38 days in Vietnam Itinerary

38 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Fly
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Hoi An
— 4 nights
Drive
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Hue
— 4 nights
Drive
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 4 nights
Fly
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 4 nights
Fly
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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 5 nights
Fly
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Nha Trang
— 2 nights
Bus
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Da Lat
— 3 nights
Fly to Haiphong, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay
— 3 nights
Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Drive to Hai Phong
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Hai Phong
— 1 night
Drive
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Hanoi
— 6 nights
Fly

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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.
Hoi An is known for shopping, spas, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Hoi An trip planner.

London, UK to Hoi An is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Hoi An is 7 hours. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from London in August; daily highs in Hoi An reach 40°C and lows reach 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

4
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 17th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Imperial City, stop by Tinh Hoa Art Shop, admire the artistry at Hope Center Hue, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thien Mu Pagoda.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more 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. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife

4
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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: experience rural life at The Duck Stop, relax and rejuvenate at Lemon Tree Nail & Spa, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo), and explore the fascinating underground world of Phong Nha Caves.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

4
nights
Ho Chi Minh City

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 26th (Thu), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, ponder the world of politics at The Independence Palace, learn insider's secrets on Saigon Vibes Tour, and admire the striking features of Central Post Office.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Ho Chi Minh City trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

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. August in Ho Chi Minh City sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Historic Sites

5
nights
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Change things up with these side-trips from Duong Dong: An Thoi (Kim Quy Island & May Rut Island). There's much more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at Luna Thai Spa, don't miss a visit to Su Muon Pagoda, enjoy the sand and surf at Ong Lang Beach, and learn the secrets of beer at Beer Fridge.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Duong Dong travel site.

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Duong Dong takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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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 2nd (Thu): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Long Son Pagoda, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Po Nagar Cham Towers, and then view the masterpieces at Long Thanh Photo Studio.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Nha Trang route builder website.

Traveling by flight from Duong Dong to Nha Trang takes 5.5 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 3rd (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Da Lat.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

3
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Da Lat

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, historic sites, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Outdoor Activities, explore the activities along Xuan Huong Lake, take some stellar pictures from Lam Vien Square, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Da Lat trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Nha Trang to Da Lat takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

3
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Halong Bay: Legend Pearl (in Ha Long) and Cat Ba Island (in Cat Ba). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Long Tien Pagoda, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and explore the fascinating underground world of Tien Ong Cave.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Halong Bay online trip maker.

Getting from Da Lat to Halong Bay by combination of flight and ferry takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hai Phong.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

1
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Hai Phong

Haiphong is a major industrial city and the second largest city in the northern part of Vietnam. On the 10th (Fri), make a trip to Du Hang Pagoda, then cast your line with Calypso Cruises, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pho Chieu Pagoda.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Hai Phong trip planning site.

Getting from Halong Bay to Hai Phong by combination of ferry and car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or ride a ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hai Phong

Wildlife · Tours · Adventure · Outdoors

6
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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.
On the 15th (Wed), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), wander the streets of Old Quarter, have fun at Authentic Bat Trang, and steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Hanoi holiday app.

Traveling by car from Hai Phong to Hanoi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

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.