30 days in Vietnam Itinerary

30 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
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Can Tho
— 2 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 1 night
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Da Lat
— 2 nights
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Da Nang
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Hoi An
— 2 nights
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Da Nang
— 2 nights
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Hue
— 1 night
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
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Ninh Binh
— 2 nights
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Hanoi
— 1 night
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Sapa
— 2 nights
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Hanoi
— 1 night
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Duong Dong
— 2 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City
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Ho Chi Minh City — 3 nights

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.
Get some cultural insight at War Remnants Museum and Ba Thien Hau Temple. Get in touch with nature at Kayaking & Canoeing and Viet King Fisher Company. Next up on the itinerary: hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City online day trip planner.

Mumbai, India to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1.5 hours traveling from Mumbai to Ho Chi Minh City. Traveling from Mumbai in November, expect a bit warmer with lows of 28°C in Ho Chi Minh City. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Can Tho.
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Can Tho — 2 nights

The main city of the Mekong Delta, Can Tho has a bustling atmosphere, with tourism and trade central to its liveliness.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cai Rang Floating Market and Thien Vien Truc Lam Phuong Nam. Escape the urban bustle at Realism Tour and Can Tho Beach. And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Phong Dien Floating Market, take in the spiritual surroundings of Phat Hoc Pagoda, go for a walk through Ninh Kieu Wharf, and examine the collection at Museum of Tarot.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Can Tho vacation site.

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Can Tho by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. November in Can Tho sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Ho Chi Minh City.
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Ho Chi Minh City — 1 night

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You can drive from Can Tho to Ho Chi Minh City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. You will leave for Da Lat on the 24th (Wed).
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Da Lat — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then relax and float downstream with Pine Track Adventures. On your second day here, look for gifts at XQ Vietnam, then explore the galleries of XQ Da Lat Art House, and then take an in-depth tour of Da Lat King Palace I.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Da Lat trip app.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Da Nang.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): brush up on your military savvy at Ho Chi Minh and the Fifth Military Zone Museum and then see the interesting displays at Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Da Nang trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Da Lat to Da Nang in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In November in Da Nang, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hoi An.
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Hoi An — 2 nights

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.
On the 26th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cam Pho Temple. Keep things going the next day: cast your line with a fishing tour, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then make a trip to Japanese Covered Bridge, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Phac Hat Pagoda.

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Traveling by car from Da Nang to Hoi An takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. November in Hoi An sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to drive to Da Nang.
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Da Nang — 2 nights

On the 28th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Nha Tho An Hoa Da Nang. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Non Nuoc Beach, then admire the masterpieces at 3D Museum Art in Paradise Danang, and then stop by Tabalo Outdoor.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Da Nang trip builder.

You can drive from Hoi An to Da Nang in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 30th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Hue.
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Hue — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Green Bamboo Art Gallery, then stop by Tinh Hoa Art Shop, and then contemplate the long history of Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Hue trip planner.

Traveling by car from Da Nang to Hue takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in November, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): relax and rejuvenate at Magic Fingers, experience rural life at The Duck Stop, and then explore the striking landscape of Phong Nha Caves.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park holiday tool.

Getting from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Ninh Binh.
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Ninh Binh — 2 nights

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.
On the 3rd (Fri), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then explore the fascinating underground world of Mua Caves. Keep things going the next day: visit Other, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then hunt for treasures at Rong Market Ninh Binh.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Ninh Binh trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Ninh Binh in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 17°C. On the 5th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Hanoi.
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Hanoi — 1 night

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.
On the 5th (Sun), view the masterpieces at TiredCity Hang Bong and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): make a trip to Temple of Literature & National University, then see the interesting displays at Vietnamese Women's Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chua Tran Quoc.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Hanoi trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Ninh Binh to Hanoi by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Sapa.
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Sapa — 2 nights

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.
Get in touch with nature at Fansipan Mountain and Deo Tram Ton. Get some cultural insight at Sapa Culture Museum and The Stone Church. Take a break from Sapa with a short trip to The Charm Destination Spa in Lao Cai, about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Y Linh Ho, take in the dramatic scenery at Love Waterfall, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and look for gifts at Indigo Cat.

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Traveling by car from Hanoi to Sapa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Hanoi.
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Hanoi — 1 night

On the 10th (Fri), explore the world behind art at Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat) and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Hanoi trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Sapa to Hanoi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to fly to Duong Dong.
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Duong Dong — 2 nights

A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): see what you can catch with Jerry's Jungle Tours and then enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Duong Dong journey planning app.

Fly from Hanoi to Duong Dong in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Ho Chi Minh City.
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Ho Chi Minh City — 4 nights

Get some historical perspective at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon and Chua Vinh Nghiem. Do some cultural sightseeing at Fine Arts Museum and Ho Chi Minh City's Book Street. Spend the 12th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. See even more of Ho Chi Minh City: get a sense of history and politics at The Independence Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tan Dinh Church, admire the landmark architecture of People's Committee Building, and see the interesting displays at FITO Museum.

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Duong Dong to Ho Chi Minh City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Vietnam travel guide

4.3
Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas · Landmarks
While most Southeast Asian countries have at least one booming metropolis, none seem to bustle nearly throughout like Vietnam does. While busy locals zoom about on motorbikes, visitors fill their Vietnam vacations with a mix of cultural sightseeing and exploring the landscape. Big cities and towns boast colonial architecture, open-air markets, outstanding spa complexes, and modern restaurants. The country also features over 3,200 km (2,000 mi) of coastline dotted with sandy bays that attract scuba divers and kitesurfers. Away from busy urban centers, a tour of Vietnam reveals a rural landscape of lush rice paddies, jagged mountain peaks, and timeless villages unspoiled by the outside world.

Mekong Delta travel guide

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Flea Markets · Kayaking & Canoeing · Landmarks
Interlaced with rivers and canals feeding rice-growing plains and lush wetlands, the Mekong Delta impresses with its bustling floating metropolis. Tours of the Mekong Delta revolve around boat trips to floating markets and even whole towns on stilts, and trips to tranquil inland villages with slow, traditional lifestyles. As the rice bowl of Vietnam, the Mekong Delta offers foodies plenty to sink their teeth into: tours of rice paddies and orchards, fresh produce from floating stands, and delicious freshwater fish dishes. Other possibilities for a Mekong Delta itinerary include temples with ornate pagodas, wartime bunkers, and mangrove forests sheltering rare waterfowl and migratory birds.

Phu Quoc Island travel guide

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The largest of Vietnam's islands, Phu Quoc combines tradition with modernity, and nature with nurture. Known for its pepper farming and fish sauce brewing, the island retains a charming rusticity in its fishing towns and inland plantations. Phu Quoc Island tourism developed rapidly, with a number of resorts sitting on the golden sands along the southwest coast. With half of the island registered as a national park, the dense jungles and mountains of the interior remain protected from overdevelopment--good news for wildlife living there, including slow lorises, macaques, owls, and tortoises.