29 days in Vietnam Itinerary

29 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, look for gifts at TinyToe Shoes Store, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and finally steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University. Keep things going the next day: see Off-Road Tours and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Hanoi trip planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Hanoi is an approximately 17- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Tel Aviv to Hanoi is 5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to Ha Giang.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Off-Road Tours
Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) ©
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

2
nights
Ha Giang

Ha Giang ©
Ha Giang is known for nature, scenic drive, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in touch with nature with Tea House of Baiyue Tribe and wander the streets of Thon Tha Village.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Ha Giang trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Hanoi to Ha Giang takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. You will leave for Sapa on the 12th (Tue).

Things to do in Ha Giang

Tours Outdoors Neighborhoods
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Tea House of Baiyue Tribe ©
Tea House of Baiyue Tribe

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), admire the verdant scenery at Muong Hoa Valley, then make a trip 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, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Fansipan Mountain, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Sapa vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Ha Giang to Sapa by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car 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 indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, and then stop by TiredCity Hang Bong.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Hanoi trip itinerary planner.

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

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Spas Historic Sites
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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.
To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Halong Bay trip maker website.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. On the 17th (Sun), you're off to Cat Ba.

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): glide peacefully along the water with categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_best_stand_up_paddleboarding_in_the_area and then head off the coast to Cat Ba Island. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, read Cat Ba trip planner.

Getting from Halong Bay to Cat Ba by ferry takes about 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow time for 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. To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Mai Chau trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Cat Ba to Mai Chau with the Route module. In November, daytime highs in Mai Chau are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. On the 19th (Tue), you're off to Ninh Binh.

Things to do in Mai Chau

Tours Outdoors Nature
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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 get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Mua Caves, don't miss a visit to Bich Dong Pagoda, and then don't miss a visit to Tam Coc.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Ninh Binh travel route builder website.

Traveling by car from Mai Chau to Ninh Binh takes 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

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

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

4
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 these side-trips from Hoi An: Dragon Bridge (in Da Nang) and Hue (Thien Mu Pagoda, Imperial City, &more). There's still lots to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, push the limits with an extreme tour, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Marble Mountains, and make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Hoi An route maker site.

Traveling by combination of bus, taxi, and flight from Ninh Binh to Hoi An takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Ninh Binh in November, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 27°C in Hoi An. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Hue, Da Nang
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Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
Spas
Imperial City ©
Imperial City

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, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nha Tho Bao Loc, explore and take pictures at DL Nature's, and admire the sheer force of Elephant Falls.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Da Lat trip itinerary planning app.

Fly from Hoi An to Da Lat in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to 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
Linh Phuoc Pagoda ©
Linh Phuoc Pagoda
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

2
nights
Duong Dong

A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): cast your line with a fishing tour, steep yourself in history at 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: experience rural life at Phu Quoc Countryside, look for gifts at Sava Coffee Shop, then kick back and relax at Long Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cao Dai Temple.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Duong Dong trip planner.

Fly from Da Lat to Duong Dong in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi, train, bus, and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho
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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

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, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City online tour itinerary planner.

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; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In November, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Adventure Outdoors
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum

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