32 days in Vietnam Itinerary

32 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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32 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  23​h 30​min
1
Hoi An
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Hue
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
4
Da Lat
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h 15​min
5
Nha Trang
— 3 nights
+2
shuttle + foot + Fly:  2​h 45​min
6
Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
7
Con Son
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + ferry:  4​h 30​min
9
Cat Ba
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
10
Hanoi
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Newark

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at The Marble Mountains and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hoi An Ancient Town and Precious Heritage by Rehahn. Get out of town with these interesting Hoi An side-trips: Hai Van Pass (in Phu Tho) and Photography Tours (in Da Nang). The adventure continues: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in nature's colorful creations at Jack's Cat Cafe, don't miss a visit to Japanese Covered Bridge, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Hoi An trip itinerary builder app .

Newark, USA to Hoi An is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 12 hours traveling from Newark to Hoi An due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in October, you will find days in Hoi An are somewhat warmer (86°F), and nights are warmer (75°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Da Nang, Hai Van Pass
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Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains
Fishing Charters & Tours

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.
Step out of the city life by going to The Duck Stop and U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo). Go for a jaunt from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Minh Hoa to see Ruc Mon Cave about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Paradise Cave, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Phong Nha Caves, explore the activities along Suoi Nuoc Mooc, and take in nature's colorful creations at Phong Nha Botanic Garden.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park day trip planner .

You can drive from Hoi An to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Ruc Mon Cave
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 22:
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The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop
Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
Paradise Cave
Paradise Cave

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.
XQ Hand Embroidery and Truc Chi Garden will appeal to museum buffs. Get some cultural insight at Imperial City and Tomb of Minh Mang. There's lots more to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, steep yourself in history at Luc Bo Culture Space, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bach Ma National Park, and admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hue tour planner.

You can drive from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Hue

Tours Historic Sites Parks
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu 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.
Get outdoors at Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Pine Track Adventures. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Linh Phuoc Pagoda and Chùa Tàu - Thiên Vương Cổ Sát. And it doesn't end there: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, relax in the rural setting at DL Nature's, take in the dramatic scenery at Pongour Falls, and explore the activities along Xuan Huong Lake.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Da Lat online vacation maker .

You can fly from Hue to Da Lat in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Da Lat

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Pongour Falls
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 28:
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Pine Track Adventures ©
Pine Track Adventures
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

3
nights
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Alexandre Yersin Museum and Long Thanh Photo Studio. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. There's much more to do: cast your line with a fishing tour, kick back and relax at Nha Trang Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph's Parish Church, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Po Nagar Cham Towers.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Nha Trang travel route builder website .

Take a bus from Da Lat to Nha Trang in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 31:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Po Nagar Cham Towers ©
Po Nagar Cham Towers
Fishing Charters & Tours

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at War Remnants Museum and The Independence Palace. Visiting Countryside Adventures and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, examine the collection at Drink Vietnam, pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City trip planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. October in Ho Chi Minh City sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 76°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Con Son.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Countryside Adventures ©
Countryside Adventures
The Independence Palace ©
The Independence Palace

2
nights
Con Son

Con Son ©
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 4th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Con Dao National Park and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Van Son Pagoda. On the 5th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Bãi Đầm Trầu, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ong Dung Beach, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Con Son travel planner .

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Con Son in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Con Son

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Con Dao National Park ©
Con Dao National Park
Bãi Đầm Trầu ©
Bãi Đầm Trầu
Van Son Pagoda ©
Van Son Pagoda

3
nights
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

Duong Dong ©
Get in touch with nature at Fishing Charters & Tours and Gam Ghi Island. Change things up with a short trip to May Rut Island in An Thoi (about 1h 30 min away).

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Duong Dong road trip website .

You can fly from Con Son to Duong Dong in 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Cat Ba.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, An Thoi, Phu Quoc Waterfall, Phu Quoc Gallery of Contemporary Art (GoCA)
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Phu Quoc National Park ©
Phu Quoc National Park
Fishing Charters & Tours

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.
Visiting Hạ Long Bay and Fishing Charters & Tours will get you outdoors. Explore Cat Ba's surroundings by going to Halong Bay (Kayaking & Canoeing & Bai Tu Long Bay). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Cat Ba Island and glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Cat Ba trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Duong Dong to Cat Ba in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Cat Ba

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Halong Bay
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Kayaking & Canoeing
Cat Ba Island ©
Cat Ba Island

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) and Kayaking & Canoeing. Let the collections at Tired City Bao Khanh and Hanoi Police Museum capture your imagination. When in Hanoi, make a side trip to see Nature & Wildlife Tours in Ninh Binh, approximately 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Old Quarter, contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and explore the activities along West Lake.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Hanoi tour site .

Take a bus from Cat Ba to Hanoi in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nature & Wildlife Tours
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 15:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

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