30 days in Vietnam Itinerary

30 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Hanoi
— 4 nights
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Ninh Binh
— 2 nights
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Hue
— 4 nights
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Hoi An
— 4 nights
Fly
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Nha Trang
— 3 nights
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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 3 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 4 nights
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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.
Popular historic sites such as Old Quarter and Truc Lam An Tam Zen Monastery are in your itinerary. Appreciate the collections at Vietnamese Women's Museum and Vietnam Museum of Ethnology. Spend the 4th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 5th (Sat), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, stop by TiredCity Hang Bong, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Literature & National University.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Hanoi travel route tool.

Madrid, Spain to Hanoi is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Madrid to Hanoi is 6 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Ninh Binh.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Ninh Binh

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 7th (Mon), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then see Motorbike Tours Hanoi. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Minh Trang Handmade, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bai Dinh Pagoda, and then stroll through Bear Sanctuary Ninh Binh.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Ninh Binh tour website.

Traveling by car from Hanoi to Ninh Binh takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Ninh Binh

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

4
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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: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Phong Nha Caves, relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop, explore the fascinating underground world of Son Doong Cave, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Ninh Binh to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 6 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh and Royal Tombs. Imperial City and Tomb of Minh Mang are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Spend the 15th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thien Mu Pagoda, steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc, admire the masterpieces at Lebadang Memory Space, and don't miss a visit to Luc Bo Culture Space.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Hue online attractions planner.

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 June, daily temperatures in Hue can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

4
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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.
Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien) and Chuc Thanh Pagoda will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Precious Heritage by Rehahn and Hoi An Ancient Town. Spend the 19th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, stop by Song Leather, make a trip to Japanese Covered Bridge, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Hoi An trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hue to Hoi An takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

3
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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Nha Tho Nui and Po Nagar Cham Towers. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Legendary Chocolatier. Spend the 21st (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. It doesn't end there: witness a stunning natural landmark at Hot mineral springs I-Resort Nha Trang.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Nha Trang trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Hoi An to Nha Trang takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ho Quoc Temple and Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc. Dinh Ba Thuy Long Thanh Mau and Cao Dai Temple will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: indulge in some personalized pampering at Luna Thai Spa, cast your line with Jerry's Jungle Tours, hit the best photo ops around with Phu Quoc Bee Farm, and sample some tasty brews at Beer Fridge.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Duong Dong trip planner.

Getting from Nha Trang to Duong Dong by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral and The Independence Palace. You'll explore and learn at War Remnants Museum and Fito Museum - Museums of Traditional Vietnamese Medicine & Pharmacy. The adventure continues: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, view the masterpieces at Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi, get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Emperor Jade Pagoda.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City online route planner.

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. In June, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Shopping

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.