35 days in Vietnam Itinerary

35 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Chiang Mai
Fly:  5 h
1
Hanoi
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Da Nang
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
3
Da Lat
— 3 nights
Bus:  2 h 15 min
4
Nha Trang
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
5
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 5 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
6
Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
7
Halong Bay
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  6 h 30 min
8
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
9
Hue
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
10
Can Tho
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
11
Soc Trang
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
12
Ho Chi Minh City
— 4 nights
Fly:  20 h
End: Montreal

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: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), explore the galleries of TiredCity Hang Bong, steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, and wander the streets of Old Quarter.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Hanoi trip itinerary planner.

Chiang Mai, Thailand to Hanoi is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Da Nang.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Historic Sites Parks
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Off-Road Tours
Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) ©
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

2
nights
Da Nang

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Da Nang side-trips: Hoi An (Japanese Covered Bridge, Spas, &more). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains, make a trip to Lady Buddha, get in on the family fun at Ba Na Hills SunWorld, and snap pictures at Tran Thi Ly Bridge.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Da Nang online attractions planner.

You can fly from Hanoi to Da Nang in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Da Nang

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trip

Hoi An
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 6:
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Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
Spas
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains

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, take in the dramatic scenery at Elephant Falls, make a trip to Crazy House, and stop by DL Nature's.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Da Lat route maker.

Traveling by flight from Da Nang to Da Lat takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Da Lat

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Nha Tho Bao Loc
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 9:
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Linh Phuoc Pagoda ©
Linh Phuoc Pagoda
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.
Step out of Nha Trang with an excursion to Vietnam - Russia Monument in Cam Ranh--about 1 hour away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Po Nagar Cham Towers, pause for some serene contemplation at Bac Thanh Church, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and view the masterpieces at DDK's Black & White Photo Gallery.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Nha Trang vacation builder app.

Traveling by bus from Da Lat to Nha Trang takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Outdoors Theme Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Vietnam - Russia Monument
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Po Nagar Cham Towers ©
Po Nagar Cham Towers
Vinpearl Land Nha Trang ©
Vinpearl Land Nha Trang

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: Sao Beach (in An Thoi) and Vinpearl Land Phu Quoc (in Ganh Dau). There's much more to do: cast your line with a fishing tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, experience rural life at Phu Quoc Countryside, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ho Quoc Temple.

To find out how to plan a trip to Duong Dong, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Nha Trang to Duong Dong in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho, Sao Beach, Vinpearl Land Phu Quoc, Phu Quoc Waterfall
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Fishing Charters & Tours
Phu Quoc Countryside ©
Phu Quoc Countryside

3
nights
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: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, take in the exciting artwork at Vietnam ART Gallery, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

Find out how to plan Ho Chi Minh City trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Getting from Duong Dong to Ho Chi Minh City by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Outdoors Museums
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
The Independence Palace ©
The Independence Palace
Spas

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 lots more to do: explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay, step off the mainland to explore Hon Ga Choi Island, explore the fascinating underground world of Tien Ong Cave, and take in the views from Pont Bai Chay.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Halong Bay trip planner.

Fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Halong Bay in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks Nature Adventure

Side Trip

Cat Ba Island
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Kayaking & Canoeing
Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay

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 24th (Fri), relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop and then explore the striking landscape of Phong Nha Caves. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): Head underground at Son Doong Cave and then Head underground at Hang Toi (Dark Cave).

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Halong Bay to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop
Son Doong Cave ©
Son Doong Cave

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Perfume River, contemplate the long history of Thien Mu Pagoda, thensteep yourself in history at Imperial City, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Big C Market. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang and then steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Hue road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in April, and nighttime lows around 26°C. On the 27th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Can Tho.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda
Tomb of Minh Mang ©
Tomb of Minh Mang

2
nights
Can Tho

Can Tho ©
The main city of the Mekong Delta, Can Tho has a bustling atmosphere, with tourism and trade central to its liveliness.
On the 28th (Tue), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, don't miss a visit to Ong Temple, thenappreciate the history behind Ho Chi Minh Monument, and finally make a trip to Binh Thuy ancient house. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Phong Dien Floating Market, admire all the interesting features of Cai Rang Floating Market, admire the landmark architecture of Munirangsyaram Pagoda, thensee the interesting displays at Museum of Tarot, thenmake a trip to Quang Duc Pagoda, and finally admire the striking features of Thiền Viện Trúc Lâm Phương Nam.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Can Tho vacation planning tool.

Getting from Hue to Can Tho by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Can Tho can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Soc Trang.

Things to do in Can Tho

Museums Spas Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Tarot ©
Museum of Tarot
Thiền Viện Trúc Lâm Phương Nam ©
Thiền Viện Trúc Lâm Phương Nam
Ong Temple ©
Ong Temple

1
night
Soc Trang

Soc Trang ©
Sóc Trăng is a city in Vietnam. On the 30th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kh'leang Pagoda, take in the spiritual surroundings of Phat Hoc 2 Pagoda, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Bat Pagoda, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vinh Hung Pagoda.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Soc Trang trip builder.

Traveling by car from Can Tho to Soc Trang takes 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Soc Trang can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Soc Trang

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 29 — 30:
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Kh'leang Pagoda ©
Kh'leang Pagoda
Vinh Hung Pagoda ©
Vinh Hung Pagoda

4
nights
Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City ©
See some other sides of Ho Chi Minh City: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, view the masterpieces at Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi, explore the activities along Bach Dang, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

Discover how to plan a Ho Chi Minh City trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Soc Trang to Ho Chi Minh City by car takes about 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

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

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