30 days in Vietnam Itinerary

30 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Start: Amsterdam
Train + Fly:  17 h 15 min
1
Hanoi
— 3 nights
Bus:  2 h 30 min
2
Cat Ba
— 3 nights
+2
Ferry + Drive + Fly:  4 h 30 min
3
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
4
Ho Chi Minh City
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  3 h 45 min
5
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
6
Hue
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
7
Hoi An
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Shuttle:  3 h
8
Nha Trang
— 4 nights
+3
Bus + Foot + Fly + Train:  18 h
End: Amsterdam

3
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kayaking & Canoeing and Vietnamese Women's Museum. Head to Bui Mai Hien Gallery and Tired City Bao Khanhfor some retail therapy. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Old Quarter, contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University, admire the masterpieces at Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat), and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Hanoi is an approximately 17.5- hour combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Hanoi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cat Ba.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Adventure Tours
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Kayaking & Canoeing
Vietnamese Women's Museum ©
Vietnamese Women's Museum

3
nights
Cat Ba

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Bai Tu Long Bay and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dau Go Cave and Sung Sot Cave. Explore Cat Ba's surroundings by going to Halong Bay (Tien Ong Cave, Hạ Long Bay, &more). It doesn't end there: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Cat Ba online itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Hanoi to Cat Ba in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Cat Ba

Parks Nature Adventure

Side Trip

Halong Bay
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Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Kayaking & Canoeing

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.
Visit Sao Beach and Thom Beach for some beach relaxation. Visiting Mui Ganh Dau Beach and Fingernail Island will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Khem Beach, stop by Sava Coffee Shop, play a few rounds at Vinpearl Golf Phu Quoc Course, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ong Lang Beach.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Duong Dong journey planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry, car, and flight from Cat Ba to Duong Dong takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Sao Beach, Spas
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 20:
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Ong Lang Beach ©
Ong Lang Beach
Sao Beach ©
Sao Beach
Mui Ganh Dau Beach ©
Mui Ganh Dau Beach

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like War Remnants Museum and Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral. Get some historical perspective at The Independence Palace and Chua Van Phat - Temple of Ten Thousand Buddhas. Next up on the itinerary: paddle through the water with Countryside Adventures, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, take in the exciting artwork at Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi, and browse the exhibits of Soyn.

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Fly from Duong Dong to Ho Chi Minh City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. July in Ho Chi Minh City sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Museums Shopping
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Food Tours
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Countryside Adventures ©
Countryside Adventures

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Phong Nha Caves and Paradise Cave. Step out of the city life by going to Son Doong Cave and The Duck Stop. Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Hang Toi (Dark Cave), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo), and admire the natural beauty at Phong Nha Botanic Garden.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip maker app.

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park by combination of flight, taxi, and bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 27:
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Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
Paradise Cave
Paradise Cave
Son Doong Cave ©
Son Doong Cave

3
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Thien Mu Pagoda. Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh and Tomb of Tu Duc are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Imperial City, don't miss a visit to Luc Bo Culture Space, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and indulge your taste buds at Hue Local Farmer's Direct Sales Store.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Hue trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Hue can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Tours Historic Sites Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Royal Tombs
Royal Tombs
Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh ©
Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien) and Mỹ Sơn. We've included these beaches for you: My Khe Beach and Non Nuoc Beach. And it doesn't end there: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, stroll through The Marble Mountains, make a trip to Japanese Covered Bridge, and stop by Yaly Couture.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Hoi An day trip planning website.

You can drive from Hue to Hoi An in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Da Nang, Mỹ Sơn
Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 3:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Fishing Charters & Tours
My Khe Beach ©
My Khe Beach

4
nights
Nha Trang

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Hot mineral springs I-Resort Nha Trang and Nha Trang Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ba Ho Waterfall and Mai Loc Photo Gallery. There's much more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the exciting artwork at Long Thanh Photo Studio, browse the exhibits of DDK's Black & White Photo Gallery, and examine the collection at Alexandre Yersin Museum.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Nha Trang vacation builder tool.

Getting from Hoi An to Nha Trang by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. You will leave for home on the 7th (Sat).

Things to do in Nha Trang

Parks Outdoors Nature
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 7:
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Hot mineral springs I-Resort Nha Trang ©
Hot mineral springs I-Resort Nha Trang
Nha Trang Beach ©
Nha Trang Beach
Ba Ho Waterfall
Ba Ho Waterfall

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