32 days in Vietnam Itinerary

32 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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32 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  4 h 45 min
1
Ho Chi Minh City
— 4 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2 h 45 min
2
Can Tho
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h
3
Da Lat
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
4
Hoi An
— 4 nights
Shuttle:  1 h
5
Da Nang
— 3 nights
Bus:  2 h
6
Hue
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
7
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
8
Ninh Binh
— 2 nights
Bus:  6 h
9
Cat Ba
— 3 nights
Bus:  2 h 30 min
10
Hanoi
— 4 nights
Fly:  7 h
End: Singapore

4
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.
Ho Chi Minh City is known for nightlife, museums, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary maker website .

Singapore, Singapore to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Singapore to Ho Chi Minh City, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in January, plan for little chillier nights in Ho Chi Minh City, with lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Can Tho.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Central Post Office ©
Central Post Office

1
night
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 17th (Fri): hunt for treasures at Cai Rang Floating Market, then don't miss a visit to Ong Temple, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally don't miss a visit to Binh Thuy ancient house.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Can Tho vacation 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. January in Can Tho sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Can Tho

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

3
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, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Nha Tho Bao Loc, make a trip to Crazy House, and take some stellar pictures from Lam Vien Square.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Da Lat trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Can Tho to Da Lat takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Nha Tho Bao Loc
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Linh Phuoc Pagoda ©
Linh Phuoc Pagoda

4
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.
Hoi An is known for shopping, spas, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, steep yourself in history at Old House of Tan Ky, snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Hoi An road trip app .

Traveling by flight from Da Lat to Hoi An takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to take a shuttle to Da Nang.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Spas
Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
Japanese Covered Bridge ©
Japanese Covered Bridge

3
nights
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.
When in Da Nang, make a side trip to see Hai Van Pass in Phu Tho, approximately 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains, snap pictures at Dragon Bridge, see the interesting displays at Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture, and brush up on your military savvy at Da Nang Museum.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Da Nang planning tool .

Getting from Hoi An to Da Nang by shuttle takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Da Nang can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Hue.

Things to do in Da Nang

Tours Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Hai Van Pass
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Food Tours
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains
Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture ©
Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture

3
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.
Hue is known for historic sites, wildlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Imperial City, admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda, see Off-Road Tours, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Hue trip itinerary tool .

You can take a bus from Da Nang to Hue in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January in Hue, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 27 — 30:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda

3
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.
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is known for nature, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: experience rural life at The Duck Stop, take in the awesome beauty at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo), take in nature's colorful creations at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Phong Nha Caves.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park visit planner.

You can drive from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Ninh Binh.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 2:
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Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop
Phong Nha Botanic Garden ©
Phong Nha Botanic Garden

2
nights
Ninh Binh

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Bai Dinh Pagoda, make a trip to Tam Coc, and then make a trip to Bich Dong Pagoda. On the next day, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then explore the fascinating underground world of Mua Caves.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Ninh Binh trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Ninh Binh in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Ninh Binh can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Cat Ba.

Things to do in Ninh Binh

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Bai Dinh Pagoda
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Bai Dinh Pagoda ©
Bai Dinh Pagoda
Tam Coc ©
Tam Coc

3
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.
Explore Cat Ba's surroundings by going to Halong Bay (Hạ Long Bay, Hon Ga Choi Island, & more). There's more to do: step off the mainland to explore Cat Ba Island and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cat Ba National Park.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Cat Ba vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can take a bus from Ninh Binh to Cat Ba in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Cat Ba

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Halong Bay
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Kayaking & Canoeing
Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay

4
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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Hanoi route planning tool .

Take a bus from Cat Ba to Hanoi in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
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Off-Road Tours
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

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