47 days in Vietnam Itinerary

47 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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47 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  15​h
1
Hanoi
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + ferry:  4​h
2
Halong Bay
— 4 nights
+2
ferry + Drive + Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Da Lat
— 5 nights
bus:  2​h 15​min
4
Nha Trang
— 4 nights
+2
shuttle + foot + Fly:  3​h
5
Hoi An
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Hue
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
8
Ho Chi Minh City
— 5 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
9
Con Son
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
10
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 6 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: London

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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Old Quarter, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, and make a trip to Temple of Literature & National University.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Hanoi trip planner .

London, UK to Hanoi is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Indochina Time is 7 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (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 Oct 24 — 29:
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Food Tours
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Halong Bay side-trips: Cat Ba (Cat Ba National Park & Cat Ba Island). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay, race across the water with a speed boat tour, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Long Tien Pagoda.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Halong Bay trip tool .

Getting from Hanoi to Halong Bay by combination of flight and ferry takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Cat Ba
Find places to stay Oct 29 — Nov 2:
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Kayaking & Canoeing
Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay

5
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, parks, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Xuan Huong Lake, make a trip to Crazy House, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Dalat Market.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Da Lat holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry, car, and flight from Halong Bay to Da Lat takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Da Lat

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Pongour Falls, Nha Tho Bao Loc
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 7:
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Pine Track Adventures ©
Pine Track Adventures
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

4
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.
Nha Trang is known for theme parks, historic sites, beaches, wildlife, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Po Nagar Cham Towers, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, browse the exhibits of Mai Loc Photo Gallery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Nha Trang Beach.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Nha Trang road trip planning site .

You can take a bus from Da Lat to Nha Trang in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Po Nagar Cham Towers ©
Po Nagar Cham Towers
Vinpearl Land Nha Trang ©
Vinpearl Land Nha Trang

5
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Hoi An side-trips: Da Nang (Dragon Bridge & Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture) and Mỹ Sơn (in Duy Xuyen District). There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, do sightseeing your way with Private Tours, snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, and take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Hoi An online holiday maker .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Nha Trang to Hoi An in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In November in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Da Nang, Mỹ Sơn
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 16:
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Spas
Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains

5
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Vinh Moc Tunnel in Dong Ha (about 2 hours away). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Imperial City, explore the world behind art at XQ Hand Embroidery, admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

Before you visit Hue, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Hoi An to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Vinh Moc Tunnel
Find places to stay Nov 16 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda

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, nightlife, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: experience rural life at The Duck Stop, Head underground at Son Doong Cave, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo), and admire the natural beauty at Phong Nha Botanic Garden.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park attractions planning site .

Drive from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature
Find places to stay Nov 21 — 24:
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The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop
Paradise Cave
Paradise Cave
Son Doong Cave ©
Son Doong Cave

5
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 museums, nightlife, shopping, spas, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, ponder the world of politics at The Independence Palace, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum.

Before you visit Ho Chi Minh City, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Ho Chi Minh City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and flight; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Ho Chi Minh City are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Con Son.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 29:
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Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Ben Thanh Market ©
Ben Thanh Market

3
nights
Con Son

Con Son ©
Taking a vacation in Con Son is like stepping back in time, with the island of around 5,000 people offering a glimpse into what life in Vietnam was like before television and other modern conveniences arrived.
Con Son is known for wildlife, beaches, museums, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Van Son Pagoda, don't miss a visit to Phu Hai Prison, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and stroll through Bãi Đầm Trầu.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Con Son trip maker app .

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Con Son takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Con Son

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 2:
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Ong Dung Beach ©
Ong Dung Beach
Van Son Pagoda ©
Van Son Pagoda
Hang Duong Cemetary ©
Hang Duong Cemetary

6
nights
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

Duong Dong ©
Get out of town with these interesting Duong Dong side-trips: Dinh Nguyễn Trung Trực Pagoda (in Ganh Dau) and An Thoi (Gam Ghi Island & May Rut Island).

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Duong Dong vacation maker site .

You can fly from Con Son to Duong Dong in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, An Thoi, Duong To, Dinh Nguyễn Trung Trực Pagoda, Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho
Find places to stay Dec 2 — 8:
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Archipelago Anthoy ©
Archipelago Anthoy
Phu Quoc Countryside ©
Phu Quoc Countryside
Phu Quoc Mushroom ©
Phu Quoc Mushroom

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