32 days in Vietnam Itinerary

32 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Start: Jakarta, Indonesia
+4
Bus + Foot + Fly + Foot + Bus:  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
+3
Bus + Taxi + Fly + Drive:  9 h 30 min
5
Sapa
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
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
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  8 h 45 min
End: Jakarta, Indonesia

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Nha Tho Nui and Bac Thanh Church. 3D TrickEye Gallery and National Oceanographic Museum of Vietnam are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Nha Trang with an excursion to Bai Dai Beach in Cam Ranh--about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: witness a stunning natural landmark at Hot mineral springs I-Resort Nha Trang, stop by Kim Quang's Hand Painted T-Shirts, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and kick back and relax at Hon Chong.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Nha Trang sightseeing planning app.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Nha Trang is an approximately 10.5- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Da Lat.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Bai Dai Beach
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Hot mineral springs I-Resort Nha Trang ©
Hot mineral springs I-Resort Nha Trang
Nha Tho Nui ©
Nha Tho Nui
Ba Ho Waterfall
Ba Ho Waterfall

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Lam Ty Ni Pagoda and DL Nature's. Thien Vien Truc Lam and Linh Phuoc Pagoda will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: push the limits with an extreme tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Dalat Flower Park, take in the dramatic scenery at Datanla Falls, and take some stellar pictures from Lam Vien Square.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Da Lat holiday website.

Traveling by bus from Nha Trang to Da Lat takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hue.

Things to do in Da Lat

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Royal Tombs and Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and St Francis Xavier Cathedral. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, get engrossed in the history at Hue Cultural Museum, explore the activities along Perfume River, and examine the collection at Historical and Revolutionary Museum.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Hue vacation builder app.

You can fly from Da Lat to Hue in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows 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 Historic Sites
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Royal Tombs
Royal Tombs
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh ©
Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): Head underground at Phong Nha Caves, explore the fascinating underground world of Tien Son Cave, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Paradise Cave. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Tam Toa Church and then kick your exploration up a notch at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Sapa.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature Adventure

Side Trip

Dong Hoi
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Paradise Cave
Paradise Cave
Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
Zipline

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.
Visiting Fansipan Mountain and Thac Bac Waterfall (Silver Falls) will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Love Waterfall and Spas. Go for a jaunt from Sapa to Lao Cai to see Den Mau about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the verdant scenery at Muong Hoa Valley, don't miss a visit to The Stone Church (Holy Rosary Church), browse the eclectic array of goods at Sapa Market, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

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You can do a combination of bus, taxi, flight, and car from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Sapa in 9.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Nung Hill. Explore hidden gems such as Vietnamese Women's Museum and Chua Tran Quoc. There's lots more to do: cast your line with a fishing tour, make a trip to Hanoi Ceramic Mosaic Mural, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Hanoi day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Sapa to Hanoi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can 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
Vietnamese Women's Museum ©
Vietnamese Women's Museum

4
nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Sung Sot Cave. Explore hidden gems such as Fishing Charters & Tours and Kayaking & Canoeing. Explore Cat Ba's surroundings by going to Halong Bay (Long Tien Pagoda, Hon Ga Choi Island, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cat Ba National Park and explore the fascinating underground world of Hospital Cave.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Cat Ba trip itinerary site.

Traveling by bus from Hanoi to Cat Ba takes 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Cat Ba

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien) and OASIS ART GALLERY. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hoi An: Mỹ Sơn (in Duy Xuyen District), Hai Van Pass (in Phu Tho) and Da Nang (My Khe Beach & Han River Bridge). There's lots more to do: test the waters at a local thermal spa, push the limits with an extreme tour, get engrossed in the history at Hoi An Museum, and don't miss a visit to Chùa Linh Ứng.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Hoi An online day trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry, car, and flight from Cat Ba to Hoi An in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Hoi An are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 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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My Khe Beach ©
My Khe Beach
Precious Heritage by Rehahn ©
Precious Heritage by Rehahn
Thermal Spas

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