31 days in Vietnam Itinerary

31 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Start: London
Fly:  15 h
1
Hanoi
— 4 nights
Bus:  4 h
2
Halong Bay
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6 h 30 min
3
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Hue
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Hoi An
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h
6
Nha Trang
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
7
Con Son
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4 h 30 min
8
Ong Lang, Phu Quoc Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
9
Ho Chi Minh City
— 5 nights
Fly:  14 h 45 min
End: London

4
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.
Kids will enjoy Old Quarter and Temple of Literature & National University. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, enjoy some diversion at Authentic Bat Trang, and steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Hanoi sightseeing planner.

London, UK to Hanoi is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from London to Hanoi due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Historic Sites Nature
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Off-Road Tours
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) ©

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): get outside with Outdoor Activities and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Halong Bay online trip planner.

Getting from Hanoi to Halong Bay by bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature Parks Tours
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay

4
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.
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is known for nature, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Phong Nha Caves, admire the natural beauty at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, and contemplate the waterfront views at Suoi Nuoc Mooc.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park online holiday builder.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Halong Bay to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trip

Bong Lai Rattan House
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Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
Bong Lai Rattan House ©
Bong Lai Rattan House
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, thenadmire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, thensteep yourself in history at Imperial City, and finally steep yourself in history at Hue Temple. Keep things going the next day: have fun at Hope Center Hue, contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Hue journey website.

Traveling by car from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda

4
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.
Kids will enjoy Spas and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, enjoy the sand and surf at Non Nuoc Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at An Bang Beach, and stop by Rubin Cloth Shop.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Hoi An trip planner.

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 October in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Da Nang
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains
Spas

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.
On the 18th (Sun), kick back and relax at Nha Trang Beach, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Po Nagar Cham Towers, and then view the masterpieces at Long Thanh Photo Studio. On the next day, look for gifts at Legendary Chocolatier and then make a splash at Vinpearl Land Nha Trang.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Nha Trang day trip planning tool.

Getting from Hoi An to Nha Trang by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Con Son.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Theme Parks Shopping Beaches
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Vinpearl Land Nha Trang ©
Vinpearl Land Nha Trang
Po Nagar Cham Towers ©
Po Nagar Cham Towers
Nha Trang Beach ©
Nha Trang Beach

3
nights
Con Son

Con Son ©
Taking a vacation in Con Son is like stepping back in time, with the island of around 5,000 people offering a glimpse into what life in Vietnam was like before television and other modern conveniences arrived.
Attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Hang Duong Cemetary make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Phu Hai Prison, kick back and relax at Bãi Đầm Trầu, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ong Dung Beach, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Hang Da Duc Me.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Con Son trip planner.

Getting from Nha Trang to Con Son by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Ong Lang.

Things to do in Con Son

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Ong Dung Beach ©
Ong Dung Beach
Bãi Đầm Trầu ©
Bãi Đầm Trầu
Van Son Pagoda ©
Van Son Pagoda

4
nights
Ong Lang, Phu Quoc Island

Ong Lang ©
Kids will enjoy Vinpearl Land Phu Quoc and Ong Lang Beach.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Ong Lang online travel route planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Con Son to Ong Lang. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Ong Lang

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Vinpearl Land Phu Quoc
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Vinpearl Safari ©
Vinpearl Safari
Vinpearl Land Phu Quoc ©
Vinpearl Land Phu Quoc
Happy Farm PQ ©
Happy Farm PQ

5
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.
Bring the kids along to Cu Chi Tunnels and War Remnants Museum. The adventure continues: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, explore the activities along Bach Dang, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chùa Giác Lâm (Giac Lam Pagoda), and admire the landmark architecture of The Independence Palace.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Ong Lang to Ho Chi Minh City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. On the 31st (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Adventure Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum

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