30 days in Vietnam Itinerary

30 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Halong Bay
— 1 night
2
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 4 nights
3
Ho Chi Minh City
— 4 nights
4
Da Lat
— 2 nights
5
Nha Trang
— 2 nights
6
Hoi An
— 4 nights
7
Hue
— 3 nights
8
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 3 nights
9
Hanoi
— 5 nights

1
night
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 2nd (Wed): head off the coast to Cat Ba Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Halong Bay travel route planner.

London, UK to Halong Bay is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight, car, and ferry. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from London to Halong Bay due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trip

Cat Ba Island
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Cat Ba Island ©
Cat Ba Island

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Duong Dong: An Thoi (May Rut Island & Gam Ghi Island). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Dinh Cau Rock (Cua Temple), browse the different shops at The Vietnamese Artists, tee off at Vinpearl Golf Phu Quoc Course, and explore the activities along Ho Duong Dong.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Duong Dong trip maker app.

You can fly from Halong Bay to Duong Dong in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of car, bus, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Nature Parks Golf

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, An Thoi, Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho
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Gam Ghi Island ©
Gam Ghi Island
Dinh Cau Rock (Cua Temple) ©
Dinh Cau Rock (Cua Temple)
May Rut Island ©
May Rut Island

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.
On the 10th (Thu), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chùa Giác Lâm (Giac Lam Pagoda), and ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Duong Dong to Ho Chi Minh City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

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

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): get outside with Outdoor Activities, thenhead outdoors with Pine Track Adventures, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Nha Tho Bao Loc. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the eclectic array of goods at Dalat Market, thenscramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and then don't miss a visit to Lam Vien Square.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Da Lat day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors Tours Shopping

Side Trip

Nha Tho Bao Loc
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Pine Track Adventures ©
Pine Track Adventures
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

2
nights
Nha Trang

On a vacation in Nha Trang, a famous Vietnam resort town, you can lounge on a beach all day and party into the night.
On the 14th (Mon), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Long Son Pagoda, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Po Nagar Cham Towers, and then take in the exciting artwork at Long Thanh Photo Studio.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Nha Trang trip site.

Traveling by bus from Da Lat to Nha Trang takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Po Nagar Cham Towers ©
Po Nagar Cham Towers
Long Son Pagoda ©
Long Son Pagoda

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.
Hoi An is known for shopping, spas, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and stop by Rubin Cloth Shop.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Hoi An online trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Nha Trang to Hoi An in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Hue

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.
Spend the 21st (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Imperial City, stop by Tinh Hoa Art Shop, don't miss a visit to Hue Temple, and admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Hue trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Hoi An to Hue by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Hue can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Nature & Wildlife Tours
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, contemplate the waterfront views at Suoi Nuoc Mooc, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Son Doong Cave ©
Son Doong Cave
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop
Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves

5
nights
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 27th (Sun), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), have fun at Authentic Bat Trang, take a stroll through Old Quarter, and view the masterpieces at TiredCity Hang Bong.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Hanoi trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hanoi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

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

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