30 days in Vietnam Itinerary

30 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Hanoi
— 1 night
2
Halong Bay
— 3 nights
3
Hoi An
— 3 nights
4
Hue
— 3 nights
5
Da Lat
— 3 nights
6
Phan Thiet
— 3 nights
7
Nha Trang
— 4 nights
8
Phu Quoc Island
— 3 nights
9
Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
10
Con Son
— 2 nights

1
night
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.
On the 19th (Sat), take a stroll through Old Quarter, thentake an in-depth tour of Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, and then steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University.

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

Kathmandu, Nepal to Hanoi is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Nepal Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a 1.2 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Vietnam Museum of Ethnology ©
Vietnam Museum of Ethnology
Temple of Literature & National University ©

3
nights
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.
Get outdoors at Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Hạ Long Bay. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bai Tu Long Bay and Hon Ga Choi Island. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Cua Van Floating Village.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Halong Bay travel route planner.

You can take a bus from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

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

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.
Get in touch with nature at Hoi An Motorbike Adventures and The Marble Mountains. Discover out-of-the-way places like Viet Made and Nony Leather. Step out of Hoi An to go to Duy Xuyen District and see Mỹ Sơn, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, kick back and relax at An Bang Beach, snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, and stroll through Cua Dai Beach.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Hoi An trip builder site.

You can fly from Halong Bay to Hoi An in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in November, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

The Marble Mountains, Mỹ Sơn
Highlights from your plan
Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
Hoi An Motorbike Adventures ©
Hoi An Motorbike Adventures
Mỹ Sơn ©
Mỹ Sơn

3
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Royal Tombs and Tomb of Minh Mang. Do some cultural sightseeing at Imperial City and Le Ba Dang Art Museum. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda, steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc, make a trip to Nine Dynastic Urns, and enjoy the sand and surf at Thuan An Beach.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Hue trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hoi An to Hue takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Royal Tombs
Royal Tombs
Tomb of Minh Mang ©
Tomb of Minh Mang

3
nights
Da Lat

Da Lat ©
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.
Get some cultural insight at Linh Phuoc Pagoda and Bao Dai's Palace. Discover out-of-the-way places like Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Datanla Falls. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Elephant Falls, take in nature's colorful creations at Dalat Flower Park, admire the landmark architecture of Dalat Railway Station, and contemplate the waterfront views at Xuan Huong Lake.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Da Lat trip tool.

You can fly from Hue to Da Lat in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Phan Thiet.

Things to do in Da Lat

Parks Nature Tours
Highlights from your plan
Datanla Falls ©
Datanla Falls
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Linh Phuoc Pagoda ©
Linh Phuoc Pagoda

3
nights
Phan Thiet

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Ke Ga Light house and Ta Cu Mountain. Visiting Jibe's Beach Club and Red Sand Dunes will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Fairy Stream (Suoi Tien) and make a trip to Mui Ne Harbor.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Phan Thiet road trip planning website.

Take a bus from Da Lat to Phan Thiet in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Phan Thiet

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Ke Ga Light house
Highlights from your plan
Jibe's Beach Club ©
Jibe's Beach Club
Ke Ga Light house ©
Ke Ga Light house
Fairy Stream (Suoi Tien) ©
Fairy Stream (Suoi Tien)

4
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Hot mineral springs I-Resort Nha Trang and Scuba & Snorkeling. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nha Tho Nui and Hon Chong. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Po Nagar Cham Towers, view the masterpieces at Long Thanh Photo Studio, look for gifts at Hoang Gia Pearl Store, and steep yourself in history at The Old House of Mr Hai Thai.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Nha Trang road trip planner.

You can drive from Phan Thiet to Nha Trang in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Phu Quoc Island.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Nha Trang Beach ©
Nha Trang Beach
Nha Tho Nui ©
Nha Tho Nui
Hot mineral springs I-Resort Nha Trang ©
Hot mineral springs I-Resort Nha Trang

3
nights
Phu Quoc Island

Phu Quoc Island ©
The largest of Vietnam's islands, Phu Quoc combines tradition with modernity, and nature with nurture.
Step out of the city life by going to Sao Beach and Phu Quoc Waterfall. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc, stroll through Long Beach, stop by The Green Boutique, and take a leisurely stroll along Ham Ninh Pier.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Phu Quoc Island tour itinerary builder.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Nha Trang to Phu Quoc Island in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, ferry, and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Phu Quoc Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Sao Beach ©
Sao Beach
Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc ©
Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc
Phu Quoc Waterfall ©
Phu Quoc Waterfall

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, thenlook for gifts at Thuy Design House, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Central Post Office, and finally tour the water at your own pace with Saigon Boat Company. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to The Venerable Thich Quang Duc Monument, thendon't miss a visit to Bitexco Financial Tower, and then tour the water at your own pace with Indochina Cycling Tour.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City travel route site.

Getting from Phu Quoc Island to Ho Chi Minh City by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, ferry, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Con Son.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Transportation Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Saigon Boat Company ©
Saigon Boat Company
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral

2
nights
Con Son

Con Son ©
Taking a vacation in Con Son is like stepping back in time, with the island of around 5,000 people offering a glimpse into what life in Vietnam was like before television and other modern conveniences arrived.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): brush up on your military savvy at Con Dao Musuem and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Bãi Đầm Trầu.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Con Son trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Con Son in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Con Son

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Bãi Đầm Trầu ©
Bãi Đầm Trầu
Scuba & Snorkeling
Con Dao Musuem ©
Con Dao Musuem

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