43 days in Vietnam Itinerary

43 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Ho Chi Minh City
— 8 nights
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Mui Ne
— 2 nights
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Cam Ranh
— 6 nights
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Da Lat
— 5 nights
Fly to Danang, Bus to Hue
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Hue
— 6 nights
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Hoi An
— 7 nights
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Hanoi
— 6 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City

— 8 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 31st (Thu), spend an adventurous day with Countryside Adventures. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, wander the streets of Chinatown (Cho Lon) - District 5, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market.

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Manchester, UK to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Traveling from Manchester to Ho Chi Minh City, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Manchester in December: high temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City hover around 36°C and lows are around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Mui Ne.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Fun & Games

Mui Ne

— 2 nights
Mũi Né is a coastal fishing town in the Bình Thuận Province of Vietnam. Mui Ne is known for nature, beaches, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Red Sand Dunes, get your game on at Trampoline Club "Impulse", putt your heart out at Tropical Mini-Golf Mui Ne, and savor the flavors at Ham Tien Market.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Mui Ne route planner.

Traveling by car from Ho Chi Minh City to Mui Ne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cam Ranh.

Things to do in Mui Ne

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Cam Ranh

— 6 nights
Cam Ranh is a city in southern Khánh Hòa Province, in the South Central Coast region of Vietnam.GeographyIt is the second-largest city in the province, after Nha Trang. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cam Ranh: Nha Trang (Alexandre Yersin Museum, Hot mineral springs I-Resort Nha Trang, &more). There's still lots to do: pause for some photo ops at Vietnam - Russia Monument.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Cam Ranh holiday tool.

You can drive from Mui Ne to Cam Ranh in 3.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Da Lat.

Things to do in Cam Ranh

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Theme Parks

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: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Linh Phuoc Pagoda, contemplate the waterfront views at Xuan Huong Lake, and get outside with Pine Track Adventures.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Da Lat trip planner.

You can drive from Cam Ranh to Da Lat in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hue.

Things to do in Da Lat

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Hue

— 6 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 21st (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Imperial City, explore the world behind art at XQ Hand Embroidery, make a trip to The Flag Tower, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Hue travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Da Lat to Hue takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Hue are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Tours · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

Hoi An

— 7 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hoi An: Da Nang (Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture, Dragon Bridge, &more) and Mỹ Sơn (in Duy Xuyen District). There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, make a trip to The Marble Mountains, view the masterpieces at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cua Dai Beach.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Hoi An trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Hue to Hoi An takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Hoi An are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Hanoi

— 6 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 3rd (Wed), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Make the 6th (Sat) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Old Quarter, steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and get the lay of the land with Travel Agent Hanoi.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Hanoi trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Hoi An to Hanoi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Adventure

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.