28 days in Vietnam Itinerary

28 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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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
+2
Shuttle + Foot + 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
Drive:  3 h 45 min
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

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 has been added to your itinerary. It doesn't end there: browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary website.

Sydney, Australia to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 9- hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Sydney to Ho Chi Minh City. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in December; daily highs in Ho Chi Minh City reach 36°C and lows reach 26°C. On the 1st (Wed), you'll travel to Nha Trang.

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.
Nha Trang is known for historic sites, theme parks, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, cool off at Vinpearl Land Nha Trang, kick back and relax at Nha Trang Beach, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Long Son Pagoda.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Nha Trang day trip site.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Ho Chi Minh City to Nha Trang takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or drive. You will leave for Da Nang on the 4th (Sat).

Things to do in Nha Trang

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

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. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take in the views from Golden Bridge and then make a trip to Lady Buddha. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the views from Dragon Bridge.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Da Nang itinerary app.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Nha Trang to Da Nang takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in January, and nighttime lows around 22°C. On the 7th (Tue), 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
Golden Bridge ©
Golden Bridge

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.
Hoi An is known for shopping, spas, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, look for gifts at Rubin Cloth Shop, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Hoi An trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by shuttle from Da Nang to Hoi An takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. January in Hoi An sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 22°C at night. You'll set off for Hanoi on the 10th (Fri).

Things to do in Hoi An

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Hanoi sightseeing tool.

Traveling by flight from Hoi An to Hanoi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to 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.
Halong Bay is known for nature, adventure, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay, Head underground at Sung Sot Cave, head off the coast to Hon Ga Choi Island, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Halong Bay day trip tool.

You can do a combination of flight, car, and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. You will leave for Hanoi on the 14th (Tue).

Things to do in Halong Bay

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

1
night
Hanoi

Hanoi
For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Hanoi online trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of ferry, car, and flight from Halong Bay to Hanoi in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. On the 15th (Wed), you'll travel to Sapa.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Outdoors Nightlife
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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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cruise along Deo Tram Ton, take in the dramatic scenery at Love Waterfall, then take in the awesome beauty at Fansipan Mountain, and finally don't miss a visit to Quang Truong Square.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Sapa road trip app.

You can drive from Hanoi to Sapa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Sapa

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

4
nights
Duong Dong

Duong Dong ©
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: Sao Beach (in An Thoi) and Vinpearl Land Phu Quoc (in Ganh Dau). Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Vinpearl Safari, cast your line with a fishing tour, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Duong Dong holiday planning tool.

Getting from Sapa to Duong Dong by combination of bus and flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus, train, taxi, and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow 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
Vinpearl Land Phu Quoc ©
Vinpearl Land Phu Quoc
Vinpearl Safari ©
Vinpearl Safari

3
nights
Tra Vinh

Tra Vinh
Trà Vinh is a provincial city in Vietnam. Change things up with a short trip to Ba Dong Beach in Truong Long Hoa (about 1h 30 min away).

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Tra Vinh tour site.

Explore your travel options from Duong Dong to Tra Vinh with the Route module. In January, daytime highs in Tra Vinh are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. You'll set off for home on the 24th (Fri).

Things to do in Tra Vinh

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Ba Dong Beach
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