29 days in Vietnam Itinerary

29 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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29 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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
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 + taxi:  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

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.
Step out of Hoi An with an excursion to Dragon Bridge in Da Nang--about 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, look for gifts at Rubin Cloth Shop, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chuc Thanh Pagoda.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Hoi An trip itinerary builder site .

Edmonton, Canada to Hoi An is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Edmonton to Hoi An, you'll lose 14 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Edmonton in January: high temperatures in Hoi An hover around 29°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Outdoors Shopping

Side Trip

Da Nang
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Spas
Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
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, nature, spas, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Imperial City, stop by Grace Garments, admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda, and explore the world behind art at XQ Hand Embroidery.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Hue trip builder .

You can drive from Hoi An to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. January in Hue sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Tours Historic Sites Wildlife
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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, nightlife, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: experience rural life at The Duck Stop, explore the activities along Suoi Nuoc Mooc, admire the natural beauty at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo).

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

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

4
nights
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

Duong Dong ©
Duong Dong is known for wildlife, beaches, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: experience rural life at Phu Quoc Countryside, head outdoors with Archipelago Anthoy, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and make a trip to Ho Quoc pagoda.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Duong Dong trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by combination of 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Phu Quoc Mushroom, Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho
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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

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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 museums, nightlife, shopping, spas, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, admire the striking features of Central Post Office, and stroll around Cong Vien 30-4.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City online tour itinerary maker .

You can fly from Duong Dong to Ho Chi Minh City in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. In January in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Adventure Outdoors
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Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Central Post Office ©
Central Post Office

3
nights
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, parks, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, make a trip to Crazy House, pause for some serene contemplation at Nha Tho Bao Loc, and get a taste of the local shopping with DL Nature's.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Da Lat trip itinerary builder tool .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Nha Tho Bao Loc
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Pine Track Adventures ©
Pine Track Adventures
Adrenaline & Extreme 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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): explore the activities along Bai Tu Long Bay, 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: take in the views from Bãi Cháy Bridge and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Halong Bay journey planning website .

You can 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 taxi, flight, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

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

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, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Old Quarter, steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Hanoi trip itinerary planning app .

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

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Historic Sites Adventure

Side Trip

Truc Lam An Tam Zen Monastery
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Tired City Hang Bong ©
Tired City Hang Bong
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

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