40 days in Vietnam Itinerary

40 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Fly to Phu Quoc International Airport, Drive to Ganh Dau
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Ganh Dau, Phu Quoc Island
— 4 nights
Drive
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An Thoi, Phu Quoc Island
— 4 nights
Fly
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 5 nights
Fly
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Da Lat
— 5 nights
Fly
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Hoi An
— 5 nights
Drive
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Hue
— 4 nights
Drive
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Hanoi
— 5 nights
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Bus to Noi Bai Airport, Fly to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Drive to Ha Long Bai Chay, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay
— 2 nights
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Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Drive to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Fly to Toronto

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Ganh Dau, Phu Quoc Island

— 4 nights
Go for a jaunt from Ganh Dau to Ong Lang to see Happy Farm PQ about 36 minutes away.

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Toronto, Canada to Ganh Dau is an approximately 24-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 12 hours traveling from Toronto to Ganh Dau due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to An Thoi.

Things to do in Ganh Dau

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

An Thoi, Phu Quoc Island

— 4 nights
An Thoi is known for beaches, theme parks, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ho Quoc Temple, cool off at Sun World Hon Thom Nature Park, get outside with Archipelago Anthoy, and head off the coast to Hon Thom Island.

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You can drive from Ganh Dau to An Thoi in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in An Thoi

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Cao Dai Temple in Tay Ninh (about 54 minutes away). On the 4th (Thu), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and get a sense of history and politics at The Independence Palace.

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Getting from An Thoi to Ho Chi Minh City by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Da Lat

— 5 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: explore the activities along Xuan Huong Lake, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, hunt for treasures at Dalat Market, and admire the striking features of Bao Dai's Palace.

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Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Da Lat

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Hoi An

— 5 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hoi An: Da Nang (Food Tours, The Gioi Tranh Dep, &more). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, stop by Da Bao Real Leather, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

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Fly from Da Lat to Hoi An in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. February in Hoi An sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Adventure

Side Trip

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 16th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Imperial City, make a trip to The Flag Tower, admire the masterpieces at Lebadang Memory Space, and see Off-Road Tours.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Hue travel app.

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 28°C in February, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Hang Toi (Dark Cave) in Son Trach (about 1h 15 min away). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, Head underground at Phong Nha Caves, relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop, and take in the awesome beauty at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo).

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip planner.

Getting from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks · Nature · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

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 25th (Thu), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's much more to do: stop by Old Quarter, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), see Off-Road Tours, and have fun at Authentic Bat Trang.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Hanoi planner.

Fly from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hanoi in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay, take in the spiritual surroundings of Long Tien Pagoda, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and finally take in the views from Pont Bai Chay. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Cat Ba National Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Bai Tu Long Bay, and then head off the coast to Hon Ga Choi Island.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Halong Bay itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

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.