29 days in Vietnam Itinerary

29 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Start: Monte-Carlo
Fly + Drive:  35 h
1
Sapa
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
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
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  13 h 15 min
5
Hoi An
— 5 nights
Shuttle:  1 h
6
Da Nang
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
7
Hanoi
— 3 nights
Fly:  18 h
End: Monte-Carlo

4
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). There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Fansipan Mountain, don't miss a visit to Quang Truong Square, admire the sheer force of Thac Bac Waterfall (Silver Falls), and wander the streets of Ta Phin Village.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Sapa trip planner.

Monte-Carlo, Monaco to Sapa is an approximately 35- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Monte-Carlo to Sapa is 6 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Ninh Binh.

Things to do in Sapa

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Bac Ha Market
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Fansipan Mountain ©
Fansipan Mountain
Muong Hoa Valley ©
Muong Hoa Valley
Love Waterfall ©
Love Waterfall

3
nights
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.
When in Ninh Binh, make a side trip to see Bai Dinh Pagoda in Gia Sinh, approximately Gia Sinh away. The adventure continues: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, don't miss a visit to Tam Coc, stroll through Van Long Nature Reserve, and Head underground at Vai Gioi Cave.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Ninh Binh trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Sapa to Ninh Binh in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Ninh Binh can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Ninh Binh

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Vai Gioi Cave, Bai Dinh Pagoda
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Bai Dinh Pagoda ©
Bai Dinh Pagoda
Trang An Grottoes ©
Trang An Grottoes

2
nights
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 10th (Mon): glide peacefully along the water with categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_best_stand_up_paddleboarding_in_the_area and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Halong Bay driving holiday website.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Ninh Binh to Halong Bay takes 6.5 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Uong Bi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Adventure Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Stand-Up Paddleboarding
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay

3
nights
Uong Bi

Uong Bi ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Hai Duong (Hong Ngoc Fine Art & Chi Linh Star Golf Club).

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Uong Bi online trip itinerary maker.

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

Things to do in Uong Bi

Golf Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Hai Duong
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Chi Linh Star Golf Club ©
Chi Linh Star Golf Club
Yen Tu Mountain ©
Yen Tu Mountain
Ba Vang Pagoda ©
Ba Vang Pagoda

5
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, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Hoi An vacation planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Uong Bi to Hoi An. In August, daytime highs in Hoi An are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. On the 19th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a shuttle to Da Nang.

Things to do in Hoi An

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

5
nights
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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Da Nang: Hue (Hue Local Farmer's Direct Sales Store, Nature & Wildlife Tours, &more). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains, find something for the whole family at Ba Na Hills SunWorld, don't miss a visit to Marian Shrine of the Lady of Tra Kieu, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Da Nang tour itinerary maker.

Take a shuttle from Hoi An to Da Nang in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. August in Da Nang sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 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

Tours Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Hue
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains

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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Old Quarter, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chùa Lý Triều Quốc Sư, steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Hanoi tour planning site.

Getting from Da Nang to Hanoi by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Tours Nature
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) ©
Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake)
Walking tours

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