29 days in Vietnam Itinerary

29 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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29 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Ho Chi Minh City
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
2
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + Ferry:  5​h
3
Halong Bay
— 1 night
+2
Ferry + Drive + Fly:  4​h
4
Hanoi
— 4 nights
Fly + Taxi:  5​h 15​min
5
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Hue
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Hoi An
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Shuttle:  3​h
8
Nha Trang
— 3 nights
Bus:  2​h 15​min
9
Da Lat
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: Melbourne

4
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 nightlife, museums, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, ponder the world of politics at The Independence Palace, take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City online trip planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Melbourne to Ho Chi Minh City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in February, expect Ho Chi Minh City to be a bit warmer, temps between 39°C and 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

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

3
nights
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

Duong Dong ©
Duong Dong is known for wildlife, beaches, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: relax in the rural setting at Phu Quoc Countryside, make a trip to Cao Dai Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Ong Lang Beach, and get outside with Archipelago Anthoy.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Duong Dong trip site .

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Duong Dong takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Phu Quoc Mushroom, Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho
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Archipelago Anthoy ©
Archipelago Anthoy
Phu Quoc Countryside ©
Phu Quoc Countryside
Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc ©
Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc

1
night
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.
On the 9th (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Bai Tu Long Bay and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Halong Bay day trip planning app .

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Duong Dong to Halong Bay in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

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

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: visit Old Quarter, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Hanoi tour itinerary site .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Hanoi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Historic Sites Parks
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Off-Road Tours
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: experience rural life at The Duck Stop, explore the activities along Suoi Nuoc Mooc, take in nature's colorful creations at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Phong Nha Caves.

Before you visit Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Hanoi to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, train, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature
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Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop
Phong Nha Botanic Garden ©
Phong Nha Botanic Garden

3
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.
Hue is known for historic sites, wildlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Imperial City, view the masterpieces at Truc Chi Garden, make a trip to The Flag Tower, and admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda.

To find reviews, traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, read Hue trip planner.

Traveling by car from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda

3
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hoi An: Da Nang (Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture & Food Tours). There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains, look for gifts at Rubin Cloth Shop, and don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Hoi An trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Hue to Hoi An in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. February in Hoi An sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Da Nang
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Spas
Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains

3
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.
Step out of Nha Trang with an excursion to Vietnam - Russia Monument in Cam Ranh--about 58 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Po Nagar Cham Towers, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph's Parish Church, view the masterpieces at Long Thanh Photo Studio, and look for gifts at XQ Hand Embroidery.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Nha Trang trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Hoi An to Nha Trang takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Da Lat.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Theme Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Vietnam - Russia Monument
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Vinpearl Land Nha Trang ©
Vinpearl Land Nha Trang
Po Nagar Cham Towers ©
Po Nagar Cham Towers
Scuba & Snorkeling

4
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: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, make a trip to Crazy House, and appreciate the views at Datanla High Rope Course.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Da Lat planning tool .

Take a bus from Nha Trang to Da Lat in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Nha Tho Bao Loc
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Pine Track Adventures ©
Pine Track Adventures
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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