29 days in Vietnam Itinerary

29 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Start: Edmonton
Fly:  23 h 30 min
1
Hoi An
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Hue
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  5 h 45 min
4
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
5
Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
6
Da Lat
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + Ferry:  5 h 15 min
7
Halong Bay
— 2 nights
+2
Ferry + Drive + Fly:  4 h
8
Hanoi
— 6 nights
Fly:  22 h 15 min
End: Edmonton

3
nights
Hoi An

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Dragon Bridge in Da Nang (about 40 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, stroll through The Marble Mountains, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Hoi An driving holiday planning site.

Edmonton, Canada to Hoi An is an approximately 24- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 14 hours traveling from Edmonton to Hoi An. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Edmonton in January, with highs in Hoi An at 29°C and lows at 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Outdoors Shopping

Side Trip

Da Nang
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Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
Spas
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains

3
nights
Hue

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.
Hue is known for historic sites, wildlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Imperial City, don't miss a visit to The Flag Tower, stop by Grace Garments, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Hue online attractions planner.

You can drive from Hoi An to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in January, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda

3
nights
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
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, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop, Head underground at Phong Nha Caves, take in nature's colorful creations at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, and contemplate the waterfront views at Suoi Nuoc Mooc.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature
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Paradise Cave
Paradise Cave
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop
Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves

4
nights
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

Duong Dong ©
A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Duong Dong is known for wildlife, beaches, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: experience rural life at Phu Quoc Countryside, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Vinpearl Safari, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cao Dai Temple.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Duong Dong trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of bus, taxi, and flight from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Duong Dong takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho, Phu Quoc Mushroom
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Ong Lang Beach ©
Ong Lang Beach
Phu Quoc Countryside ©
Phu Quoc Countryside
Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc ©
Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc

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.
Ho Chi Minh City is known for nightlife, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Duong Dong to Ho Chi Minh City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Countryside Adventures ©
Countryside Adventures

3
nights
Da Lat

Da Lat ©
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 nature, historic sites, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Xuan Huong Lake, make a trip to Crazy House, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nha Tho Bao Loc.

Find out how to plan Da Lat trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors Tours Nature

Side Trip

Nha Tho Bao Loc
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Pine Track Adventures ©
Pine Track Adventures
Xuan Huong Lake ©
Xuan Huong Lake
Canyoning & Rappelling 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 25th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Bai Tu Long Bay, then explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Long Tien Pagoda. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: snap pictures at Bãi Cháy Bridge and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Halong Bay holiday planner.

Do a combination of flight, car, and ferry from Da Lat to Halong Bay in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay
Kayaking & Canoeing

6
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: wander the streets of Old Quarter, steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Truc Lam An Tam Zen Monastery, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Hanoi online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of ferry, car, and flight from Halong Bay to Hanoi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Truc Lam An Tam Zen Monastery
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TiredCity Hang Bong ©
TiredCity Hang Bong
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) ©
Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake)

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