32 days in Vietnam Itinerary

32 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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32 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Calgary
Fly:  23​h
1
Nha Trang
— 1 night
bus:  2​h 15​min
2
Da Lat
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 30​min
3
Ho Chi Minh City
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
4
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Hoi An
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Hue
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
8
Hanoi
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + ferry:  4​h
9
Halong Bay
— 3 nights
+2
ferry + Drive + Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Calgary

1
night
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.
On the 17th (Fri), examine the collection at Alexandre Yersin Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Po Nagar Cham Towers, and then admire the sheer force of Ba Ho Waterfall. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Long Son Pagoda, take in the exciting artwork at Long Thanh Photo Studio, and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Nha Trang trip itinerary builder tool .

Calgary, Canada to Nha Trang is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 14 hours traveling from Calgary to Nha Trang. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Da Lat.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Nature Parks Tours
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Food Tours
Po Nagar Cham Towers ©
Po Nagar Cham Towers
Long Son Pagoda ©
Long Son Pagoda

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Thien Vien Truc Lam and Linh Phuoc Pagoda. Popular historic sites such as Chùa Tàu - Thiên Vương Cổ Sát and Bao Dai's Palace are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, get outside with Pine Track Adventures, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and explore the activities along Xuan Huong Lake.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Da Lat trip itinerary planner .

You can take a bus from Nha Trang to Da Lat in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Thien Vien Truc Lam ©
Thien Vien Truc Lam
Linh Phuoc Pagoda ©
Linh Phuoc Pagoda

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.
Get some cultural insight at War Remnants Museum and Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral. Get some historical perspective at The Independence Palace and Emperor Jade Pagoda. Spend the 25th (Sat) on your motorcycle at Countryside Adventures. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, enjoy breathtaking views from Bitexco Financial Tower - Saigon Skydeck, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chùa Giác Lâm (Giac Lam Pagoda).

To find out how to plan a trip to Ho Chi Minh City, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Da Lat to Ho Chi Minh City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In January in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Outdoors Parks
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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
The Independence Palace ©
The Independence Palace
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral

3
nights
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

Your inner history buff will appreciate Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc and Ho Quoc Temple. Get some cultural insight at Dinh Nguyễn Trung Trực Pagoda and Cao Dai Temple.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Duong Dong travel route site .

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Duong Dong takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Dinh Nguyễn Trung Trực Pagoda, Ham Ninh Pier
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc ©
Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc
Dinh Nguyễn Trung Trực Pagoda ©
Dinh Nguyễn Trung Trực Pagoda

4
nights
Hoi An

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Precious Heritage by Rehahn and Hoi An Ancient Town. Visit Mỹ Sơn and Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien) for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Hoi An: Da Nang (My Khe Beach & Food Tours). Make the 1st (Sat) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, stop by Yaly Couture - Nguyen Duy Hieu branch, and snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Hoi An trip maker app .

Fly from Duong Dong to Hoi An in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi. In January in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Da Nang, Mỹ Sơn
Find places to stay Jan 28 — Feb 1:
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Mỹ Sơn ©
Mỹ Sơn
Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien) ©
Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien)
Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Imperial City and Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh. Popular historic sites such as Royal Tombs and Luc Bo Culture Space are in your itinerary. Spend the 4th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and make a trip to Tu Dam Pagoda.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Hue day trip planner.

Getting from Hoi An to Hue by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Hue are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
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Food Tours
Royal Tombs
Royal Tombs
Imperial City ©
Imperial City

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Phong Nha Caves and Hang Toi (Dark Cave). There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Paradise Cave, contemplate the waterfront views at Suoi Nuoc Mooc, take in the dramatic scenery at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, and take in the awesome beauty at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo).

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
Paradise Cave
Paradise Cave
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop

3
nights
Hanoi

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.
Popular historic sites such as Old Quarter and Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Vietnamese Women's Museum and Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat). On the 12th (Wed), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Temple of Literature & National University, contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at One Pillar Pagoda.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Hanoi fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hanoi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
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Tired City Bao Khanh ©
Tired City Bao Khanh
Vietnamese Women's Museum ©
Vietnamese Women's Museum
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

3
nights
Halong Bay

Halong Bay ©
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kayaking & Canoeing and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay, take in the spiritual surroundings of Long Tien Pagoda, and Head underground at Sung Sot Cave.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Halong Bay trip itinerary maker website .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Cat Ba
Find places to stay Feb 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Long Tien Pagoda ©
Long Tien Pagoda
Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay

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