31 days in Vietnam Itinerary

31 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Start: Muscat
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  13 h
1
Nha Trang
— 2 nights
+2
Shuttle + Foot + Fly:  3 h
2
Hoi An
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Hue
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  5 h 15 min
5
Hanoi
— 3 nights
Bus:  2 h 30 min
6
Cat Ba
— 5 nights
Ferry:  2 h 45 min
7
Halong Bay
— 3 nights
+2
Ferry + Drive + Bus:  10 h 30 min
8
Sapa
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  8 h 30 min
9
Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
Fly:  9 h 15 min
End: Muscat

2
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Doc Let Beach and Hon Chong. Take a break from the city and head to Long Beach and Fishing Charters & Tours. Next up on the itinerary: view the masterpieces at Long Thanh Photo Studio, examine the collection at National Oceanographic Museum of Vietnam, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suoi Do Pagoda, and stop by XQ Hand Embroidery.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Nha Trang sightseeing app.

Muscat, Oman to Nha Trang is an approximately 13.5- hour combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Muscat to Nha Trang, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Hon Chong ©
Hon Chong
Doc Let Beach ©
Doc Let Beach
Long Beach ©
Long Beach

6
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Precious Heritage by Rehahn and Fishing Charters & Tours. Let the collections at 3D Museum Art in Paradise Danang and Thanh Ha Terracotta Park capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Hai Van Pass (in Phu Tho) and Da Nang (Photography Tours & Stand-Up Paddleboarding). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Non Nuoc Beach, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Son Tra Mountain (Monkey Mountain), contemplate the long history of Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien), and browse the range of quality goods at Ginkgo T-Shirts Store Le Loi.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Hoi An attractions planner.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Nha Trang to Hoi An in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Da Nang, Hai Van Pass
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Precious Heritage by Rehahn ©
Precious Heritage by Rehahn
Fishing Charters & Tours
Thermal Spas

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Laguna Golf Lang Co and Thuan An Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Thai Hoa Palace and Nine Dynastic Urns. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at XQ Hand Embroidery, browse the different shops at Big C Market, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bach Ma National Park, and stop by Healing the Wounded Heart Shop.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Hue travel 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. September in Hue sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Laguna Golf Lang Co
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Bach Ma National Park ©
Bach Ma National Park
Nine Dynastic Urns ©
Nine Dynastic Urns
Thuan An Beach ©
Thuan An Beach

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.
On the 14th (Sat), explore the fascinating underground world of Tien Son Cave and then Head underground at Son Doong Cave.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip builder website.

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 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Tien Son Cave
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Son Doong Cave ©
Son Doong Cave

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Chua Tran Quoc and Ho Chi Minh's Stilt House. Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Quan Lan Beach. There's still lots to do: cast your line with a fishing tour, look for gifts at Tired City Bao Khanh, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and see the interesting displays at Hanoi Police Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Hanoi road trip planning site.

Traveling by combination of bus, taxi, and flight from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hanoi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cat Ba.

Things to do in Hanoi

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Fishing Charters & Tours
Chua Tran Quoc ©
Chua Tran Quoc

5
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Do Son Beach and Cat Co 1 Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Pelican Cave (Hang Bo Nau). Explore Cat Ba's surroundings by going to Hai Phong (Thien Van mountain, Pho Chieu Pagoda, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Trung Trang Cave and explore the striking landscape of Cat Ba National Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Cat Ba attractions planner.

You can take a bus from Hanoi to Cat Ba in 2.5 hours. On the 22nd (Sun), you're off to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Cat Ba

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Hai Phong
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Cat Co 1 Beach ©
Cat Co 1 Beach
Fishing Charters & Tours
Do Son Beach ©
Do Son Beach

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 Quan Lan Beach and Bảo Tàng Quảng Ninh. Get in touch with nature at Minh Chau beach and Yen Tu Mountain. And it doesn't end there: Head underground at Tien Ong Cave, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Long Tien Pagoda, and revel in the low prices at Ha Long Pearl.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Halong Bay trip itinerary app.

You can ride a ferry from Cat Ba to Halong Bay in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sapa.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Quan Lan, Yen Tu Mountain
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Quan Lan Beach ©
Quan Lan Beach
Minh Chau beach ©
Minh Chau beach
Yen Tu Mountain ©
Yen Tu Mountain

2
nights
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.
Den Mau and The Stone Church (Holy Rosary Church) will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hoang Lien National Park and Giang Ta Chai Village. And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Thac Bac Waterfall (Silver Falls), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Y Linh Ho, don't miss a visit to O Quy Ho Mountain Pass, and wander the streets of Hang Da Village.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Sapa trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry, car, and bus from Halong Bay to Sapa in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, car, flight, train, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Sapa

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Den Mau
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Y Linh Ho ©
Y Linh Ho
Hoang Lien National Park ©
Hoang Lien National Park
Den Mau ©
Den Mau

2
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Drink Vietnam and Flymindz Art Studio. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ba Thien Hau Temple and Song Be Golf Resort. There's much more to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, wander the streets of Dong Khoi Street, stop by Saigon, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Khu Du Lich Sinh Thai Cao Minh.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City vacation app.

Do a combination of car and flight from Sapa to Ho Chi Minh City in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Ho Chi Minh City are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Outdoors Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Song Be Golf Resort, Khu Du Lich Sinh Thai Cao Minh
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Speed Boats Tours
Ba Thien Hau Temple ©
Ba Thien Hau Temple
Song Be Golf Resort ©
Song Be Golf Resort

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