29 days in Vietnam Itinerary

29 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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29 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Monte-Carlo
Fly + Drive:  35​h
1
Sapa
— 5 nights
2
Ninh Binh
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Drive + ferry:  6​h 15​min
3
Halong Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Uong Bi
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  13​h 15​min
5
Hoi An
— 4 nights
shuttle:  1​h
6
Da Nang
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
Hanoi
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  18​h
End: Monte-Carlo

5
nights
Sapa

Sapa ©
A hub of tourism in the country's northwestern mountainous region, Sapa represents home for a large number of ethnic minorities from the hill tribes of the region, and acts as a base for explorations of the surrounding area's wealth of natural sights.
Change things up with a short trip to Bac Ha Market in Bac Ha (about 1h 50 min away). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Fansipan Mountain, admire the sheer force of Love Waterfall, look for gifts at Hieu Stone, and do some two-wheel cruising with Hang Da Village.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Sapa trip maker site .

Monte-Carlo, Monaco to Sapa is an approximately 35-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Ninh Binh.

Things to do in Sapa

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Bac Ha Market
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Fansipan Mountain ©
Fansipan Mountain
Walking tours
Muong Hoa Valley ©
Muong Hoa Valley

3
nights
Ninh Binh

Ninh Binh ©
A fairly nondescript town, Ninh Binh acts as a base for explorations of the province of the same name, with the karst landscape and lush valleys that surround the town offering a wealth of scenic vistas of rice paddies and rugged rocks.
Take a break from Ninh Binh with a short trip to Bai Dinh Pagoda in Gia Sinh, about 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Tam Coc, identify plant and animal life at Van Long Nature Reserve, explore the fascinating underground world of Trang An Grottoes, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Hoa Lu Temples.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Ninh Binh road trip site .

Getting from Sapa to Ninh Binh by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Ninh Binh are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Ninh Binh

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Bai Dinh Pagoda
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Trang An Grottoes ©
Trang An Grottoes
Bai Dinh Pagoda ©
Bai Dinh Pagoda
Tam Coc ©
Tam Coc

2
nights
Halong Bay

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area and then explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Hon Ga Choi Island and then explore the fascinating underground world of Sung Sot Cave.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Halong Bay trip maker .

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Ninh Binh to Halong Bay in 6.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Uong Bi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature Parks Adventure

Side Trip

Stand-Up Paddleboarding
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Sung Sot Cave ©
Sung Sot Cave

2
nights
Uong Bi

Uong Bi ©
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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Halong Bay to Uong Bi. On the 14th (Fri), you're off toHoi An.

Things to do in Uong Bi

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Yen Tu Mountain ©
Yen Tu Mountain
Ba Vang Pagoda ©
Ba Vang Pagoda

4
nights
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.
Hoi An is known for shopping, spas, classes, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, explore the world behind art at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, look for gifts at Rubin Cloth Shop, and take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Hoi An tour builder app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Uong Bi to Hoi An. In August, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can take a shuttle to Da Nang.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Spas
Food Tours
Japanese Covered Bridge ©
Japanese Covered Bridge

6
nights
Da Nang

Da Nang ©
A curious mix of developed beachfront tourism and untouched local city life, Da Nang presents an often-overlooked but authentic and welcoming picture of central Vietnam.
Explore Da Nang's surroundings by going to Mỹ Sơn (in Duy Xuyen District) and Hue (Hue Local Farmer's Direct Sales Store, Tomb of Tu Duc, & more). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains, get in on the family fun at Ba Na Hills SunWorld, don't miss a visit to Chùa Linh Ứng, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Da Nang trip itinerary builder app .

You can take a shuttle from Hoi An to Da Nang in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In August in Da Nang, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 30°C at night. On the 24th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Da Nang

Historic Sites Theme Parks Tours

Side Trips

Hue, Mỹ Sơn
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Imperial City ©
Imperial City
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda

3
nights
Hanoi

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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University, make a trip to Chùa Lý Triều Quốc Sư, and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Hanoi holiday maker .

Traveling by flight from Da Nang to Hanoi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Adventure Outdoors
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum ©
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

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