32 days in Vietnam Itinerary

32 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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32 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Jakarta
Fly:  10​h
1
Nha Trang
— 4 nights
bus:  2​h 15​min
2
Da Lat
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
3
Hue
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
5
Sapa
— 3 nights
6
Hanoi
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
7
Cat Ba
— 4 nights
+2
ferry + Drive + Fly:  4​h
8
Hoi An
— 6 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Jakarta

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Ba Ho Waterfall and Hon Chong. Get some cultural insight at Nha Tho Nui and 3D TrickEye Gallery. Step out of Nha Trang to go to Cam Ranh and see Bai Dai Beach, which is approximately 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bac Thanh Church, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and look for gifts at Kim Quang's Hand Painted T-Shirts.

Make your Nha Trang itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Nha Trang is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to catcht the bus to Da Lat.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Bai Dai Beach
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Ba Ho Waterfall
Ba Ho Waterfall
Bai Dai Beach ©
Bai Dai Beach

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.
Shop till you drop at Lam Ty Ni Pagoda and DL Nature's. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Thien Vien Truc Lam. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Linh Phuoc Pagoda, explore the activities along Xuan Huong Lake, admire the sheer force of Elephant Falls, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dalat Cathedral.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Da Lat trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Nha Trang to Da Lat by bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Hue.

Things to do in Da Lat

Parks Nature Tours
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Xuan Huong Lake ©
Xuan Huong Lake
Thien Vien Truc Lam ©
Thien Vien Truc Lam
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

5
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Royal Tombs and Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh. Get a sense of the local culture at Tomb of Tu Duc and Ho Chi Minh museum. And it doesn't end there: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Francis Xavier Cathedral, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and make a trip to Tu Dam Pagoda.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Hue trip itinerary planning tool .

Fly from Da Lat to Hue in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Hue can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Royal Tombs
Royal Tombs
Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh ©
Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh
Tomb of Tu Duc ©
Tomb of Tu Duc

2
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.
On the 21st (Wed), steep yourself in history at Phong Nha Caves, Head underground at Tien Son Cave, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Paradise Cave. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tam Toa Church and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park route planner.

You can drive from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sapa.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Dong Hoi
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Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
Paradise Cave
Paradise Cave
Tam Toa Church ©
Tam Toa Church

3
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Den Mau and The Stone Church (Holy Rosary Church). You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Muong Hoa Valley and Love Waterfall. The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Fansipan Mountain, make a trip to Deo Tram Ton, see the interesting displays at Sapa Culture Museum, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Sapa road trip planning app .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and car from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Sapa in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car to Hanoi.

Things to do in Sapa

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Den Mau
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Muong Hoa Valley ©
Muong Hoa Valley
Fansipan Mountain ©
Fansipan Mountain
Love Waterfall ©
Love Waterfall

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.
Get some cultural insight at Chua Tran Quoc and Vietnamese Women's Museum. Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Nung Hill will get you outdoors. Spend the 29th (Thu) on the water with a fishing tour. There's more to do: take in the local highlights with Walking tours and don't miss a visit to Hanoi Ceramic Mosaic Mural.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Hanoi trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Sapa to Hanoi by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Cat Ba.

Things to do in Hanoi

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

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Sung Sot Cave. Escape the urban bustle at Bai Tu Long Bay and Dau Go Cave. Take a break from Cat Ba with a short trip to Long Tien Pagoda in Halong Bay, about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, explore the fascinating underground world of Hospital Cave, and explore the striking landscape of Cat Ba National Park.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Cat Ba tour planner .

You can take a bus from Hanoi to Cat Ba in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Cat Ba

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trip

Halong Bay
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Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Fishing Charters & Tours

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.
Do your shopping at Precious Heritage by Rehahn and Thanh Cong Art Gallery. Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien) and Hoi An Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Hoi An: Mỹ Sơn (in Duy Xuyen District), Da Nang (My Khe Beach, OASIS ART GALLERY, & more) and Hai Van Pass (in Phu Tho). There's much more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, push the limits with an extreme tour, make a trip to Ancient House, and contemplate the long history of Cantonese Assembly Hall.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Hoi An online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Cat Ba to Hoi An takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Da Nang, Mỹ Sơn, Hai Van Pass
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Non Nuoc Beach ©
Non Nuoc Beach
Thermal Spas
Scuba & Snorkeling

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