30 days in Vietnam Itinerary

30 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Hanoi
— 5 nights
Fly
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hue
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hoi An
— 5 nights
Fly
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Con Son
— 2 nights
Fly
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 4 nights
Fly
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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 5 nights
Fly to Haiphong, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay
— 3 nights
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Hanoi

— 5 nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) and Off-Road Tours. Museum-lovers will get to explore TiredCity Hang Bong and A Dong Art Gallery. And it doesn't end there: visit Old Quarter, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, view the masterpieces at Nguyen Art Gallery in Hanoi, and browse the exhibits of Empty Wall Gallery.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Hanoi trip planner.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Hanoi is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a 4 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to fly 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 7th (Thu): relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop and then Head underground at Phong Nha Caves. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can drive to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

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Hue

— 3 nights
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Imperial City and Gakka Art Gallery. Spend the 10th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Truc Chi Garden and admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda.

To see maps and tourist information, use the Hue trip builder site.

You can drive from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Hue can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Hoi An.

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Hoi An

— 5 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Precious Heritage by Rehahn and Mỹ Sơn. We've included these beaches for you: An Bang Beach and Cua Dai Beach. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Rubin Cloth Shop, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the awesome beauty at The Marble Mountains, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Hoi An trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Hue to Hoi An takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to fly to Con Son.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors · Shopping · Parks · Tours

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Con Son

— 2 nights

Devil's Island

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): explore the different monuments and memorials at Hang Duong Cemetary and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ong Dung Beach and then stroll through Bãi Đầm Trầu.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Con Son trip planning app.

Fly from Hoi An to Con Son in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Con Son

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours
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Ho Chi Minh City

— 4 nights

Pearl of the Far East

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.
For shopping fun, head to Ben Thanh Market or Vietnam Silver House. Get some cultural insight at War Remnants Museum and Coeverything. On the 22nd (Fri), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. There's lots more to do: stop by Veritas Bespoke, pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, explore the galleries of Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi, and ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City online travel route planner.

Fly from Con Son to Ho Chi Minh City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. April in Ho Chi Minh City sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Shopping · Museums · Adventure · Tours
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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

— 5 nights
A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
You'll get in some beach time at Vung Bau Beach and Bai Tắm Sao. Escape the urban bustle at Ong Lang Beach and Starfish Beach. There's much more to do: stop by From Vietnam Fair Trade & Gift Shop, kick back and relax at Khem Beach, sample some tasty brews at Beer Fridge, and take a tour by water with The Savage Dragon's Island Adventures.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Duong Dong trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Duong Dong by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

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Halong Bay

— 3 nights
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 28th (Thu): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then relax and rejuvenate at Royal Spa. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay and then Head underground at Dau Go Cave.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Halong Bay trip planner.

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, train, and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature · Parks · Spas · Tours
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Vietnam travel guide

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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.