31 days in Vietnam Itinerary

31 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
Train
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Phan Thiet
— 2 nights
Bus
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Da Lat
— 3 nights
Bus
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Nha Trang
— 3 nights
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Ly Son
— 2 nights
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Hoi An
— 4 nights
Drive
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Hue
— 1 night
Drive
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hanoi
— 3 nights
Bus to Ha Long, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay
— 2 nights
Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Bus to Ha Giang
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Ha Giang
— 4 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City

— 2 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 29th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, then hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, then get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City visit planner.

If you are flying in from Germany, the closest major aiport is Tan Son Nhat International Airport. In March, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Phan Thiet.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums · Shopping · Spas · Historic Sites

Phan Thiet

— 2 nights
An emerging coastal getaway, the city of Phan Thiet has always been known for its fishing industry and, in particular, as a center of fish sauce production.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): see what you can catch with Johnny Tours and then stroll through Fairy Stream (Suoi Tien). On the 31st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the pleasant sights at Mui Ne Harbor and then explore the striking landscape at Red Sand Dunes.

To find reviews and tourist information, you can read our Phan Thiet driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Ho Chi Minh City to Phan Thiet in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can catch the bus to Da Lat.

Things to do in Phan Thiet

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Da Lat

— 3 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.
Da Lat is known for nature, adventure, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, don't miss a visit to Crazy House, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and stop by XQ Vietnam.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Da Lat travel planner.

You can take a bus from Phan Thiet to Da Lat in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Historic Sites

Nha Trang

— 3 nights
On a vacation in Nha Trang, a famous Vietnam resort town, you can lounge on a beach all day and party into the night.
Spend the 5th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Po Nagar Cham Towers, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, look for gifts at XQ Hand Embroidery, and make a splash at VinWonders Nha Trang.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Nha Trang road trip planning website.

You can take a bus from Da Lat to Nha Trang in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ly Son.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Shopping

Ly Son

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Ly Son Island and then discover the deep blue sea with Ly Son Ventures.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Ly Son travel planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Nha Trang to Ly Son. On the 9th (Sun), you'll travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Ly Son

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

Hoi An

— 4 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.
When in Hoi An, make a side trip to see Food Tours in Da Nang, approximately Da Nang away. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, and kick back and relax at Cua Dai Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Hoi An trip itinerary planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ly Son to Hoi An. In April, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Outdoors · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

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.
On the 14th (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Thai Hoa Palace, then steep yourself in history at Imperial City, and then contemplate the long history of Thien Mu Pagoda.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Hue trip planning tool.

Getting from Hoi An to Hue by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In April in Hue, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): explore the fascinating underground world of Son Doong Cave. Keep things going the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Phong Nha Caves and then experience rural life at The Duck Stop.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Hanoi.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Hanoi

— 3 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 18th (Tue), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), see Off-Road Tours, get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter, and make a trip to Temple of Literature & National University.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Hanoi road trip app.

You can fly from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hanoi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

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 20th (Thu): explore the activities along Bai Tu Long Bay and then step off the mainland to explore Castaway Island. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay and then take a stroll through Cua Van Floating Village.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Halong Bay road trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry. On the 22nd (Sat), you're off to Ha Giang.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Ha Giang

— 4 nights
Go for a jaunt from Ha Giang to Quan Ba to see Lung Khuy Cave about 1h 20 min away.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Ha Giang trip planning site.

Do a combination of ferry and bus from Halong Bay to Ha Giang in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, train, and taxi. You will leave for home on the 27th (Thu).

Things to do in Ha Giang

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.