32 days in Vietnam Itinerary

32 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Start: Birmingham
+3
Train + Subway + Train + Fly:  18 h
1
Hanoi
— 4 nights
Bus:  4 h
2
Halong Bay
— 3 nights
Drive + Bus:  6 h 15 min
3
Ninh Binh
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
4
Dong Hoi
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
5
Da Nang
— 4 nights
Shuttle:  1 h
6
Hoi An
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
7
Nha Trang
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
8
Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
9
Can Tho
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  23 h 45 min
End: Birmingham

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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Old Quarter, steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, take in the spiritual surroundings of One Pillar Pagoda, and make a trip to Temple of Literature & National University.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Hanoi travel itinerary planner.

Birmingham, UK to Hanoi is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of train and flight. Traveling from Birmingham to Hanoi, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Tours Adventure
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TiredCity Hang Bong ©
TiredCity Hang Bong
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) ©

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.
When in Halong Bay, make a side trip to see Cat Ba Island in Cat Ba, approximately Cat Ba away. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay, Head underground at Sung Sot Cave, take in the spiritual surroundings of Long Tien Pagoda, and wander the streets of Cua Van Floating Village.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Halong Bay travel route planning website.

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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Ninh Binh.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature Parks Adventure

Side Trip

Cat Ba Island
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 9:
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Kayaking & Canoeing
Cat Ba Island ©
Cat Ba Island

3
nights
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.
Step out of Ninh Binh with an excursion to Bai Dinh Pagoda in Gia Sinh--about 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of Trang An Grottoes, make a trip to Hoa Lu Temples of the Dinh & Le Dynasties, explore the ancient world of Hoa Lu Temple, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nhà xứ Phát Diệm.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Ninh Binh online travel route planner.

You can do a combination of car and bus from Halong Bay to Ninh Binh in 7 hours. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in January, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Dong Hoi.

Things to do in Ninh Binh

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bai Dinh Pagoda
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 12:
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Trang An Grottoes ©
Trang An Grottoes
Bai Dinh Pagoda ©
Bai Dinh Pagoda
Tam Coc ©
Tam Coc

3
nights
Dong Hoi

Dong Hoi
The pleasant seaside and port town of Dong Hoi sits close to a World Heritage Site national park.
Explore Dong Hoi's surroundings by going to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park (Hang Toi (Dark Cave), Paradise Cave, &more). There's still lots to do: Head underground at Tien Son Cave.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Dong Hoi travel planner.

Getting from Ninh Binh to Dong Hoi by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Da Nang.

Things to do in Dong Hoi

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 15:
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Paradise Cave
Paradise Cave
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop
Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves

4
nights
Da Nang

A curious mix of developed beachfront tourism and untouched local city life, Da Nang presents an often-overlooked but authentic and welcoming picture of central Vietnam.
Change things up with these side-trips from Da Nang: Mỹ Sơn (in Duy Xuyen District) and Hue (Tomb of Tu Duc, Thien Mu Pagoda, &more). There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Marble Mountains, make a trip to Lady Buddha, look for gifts at M Legrand Jewelry, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Da Nang travel website.

Drive from Dong Hoi to Da Nang in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in January, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to take a shuttle to Hoi An.

Things to do in Da Nang

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Hue, Mỹ Sơn
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains

3
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.
Hoi An is known for shopping, spas, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, browse the range of quality goods at Ginkgo T-Shirts Store Le Loi, take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For photos and more tourist information, go to the Hoi An travel planner.

Traveling by shuttle from Da Nang to Hoi An takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Hoi An sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Outdoors Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 22:
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Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
Spas
Japanese Covered Bridge ©
Japanese Covered Bridge

4
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.
Nha Trang is known for historic sites, theme parks, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Po Nagar Cham Towers, view the masterpieces at DDK's Black & White Photo Gallery, make a splash at Vinpearl Land Nha Trang, and pause for some serene contemplation at Nha Tho Nui.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Nha Trang trip planner.

Fly from Hoi An to Nha Trang in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Outdoors Theme Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Po Nagar Cham Towers ©
Po Nagar Cham Towers
Long Son Pagoda ©
Long Son Pagoda

3
nights
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.
Step out of Ho Chi Minh City to go to Vung Tau and see The Robert Taylor Museum Of Worldwide Arms, which is approximately 2 hours away. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, admire the striking features of Central Post Office, pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chùa Giác Lâm (Giac Lam Pagoda).

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City online journey planner.

You can fly from Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh City in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Can Tho.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Adventure Outdoors

Side Trip

The Robert Taylor Museum Of Worldwide Arms
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Countryside Adventures ©
Countryside Adventures

3
nights
Can Tho

The main city of the Mekong Delta, Can Tho has a bustling atmosphere, with tourism and trade central to its liveliness.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): hunt for treasures at Cai Rang Floating Market, make a trip to Ong Temple, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thien Vien Truc Lam Phuong Nam, don't miss a visit to Thiền Viện Trúc Lâm Phương Nam, make a trip to Quang Duc Pagoda, thentake in the views from Can Tho Bridge, thenexamine the collection at Museum of Tarot, and finally make a trip to Binh Thuy ancient house.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Can Tho day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Ho Chi Minh City to Can Tho takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Can Tho

Spas Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Jan 29 — Feb 1:
Highlights from your plan
Spas
Thiền Viện Trúc Lâm Phương Nam ©
Thiền Viện Trúc Lâm Phương Nam
Can Tho Bridge ©
Can Tho Bridge

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