31 days in Vietnam Itinerary

31 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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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
+2
Bus + 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

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Thien Vien Truc Lam and Trickland 3D Museum. Linh Phuoc Pagoda and Chùa Tàu - Thiên Vương Cổ Sát will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: push the limits with an extreme tour, browse the eclectic array of goods at Dalat Market, stop by DL Nature's, and pause for some serene contemplation at Nha Tho Bao Loc.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Da Lat day trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Da Lat is an approximately 13.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Da Lat is minus 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can 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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Pine Track Adventures ©
Pine Track Adventures
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Po Nagar Cham Towers and DDK's Black & White Photo Gallery. Discover out-of-the-way places like Hot mineral springs I-Resort Nha Trang and Ba Ho Waterfall. Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, view the masterpieces at Long Thanh Photo Studio, and make a splash at Vinpearl Land Nha Trang.

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Take a bus from Da Lat to Nha Trang in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Parks Theme Parks Nature
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Hot mineral springs I-Resort Nha Trang ©
Hot mineral springs I-Resort Nha Trang
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at My Khe Beach and Cua Dai Beach. Get some cultural insight at Precious Heritage by Rehahn and Mỹ Sơn. There's much more to do: stop by Yaly Couture, explore the wide array of goods at Ginkgo T-Shirts Store Le Loi, stroll through Non Nuoc Beach, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Hoi An online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Nha Trang to Hoi An takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Hoi An are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Da Nang, Mỹ Sơn
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Precious Heritage by Rehahn ©
Precious Heritage by Rehahn
My Khe Beach ©
My Khe Beach
Yaly Couture ©
Yaly Couture

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Imperial City and Tomb of Tu Duc. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Royal Tombs and Luc Bo Culture Space. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda, contemplate the long history of Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and don't miss a visit to The Flag Tower.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Hue trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Hoi An to Hue takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

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

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Paradise Cave and Phong Nha Caves. Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating underground world of Son Doong Cave, explore the activities along Suoi Nuoc Mooc, take in the awesome beauty at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo), and experience rural life at The Duck Stop.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park online journey maker.

Getting from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kayaking & Canoeing and Bui Mai Hien Gallery. Get some cultural insight at Old Quarter and Hoa Lo Prison. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University, see Vietnam Cultural, explore the galleries of TiredCity Hang Bong, and don't miss a visit to Ho Van - Van Mieu.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Hanoi holiday planning website.

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Historic Sites Adventure
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TiredCity Hang Bong ©
TiredCity Hang Bong
Kayaking & Canoeing
Vietnamese Women's Museum ©
Vietnamese Women's Museum

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, then explore the fascinating underground world of Sung Sot Cave, and then find your balance on the water with categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_best_stand_up_paddleboarding_in_the_area. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Bai Tu Long Bay, explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Long Tien Pagoda.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Halong Bay road trip planning app.

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

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks Nature Adventure

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 ©
A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
You'll get in some beach time at Sao Beach and Galina Phu Quoc Mudbath & Spa. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like 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 56 minutes away. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Khem Beach, steep yourself in history at Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc, enjoy the sand and surf at Ong Lang Beach, and relax in the rural setting at Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Duong Dong online day trip planner.

Do a combination of ferry, car, and flight from Halong Bay to Duong Dong in 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 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, An Thoi, Vinpearl Land Phu Quoc, Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho
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Ong Lang Beach ©
Ong Lang Beach
Sao Beach ©
Sao Beach
Khem Beach ©
Khem Beach

4
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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like War Remnants Museum and Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ben Thanh Market and Soyn. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, explore the galleries of The Independence Palace, and get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City vacation maker tool.

You can fly from Duong Dong to Ho Chi Minh City in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 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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Food Tours
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
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Countryside Adventures

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