33 days in Vietnam Itinerary

33 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Vietnam trip builder

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Ho Chi Minh City
— 4 nights
Fly
2
Da Lat
— 4 nights
Fly
3
Hanoi
— 2 nights
+3
Bus to Noi Bai Airport, Fly to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Drive to Ha Long Bai Chay, Ferry to Halong Bay
4
Halong Bay
— 2 nights
Ferry to Cat Ba, Fly to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
5
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 1 night
Drive
6
Hue
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Da Nang
— 2 nights
Drive
8
Hoi An
— 3 nights
Fly
9
Nha Trang
— 2 nights
Fly
10
Ho Chi Minh City
— 5 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9

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 5th (Sun), 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, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, and explore the activities along Bach Dang.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City trip planner.

San Francisco, USA to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Ho Chi Minh City is 15 hours. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Ho Chi Minh City, ranging from highs of 91°F to lows of 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to fly to Da Lat.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Museums

Da Lat

— 4 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.
On the 8th (Wed), spend a relaxing day on the river with Viet Challenge Tours. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Linh Phuoc Pagoda, explore the activities along Xuan Huong Lake, take in the dramatic scenery at Elephant Falls, and take in nature's colorful creations at Dalat Flower Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Da Lat trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Hanoi.

Things to do in Da Lat

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trip

Hanoi

— 2 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 13th (Mon), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake).

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Hanoi trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from Da Lat to Hanoi in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature

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 16th (Thu): 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.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Halong Bay trip planner.

Getting from Hanoi to Halong Bay by combination of bus and ferry takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, experience rural life at The Duck Stop, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Phong Nha Caves. Keep things going the next day: Head underground at Son Doong Cave and then Head underground at Hang Toi (Dark Cave).

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park tour planning app.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and train; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Hue

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): contemplate the long history of The Flag Tower, admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, and then contemplate the long history of Imperial City.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Hue trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Hue are 95°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Da Nang.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites

Da Nang

— 2 nights

City of Bridges

A curious mix of developed beachfront tourism and untouched local city life, Da Nang presents an often-overlooked but authentic and welcoming picture of central Vietnam.
On the 21st (Tue), snap pictures at Dragon Bridge, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then stroll through The Marble Mountains, and finally look for gifts at Legendary Chocolatier At Da Nang. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Lady Buddha and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

Find out how to plan Da Nang trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Hue to Da Nang takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Da Nang

Tours · Spas · 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.
Hoi An is known for shopping, spas, and classes. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, make a trip to Japanese Covered Bridge, stroll through Jack's Cat Cafe, and stop by Rubin Cloth Shop.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Hoi An trip itinerary app.

Getting from Da Nang to Hoi An by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In June in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 95°F during the day and 79°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping

Nha Trang

— 2 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 28th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Po Nagar Cham Towers, stop by XQ Hand Embroidery, kick back and relax at Nha Trang Beach, and cool off at VinWonders Nha Trang.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Nha Trang route builder tool.

You can fly from Hoi An to Nha Trang in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Theme Parks

Ho Chi Minh City

— 5 nights

Pearl of the Far East

On the 1st (Fri), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. See some other sides of Ho Chi Minh City: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, have fun at Thu Silk Tailor, pause for some photo ops at Tomb of Le Van Duyet, and take a memorable excursion with Saigon Vibes Tour.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Outdoors · Fun & Games · Classes

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.