30 days in Vietnam Itinerary

30 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
Fly
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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 5 nights
Fly to Haiphong, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay
— 2 nights
Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Drive to Hai Phong
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Hai Phong
— 1 night
Drive
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Hanoi
— 4 nights
Fly
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hue
— 4 nights
Drive
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Hoi An
— 4 nights
Fly
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Da Lat
— 3 nights
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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 4th (Fri), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, and visit Saigon Vibes Tour.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City vacation maker.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Ho Chi Minh City. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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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.
Step out of Duong Dong with an excursion to Vinpearl Land Phu Quoc in Ganh Dau--about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with Seamen Divers Diving Club, experience rural life at Phu Quoc Mushroom, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Vinpearl Safari.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Duong Dong trip 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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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 11th (Fri): explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Long Tien Pagoda. Keep things going the next day: Head underground at Sung Sot Cave and then contemplate the waterfront views at Bai Tu Long Bay.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Halong Bay route planner.

Getting from Duong Dong to Halong Bay by combination of flight and ferry takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, train, and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Hai Phong.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

1
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Hai Phong

Haiphong is a major industrial city and the second largest city in the northern part of Vietnam. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Du Hang Pagoda, then head outdoors with Calypso Cruises, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Pho Chieu Pagoda.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Hai Phong trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Halong Bay to Hai Phong in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or ride a ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hai Phong

Adventure · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

4
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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 16th (Wed), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Old Quarter, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and view the masterpieces at TiredCity Hang Bong.

For more things to do and more tourist information, use the Hanoi travel planner.

Getting from Hai Phong to Hanoi by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

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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: relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo), get outside with Outdoor Activities, and explore the striking landscape of Phong Nha Caves.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Hanoi to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car 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.
Spend the 22nd (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Imperial City, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Hue route tool.

You can drive from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Hue are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

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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.
Explore Hoi An's surroundings by going to Da Nang (Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture, The Gioi Tranh Dep, &more). There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, push the limits with an extreme tour, don't miss a visit to Japanese Covered Bridge, and explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Hoi An online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hue to Hoi An in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. December in Hoi An sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · 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.
Da Lat is known for nature, historic sites, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Linh Phuoc Pagoda, get great views at Lam Vien Square, and get outside with Pine Track Adventures.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Da Lat online tour planner.

You can fly from Hoi An to Da Lat in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Da Lat

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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.