43 days in Vietnam Itinerary

43 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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1
Da Lat
— 4 nights
2
Nha Trang
— 5 nights
3
Hoi An
— 8 nights
4
Hue
— 5 nights
5
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 1 night
6
Sapa
— 3 nights
7
Hanoi
— 3 nights
8
Cat Ba
— 5 nights
9
Halong Bay
— 4 nights
10
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 3 nights

4
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.
Thien Vien Truc Lam and Linh Phuoc Pagoda will appeal to history buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Xuan Huong Lake. There's still lots to do: take in the exciting artwork at Lam Ty Ni Pagoda, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dalat Cathedral, take in the dramatic scenery at Hang Cop Waterfall (Tiger's Cave Waterfall), and admire the striking features of Dalat Railway Station.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Da Lat travel planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Da Lat is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Nha Trang.

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
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.
Popular historic sites such as Nha Tho Nui and Bac Thanh Church are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at 3D TrickEye Gallery and National Oceanographic Museum of Vietnam. When in Nha Trang, make a side trip to see Bai Dai Beach in Cam Ranh, approximately Cam Ranh away. The adventure continues: witness a stunning natural landmark at Hot mineral springs I-Resort Nha Trang, stroll through Hon Chong, kick back and relax at Doc Let Beach, and snap pictures at Tran Phu Bridge.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Nha Trang trip builder app.

You can take a bus from Da Lat to Nha Trang in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Parks Outdoors 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

8
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.
Popular historic sites such as Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien) and Nguyen Tuong Family Chapel are in your itinerary. Precious Heritage by Rehahn and Hoi An Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Hoi An: Da Nang (Food Tours, My Khe Beach, &more), Hai Van Pass (in Phu Tho) and Bang An Tower (in Dien Ban). There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the awesome beauty at Son Tra Mountain (Monkey Mountain), test the waters at a local thermal spa, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Hoi An online journey planner.

Getting from Nha Trang to Hoi An by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Da Nang, Hai Van Pass, Bang An Tower, Mỹ Sơn
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My Khe Beach ©
My Khe Beach
Fishing Charters & Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing

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.
Let the collections at Hue War Museum and Hue Cultural Museum capture your imagination. Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Perfume River will get you outdoors. Take a break from Hue with a short trip to Vinh Moc Tunnel in Dong Ha, about 2h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Francis Xavier Cathedral, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and snap pictures at Thanh Toan Bridge.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Hue trip maker tool.

You can drive from Hoi An to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Hue are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Tours Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Vinh Moc Tunnel
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Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh ©
Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Royal Tombs
Royal Tombs

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): explore the fascinating underground world of Phong Nha Caves, experience rural life at The Duck Stop, and then Head underground at Paradise Cave.

Planning Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock 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 12th (Sat) so you can go by car to Sapa.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature
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Paradise Cave
Paradise Cave
Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Muong Hoa Valley and Love Waterfall. Get some cultural insight at Sapa Culture Museum and The Stone Church (Holy Rosary Church). There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Fansipan Mountain, explore and take pictures at Deo Tram Ton, stroll through Y Linh Ho, and take in the dramatic scenery at Thac Bac Waterfall (Silver Falls).

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Sapa day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Sapa takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Hanoi.

Things to do in Sapa

Parks Nature Tours
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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.
Vietnamese Women's Museum and Chua Tran Quoc are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hanoi: Ninh Binh (Van Long Nature Reserve & Trang An Grottoes). It doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Hanoi Ceramic Mosaic Mural.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Hanoi route maker.

You can drive from Sapa to Hanoi in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cat Ba.

Things to do in Hanoi

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trip

Ninh Binh
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Vietnamese Women's Museum ©
Vietnamese Women's Museum
Trang An Grottoes ©
Trang An Grottoes

5
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Fishing Charters & Tours. Take a break from the city and head to Kayaking & Canoeing and Cat Co 1 Beach. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lan Ha Bay, explore the fascinating underground world of Trung Trang Cave, step off the mainland to explore Monkey Island, and explore the striking landscape of Cat Ba National Park.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Cat Ba online tour planner.

Getting from Hanoi to Cat Ba by bus takes about 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Cat Ba

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Fishing Charters & Tours
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Speed Boats Tours and Dau Go Cave. Get outdoors at Sung Sot Cave and Bai Chay Beach. Go for a jaunt from Halong Bay to Quan Lan to see Minh Chau beach about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Bai Tu Long Bay, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Long Tien Pagoda, head off the coast to Hon Ga Choi Island, and explore the fascinating underground world of Tien Ong Cave.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Halong Bay trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Cat Ba to Halong Bay takes 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Minh Chau beach
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Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay
Sung Sot Cave ©
Sung Sot Cave
Dau Go Cave ©
Dau Go Cave

3
nights
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): cast your line with a fishing tour, thenexperience rural life at Phu Quoc Countryside, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cao Dai Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc, thenindulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, thenplay a few rounds at Vinpearl Golf Phu Quoc Course, and finally stop by The Green Boutique.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Duong Dong trip maker website.

Fly from Halong Bay to Duong Dong in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of car, bus, and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Spas
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc ©
Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc
Vinpearl Golf Phu Quoc Course ©
Vinpearl Golf Phu Quoc Course

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