31 days in Vietnam Itinerary

31 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Hanoi
— 2 nights
2
Cat Ba
— 2 nights
3
Halong Bay
— 3 nights
4
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 2 nights
5
Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
6
Da Lat
— 3 nights
7
Nha Trang
— 3 nights
8
Hoi An
— 6 nights
9
Hue
— 3 nights
10
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 1 night
11
Ninh Binh
— 1 night
12
Sapa
— 2 nights

2
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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Vietnamese Women's Museum and Hanoi Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Vietnam Museum of Ethnology and Kayaking & Canoeing. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chua Tran Quoc, see Off-Road Tours, take in the exciting artwork at Empty Wall Gallery, and make a trip to Long Bien Bridge.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Hanoi tour planning website.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Hanoi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Cat Ba.

Things to do in Hanoi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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Off-Road Tours
Vietnam Museum of Ethnology ©
Vietnam Museum of Ethnology
Vietnamese Women's Museum ©
Vietnamese Women's Museum

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cat Ba National Park, then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and then step off the mainland to explore Monkey Island. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cat Ba Island, explore the activities along Lan Ha Bay, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cat Co 1 Beach.

To find reviews and more tourist information, read our Cat Ba trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Hanoi to Cat Ba by bus takes about 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Cat Ba

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
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Lan Ha Bay ©
Lan Ha Bay
Cat Co 1 Beach ©
Cat Co 1 Beach
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Bai Tu Long Bay and Dau Go Cave. We've included these beaches for you: Quan Lan Beach and Minh Chau beach. Step out of Halong Bay with an excursion to Quan Lan Temple in Quan Lan--about 1h 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Sung Sot Cave, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, kick back and relax at Ti Top Beach, and step off the mainland to explore Hon Ga Choi Island.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Halong Bay online day trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Cat Ba to Halong Bay in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Quan Lan
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Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay
Quan Lan Beach ©
Quan Lan Beach
Minh Chau beach ©
Minh Chau beach

2
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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.
On the 9th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc, then kick back and relax at Sao Beach, then kick back and relax at Khem Beach, and finally make a trip to Sung Hung Pagoda. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Mui Ganh Dau Beach, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Vinpearl Safari, then play a few rounds at Vinpearl Golf Phu Quoc Course, and finally stop by From Vietnam Fair Trade & Gift Shop.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Duong Dong day trip planning website.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Duong Dong in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, train, and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Sao Beach
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Sao Beach ©
Sao Beach
Mui Ganh Dau Beach ©
Mui Ganh Dau Beach
Khem Beach ©
Khem Beach

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Bitexco Financial Tower, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and finally indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ba Thien Hau Temple, then race across the water with a speed boat tour, and then look for gifts at Blanda.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City tour itinerary builder site.

Getting from Duong Dong to Ho Chi Minh City by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Walking tours
Ba Thien Hau Temple ©
Ba Thien Hau Temple
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral

3
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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Thien Vien Truc Lam and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Linh Phuoc Pagoda, get great views at Lam Vien Square, stop by DL Nature's, and contemplate the waterfront views at Xuan Huong Lake.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Da Lat trip planner.

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Da Lat

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
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Thien Vien Truc Lam ©
Thien Vien Truc Lam
Linh Phuoc Pagoda ©
Linh Phuoc Pagoda
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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 Nha Tho Nui and Nature & Wildlife Tours. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Nha Trang Beach and Hon Chong. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Po Nagar Cham Towers, take in the natural beauty of Hot mineral springs I-Resort Nha Trang, snap pictures at Xom Bong Bridge, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find out how to plan a trip to Nha Trang, use our trip itinerary maker.

Take a bus from Da Lat to Nha Trang in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Nha Trang Beach ©
Nha Trang Beach
Nha Tho Nui ©
Nha Tho Nui

6
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to My Khe Beach and Precious Heritage by Rehahn. Get a sense of the local culture at Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien) and Da Nang Catheral. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hoi An: Da Nang (OASIS ART GALLERY, Lady Buddha, &more). There's still lots to do: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, stop by Yaly Couture, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Hoi An trip itinerary site.

You can fly from Nha Trang to Hoi An in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Da Nang
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My Khe Beach ©
My Khe Beach
Precious Heritage by Rehahn ©
Precious Heritage by Rehahn
Non Nuoc Beach ©
Non Nuoc Beach

3
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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Thien Mu Pagoda and Royal Tombs. Step off the beaten path and head to Tomb of Minh Mang and Tomb of Tu Duc. Next up on the itinerary: see Off-Road Tours, contemplate the waterfront views at Perfume River, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and contemplate the long history of Hon Chen Temple.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Hue trip planner.

You can drive from Hoi An to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Hue are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

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

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): explore the fascinating underground world of Phong Nha Caves, then admire the natural beauty at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, and then take in the awesome beauty at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo).

To see photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park route planning tool.

Drive from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Ninh Binh.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks · Nature
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Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
Phong Nha Botanic Garden ©
Phong Nha Botanic Garden

1
night
Ninh Binh

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): Head underground at Trang An Grottoes, then make a trip to Tam Coc, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Mua Caves.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Ninh Binh attractions tool.

You can drive from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Ninh Binh in 6 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Sapa.

Things to do in Ninh Binh

Nature · Parks
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Mua Caves ©
Mua Caves
Tam Coc ©
Tam Coc
Trang An Grottoes ©
Trang An Grottoes

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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 30th (Thu): get great views at O Quy Ho Heaven Gate, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Fansipan Mountain, then stop by Lan Anh Shop, then stroll through Love Waterfall, and finally take a memorable drive along Deo Tram Ton. On your second day here, make a trip to Quang Truong Square, examine the collection at Sapa Culture Museum, appreciate the views at Muong Hoa Valley, make a trip to The Stone Church (Holy Rosary Church), then don't miss a visit to Ta Van Village, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Sapa day trip tool.

Drive from Ninh Binh to Sapa in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Sapa

Nature · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

O Quy Ho Heaven Gate
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Fansipan Mountain ©
Fansipan Mountain
Sapa Culture Museum ©
Sapa Culture Museum
The Stone Church (Holy Rosary Church) ©
The Stone Church (Holy Rosary Church)

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