33 days in Vietnam Itinerary

33 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Hoi An
— 3 nights
2
Hue
— 3 nights
3
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 3 nights
4
Ninh Binh
— 2 nights
5
Hanoi
— 5 nights
6
Halong Bay
— 3 nights
7
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 4 nights
8
Ho Chi Minh City
— 4 nights
9
Da Lat
— 3 nights
10
Nha Trang
— 2 nights

3
nights
Hoi An

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture in Da Nang (about 42 minutes away). There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and relax in the rural setting at Tra Que Minty Garden.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Hoi An online road trip planner.

Da Nang to Hoi An is an approximately 1-hour shuttle ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. October in Hoi An sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Da Nang
Highlights from your plan
Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
Spas
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains

3
nights
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 6th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Imperial City, view the masterpieces at Green Bamboo Art Gallery, stop by Tinh Hoa Art Shop, and make a trip to The Flag Tower.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Hue trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hoi An to Hue takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Hue are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda

3
nights
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

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: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, Head underground at Hang Toi (Dark Cave), and explore the activities along Suoi Nuoc Mooc.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip site.

Drive from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. On the 10th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Ninh Binh.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop
Phong Nha Botanic Garden ©
Phong Nha Botanic Garden

2
nights
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 11th (Sun), stop by Minh Trang Handmade, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bai Dinh Pagoda, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On your second day here, Head underground at Trang An Grottoes, thenHead underground at Mua Caves, and then don't miss a visit to Bich Dong Pagoda.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Ninh Binh day trip tool.

You can drive from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Ninh Binh in 6 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Ninh Binh

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Bai Dinh Pagoda
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Bai Dinh Pagoda ©
Bai Dinh Pagoda
Trang An Grottoes ©
Trang An Grottoes

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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Old Quarter, contemplate the waterfront views at West Lake, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Hanoi trip planner.

Getting from Ninh Binh to Hanoi by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
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Off-Road Tours
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) ©

3
nights
Halong Bay

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 18th (Sun), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay, step off the mainland to explore Ti Top Island, and Head underground at Tien Ong Cave.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Halong Bay trip itinerary planning app.

You can take a bus from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Kayaking & Canoeing
Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay

4
nights
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

Duong Dong ©
A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Duong Dong is known for wildlife, beaches, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Archipelago Anthoy, make a trip to Dinh Cau Rock (Cua Temple), relax in the rural setting at Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho, and explore the activities along Ho Duong Dong.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Duong Dong online visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Halong Bay to Duong Dong takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of car, bus, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Duong To, Happy Farm PQ, Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho
Highlights from your plan
Archipelago Anthoy ©
Archipelago Anthoy
Spas
Sunset Sanato Beach Club ©
Sunset Sanato Beach Club

4
nights
Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City ©
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 27th (Tue), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, admire the striking features of Central Post Office, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City online vacation planner.

You can fly from Duong Dong to Ho Chi Minh City in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. October in Ho Chi Minh City sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Kayaking & Canoeing

3
nights
Da Lat

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, take in the dramatic scenery at Datanla Falls, don't miss a visit to Dalat Railway Station, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Da Lat tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to catch the bus to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Linh Phuoc Pagoda ©
Linh Phuoc Pagoda

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nha Trang Beach, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Po Nagar Cham Towers, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Long Son Pagoda.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Nha Trang trip itinerary builder site.

Take a bus from Da Lat to Nha Trang in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Po Nagar Cham Towers ©
Po Nagar Cham Towers
Long Son Pagoda ©
Long Son Pagoda

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