28 days in Vietnam Itinerary

28 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Monte-Carlo
Fly:  18 h 15 min
1
Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
My Tho
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  3 h 45 min
3
Hue
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Hoi An
— 4 nights
Shuttle:  1 h
5
Da Nang
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + Ferry:  4 h 15 min
6
Halong Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Uong Bi
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
8
Ninh Binh
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
9
Hanoi
— 4 nights
Fly:  18 h
End: Monte-Carlo

2
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.
On the 2nd (Sun), get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, then ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, and finally don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels. Here are some ideas for day two: ponder the world of politics at The Independence Palace, then stroll around Cong Vien 30-4, then hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, and finally let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City trip planner.

Monte-Carlo, Monaco to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 18- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Monte-Carlo to Ho Chi Minh City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Monte-Carlo in August, things will get a bit warmer in Ho Chi Minh City: highs are around 38°C and lows about 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to My Tho.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Museums Historic Sites
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Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Ben Thanh Market ©
Ben Thanh Market

2
nights
My Tho

My Tho ©
Mỹ Tho is the capital city, center of economics, education and technology of Tiền Giang Province, located in the Mekong Delta region of South Vietnam. Venture out of the city with trips to Jump Arena (in Tan An), Cai Mon Orchard Village (in Cho Lach) and Cai Be Floating Market (in Cai Be). There's more to do: make a trip to Vinh Trang Pagoda and experience rural life at Dong Tam Snake Farm.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the My Tho trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Ho Chi Minh City to My Tho in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daytime highs in My Tho are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hue.

Things to do in My Tho

Fun & Games

Side Trips

Jump Arena, Cai Mon Orchard Village, Cai Be Floating Market
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Vinh Trang Pagoda ©
Vinh Trang Pagoda
Cai Be Floating Market ©
Cai Be Floating Market
Dong Tam Snake Farm ©
Dong Tam Snake Farm

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.
On the 7th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, take in the spiritual surroundings of Thien Mu Pagoda, then contemplate the long history of Imperial City, and finally contemplate the long history of Luc Bo Culture Space. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Royal Tombs, then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and then explore the activities along Perfume River.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Hue tour itinerary planning site.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from My Tho to Hue in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. August in Hue sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Tours Nature
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Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda
Tomb of Minh Mang ©
Tomb of Minh Mang

4
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.
Hoi An is known for shopping, spas, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hoi An trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hue to Hoi An takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to take a shuttle to Da Nang.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Tours Beaches
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Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
Spas
Japanese Covered Bridge ©
Japanese Covered Bridge

6
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Da Nang: Hai Van Pass (in Phu Tho) and Mỹ Sơn (in Duy Xuyen District). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains, kick back and relax at Non Nuoc Beach, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Son Tra Mountain (Monkey Mountain), and don't miss a visit to Dragon Bridge.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Da Nang online trip itinerary maker.

You can take a shuttle from Hoi An to Da Nang in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Da Nang

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trips

Hai Van Pass, Mỹ Sơn
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Food Tours
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains
Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture ©
Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Bai Tu Long Bay, explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay, and then Head underground at Tien Ong Cave.

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

Traveling by combination of flight, car, and ferry from Da Nang to Halong Bay takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Uong Bi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature Parks
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay

1
night
Uong Bi

Uong Bi ©
Uông Bí is a city of Quảng Ninh Province in the north-eastern region of Vietnam. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Ba Vang Pagoda and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Yen Tu Mountain.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Uong Bi road trip planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Halong Bay to Uong Bi. On the 21st (Fri), you'll travel to Ninh Binh.

Things to do in Uong Bi

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Yen Tu Mountain ©
Yen Tu Mountain
Ba Vang Pagoda ©
Ba Vang Pagoda

2
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 22nd (Sat): Head underground at Mua Caves, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bai Dinh Pagoda, and then stroll through Van Long Nature Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Hoa Lu Temples of the Dinh & Le Dynasties, then make a trip to Bich Dong Pagoda, and then don't miss a visit to Tam Coc.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Ninh Binh online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Uong Bi to Ninh Binh in 3.5 hours. In August in Ninh Binh, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Ninh Binh

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Bai Dinh Pagoda
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Mua Caves ©
Mua Caves
Bai Dinh Pagoda ©
Bai Dinh Pagoda
Tam Coc ©
Tam Coc

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), indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

Plan trip to Hanoi with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can take a bus from Ninh Binh to Hanoi in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) ©
Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake)
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum ©
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

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