30 days in Vietnam Itinerary

30 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
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Can Tho
— 2 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 1 night
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Da Lat
— 2 nights
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Da Nang
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Hoi An
— 2 nights
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Da Nang
— 2 nights
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Hue
— 1 night
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
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Ninh Binh
— 2 nights
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Hanoi
— 1 night
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Sapa
— 2 nights
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Hanoi
— 1 night
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Duong Dong
— 2 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 4 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City

— 3 nights

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.
Get some cultural insight at War Remnants Museum and Ba Thien Hau Temple. Get in touch with nature at Kayaking & Canoeing and Viet King Fisher Company. Next up on the itinerary: hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City online day trip planner.

Mumbai, India to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1.5 hours traveling from Mumbai to Ho Chi Minh City. Traveling from Mumbai in November, expect a bit warmer with lows of 28°C in Ho Chi Minh City. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Can Tho.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Wildlife

Side Trip

Can Tho

— 2 nights

Capital of the West

The main city of the Mekong Delta, Can Tho has a bustling atmosphere, with tourism and trade central to its liveliness.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Can Tho Beach and Thien Vien Truc Lam Phuong Nam. Get a sense of the local culture at Museum of Tarot and Phat Hoc Pagoda. Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on Realism Tour, go for a walk through Ninh Kieu Wharf, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and appreciate the history behind Ho Chi Minh Monument.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Can Tho trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Ho Chi Minh City to Can Tho in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in November, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Can Tho

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Ho Chi Minh City

— 1 night

Pearl of the Far East

To find reviews and more tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City trip maker app.

You can drive from Can Tho to Ho Chi Minh City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Nightlife · Outdoors · Shopping

Da Lat

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then get outside with Pine Track Adventures. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at XQ Vietnam, take in the exciting artwork at XQ Da Lat Art House, and then take an in-depth tour of Da Lat King Palace I.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Da Lat route builder.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Da Nang.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors · Shopping · Museums · Tours

Da Nang

City of Bridges

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): brush up on your military savvy at Ho Chi Minh and the Fifth Military Zone Museum and then see the interesting displays at Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Da Nang trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Da Lat to Da Nang in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In November in Da Nang, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hoi An.

Things to do in Da Nang

Museums

Hoi An

— 2 nights
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.
On the 26th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cam Pho Temple. Keep things going the next day: cast your line with a fishing tour, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then make a trip to Japanese Covered Bridge, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Phac Hat Pagoda.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Hoi An trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Da Nang to Hoi An takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. November in Hoi An sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to drive to Da Nang.

Things to do in Hoi An

Shopping · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Da Nang

— 2 nights

City of Bridges

On the 28th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Nha Tho An Hoa Da Nang. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Non Nuoc Beach, then admire the masterpieces at 3D Museum Art in Paradise Danang, and then stop by Tabalo Outdoor.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Da Nang trip builder.

You can drive from Hoi An to Da Nang in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. On the 30th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Hue.

Things to do in Da Nang

Beaches · Outdoors · Museums · Parks

Hue

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Green Bamboo Art Gallery, then stop by Tinh Hoa Art Shop, and then contemplate the long history of Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Hue trip planner.

Traveling by car from Da Nang to Hue takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in November, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): relax and rejuvenate at Magic Fingers, experience rural life at The Duck Stop, and then explore the striking landscape of Phong Nha Caves.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park holiday tool.

Getting from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Ninh Binh.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Nature · Parks · Spas

Side Trips

Ninh Binh

— 2 nights
A fairly nondescript town, Ninh Binh acts as a base for explorations of the province of the same name, with the karst landscape and lush valleys that surround the town offering a wealth of scenic vistas of rice paddies and rugged rocks.
On the 3rd (Fri), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then explore the fascinating underground world of Mua Caves. Keep things going the next day: visit Other, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then hunt for treasures at Rong Market Ninh Binh.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Ninh Binh trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Ninh Binh in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 17°C. On the 5th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Hanoi.

Things to do in Ninh Binh

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Hanoi

— 1 night
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 5th (Sun), view the masterpieces at TiredCity Hang Bong and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): make a trip to Temple of Literature & National University, then see the interesting displays at Vietnamese Women's Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chua Tran Quoc.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Hanoi trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Ninh Binh to Hanoi by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Sapa.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Spas · Museums · Shopping

Sapa

— 2 nights
A hub of tourism in the country's northwestern mountainous region, Sapa represents home for a large number of ethnic minorities from the hill tribes of the region, and acts as a base for explorations of the surrounding area's wealth of natural sights.
Get in touch with nature at Fansipan Mountain and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Get some cultural insight at Sapa Culture Museum and The Stone Church. Take a break from Sapa with a short trip to The Charm Destination Spa in Lao Cai, about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Love Waterfall, cruise along Deo Tram Ton, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Y Linh Ho, and look for gifts at Indigo Cat.

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

Traveling by car from Hanoi to Sapa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Hanoi.

Things to do in Sapa

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Hanoi

— 1 night
On the 10th (Fri), explore the world behind art at Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat) and then take a stroll through Old Quarter.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Hanoi trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Sapa to Hanoi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Hanoi

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums

Duong Dong

— 2 nights
A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): see what you can catch with Jerry's Jungle Tours and then enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Duong Dong journey planning app.

Fly from Hanoi to Duong Dong in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

Ho Chi Minh City

— 4 nights

Pearl of the Far East

Get some historical perspective at The Independence Palace and Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon. Do some cultural sightseeing at Fine Arts Museum and Chua Vinh Nghiem. Spend the 12th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Explore Ho Chi Minh City further: gain some tasty knowledge on Saigon Vibes Tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tan Dinh Church, view the masterpieces at Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi, and take a stroll through Ho Chi Minh City's Book Street.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary planning website.

Fly from Duong Dong to Ho Chi Minh City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Vietnam travel guide

4.3
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.

Mekong Delta travel guide

3.7
Flea Markets · Kayaking & Canoeing · Landmarks
Interlaced with rivers and canals feeding rice-growing plains and lush wetlands, the Mekong Delta impresses with its bustling floating metropolis. Tours of the Mekong Delta revolve around boat trips to floating markets and even whole towns on stilts, and trips to tranquil inland villages with slow, traditional lifestyles. As the rice bowl of Vietnam, the Mekong Delta offers foodies plenty to sink their teeth into: tours of rice paddies and orchards, fresh produce from floating stands, and delicious freshwater fish dishes. Other possibilities for a Mekong Delta itinerary include temples with ornate pagodas, wartime bunkers, and mangrove forests sheltering rare waterfowl and migratory birds.

Phu Quoc Island travel guide

3.5
Beaches · Fishing Charters & Tours · Spas
The largest of Vietnam's islands, Phu Quoc combines tradition with modernity, and nature with nurture. Known for its pepper farming and fish sauce brewing, the island retains a charming rusticity in its fishing towns and inland plantations. Phu Quoc Island tourism developed rapidly, with a number of resorts sitting on the golden sands along the southwest coast. With half of the island registered as a national park, the dense jungles and mountains of the interior remain protected from overdevelopment--good news for wildlife living there, including slow lorises, macaques, owls, and tortoises.