35 days in Vietnam Itinerary

35 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Hanoi
— 4 nights
2
Halong Bay
— 2 nights
3
Da Lat
— 3 nights
4
Nha Trang
— 3 nights
5
Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
6
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 4 nights
7
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 3 nights
8
Hue
— 2 nights
9
Hoi An
— 5 nights
10
Sapa
— 3 nights

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: explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter, and steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison.

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Bratislava, Slovakia to Hanoi is an approximately 18-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Bratislava to Hanoi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Tours · Nature

Side Trip

Truc Lam An Tam Zen Monastery
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Off-Road Tours
Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) ©
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

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 15th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Bai Tu Long Bay and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Tien Ong Cave and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see photos and other tourist information, refer to the Halong Bay itinerary builder app.

You can take a bus from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature · Parks · Tours
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Kayaking & Canoeing
Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay

3
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: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, stop by DL Nature's, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Linh Phuoc Pagoda, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nha Tho Bao Loc.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Da Lat online trip builder.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Da Lat takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trip

Nha Tho Bao Loc
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Pine Track Adventures ©
Pine Track Adventures
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Vietnam - Russia Monument in Cam Ranh (about 56 minutes away). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Po Nagar Cham Towers, make a splash at VinWonders Nha Trang, look for gifts at XQ Hand Embroidery, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Nha Trang trip tool.

Getting from Da Lat to Nha Trang by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Vietnam - Russia Monument
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VinWonders Nha Trang ©
VinWonders Nha Trang
Po Nagar Cham Towers ©
Po Nagar Cham Towers
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Ho Chi Minh City is known for nightlife, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, ponder the world of politics at The Independence Palace, and admire the landmark architecture of Central Post Office.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure
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Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Central Post Office ©
Central Post Office

4
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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.
Duong Dong is known for wildlife, beaches, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: experience rural life at Phu Quoc Mushroom, get outside with Archipelago Anthoy, contemplate the long history of Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ho Quoc Temple.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Duong Dong trip planning tool.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Duong Dong in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Duong To, Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho
Find places to stay Mar 25 — 29:
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Ong Lang Beach ©
Ong Lang Beach
Phu Quoc Mushroom ©
Phu Quoc Mushroom
Phu Quoc Countryside ©
Phu Quoc Countryside

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: Head underground at Phong Nha Caves, take in nature's colorful creations at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo), and experience rural life at The Duck Stop.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip itinerary tool.

Fly from Duong Dong to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks · Nature
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Son Doong Cave ©
Son Doong Cave
Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, then admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, then buy something for everyone on your list at Big C Market, and finally steep yourself in history at Imperial City. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc, and then view the masterpieces at Truc Chi Garden.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Hue road trip planner.

You can drive from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. April in Hue sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

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

5
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.
Step out of Hoi An with an excursion to Mỹ Sơn in Duy Xuyen District--about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, and explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Hoi An road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hue to Hoi An takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in April, and nighttime lows around 28°C. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Wed) before leaving for Sapa.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

The Marble Mountains, Mỹ Sơn
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Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
Spas
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): admire the verdant scenery at Muong Hoa Valley, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Fansipan Mountain, and then pause for some serene contemplation at The Stone Church (Holy Rosary Church). Keep things going the next day: explore and take pictures at Deo Tram Ton, admire the sheer force of Love Waterfall, then don't miss a visit to Quang Truong Square, and finally make a trip to Cat Cat village.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Sapa trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Hoi An to Sapa by combination of flight and car takes about 10 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sapa

Nature · Parks · Outdoors
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Fansipan Mountain ©
Fansipan Mountain
Cat Cat village ©
Cat Cat village
Love Waterfall ©
Love Waterfall

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