34 days in Vietnam Itinerary

34 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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34 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  15 h
1
Hanoi
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + Ferry:  4 h
2
Halong Bay
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
Hoi An
— 4 nights
Drive:  5 h
4
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Hue
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
6
Da Lat
— 4 nights
Bus:  2 h 15 min
7
Nha Trang
— 3 nights
+2
Shuttle + Foot + Fly:  2 h 45 min
8
Ho Chi Minh City
— 4 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
9
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 5 nights
Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: London

4
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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University, and browse the handmade items at Authentic Bat Trang.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Hanoi travel planner.

London, UK to Hanoi is an approximately 15- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from London to Hanoi due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Truc Lam An Tam Zen Monastery
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 8:
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Off-Road Tours
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

2
nights
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.
On the 9th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then snap pictures at Pont Bai Chay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cat Ba National Park and then contemplate the waterfront views at Bai Tu Long Bay.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Halong Bay online trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Cat Ba National Park
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay

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.
Take a break from Hoi An with a short trip to Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture in Da Nang, about 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, explore the world behind art at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, steep yourself in history at The Tran Family Home and Chapel, and take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Hoi An tour builder tool.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Halong Bay to Hoi An in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Hoi An are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Da Nang
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 14:
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Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
Spas
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains

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.
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is known for nature, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: experience rural life at The Duck Stop, take in nature's colorful creations at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, explore the activities along Suoi Nuoc Mooc, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Phong Nha Caves.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Hoi An to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature
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Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop
Phong Nha Botanic Garden ©
Phong Nha Botanic Garden

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.
Hue is known for historic sites, wildlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Imperial City, make a trip to The Flag Tower, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Hue vacation planner.

Drive from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda

4
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.
Da Lat is known for nature, historic sites, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Xuan Huong Lake, pause for some serene contemplation at Nha Tho Bao Loc, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Dalat Market.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Da Lat route planner.

You can fly from Hue to Da Lat in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to catch the bus to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Nha Tho Bao Loc
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 24:
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Pine Track Adventures ©
Pine Track Adventures
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

3
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.
Go for a jaunt from Nha Trang to Cam Ranh to see Vietnam - Russia Monument about 58 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Po Nagar Cham Towers, see the interesting displays at Alexandre Yersin Museum, look for gifts at XQ Hand Embroidery, and snap pictures at Tran Phu Bridge.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Nha Trang itinerary maker site.

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 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Tours Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Vietnam - Russia Monument
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 27:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Po Nagar Cham Towers ©
Po Nagar Cham Towers
Long Son Pagoda ©
Long Son Pagoda

4
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.
Ho Chi Minh City is known for nightlife, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, get a sense of history and politics at The Independence Palace, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see reviews and other tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh City by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In December in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Museums Adventure
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Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Kayaking & Canoeing

5
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 find plenty of places to visit near Duong Dong: May Rut Island (in An Thoi) and Vinpearl Land Phu Quoc (in Ganh Dau).

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Duong Dong trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Duong Dong takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. On the 5th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Duong To, Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho, May Rut Island, Vinpearl Land Phu Quoc
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 5:
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Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc ©
Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc
Phu Quoc Countryside ©
Phu Quoc Countryside
Archipelago Anthoy ©
Archipelago Anthoy

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