37 days in Vietnam Itinerary

37 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Vietnam trip planner

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Fly to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Drive to Ha Long Bai Chay, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay
— 3 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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Da Lat
— 3 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 5 nights
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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 7 nights
Fly
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Hue
— 4 nights
Drive
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Da Nang
— 4 nights
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Halong Bay

— 3 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.
Explore Halong Bay's surroundings by going to Cat Ba (Cat Ba National Park & Cat Ba Island). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Long Tien Pagoda, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Royal Spa.

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San Francisco, USA to Halong Bay is an approximately 22-hour combination of flight, car, and ferry. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. You'll lose 15 hours traveling from San Francisco to Halong Bay due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

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 24th (Wed), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Literature & National University.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Hanoi online visit planner.

Getting from Halong Bay to Hanoi by combination of ferry, car, flight, and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, head outdoors with Pine Track Adventures, walk around Datanla High Rope Course, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Dalat Market.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Da Lat road trip planning app.

Fly from Hanoi to Da Lat in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Da Lat

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Ho Chi Minh City

— 5 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 3rd (Wed), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, explore the galleries of Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi, get a sense of history and politics at The Independence Palace, and admire the striking features of Central Post Office.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Da Lat to Ho Chi Minh City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In February in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 92°F during the day and 73°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Museums

Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

— 7 nights
A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Duong Dong: Thien Vien Truc Lam Ho Quoc (Ho Quoc Pagoda) (in Duong To) and Kim Quy Island (in An Thoi). And it doesn't end there: relax in the rural setting at Phu Quoc Countryside, kick back and relax at Ong Lang Beach, contemplate the long history of Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc, and buy something for everyone on your list at The Vietnamese Artists.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Duong Dong itinerary planner.

Fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Duong Dong in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

— 4 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.
Step out of Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to go to Son Trach and see Hang Toi (Dark Cave), which is approximately 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of Son Doong Cave, experience rural life at The Duck Stop, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo), and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Phong Nha Caves.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip itinerary builder site.

Fly from Duong Dong to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Hue

— 4 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 18th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Imperial City, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, don't miss a visit to Luc Bo Culture Space, and explore the ancient world of Nine Dynastic Urns.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Hue route builder website.

Traveling by car from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March in Hue, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 69°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Da Nang.

Things to do in Hue

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

Da Nang

— 4 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.
Explore Da Nang's surroundings by going to Hoi An (Hainan Assembly Hall, Spas, &more). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through The Marble Mountains, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and see the interesting displays at Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Da Nang road trip planning site.

Getting from Hue to Da Nang by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. March in Da Nang sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Da Nang

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Parks

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.