30 days in Vietnam Itinerary

30 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
Fly
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An Thoi, Phu Quoc Island
— 5 nights
Drive
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Ganh Dau, Phu Quoc Island
— 4 nights
Fly to Haiphong, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay
— 2 nights
Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Bus to Hanoi
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Hanoi
— 5 nights
Fly
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hue
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hoi An
— 4 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City — 3 nights

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.
Ho Chi Minh City is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office.

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

Brisbane, Australia to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to Ho Chi Minh City is minus 3 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to An Thoi.
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An Thoi, Phu Quoc Island — 5 nights

An Thoi is known for beaches, theme parks, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ho Quoc Temple, step off the mainland to explore Kim Quy Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Khem Beach, and head outdoors with Archipelago Anthoy.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our An Thoi online travel route builder.

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to An Thoi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Ganh Dau.
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Ganh Dau, Phu Quoc Island — 4 nights

Change things up with a short trip to Happy Farm PQ in Ong Lang (about 36 minutes away).

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You can drive from An Thoi to Ganh Dau in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Halong Bay.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then relax and rejuvenate at Royal Spa. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay and then take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower Roundabout.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Halong Bay trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Ganh Dau to Halong Bay in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, train, and car; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Hanoi.
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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 18th (Wed), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and stop by Tired City Hang Manh.

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Getting from Halong Bay to Hanoi by combination of ferry and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, car, and train; or do a combination of ferry, car, flight, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to fly to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.
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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.
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is known for nature, nightlife, and spas. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the fascinating underground world of Phong Nha Caves, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and experience rural life at The Duck Stop.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Hue.
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Hue — 3 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 26th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Imperial City, admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, and step into the grandiose world of Thai Hoa Palace.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Hue road trip planner.

You can drive from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Hoi An.
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Hoi An — 4 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture in Da Nang (about 42 minutes away). There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains, and make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Hoi An trip tool.

Getting from Hue to Hoi An by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can fly back home.
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Vietnam travel guide

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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.
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