42 days in Vietnam Itinerary

42 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Hanoi
— 6 nights
Fly
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hue
— 5 nights
Drive
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Hoi An
— 6 nights
Fly
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Da Lat
— 5 nights
Fly
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 5 nights
Fly
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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 7 nights
Fly to Haiphong, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay
— 2 nights
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Ferry to Bai Chay, Drive to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Fly to Montreal

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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.
You've now added Boat Tours & Water Sports to your itinerary. On the 17th (Tue), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Truc Lam An Tam Zen Monastery.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Hanoi trip itinerary maker tool.

Montreal, Canada to Hanoi is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 12 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) 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: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo), indulge in some personalized pampering at Lemon Tree Nail & Spa, and relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park travel 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Hue.
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Hue — 5 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 22nd (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Imperial City, don't miss a visit to Huyen Tran Princess Temple, cast your line with Thanh Toan Eco Tours, and explore the world behind art at Lebadang Memory Space.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Hue online trip itinerary maker.

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 January in Hue, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Hoi An.
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Hoi An — 6 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 these side-trips from Hoi An: Mỹ Sơn (in Duy Phu) and Da Nang (Lady Buddha, Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture, &more). Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, get outside with Outdoor Activities, explore the world behind art at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Hoi An day trip tool.

Drive from Hue to Hoi An in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Da Lat.
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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 sightseeing, nature, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, explore the activities along Xuan Huong Lake, push the limits with an extreme tour, and admire the landmark architecture of Bao Dai's Palace.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Da Lat online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Hoi An to Da Lat takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Ho Chi Minh City.
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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.
On the 10th (Fri), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Emperor Jade Pagoda, and ponder the world of politics at The Independence Palace.

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

You can fly from Da Lat to Ho Chi Minh City in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. February in Ho Chi Minh City sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to fly to Duong Dong.
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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island — 7 nights

A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Change things up with these side-trips from Duong Dong: Thien Vien Truc Lam Ho Quoc (Ho Quoc Pagoda) (in Duong To), Anmai Spa (in Cua Can) and Dinh Nguyễn Trung Trực Pagoda (in Ganh Dau). The adventure continues: relax in the rural setting at Phu Quoc Countryside, tour in harmony with nature at The Savage Dragon's Island Adventures, steep yourself in history at Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc, and kick back and relax at Vung Bau Beach.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Duong Dong journey planning site.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Duong Dong in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can 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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): Head underground at Tien Ong Cave, explore the activities along Bai Tu Long Bay, and then explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Cat Ba Island, then snap pictures at Pont Bai Chay, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Halong Bay day trip planning site.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Duong Dong to Halong Bay in 6.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can 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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