang, Vietnam

Da Nang ©

City of Bridges

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): kick back and relax at Non Nuoc Beach, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at My Khe Beach.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Da Nang tour planner.

You can take a shuttle from Hoi An to Da Nang in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Da Nang

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Adventure
Highlights from your plan
My Khe Beach ©
My Khe Beach
Non Nuoc Beach ©
Non Nuoc Beach
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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Halong Bay, Vietnam

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): explore the fascinating underground world of Sung Sot Cave and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Long Tien Pagoda, explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay, and then explore the activities along Bai Tu Long Bay.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Halong Bay journey app.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Da Nang to Halong Bay takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay
Kayaking & Canoeing
Sung Sot Cave ©
Sung Sot Cave

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Hanoi, Vietnam

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University, examine the collection at Vietnamese Women's Museum, and then wander the streets of Old Quarter. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and finally browse for treasures at 54 Traditions Gallery.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Hanoi using our trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry, car, flight, and bus from Halong Bay to Hanoi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Seminyak.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Vietnamese Women's Museum ©
Vietnamese Women's Museum
Temple of Literature & National University ©
Temple of Literature & National University

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Seminyak, Indonesia

A popular resort town offering a good range of tourist trips, activities, and amenities, Seminyak houses numerous tour companies providing excursions into the jungles of Bali.
Explore hidden gems such as Balangan Beach and Blue Point Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Kuta Beach - Bali and Melasti Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Pantai Sanur (in Sanur), Tanah Lot Temple (in Beraban) and Uluwatu Temple (in Pecatu). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Bali Trick Art, view the masterpieces at Central Wave Painting, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

You can plan Seminyak trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Seminyak takes 9 hours. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time (ICT) to Central Indonesia Time (WITA) is 1 hour. May in Seminyak sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Seminyak

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Spas

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Spas & Wellness
Blue Point Beach ©
Blue Point Beach
Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot Temple

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Sydney, Australia

Sydney ©

The Harbour City

Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Thai Town and Victoria Barracks. We've included these beaches for you: Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Sydney Opera House, visit The Rocks, hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip planner.

Getting from Seminyak to Sydney by flight takes about 9 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Seminyak to Sydney. While traveling from Seminyak, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Sydney, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Beaches

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

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