31 days in Vietnam Itinerary

31 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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31 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Valletta, Island of Malta
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
Hanoi
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
2
Cat Ba
— 4 nights
+2
ferry + Drive + Fly:  4​h
3
Hoi An
— 7 nights
+2
Fly + foot + shuttle:  3​h
4
Nha Trang
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h 15​min
5
Da Lat
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
6
Hue
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
8
Sapa
— 2 nights
+3
bus + foot + bus + Fly:  25​h
End: Valletta, Island of Malta

2
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Walking tours and Hanoi Ceramic Mosaic Mural. And it doesn't end there: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, make a trip to Old City Gate, examine the collection at Vietnamese Women's Museum, and explore the world behind art at Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat).

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Hanoi online travel route planner .

Valletta, Malta to Hanoi is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Valletta to Hanoi is 6 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Cat Ba.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Walking tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Chua Tran Quoc ©
Chua Tran Quoc

4
nights
Cat Ba

Cat Ba ©
The largest of the islands in the south of the bay, Cat Ba offers a base for exploring the many limestone landmasses across the UNESCO-protected bay.
Step off the beaten path and head to Bai Tu Long Bay and Dau Go Cave. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cat Ba: Halong Bay (Long Tien Pagoda, Sung Sot Cave, & more). And it doesn't end there: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, explore the fascinating underground world of Hospital Cave, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and explore the striking landscape of Cat Ba National Park.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cat Ba trip maker app .

Getting from Hanoi to Cat Ba by bus takes about 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Cat Ba

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trip

Halong Bay
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Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Sung Sot Cave ©
Sung Sot Cave

7
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Non Nuoc Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Hoi An: Mỹ Sơn (in Duy Xuyen District) and Da Nang (Da Nang Catheral, My Khe Beach, & more). Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, admire the masterpieces at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, steep yourself in history at Cantonese Assembly Hall, and stop by Yaly Couture - Nguyen Duy Hieu branch.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Hoi An holiday builder site .

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Cat Ba to Hoi An in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Hoi An are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Da Nang, Mỹ Sơn
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Food Tours

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 off the beaten path and head to Ba Ho Waterfall and Tran Phu Bridge. There's still lots to do: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, examine the collection at National Oceanographic Museum of Vietnam, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and take in the natural beauty of Hot mineral springs I-Resort Nha Trang.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Nha Trang trip simple and quick.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Hoi An to Nha Trang in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Da Lat.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Nature Parks Spas
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Food Tours

3
nights
Da Lat

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Elephant Falls. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thien Vien Truc Lam, admire the sheer force of Datanla Falls, admire the landmark architecture of Dalat Railway Station, and make a trip to Hang Nga Guest House and Art Gallery.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Da Lat online vacation builder .

You can take a bus from Nha Trang to Da Lat in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Hue.

Things to do in Da Lat

Parks Nature Tours
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Xuan Huong Lake ©
Xuan Huong Lake
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Thien Vien Truc Lam ©
Thien Vien Truc Lam

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Food Tours and Royal Tombs. There's lots more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, explore the activities along Perfume River, and take in the views from Thanh Toan Bridge.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Hue visit planner .

Getting from Da Lat to Hue by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Tours Historic Sites Wildlife
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Food Tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Photography Tours

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Phong Nha Caves and then explore the fascinating underground world of Paradise Cave. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tam Toa Church and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

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You can drive from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sapa.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trip

Dong Hoi
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Paradise Cave
Paradise Cave
Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
Tam Toa Church ©
Tam Toa Church

2
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Muong Hoa Valley and Thac Bac Waterfall (Silver Falls). The adventure continues: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Fansipan Mountain, make a trip to Deo Tram Ton, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Love Waterfall.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Sapa day trip tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and car from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Sapa takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sapa

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

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