30 days in Vietnam Itinerary

30 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Hanoi
— 4 nights
Fly
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hue
— 4 nights
Drive
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Hoi An
— 5 nights
Fly
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Nha Trang
— 4 nights
Fly
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
Fly
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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 5 nights
Fly to Haiphong, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay
— 3 nights
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Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Drive to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Fly to London

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Hanoi — 4 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.
Let the collections at Vietnamese Women's Museum and Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat) capture your imagination. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at 54 Traditions Gallery and Empty Wall Gallery. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Literature & National University, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Hanoi trip itinerary planner.

London, UK to Hanoi is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from London to Hanoi, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can fly to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo) and then Head underground at Phong Nha Caves. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge in some personalized pampering at Lemon Tree Nail & Spa and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Hanoi to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Hue.
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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Tomb of Minh Mang and Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh. Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Thien Mu Pagoda. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Imperial City, view the masterpieces at Truc Chi Garden, pick up some local products at Hue Local Farmer's Direct Sales Store, and browse the exhibits of Green Bamboo Art Gallery.

Make your Hue itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February in Hue, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Hoi An.
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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.
Relax by the water at My Khe Beach and Cua Dai Beach. Head to Precious Heritage by Rehahn and The Gioi Tranh Depfor some retail therapy. Explore Hoi An's surroundings by going to Mỹ Sơn (in Duy Phu) and Lady Buddha (in Da Nang). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Non Nuoc Beach, explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains, take in the exciting artwork at Gallery 180, and browse the range of quality goods at Ginkgo T-Shirts Store Le Loi.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Hoi An trip planner.

You can drive from Hue to Hoi An in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In February in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Nha Trang.
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Nha Trang — 4 nights

On a vacation in Nha Trang, a famous Vietnam resort town, you can lounge on a beach all day and party into the night.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Nha Tho Nui and Po Nagar Cham Towers. Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Hot mineral springs I-Resort Nha Trang. Spend the 20th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's more to do: boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa and stop by Legendary Chocolatier.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Nha Trang trip planner.

Fly from Hoi An to Nha Trang in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Ho Chi Minh City.
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Ho Chi Minh City — 2 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 21st (Tue), get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, browse the exhibits of Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, then take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at Soyn, then don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, and then see the interesting displays at Fito Museum - Museums of Traditional Vietnamese Medicine & Pharmacy.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City travel planner.

Fly from Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In February, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Duong Dong.
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Side Trip

Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island — 5 nights

A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cao Dai Temple and The Vietnamese Artists. Visit Bai Tắm Sao and Long Beach for some beach relaxation. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Mui Ganh Dau Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Vung Bau Beach, sample some tasty brews at Beer Fridge, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dinh Ba Thuy Long Thanh Mau.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Duong Dong road trip website.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Duong Dong in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.
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Halong Bay — 3 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 28th (Tue): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of Tien Ong Cave, contemplate the waterfront views at Bai Tu Long Bay, and then explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Halong Bay trip maker.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Duong Dong to Halong Bay in 6.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time for travel 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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