31 days in Vietnam Itinerary

31 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Hanoi
— 5 nights
Fly
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
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Hue
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hoi An
— 4 nights
Fly
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Nha Trang
— 2 nights
Drive
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Da Lat
— 3 nights
Drive
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Phan Thiet
— 1 night
Drive
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 4 nights
Fly
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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 4 nights
Fly to Haiphong, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay
— 3 nights
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Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Drive to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Fly to London

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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.
On the 4th (Tue), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Old Quarter, look for gifts at Tired City Dinh Tien Hoang, steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Hanoi trip itinerary maker website.

London, UK to Hanoi is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can 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 (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo) and then explore the activities along Suoi Nuoc Mooc. Keep things going the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at Lemon Tree Nail & Spa and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip itinerary builder 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 (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hue.
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Hue — 2 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.
On the 9th (Sun), admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda, then steep yourself in history at Imperial City, and then sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting. On the next day, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Hue online road trip planner.

You can drive from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Hoi An.
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Hoi An — 4 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.
Hoi An is known for shopping, sightseeing, and spas. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Hoi An trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Hue to Hoi An in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. October in Hoi An sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Nha Trang.
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Nha Trang — 2 nights

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 15th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph's Parish Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Po Nagar Cham Towers, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Long Son Pagoda, and finally stop by Legendary Chocolatier. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Nha Trang travel route builder website.

You can fly from Hoi An to Nha Trang in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Da Lat.
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Da Lat — 3 nights

City of a Thousand Flowers

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 sightseeing, nature, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Outdoor Activities, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, don't miss a visit to Crazy House, and relax in the rural setting at Cau Dat Tea Hill.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Da Lat road trip app.

Traveling by car from Nha Trang to Da Lat takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Phan Thiet.
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Phan Thiet — 1 night

An emerging coastal getaway, the city of Phan Thiet has always been known for its fishing industry and, in particular, as a center of fish sauce production.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Red Sand Dunes, then stop by Princess Jewelry, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally get engrossed in the history at Old Fishing Village 3D Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Phan Thiet vacation builder tool.

Getting from Da Lat to Phan Thiet by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Ho Chi Minh City.
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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.
On the 22nd (Sat), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, take in panoramic vistas at Bitexco Financial Tower, look for gifts at Buom Boutique, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City day trip planning app.

You can drive from Phan Thiet to Ho Chi Minh City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of taxi and flight. In October, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can fly to Duong Dong.
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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island — 4 nights

A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Change things up with a short trip to May Rut Island in An Thoi (about 1h 25 min away). Next up on the itinerary: indulge in some personalized pampering at LunaThaiSpa, relax in the rural setting at Phu Quoc Mushroom, see what you can catch with Truly Vietnam Travel, and make a trip to Dinh Cau Rock (Cua Temple).

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Duong Dong trip planning tool.

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 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Halong Bay.
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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.
On the 29th (Sat), take in the views from Pont Bai Chay, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Bai Tu Long Bay, then step off the mainland to explore Hon Ga Choi Island, and then head off the coast to Cat Ba Island.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Halong Bay trip itinerary planning app.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Duong Dong to Halong Bay in 6.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Vietnam travel guide

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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.
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