16 days in Vietnam Itinerary

16 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
2
Phu Quoc Island
— 1 night
3
Hanoi
— 3 nights
4
Hue
— 2 nights
5
Hoi An
— 4 nights
6
Nha Trang
— 2 nights

2
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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.
On the 19th (Wed), look for gifts at ManGii Shoes and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Binh Tay Market. Here are some ideas for day two: browse for treasures at Villa Royale Antiques and Tea Room, then stop by BOA Bookstore, then get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, and finally stop by Phuongnam Lacquerware.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City holiday planning app.

Sydney, Australia to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Indochina Time (ICT) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect Ho Chi Minh City to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Phu Quoc Island.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 21:
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Ben Thanh Market ©
Ben Thanh Market
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Binh Tay Market ©
Binh Tay Market

1
night
Phu Quoc Island

Phu Quoc Island ©
The largest of Vietnam's islands, Phu Quoc combines tradition with modernity, and nature with nurture.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): stroll through Sao Beach, then look for gifts at Phu Quoc Pearls The Australian Pearl Farm, then kick back and relax at Long Beach, and finally stop by The Green Boutique.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Phu Quoc Island planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Ho Chi Minh City to Phu Quoc Island in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Phu Quoc Island

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 22:
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Sao Beach ©
Sao Beach
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Phu Quoc Pearls The Australian Pearl Farm ©
Phu Quoc Pearls The Australian Pearl Farm

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Hanoi

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Bookworm Hanoi and 54 Traditions Gallery. Do some cultural sightseeing at Old Quarter and Vietnam Museum of Ethnology. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University, look for gifts at Marena Hanoi, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Hanoi trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Phu Quoc Island to Hanoi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, bus, taxi, and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Hue.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 25:
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Temple of Literature & National University ©
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum ©
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

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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.
On the 26th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Thuan An Beach, stop by Healing the Wounded Heart Shop, and then contemplate the long history of Imperial City. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, then admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Mieu Temple, and finally contemplate the long history of The Flag Tower.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Hue online route planner.

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Hue takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in December, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:
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Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda
Tomb of Minh Mang ©
Tomb of Minh Mang

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Hoi An

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Cua Dai Beach and An Bang Beach. Head to Precious Heritage by Rehahn and Rubin Cloth Shopfor some retail therapy. Take a break from Hoi An with a short trip to My Khe Beach in Da Nang, about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: look for gifts at Couleurs d'Asie Gallery, browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market, and stroll through Non Nuoc Beach.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Hoi An trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Hue to Hoi An takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Hoi An are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Hoi An

Shopping · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Da Nang
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 31:
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Precious Heritage by Rehahn ©
Precious Heritage by Rehahn
An Bang Beach ©
An Bang Beach
Cua Dai Beach ©
Cua Dai Beach

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): kick back and relax at Long Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nha Trang Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Long Son Pagoda, and finally stop by Hoang Gia Pearl Store. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Po Nagar Cham Towers, kick back and relax at Hon Chong, then snap pictures at Tran Phu Bridge, and finally look for gifts at XQ Hand Embroidery.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Nha Trang trip planner.

You can fly from Hoi An to Nha Trang in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 2:
Highlights from your plan
Nha Trang Beach ©
Nha Trang Beach
Po Nagar Cham Towers ©
Po Nagar Cham Towers
Long Son Pagoda ©
Long Son Pagoda

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