28 days in Vietnam Itinerary

28 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Fly to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Drive to Bai Chay, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay
— 1 night
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Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Drive to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Fly to Noi Bai Airport, Bus to Hanoi
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Hanoi
— 5 nights
Fly
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hue
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hoi An
— 4 nights
Fly
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Da Lat
— 1 night
Bus
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Phan Thiet
— 1 night
Drive
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 4 nights
Fly
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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 5 nights
Fly

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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Castaway Island and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Fri): relax and rejuvenate at Royal Spa, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then head off the coast to Hon Ga Choi Island.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Halong Bay journey planner.

Milan, Italy to Halong Bay is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight, car, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Indochina Time is 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

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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.
On the 10th (Sun), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter, enjoy some diversion at Authentic Bat Trang, steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Hanoi driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of ferry, car, flight, and bus from Halong Bay to Hanoi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

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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.
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is known for nature, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop, and explore the fascinating underground world of Son Doong Cave.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park online travel planner.

You can fly from Hanoi to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can drive to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

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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 17th (Sun), see Off-Road Tours, steep yourself in history at Imperial City, and then admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Mon): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Hue online journey maker.

You can drive from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Hue are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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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.
When in Hoi An, make a side trip to see Tran Thi Ly Bridge in Da Nang, approximately Da Nang away. Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, don't miss a visit to Japanese Covered Bridge, admire the masterpieces at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

Before you visit Hoi An, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Hue to Hoi An in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. October in Hoi An sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Shopping

Side Trip

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Da Lat

City of a Thousand Flowers

While often referred to as "City of a Thousand Flowers," "City of a Thousand Pines," and "City of a Thousand Palms," you'd be right in thinking that numbers far greater than a thousand have given Da Lat its reputation as a fertile agricultural heartland.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Nha Tho Bao Loc, then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and then get outside with Pine Track Adventures.

Discover how to plan a Da Lat trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Hoi An to Da Lat takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Phan Thiet.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Phan Thiet

An emerging coastal getaway, the city of Phan Thiet has always been known for its fishing industry and, in particular, as a center of fish sauce production.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Red Sand Dunes, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lotus Lake.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Phan Thiet trip builder site.

You can take a bus from Da Lat to Phan Thiet in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Phan Thiet

Parks · Nature · Spas

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Ho Chi Minh City

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.
On the 27th (Wed), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. The adventure continues: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, make a short side trip with Saigon Vibes Tour, and ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Phan Thiet to Ho Chi Minh City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Museums

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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Duong Dong is known for wildlife, beaches, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with Green Hat Holiday, get in on the family fun at Happy Farm PQ, experience rural life at Phu Quoc Countryside, and don't miss a visit to Dinh Cau Rock (Cua Temple).

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Duong Dong route planner.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Duong Dong in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors · Tours · Golf · Adventure

Side Trips

Vietnam travel guide

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Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas · Landmarks
While most Southeast Asian countries have at least one booming metropolis, none seem to bustle nearly throughout like Vietnam does. While busy locals zoom about on motorbikes, visitors fill their Vietnam vacations with a mix of cultural sightseeing and exploring the landscape. Big cities and towns boast colonial architecture, open-air markets, outstanding spa complexes, and modern restaurants. The country also features over 3,200 km (2,000 mi) of coastline dotted with sandy bays that attract scuba divers and kitesurfers. Away from busy urban centers, a tour of Vietnam reveals a rural landscape of lush rice paddies, jagged mountain peaks, and timeless villages unspoiled by the outside world.