29 days in Vietnam Itinerary

29 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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29 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Hanoi
— 1 night
bus:  7​h 45​min
2
Ha Giang
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Sapa
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Hanoi
— 1 night
bus:  4​h 30​min
5
Halong Bay
— 1 night
ferry:  2​h 45​min
6
Cat Ba
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
7
Mai Chau
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Ninh Binh
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  6​h
9
Hoi An
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
10
Da Lat
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
11
Duong Dong
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
12
Ho Chi Minh City
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Tel Aviv


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1
night
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 8th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, then look for gifts at TinyToe Shoes Store, then explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and finally contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University. On your second day here, see Off-Road Tours and then wander the streets of Old Quarter.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Hanoi vacation builder app .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Hanoi is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv to Hanoi, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Ha Giang.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Off-Road Tours
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

2
nights
Ha Giang

Ha Giang ©
Ha Giang is known for nature, scenic drive, museums, outdoors, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Thon Tha Village and examine the collection at Tea House of Baiyue Tribe.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Ha Giang trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hanoi to Ha Giang takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. On the 12th (Tue), you're off toSapa.

Things to do in Ha Giang

Museums Tours Outdoors
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Heritage Tea ©
Heritage Tea

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.
On the 13th (Wed), appreciate the views at Muong Hoa Valley, then don't miss a visit to Cat Cat village, and then look for gifts at Hieu Stone. On your second day here, take in the dramatic scenery at Love Waterfall, stroll through Fansipan Mountain, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Sapa trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Ha Giang to Sapa in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Hanoi.

Things to do in Sapa

Nature Parks Spas
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Fansipan Mountain ©
Fansipan Mountain
Muong Hoa Valley ©
Muong Hoa Valley
Cat Cat village ©
Cat Cat village

1
night
Hanoi

Hanoi ©
On the 15th (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at West Lake and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, and then view the masterpieces at Tired City Hang Bong.

To find out how to plan a trip to Hanoi, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Sapa to Hanoi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Spas Nature
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TiredCity Hang Bong ©
TiredCity Hang Bong
Walking tours
Spas

1
night
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.
For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Halong Bay trip itinerary planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. You'll set off for Cat Ba on the 17th (Sun).

Things to do in Halong Bay

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area and then head off the coast to Cat Ba Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Cat Ba travel itinerary planner .

Ride a ferry from Halong Bay to Cat Ba in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Mai Chau.

Things to do in Cat Ba

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Cat Ba Island ©
Cat Ba Island
Fishing Charters & Tours

1
night
Mai Chau

Mai Chau
Mai Châu is a rural district of Hòa Bình Province in the Northwest region of Vietnam. For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Mai Chau day trip planning site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Cat Ba to Mai Chau. In November, daily temperatures in Mai Chau can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. You'll set off for Ninh Binh on the 19th (Tue).

Things to do in Mai Chau

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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2
nights
Ninh Binh

A fairly nondescript town, Ninh Binh acts as a base for explorations of the province of the same name, with the karst landscape and lush valleys that surround the town offering a wealth of scenic vistas of rice paddies and rugged rocks.
You've now added Tam Coc to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bai Dinh Pagoda and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Keep things going the next day: Head underground at Mua Caves, then make a trip to Bich Dong Pagoda, and then don't miss a visit to Tam Coc.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Ninh Binh online route planner .

You can drive from Mai Chau to Ninh Binh in 3.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Ninh Binh

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Bai Dinh Pagoda
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Bai Dinh Pagoda ©
Bai Dinh Pagoda
Tam Coc ©
Tam Coc

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.
Explore Hoi An's surroundings by going to Dragon Bridge (in Da Nang) and Hue (Thien Mu Pagoda, Imperial City, & more). There's lots more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and have fun at Henna Art Hoi An.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Hoi An trip maker .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Ninh Binh to Hoi An takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Ninh Binh in November since evenings lows in Hoi An dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Hue, Da Nang
Find places to stay Nov 21 — 25:
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Spas
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
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.
Da Lat is known for nature, historic sites, adventure, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, make a trip to Crazy House, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Linh Phuoc Pagoda, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Da Lat road trip tool .

Getting from Hoi An to Da Lat by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Da Lat

Tours Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Nha Tho Bao Loc
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Linh Phuoc Pagoda ©
Linh Phuoc Pagoda

2
nights
Duong Dong

Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then contemplate the long history of Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc, and then relax in the rural setting at Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax in the rural setting at Phu Quoc Countryside, then look for gifts at Sava Coffee Shop, then stroll through Long Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cao Dai Temple.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Duong Dong day trip website .

Traveling by flight from Da Lat to Duong Dong takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho
Find places to stay Nov 28 — 30:
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Phu Quoc Countryside ©
Phu Quoc Countryside
Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc ©
Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc

4
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, adventure, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City holiday app .

Getting from Duong Dong to Ho Chi Minh City by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 4:
Highlights from your plan
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Kayaking & Canoeing

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