29 days in Vietnam Itinerary

29 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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29 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  9​h
1
Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 45​min
2
Can Tho
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Da Lat
— 4 nights
bus:  2​h 15​min
4
Nha Trang
— 1 night
+2
shuttle + foot + Fly:  3​h
5
Hoi An
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Hue
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
Hanoi
— 3 nights
8
Sapa
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Drive + ferry:  10​h 30​min
9
Halong Bay
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + Drive + Fly:  4​h
10
Hanoi
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
11
Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Sydney


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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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, and finally make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City trip site .

Sydney, Australia to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Ho Chi Minh City is minus 3 hours. In November, Ho Chi Minh City is somewhat warmer than Sydney - with highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time for travel to Can Tho.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Central Post Office ©
Central Post Office

2
nights
Can Tho

The main city of the Mekong Delta, Can Tho has a bustling atmosphere, with tourism and trade central to its liveliness.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): make a trip to Binh Thuy ancient house.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Can Tho trip itinerary builder app .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Ho Chi Minh City to Can Tho in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Can Tho

Tours Spas Shopping
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Ong Temple ©
Ong Temple
Cai Rang Floating Market ©
Cai Rang Floating Market

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, parks, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, admire the striking features of Bao Dai's Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Linh Phuoc Pagoda, and hunt for treasures at Dalat Market.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Da Lat road trip planning site .

You can fly from Can Tho to Da Lat in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Pine Track Adventures ©
Pine Track Adventures
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Po Nagar Cham Towers, and then take in the exciting artwork at DDK's Black & White Photo Gallery.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Nha Trang trip planner .

You can take a bus from Da Lat to Nha Trang in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Po Nagar Cham Towers ©
Po Nagar Cham Towers

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): savor the flavors at Food & Drink, stop by Rubin Cloth Shop, then take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wide array of goods at Ginkgo T-Shirts Store Le Loi, kick back and relax at Cua Dai Beach, and then push the limits with an extreme tour.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Hoi An travel planner.

Getting from Nha Trang to Hoi An by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in November, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Outdoors Beaches
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Spas
Japanese Covered Bridge ©
Japanese Covered Bridge
Food Tours

2
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.
On the 13th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda, then steep yourself in history at Imperial City, and finally make a trip to Luc Bo Culture Space. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Perfume River, then steep yourself in history at The Flag Tower, and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

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You can drive from Hoi An to Hue in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in November, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Tours Nature
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Food Tours
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda

3
nights
Hanoi

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: wander the streets of Old Quarter, contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University, take an in-depth tour of Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Hanoi road trip site .

You can fly from Hue to Hanoi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Sapa.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Outdoors Adventure
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Tired City Bao Khanh ©
Tired City Bao Khanh
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

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.
Sapa is known for nature, spas, shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Fansipan Mountain, make a trip to Terraced Rice Fields in Shin Chai Village, wander the streets of Ta Phin Village, and admire the sheer force of Love Waterfall.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Sapa trip planning app .

Getting from Hanoi to Sapa by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Sapa

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Fansipan Mountain ©
Fansipan Mountain
Walking tours
Muong Hoa Valley ©
Muong Hoa Valley

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay and then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat): snap pictures at Bãi Cháy Bridge and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Halong Bay trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Sapa to Halong Bay in 10.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Stand-Up Paddleboarding
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
nights
Hanoi

See some other sides of Hanoi: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, examine the collection at Hanoi Police Museum, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and learn about all things military at Vietnam Military History Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Hanoi holiday planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Hanoi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Spas Historic Sites
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Walking tours
Food Tours
Spas

2
nights
Ho Chi Minh City

Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): don't miss a visit to The Independence Palace, then stroll around Cong Vien 30-4, then hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, and finally indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Emperor Jade Pagoda, take in panoramic vistas at Bitexco Financial Tower - Saigon Skydeck, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City road trip app .

You can fly from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Spas Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 26 — 28:
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Food Tours
Ben Thanh Market ©
Ben Thanh Market
The Independence Palace ©
The Independence Palace

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