46 days in Vietnam Itinerary

46 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
2
Da Lat
— 4 nights
3
Nha Trang
— 5 nights
4
Hoi An
— 8 nights
5
Hue
— 5 nights
6
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 1 night
7
Sapa
— 2 nights
8
Hanoi
— 5 nights
9
Cat Ba
— 3 nights
10
Halong Bay
— 5 nights
11
Ninh Binh
— 3 nights

2
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.
On the 26th (Thu), wander the streets of Ho Chi Minh City's Book Street, take in panoramic vistas at Bitexco Financial Tower, and then race across the water with a speed boat tour. On the next day, wander the streets of Pham Ngu Lao Street and then see the interesting displays at FITO Museum.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary planning site.

Melbourne, Australia to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 12-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Melbourne to Ho Chi Minh City. In March, Ho Chi Minh City is somewhat warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 40°C and lows of 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Outdoors · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Mar 25 — 27:
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Speed Boats Tours
FITO Museum ©
FITO Museum
Pham Ngu Lao Street ©
Pham Ngu Lao Street

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.
Appreciate the collections at Lam Dong Museum and Da Lat King Palace I. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Datanla High Rope Course and Domaine de Marie Church. Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Pine Track Adventures, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nha Tho Bao Loc, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Linh Son Pagoda.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Da Lat online road trip planner.

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Da Lat

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Pongour Falls, Nha Tho Bao Loc
Find places to stay Mar 27 — 31:
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Domaine de Marie Church ©
Domaine de Marie Church
Pine Track Adventures ©
Pine Track Adventures
Nature & Wildlife 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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bai Dai Beach and Doc Let Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ba Ho Waterfall and Hon Chong. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Long Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Bac Thanh Church, take in the exciting artwork at Long Thanh Photo Studio, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Nha Trang holiday planner.

Traveling by bus from Da Lat to Nha Trang takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Bai Dai Beach
Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 5:
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Doc Let Beach ©
Doc Let Beach
Ba Ho Waterfall
Ba Ho Waterfall
Bai Dai Beach ©
Bai Dai Beach

8
nights
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Non Nuoc Beach and Cua Dai Beach Spa. Step off the beaten path and head to Kayaking & Canoeing and Son Tra Mountain (Monkey Mountain). Explore Hoi An's surroundings by going to Tam Thanh Beach (in Tam Ky) and Da Nang (Ba Na Hills Golf Club, Bai Da, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, admire the striking features of Nguyen Tuong Family Chapel, take an in-depth tour of Hoi An Museum, and see the interesting displays at Thanh Ha Terracotta Park.

To find photos and tourist information, refer to the Hoi An sightseeing website.

Traveling by flight from Nha Trang to Hoi An takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Da Nang, Tam Thanh Beach
Find places to stay Apr 5 — 13:
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Precious Heritage by Rehahn ©
Precious Heritage by Rehahn
Non Nuoc Beach ©
Non Nuoc Beach

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.
Get outdoors at Lang Co Beach and Laguna Golf Lang Co. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh and Dan Nam Giao. Step out of Hue to go to Dong Ha and see Cua Viet Beach, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bach Ma National Park, admire the masterpieces at Le Ba Dang Art Museum, contemplate the long history of Tiger Arena, and explore the ancient world of Nine Dynastic Urns.

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

Getting from Hoi An to Hue by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In April in Hue, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Laguna Golf Lang Co, Cua Viet Beach
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 18:
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Bach Ma National Park ©
Bach Ma National Park
Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh ©
Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh
Laguna Golf Lang Co ©
Laguna Golf Lang Co

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.
On the 19th (Sun), explore the activities along Suoi Nuoc Mooc and then explore the fascinating underground world of Son Doong Cave.

Plan a trip to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Getting from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Sapa.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 19:
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Son Doong Cave ©
Son Doong Cave

2
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Giang Ta Chai Village and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Get a sense of the local culture at Hang Da Village and The Stone Church (Holy Rosary Church). There's much more to do: test the waters at a local thermal spa, don't miss a visit to Terraced Rice Fields in Shin Chai Village, admire all the interesting features of Deo Tram Ton, and stop by Indigo Cat.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Sapa tour builder tool.

You can drive from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Sapa in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Hanoi.

Things to do in Sapa

Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 22:
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Giang Ta Chai Village ©
Giang Ta Chai Village
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Sapa Culture Museum ©
Sapa Culture Museum

5
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. You'll explore and learn at Vietnamese Women's Museum and Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat). There's lots more to do: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, contemplate the long history of Presidential Palace Historical Site, tee off at Sky Lake Resort & Golf Club, and enjoy the sand and surf at Quan Lan Beach.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Hanoi fast, fun, and easy.

Drive from Sapa to Hanoi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cat Ba.

Things to do in Hanoi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Fishing Charters & Tours
Vietnamese Women's Museum ©
Vietnamese Women's Museum

3
nights
Cat Ba

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Trung Trang Cave and Nature & Wildlife Tours. You'll get in some beach time at Do Son Beach and Cat Co 1 Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Hai Phong (Thien Van mountain, Hoa Cuong Cave, &more) and Ba Vang Pagoda (in Uong Bi).

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Cat Ba trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Hanoi to Cat Ba takes 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Cat Ba

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Hai Phong, Ba Vang Pagoda
Find places to stay Apr 27 — 30:
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Cat Co 1 Beach ©
Cat Co 1 Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Do Son Beach ©
Do Son Beach

5
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cua Van Floating Village and Long Tien Pagoda. We've included these beaches for you: Quan Lan Beach and Minh Chau beach. There's much more to do: stroll through Bai Chay Beach, step off the mainland to explore Soi Sim Island, kick back and relax at Ti Top Beach, and glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Halong Bay trip planner.

Getting from Cat Ba to Halong Bay by ferry takes about 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Ninh Binh.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Quan Lan
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 5:
Highlights from your plan
Quan Lan Beach ©
Quan Lan Beach
Minh Chau beach ©
Minh Chau beach
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

3
nights
Ninh Binh

Ninh Binh ©
A fairly nondescript town, Ninh Binh acts as a base for explorations of the province of the same name, with the karst landscape and lush valleys that surround the town offering a wealth of scenic vistas of rice paddies and rugged rocks.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): trek along Cuc Phuong National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parish Lac Dao, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nhà xứ Phát Diệm, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Vai Gioi Cave.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Ninh Binh trip itinerary site.

Getting from Halong Bay to Ninh Binh by combination of ferry, car, and bus takes about 7 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Ninh Binh can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. On the 8th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ninh Binh

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vai Gioi Cave, Parish Lac Dao
Find places to stay May 5 — 8:
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Cuc Phuong National Park ©
Cuc Phuong National Park
Vai Gioi Cave ©
Vai Gioi Cave
Parish Lac Dao ©
Parish Lac Dao

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