29 days in Vietnam Itinerary

29 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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29 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Stockholm
Fly:  19​h
1
Hanoi
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
2
Cat Ba
— 3 nights
bus:  9​h
3
Sapa
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + taxi:  9​h 30​min
4
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Hue
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Hoi An
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
7
Da Lat
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 30​min
8
Ho Chi Minh City
— 5 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Stockholm

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Vietnamese Women's Museum and Tam Coc. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Old Quarter, explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, and browse the exhibits of Tired City Bao Khanh.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Hanoi attractions tool .

Stockholm, Sweden to Hanoi is an approximately 19-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Stockholm to Hanoi due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cat Ba.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Tam Coc
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Vietnamese Women's Museum ©
Vietnamese Women's Museum

3
nights
Cat Ba

Cat Ba ©
The largest of the islands in the south of the bay, Cat Ba offers a base for exploring the many limestone landmasses across the UNESCO-protected bay.
Explore hidden gems such as Bai Tu Long Bay and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Venture out of the city with trips to Halong Bay (Hạ Long Bay, Sung Sot Cave, & more). It doesn't end there: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour and head off the coast to Hon Ga Choi Island.

For more things to do and tourist information, go to the Cat Ba trip itinerary planner .

You can take a bus from Hanoi to Cat Ba in 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Sapa.

Things to do in Cat Ba

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Halong Bay
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Muong Hoa Valley and Love Waterfall. There's still lots to do: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, look for gifts at Indigo Cat, make a trip to Fansipan Mountain, and wander the streets of Giang Ta Chai Village.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Sapa driving holiday tool .

You can take a bus from Cat Ba to Sapa in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Sapa

Parks Nature Neighborhoods
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Muong Hoa Valley ©
Muong Hoa Valley
Fansipan Mountain ©
Fansipan Mountain
Love Waterfall ©
Love Waterfall

2
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Paradise Cave and Phong Nha Caves. And it doesn't end there: relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop, Head underground at Hang Toi (Dark Cave), and take in the awesome beauty at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo).

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and taxi from Sapa to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Hue.

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

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Food Tours and Royal Tombs. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Imperial City, take in the views from Thanh Toan Bridge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh, and don't miss a visit to Tu Dam Pagoda.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Hue attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Tours Historic Sites
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Food Tours
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Photography Tours

4
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 off the beaten path and head to Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and My Khe Beach. When in Hoi An, make a side trip to see Mỹ Sơn in Duy Xuyen District, approximately 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take an in-depth tour of Hoi An Museum, don't miss a visit to Japanese Covered Bridge, and look for gifts at Yaly Couture - Nguyen Duy Hieu branch.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Hoi An day trip website .

Getting from Hue to Hoi An by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Da Nang, Mỹ Sơn
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Spas
Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Linh Phuoc Pagoda. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thien Vien Truc Lam, make a trip to Dalat Railway Station, explore the activities along Xuan Huong Lake, and pause for some serene contemplation at Nha Tho Bao Loc.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Da Lat trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by flight from Hoi An to Da Lat takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nha Tho Bao Loc
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Thien Vien Truc Lam ©
Thien Vien Truc Lam

5
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bitexco Financial Tower - Saigon Skydeck and Ba Thien Hau Temple. When in Ho Chi Minh City, make a side trip to see Christ the King in Vung Tau, approximately 1h 55 min away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, contemplate the long history of The Independence Palace, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and get out on two wheels at Countryside Adventures.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Ho Chi Minh City trip simple and quick.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Da Lat to Ho Chi Minh City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In October, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Christ the King
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Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Food Tours

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