30 days in Vietnam Itinerary

30 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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30 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  9​h
1
Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Halong Bay
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + Drive + Fly:  4​h
3
Hanoi
— 5 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h 30​min
4
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Hue
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Hoi An
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + foot + shuttle:  3​h
7
Nha Trang
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
8
Da Lat
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: Sydney

3
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.
Popular historic sites such as Ba Thien Hau Temple and The Independence Palace are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at War Remnants Museum and Pham Ngu Lao Street. Get out of town with these interesting Ho Chi Minh City side-trips: Song Be Golf Resort (in Di An) and Long Thanh Golf Club (in Bien Hoa). Next up on the itinerary: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, take in the exciting artwork at Soyn, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City day trip app .

Sydney, Australia to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Indochina Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in June, expect Ho Chi Minh City to be much warmer, temps between 38°C and 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Outdoors Golf Tours

Side Trips

Song Be Golf Resort, Long Thanh Golf Club
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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Ba Thien Hau Temple ©
Ba Thien Hau Temple
The Independence Palace ©
The Independence Palace

2
nights
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.
On the 30th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Bảo Tàng Quảng Ninh and then enjoy the sand and surf at Quan Lan Beach. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Cua Van Floating Village and then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Halong Bay trip planner .

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Halong Bay in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Outdoors Adventure Transportation

Side Trip

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

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.
Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat) and Vietnam National Museum of Nature will appeal to museum buffs. Attractions like Quan Lan Beach and Lotte Observation Deck make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Old Quarter, contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chua Tran Quoc.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Hanoi online road trip planner .

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Hanoi in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hanoi

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Kayaking & Canoeing

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.
The Duck Stop has been added to your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Phong Nha Caves and Suoi Nuoc Mooc. It doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of Paradise Cave and take in the awesome beauty at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo).

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip simple and quick.

Getting from Hanoi to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park by combination of flight and taxi takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight, train, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature
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Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
Paradise Cave
Paradise Cave
Son Doong Cave ©
Son Doong Cave

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.
Imperial City and XQ Hand Embroidery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Laguna Golf Lang Co and Le Ba Dang Art Museum. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thien Mu Pagoda, explore the ancient world of Nine Dynastic Urns, look for gifts at Healing the Wounded Heart Shop, and explore the striking landscape of Bach Ma National Park.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Hue trip planner .

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. July in Hue sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Laguna Golf Lang Co
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Bach Ma National Park ©
Bach Ma National Park
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda

5
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Precious Heritage by Rehahn and Ginkgo T-Shirts Store Le Loi. Kids will appreciate attractions like Non Nuoc Beach and Vinpearl Land Nam Hoi An. Change things up with these side-trips from Hoi An: Mỹ Sơn (in Duy Xuyen District) and Da Nang (Art in Paradise (3D TRICK ART), Photography Tours, & more). There's much more to do: look for gifts at Maya Design, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cantonese Assembly Hall, explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains, and contemplate the long history of Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien).

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Hoi An itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Hue to Hoi An takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Da Nang, Mỹ Sơn, Vinpearl Land Nam Hoi An
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Mỹ Sơn ©
Mỹ Sơn
Non Nuoc Beach ©
Non Nuoc Beach
Maya Design ©
Maya Design

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ba Ho Waterfall and Hon Chong. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Po Nagar Cham Towers and Long Thanh Photo Studio. Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suoi Do Pagoda, kick back and relax at Nha Trang Beach, and see the interesting displays at National Oceanographic Museum of Vietnam.

Discover how to plan a Nha Trang trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Hoi An to Nha Trang takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Da Lat.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Ba Ho Waterfall
Ba Ho Waterfall
Hon Chong ©
Hon Chong

4
nights
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.
Let the collections at Lam Dong Museum and Da Lat King Palace I capture your imagination. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Thien Vien Truc Lam and Pine Track Adventures. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Linh Phuoc Pagoda, view the masterpieces at XQ Da Lat Art House, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Domaine de Marie Church, and look for gifts at XQ Vietnam.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Da Lat trip itinerary maker site .

You can take a bus from Nha Trang to Da Lat in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Da Lat

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Nha Tho Bao Loc
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Pine Track Adventures ©
Pine Track Adventures
Thien Vien Truc Lam ©
Thien Vien Truc Lam
Linh Phuoc Pagoda ©
Linh Phuoc Pagoda

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