28 days in Vietnam Itinerary

28 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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28 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  9​h
1
Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + shuttle:  2​h 45​min
2
Nha Trang
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Da Nang
— 3 nights
shuttle:  1​h
4
Hoi An
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Hanoi
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + ferry:  4​h
6
Halong Bay
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + Drive + Fly:  4​h
7
Hanoi
— 1 night
8
Sapa
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  9​h 45​min
9
Duong Dong
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
10
Tra Vinh
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Sydney


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3
nights
Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City ©
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.
Bitexco Financial Tower - Saigon Skydeck has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market and then take in panoramic vistas at Bitexco Financial Tower - Saigon Skydeck.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City online tour itinerary planner .

Sydney, Australia to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Indochina Time (ICT) is minus 3 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in December: high temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City hover around 36°C and lows are around 26°C. On the 30th (Mon), you're off toDa Nang.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Shopping
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Ben Thanh Market ©
Ben Thanh Market
Bitexco Financial Tower ©
Bitexco Financial Tower

3
nights
Nha Trang

On a vacation in Nha Trang, a famous Vietnam resort town, you can lounge on a beach all day and party into the night.
Spend the 14th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Vinpearl Land Nha Trang, kick back and relax at Nha Trang Beach, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Long Son Pagoda.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Nha Trang trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Hanoi to Nha Trang by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Outdoors Theme Parks Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Vinpearl Land Nha Trang ©
Vinpearl Land Nha Trang
Long Son Pagoda ©
Long Son Pagoda

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Golden Bridge. On the 1st (Wed), snap pictures at Golden Bridge and then don't miss a visit to Lady Buddha. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the views from Dragon Bridge.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Da Nang trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Nang takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. On the 2nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a shuttle to Hoi An.
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Dragon Bridge ©
Dragon Bridge
Lady Buddha ©
Lady Buddha

3
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.
On your second day here, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, then stop by Rubin Cloth Shop, and finally snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Hoi An trip planning tool .

Traveling by shuttle from Da Nang to Hoi An takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In January in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hoi An

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

2
nights
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.
On the 6th (Mon), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Old Quarter, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Hanoi trip itinerary website .

You can fly from Hoi An to Hanoi in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours
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Walking tours
Food Tours

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Hon Ga Choi Island, then Head underground at Sung Sot Cave, and then explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the fascinating underground world of Tien Ong Cave and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Halong Bay route planner .

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature Parks Tours
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Kayaking & Canoeing
Sung Sot Cave ©
Sung Sot Cave

1
night
Hanoi

Hanoi
To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Hanoi holiday maker site .

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Hanoi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. On the 11th (Sat), you're off toSapa.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Outdoors Shopping
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2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Deo Tram Ton, take in the dramatic scenery at Love Waterfall, then don't miss a visit to Fansipan Mountain, and finally make a trip to Quang Truong Square.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Sapa trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Hanoi to Sapa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hanoi.

Things to do in Sapa

Nature Parks
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Fansipan Mountain ©
Fansipan Mountain
Love Waterfall ©
Love Waterfall
Deo Tram Ton ©
Deo Tram Ton

4
nights
Duong Dong

Duong Dong ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Vinpearl Land Phu Quoc (in Ganh Dau) and Sao Beach (in An Thoi).

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Fly from Nha Trang to Duong Dong in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Tra Vinh.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sao Beach, Vinpearl Safari, Vinpearl Land Phu Quoc
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Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Fishing Charters & Tours
Vinpearl Land Phu Quoc ©
Vinpearl Land Phu Quoc

3
nights
Tra Vinh

Tra Vinh
Trà Vinh is a provincial city in Vietnam. Go for a jaunt from Tra Vinh to Truong Long Hoa to see Ba Dong Beach about 1h 20 min away.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Tra Vinh travel tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Duong Dong to Tra Vinh. In January, daytime highs in Tra Vinh are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. On the 24th (Fri), you're off toHo Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Tra Vinh

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Ba Dong Beach
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