20 days in Vietnam Itinerary

20 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Route & dates

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.
You've added Ninh Binh Excursion Luxury Tour, Apron Up Cooking Class, Train Street, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter, look for gifts at Tired City Bao Khanh, and steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Hanoi online attractions planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Hanoi is an approximately 15.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to Hanoi is minus 3 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Mon) before leaving for 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.
Bai Tho Mountain has been added to your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to Stand-Up Paddleboarding in Cat Ba (about 1h 20 min away). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay and explore the fascinating underground world of Tien Ong Cave.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Halong Bay route builder app.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Thu) before leaving for Da Nang.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature Parks Outdoors

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.
On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Da Nang Fine Arts Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Da Nang day trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of ferry, car, and flight from Halong Bay to Da Nang takes 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.
Hoi An Night Market has been added to your itinerary. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like An Bang Beach and Cua Dai Beach. Spend the 8th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. It doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town and snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Hoi An vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can take a shuttle from Da Nang to Hoi An in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. July in Hoi An sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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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

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. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City tour planning website.

Fly from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish 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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Food Tours
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels

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