20 days in Vietnam Itinerary

20 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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20 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Hanoi
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + ferry:  2​h 30​min
2
Halong Bay
— 3 nights
car:  1​h 30​min
3
Da Nang
— 3 nights
shuttle:  1​h
4
Hoi An
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
5
Ho Chi Minh City
— 4 nights
Fly:  24​h 30​min
End: Brisbane

4
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ninh Binh Excursion Luxury Tour, Apron Up Cooking Class, Train Street, and other attractions you added. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Old Quarter, contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and look for gifts at Tired City Bao Khanh.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Hanoi day trip planning tool .

Brisbane, Australia to Hanoi is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) to Indochina Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum ©
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
Lotte Observation Deck ©
Lotte Observation Deck
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

3
nights
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 Bai Tho Mountain. Step out of Halong Bay to go to Cat Ba and see Stand-Up Paddleboarding, which is approximately 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay and Head underground at Tien Ong Cave.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Halong Bay trip itinerary planning tool .

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Da Nang.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trip

Stand-Up Paddleboarding
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

3
nights
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.
Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Da Nang Fine Arts Museum.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Da Nang online journey planner .

You can do a combination of ferry, car, and flight from Halong Bay to Da Nang in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. In July, daily temperatures in Da Nang can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. On the 5th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a shuttle to Hoi An.

Things to do in Da Nang

Theme Parks Nature Parks
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Ba Na Hills SunWorld ©
Ba Na Hills SunWorld
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains
Da Nang Fine Arts Museum ©
Da Nang Fine Arts Museum

3
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hoi An Night Market. Attractions like An Bang Beach and Cua Dai Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Spend the 8th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's more to do: make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town and snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Hoi An driving holiday planner.

Take a shuttle from Da Nang to Hoi An in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
An Bang Beach ©
An Bang Beach
Cua Dai Beach ©
Cua Dai Beach

4
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 Saigon Square 1 as well as Bitexco Financial Tower. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, and admire the striking features of Central Post Office.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City driving holiday planning site .

Getting from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Shopping Museums
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Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Central Post Office ©
Central Post Office

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