31 days in Vietnam Itinerary

31 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Da Lat
— 2 nights
Fly to Haiphong, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay
— 2 nights
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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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Hoi An
— 4 nights
Drive
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Hue
— 3 nights
Drive
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 4 nights
Fly
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Ganh Dau, Phu Quoc Island
— 3 nights
Drive
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An Thoi, Phu Quoc Island
— 4 nights
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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: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Nha Tho Bao Loc, explore and take pictures at DL Nature's, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Da Lat planning tool.

Nha Trang to Da Lat is an approximately 3-hour bus ride. You can also drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

2
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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.
On the 4th (Fri), explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Long Tien Pagoda, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally snap pictures at Pont Bai Chay. On the next day, explore the fascinating underground world of Tien Ong Cave, step off the mainland to explore Cat Ba Island, and then take in the views from Bãi Cháy Bridge.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Halong Bay trip app.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Da Lat to Halong Bay in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

5
nights
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 8th (Tue), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Old Quarter, contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at One Pillar Pagoda.

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Hanoi trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by combination of ferry, car, flight, and bus from Halong Bay to Hanoi takes 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 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Hoi An side-trips: Da Nang (Tran Thi Ly Bridge, Dacotours - Da Nang Travel Agency, &more). There's much more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, view the masterpieces at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, enjoy some diversion at Henna Art Hoi An, and look for gifts at Yaly Couture - Nguyen Thai Hoc branch.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Hoi An trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Hoi An takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. December in Hoi An sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trip

3
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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 16th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Imperial City, take in the spiritual surroundings of Thien Mu Pagoda, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and don't miss a visit to The Flag Tower.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Hue visit planner.

Drive from Hoi An to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Hoi An in December: highs in Hue hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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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: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, explore the fascinating underground world of Phong Nha Caves, take in nature's colorful creations at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, and relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

4
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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 22nd (Tue), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, stop by ManGii Shoes, learn insider's secrets on Saigon Vibes Tour, and get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Ho Chi Minh City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Ganh Dau.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Museums

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Ganh Dau, Phu Quoc Island

When in Ganh Dau, make a side trip to see Happy Farm PQ in Ong Lang, approximately Ong Lang away.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Ganh Dau day trip planner.

Fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Ganh Dau in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to go by car to An Thoi.

Things to do in Ganh Dau

Outdoors · Parks · Theme Parks · Golf

Side Trips

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An Thoi, Phu Quoc Island

An Thoi is known for beaches, theme parks, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Xuan Nguyen Tour, step off the mainland to explore Hon Thom Island, relax and rejuvenate at New Life Spa - Suc Song Moi Yoga & Spa, and head outdoors with Archipelago Anthoy.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, you can read our An Thoi tour planner.

Traveling by car from Ganh Dau to An Thoi takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in An Thoi

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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.