30 days in Vietnam Itinerary

30 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Start: Zagreb
Fly:  18 h 30 min
1
Hanoi
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
2
Mu Cang Chai
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
3
Sapa
— 1 night
Bus + Taxi:  2 h 30 min
4
Bac Ha
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h
5
Ha Giang
— Few hours
Drive:  4 h 30 min
6
Cao Bang
— Few hours
+4
Taxi + Train + Taxi + Drive + Ferry:  15 h
7
Halong Bay
— 2 nights
+2
Ferry + Drive + Bus:  6 h 30 min
8
Ninh Binh
— 4 nights
Drive:  6 h
9
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
10
Hue
— 1 night
Bus:  2 h
11
Da Nang
— 2 nights
Shuttle:  1 h
12
Hoi An
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h
13
Da Lat
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  1 h 30 min
14
Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
15
Cai Be
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
16
Ho Chi Minh City
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 30 min
17
Hanoi
— 2 nights
Fly:  18 h 30 min
End: Zagreb

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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.
For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Hanoi trip itinerary site.

Zagreb, Croatia to Hanoi is an approximately 19.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Indochina Time is 6 hours. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Mu Cang Chai.

Things to do in Hanoi

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Beaches
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Quan Lan Beach ©
Quan Lan Beach
Tired City Bao Khanh ©
Tired City Bao Khanh

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Mu Cang Chai

Mu Cang Chai ©
Mù Cang Chải is a rural district of Yên Bái Province, in the Northwest region of Vietnam. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): take in the pleasant sights at La Pan Tan, take in the awesome beauty at Khau Pha Pass, and then don't miss a visit to Lim Mong Village.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Mu Cang Chai driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Hanoi to Mu Cang Chai takes 7 hours. On the 25th (Sun), you're off to Sapa.

Things to do in Mu Cang Chai

Nature Parks
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Khau Pha Pass ©
Khau Pha Pass
La Pan Tan ©
La Pan Tan
Lim Mong Village ©
Lim Mong Village

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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): don't miss a visit to O Quy Ho Mountain Pass and then pause for some serene contemplation at The Stone Church (Holy Rosary Church).

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Sapa trip planner.

Getting from Mu Cang Chai to Sapa by car takes about 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Bac Ha.

Things to do in Sapa

Nature Parks Shopping
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Fansipan Mountain ©
Fansipan Mountain
Y Linh Ho ©
Y Linh Ho
Sapa Culture Museum ©
Sapa Culture Museum

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Bac Ha

Bac Ha ©
On the 27th (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Hoang A Tuong's Castle.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Bac Ha route planner.

Getting from Sapa to Bac Ha by combination of bus and taxi takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Ha Giang.

Things to do in Bac Ha

Historic Sites
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Hoang A Tuong's Castle ©
Hoang A Tuong's Castle

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Ha Giang

Ha Giang
For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Ha Giang holiday planner.

You can drive from Bac Ha to Ha Giang in 4.5 hours. On the 27th (Tue), you're off to Cao Bang.

Things to do in Ha Giang

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Cao Bang

Cao Bang
Cao Bằng is a city in northern Vietnam. To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cao Bang trip maker.

Traveling by car from Ha Giang to Cao Bang takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 28th (Wed), you're off to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Cao Bang

Nature Parks Outdoors
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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.
On the 29th (Thu), paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Keep things going the next day: Head underground at Tien Ong Cave, enjoy the sand and surf at Quan Lan Beach, and then wander the streets of Cua Van Floating Village.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Halong Bay tour itinerary planner.

Do a combination of taxi, train, and ferry from Cao Bang to Halong Bay in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ninh Binh.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Outdoors Transportation Tours

Side Trip

Quan Lan Beach
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Quan Lan Beach ©
Quan Lan Beach
Cua Van Floating Village ©
Cua Van Floating Village

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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. Get a sense of the local culture at Bai Dinh Pagoda and Nhà xứ Phát Diệm. Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and FLC Golf Links Samson. Change things up with these side-trips from Ninh Binh: Thung Nham Bird Park (in Ninh Hai) and Quat Lam Beach (in Nam Dinh). Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating underground world of Mua Caves, hunt for treasures at Rong Market Ninh Binh, and make a trip to Bich Dong Pagoda.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Ninh Binh online day trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Halong Bay to Ninh Binh in 6.5 hours. August in Ninh Binh sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Ninh Binh

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Bai Dinh Pagoda, Thung Nham Bird Park, FLC Golf Links Samson, Quat Lam Beach
Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 3:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mua Caves ©
Mua Caves
Bai Dinh Pagoda ©
Bai Dinh Pagoda

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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.
You've now added Son Doong Cave to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of Son Doong Cave, Head underground at Phong Nha Caves, then Head underground at Tien Son Cave, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Paradise Cave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Phong Nha Botanic Garden and then explore the fascinating underground world of Son Doong Cave.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip itinerary app.

