31 days in Vietnam Itinerary

31 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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31 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  12​h
1
Da Lat
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h 15​min
2
Nha Trang
— 3 nights
+2
shuttle + foot + Fly:  3​h
3
Hoi An
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Hue
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Hanoi
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + ferry:  4​h
7
Halong Bay
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + Drive + Fly:  5​h
8
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
9
Ho Chi Minh City
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Sydney

3
nights
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.
Head to Trickland 3D Museum and DL Nature'sfor some retail therapy. Your inner history buff will appreciate Thien Vien Truc Lam and Chùa Tàu - Thiên Vương Cổ Sát. And it doesn't end there: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nha Tho Bao Loc, contemplate the waterfront views at Xuan Huong Lake, and hunt for treasures at Dalat Market.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Da Lat day trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Da Lat is an approximately 12-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Sydney to Da Lat due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors Tours Shopping

Side Trip

Nha Tho Bao Loc
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Thien Vien Truc Lam ©
Thien Vien Truc Lam
Linh Phuoc Pagoda ©
Linh Phuoc Pagoda

3
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 discover tucked-away gems like Hot mineral springs I-Resort Nha Trang and Long Thanh Photo Studio. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Po Nagar Cham Towers and DDK's Black & White Photo Gallery. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Ba Ho Waterfall, make a splash at Vinpearl Land Nha Trang, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Nha Trang trip maker app .

You can take a bus from Da Lat to Nha Trang in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Parks Nature Theme Parks
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Ba Ho Waterfall
Ba Ho Waterfall
Po Nagar Cham Towers ©
Po Nagar Cham Towers

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like My Khe Beach and Cua Dai Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mỹ Sơn and Precious Heritage by Rehahn. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Non Nuoc Beach, push the limits with an extreme tour, explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains, and look for gifts at Yaly Couture - Nguyen Duy Hieu branch.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Hoi An trip planner .

You can 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 July in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Da Nang, Mỹ Sơn
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Mỹ Sơn ©
Mỹ Sơn
My Khe Beach ©
My Khe Beach
Non Nuoc Beach ©
Non Nuoc Beach

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.
Get some cultural insight at Royal Tombs and Tomb of Minh Mang. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh and Food Tours. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Imperial City, view the masterpieces at Truc Chi Garden, make a trip to Luc Bo Culture Space, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Hue travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Hoi An to Hue takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Hue, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Tours Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Royal Tombs
Royal Tombs
Tomb of Minh Mang ©
Tomb of Minh Mang

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Phong Nha Caves and Hang Toi (Dark Cave). There's still lots to do: Head underground at Paradise Cave, experience rural life at The Duck Stop, take in the awesome beauty at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo), and contemplate the waterfront views at Suoi Nuoc Mooc.

Before you visit Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Hanoi.

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

4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Quarter and Hoa Lo Prison. Temple of Literature & National University and Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Vietnamese Women's Museum, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, browse for treasures at Vietnam Cultural, and make a trip to Ho Van - Van Mieu.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Hanoi trip planning tool .

Getting from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hanoi by combination of taxi and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Historic Sites Museums
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Tired City Hang Bong ©
Tired City Hang Bong
Kayaking & Canoeing
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): Head underground at Tien Ong Cave, Head underground at Sung Sot Cave, and then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. On your second day here, explore the activities along Bai Tu Long Bay, explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Long Tien Pagoda.

Start your trip to Halong Bay by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Stand-Up Paddleboarding
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

4
nights
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

Duong Dong ©
Visit Sao Beach and Khem Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fingernail Island and Vinpearl Land Phu Quoc. Step out of Duong Dong to go to An Thoi and see Gam Ghi Island, which is approximately 1h 30 min away.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Duong Dong online trip maker .

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Duong Dong in 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, An Thoi, Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho, Vinpearl Land Phu Quoc
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Ong Lang Beach ©
Ong Lang Beach
Sao Beach ©
Sao Beach
Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc ©
Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc

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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.
War Remnants Museum and Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bitexco Financial Tower - Saigon Skydeck and Soyn. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, paddle through the water with Countryside Adventures, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and view the masterpieces at Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City online travel planner .

You can fly from Duong Dong to Ho Chi Minh City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. On the 31st (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Adventure Outdoors
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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral
Ben Thanh Market ©
Ben Thanh Market

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