46 days in Vietnam Itinerary

46 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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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
— 5 nights
Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Fly to Dalat
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Da Lat
— 4 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 5 nights
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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 6 nights
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 4 nights
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Hue
— 5 nights
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Hoi An
— 10 nights
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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Quarter and Hoa Lo Prison. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Temple of Literature & National University and Vietnamese Women's Museum. On the 21st (Sat), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), make a trip to Ho Van - Van Mieu, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

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

Edmonton, Canada to Hanoi is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You'll lose 14 hours traveling from Edmonton to Hanoi due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Adventure

5
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bai Tu Long Bay and Cua Van Floating Village. Get out of town with these interesting Halong Bay side-trips: Cat Ba (Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Fishing Charters & Tours, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay, Head underground at Dau Go Cave, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Long Tien Pagoda.

Before you visit Halong Bay, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Do a combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Tours · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Thien Vien Truc Lam and Linh Phuoc Pagoda. Popular historic sites such as Chùa Tàu - Thiên Vương Cổ Sát and Bao Dai's Palace are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, take in the dramatic scenery at Waterfall Bao Dai, don't miss a visit to Crazy House, and explore the activities along Xuan Huong Lake.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Da Lat tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Da Lat takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ba Thien Hau Temple and Food Tours. Get some historical perspective at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral and The Independence Palace. On the 4th (Sat), spend an adventurous day with Countryside Adventures. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chùa Giác Lâm (Giac Lam Pagoda), and take a stroll through Chinatown (Cho Lon) - District 5.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City tour itinerary maker site.

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 March, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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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.
Visit Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc and Dinh Ba Thuy Long Thanh Mau for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Ho Quoc Temple and Dinh Nguyễn Trung Trực Pagoda. Go for a jaunt from Duong Dong to An Thoi to see Bai Tắm Sao about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, stroll through Galina Phu Quoc Mudbath & Spa, kick back and relax at Khem Beach, and explore the activities along Fingernail Island.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Duong Dong day trip planner.

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Duong Dong by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Phong Nha Caves and Zipline. Change things up with a short trip to Bai Da Nhay (Jumping rock beach) in Dong Hoi (about 46 minutes away). There's much more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Paradise Cave, take in nature's colorful creations at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo), and experience rural life at The Duck Stop.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Duong Dong to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 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 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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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.
Visit Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh and Tomb of Minh Mang for their historical value. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Tomb of Tu Duc. Go for a jaunt from Hue to Dong Ha to see Cua Viet Beach about 2 hours away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Imperial City, don't miss a visit to Luc Bo Culture Space, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Huyen Khong Son Thuong Pagoda.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Hue attractions website.

Getting from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

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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.
Popular historic sites such as Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien) and Quan Kong Temple are in your itinerary. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Non Nuoc Beach and Cua Dai Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hoi An: Mỹ Sơn (in Duy Xuyen District), Da Nang (Food Tours, My Khe Beach, &more) and Hai Van Pass (in Phu Tho). Spend the 23rd (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: cast your line with a fishing tour, take in the pleasant sights at Tra Que Vegetable Village, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cantonese Assembly Hall, and enjoy the sand and surf at An Bang Beach.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Hoi An attractions planner.

You can drive from Hue to Hoi An in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. On the 30th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.