31 days in Vietnam Itinerary

31 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Vietnam journey planner

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Hanoi
— 5 nights
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Hoi An
— 3 nights
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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
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An Thoi, Phu Quoc Island
— 4 nights
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Ganh Dau, Phu Quoc Island
— 5 nights
Fly to Haiphong, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay
— 2 nights
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Hanoi

— 5 nights
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 4th (Mon), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Old Quarter, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and see Off-Road Tours.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Hanoi trip itinerary maker website.

San Francisco, USA to Hanoi is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You'll lose 15 hours traveling from San Francisco to Hanoi due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Hoi An

— 3 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hoi An: Da Nang (Food Tours & Marian Shrine of the Lady of Tra Kieu). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains, browse the range of quality goods at Ginkgo T-Shirts Store Le Loi, and explore the world behind art at Precious Heritage by Rehahn.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Hoi An trip planner.

Getting from Hanoi to Hoi An by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In January in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Parks

Side Trip

Hue

— 3 nights
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 12th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Imperial City, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda, and see Off-Road Tours.

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You can drive from Hoi An to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In January in Hue, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

— 3 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.
Take a break from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park with a short trip to Hang Toi (Dark Cave) in Son Trach, about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Suoi Nuoc Mooc, experience rural life at The Duck Stop, and stroll through Phong Nha Caves.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park online trip maker.

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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Ho Chi Minh City

— 4 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.
On the 19th (Tue), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, explore the galleries of The Independence Palace, see the interesting displays at Drink Vietnam, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City driving holiday planning site.

Getting from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Ho Chi Minh City by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to An Thoi.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Museums

An Thoi, Phu Quoc Island

— 4 nights
An Thoi is known for beaches, theme parks, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ho Quoc Temple, discover the deep blue sea with Xuan Nguyen Tour, head off the coast to May Rut Island, and steep yourself in history at Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc.

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Fly from Ho Chi Minh City to An Thoi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Ganh Dau.

Things to do in An Thoi

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ganh Dau, Phu Quoc Island

— 5 nights
Take a break from Ganh Dau with a short trip to Happy Farm PQ in Ong Lang, about 36 minutes away. Spend the 29th (Fri) exploring nature at Phu Quoc National Park.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Ganh Dau day trip planner.

Drive from An Thoi to Ganh Dau in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Ganh Dau

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Halong Bay

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay, take in the spiritual surroundings of Long Tien Pagoda, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and finally snap pictures at Pont Bai Chay. On the 31st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Bai Tu Long Bay.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Halong Bay trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Ganh Dau to Halong Bay in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, train, and car; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature · Parks · 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.