Getting from Ninh Binh to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Tien Son Cave
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Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
Paradise Cave
Paradise Cave
Son Doong Cave ©
Son Doong Cave

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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.
On the 6th (Fri), kick back and relax at Thuan An Beach, browse the different shops at Big C Market, then step into the grandiose world of Thai Hoa Palace, and finally contemplate the long history of Imperial City. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Hue itinerary tool.

Getting from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In September, daily temperatures in Hue can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Da Nang.

Things to do in Hue

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thuan An Beach ©
Thuan An Beach

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Da Nang

Da Nang ©
A curious mix of developed beachfront tourism and untouched local city life, Da Nang presents an often-overlooked but authentic and welcoming picture of central Vietnam.
On the 8th (Sun), explore the galleries of OASIS ART GALLERY, then explore the world behind art at 3D Museum Art in Paradise Danang, then stroll through My Khe Beach, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable drive along Hai Van Pass, take an in-depth tour of Da Nang Museum, then explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains, and finally stop by Namaka Jewelry.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Da Nang trip planning website.

Take a bus from Hue to Da Nang in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. September in Da Nang sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to take a shuttle to Hoi An.

Things to do in Da Nang

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trip

Hai Van Pass
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My Khe Beach ©
My Khe Beach
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains
Hai Van Pass ©
Hai Van Pass

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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cua Dai Beach, then admire the masterpieces at Cotic, then steep yourself in history at Cantonese Assembly Hall, and finally look for gifts at Hoa Nang Sunny Cloth Shop.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Hoi An trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Da Nang to Hoi An by shuttle takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. September in Hoi An sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Hoi An

Shopping Museums Beaches
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Cotic ©
Cotic
Cantonese Assembly Hall ©
Cantonese Assembly Hall
Cua Dai Beach ©
Cua Dai Beach

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Da Lat

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.
Linh Phuoc Pagoda has been added to your itinerary. On the 11th (Wed), appreciate the history behind Statue Of Golden Buddha, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nha Tho Bao Loc, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Waterfall Bao Dai. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Linh Phuoc Pagoda, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Domaine de Marie Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Linh Son Pagoda, then get outside with Pine Track Adventures, and finally stop by XQ Vietnam.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Da Lat online trip itinerary builder.

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 up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Da Lat

Historic Sites Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Nha Tho Bao Loc
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Pine Track Adventures ©
Pine Track Adventures
Linh Phuoc Pagoda ©
Linh Phuoc Pagoda
Waterfall Bao Dai ©
Waterfall Bao Dai

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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, then get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ba Thien Hau Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City planning app.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Da Lat to Ho Chi Minh City in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In September, 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 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Cai Be.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Outdoors Tours Spas
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Speed Boats Tours
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Ba Thien Hau Temple ©
Ba Thien Hau Temple

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Cai Be

Cai Be ©
Cái Bè is a river-land mixed town in Vietnam. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Cai Be Floating Market and then get the lay of the land with Mekong Rustic.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Cai Be day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Ho Chi Minh City to Cai Be in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Cai Be

Outdoors Tours
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Mekong Rustic ©
Mekong Rustic
Cai Be Floating Market ©
Cai Be Floating Market

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Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City ©
On the 16th (Mon), paddle through the water with Countryside Adventures.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Cai Be to Ho Chi Minh City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Countryside Adventures ©
Countryside Adventures

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Hanoi

Let the collections at Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat) and Lotte Observation Deck capture your imagination. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Temple of Literature & National University and Hanoi Police Museum. Spend the 18th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Explore Hanoi further: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Hanoi vacation builder app.

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Temple of Literature & National University ©
Temple of Literature & National University
Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat) ©
Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat)

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