32 days in Vietnam Itinerary

32 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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32 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
Halong Bay
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h 45​min
2
Cat Ba
— 4 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
3
Hanoi
— 4 nights
4
Sapa
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + taxi:  9​h 30​min
5
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Hue
— 4 nights
bus:  2​h
7
Da Nang
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
8
Da Lat
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
9
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 5 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Tel Aviv

2
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.
Get in touch with nature at Bai Tu Long Bay and Sung Sot Cave. On the 6th (Sun), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. There's more to do: explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Long Tien Pagoda.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Halong Bay journey builder website .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Halong Bay is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Cat Ba.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay
Sung Sot Cave ©
Sung Sot Cave

4
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kayaking & Canoeing and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Visiting Fishing Charters & Tours and Cat Ba Island will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Cat Ba National Park, head off the coast to Monkey Island, and explore the fascinating underground world of Hospital Cave.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Cat Ba vacation planner .

You can ride a ferry from Halong Bay to Cat Ba in 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Cat Ba

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Fishing Charters & Tours
Cat Ba National Park ©
Cat Ba National Park

4
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.
Old Quarter and Hoa Lo Prison will appeal to history buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) and Kayaking & Canoeing. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Vietnamese Women's Museum, explore the galleries of Tired City Bao Khanh, steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Hanoi trip builder app .

You can take a bus from Cat Ba to Hanoi in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Sapa.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum ©
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

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.
On the 15th (Tue), admire the verdant scenery at Muong Hoa Valley, look for all kinds of wild species at Y Linh Ho, and then take in the awesome beauty at Fansipan Mountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, make a trip to Love Waterfall, and then stop by Hieu Stone.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Sapa driving holiday planner .

Getting from Hanoi to Sapa by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Sapa

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Muong Hoa Valley ©
Muong Hoa Valley
Fansipan Mountain ©
Fansipan Mountain
Walking 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like The Duck Stop and Paradise Cave. Take a break from the city and head to Phong Nha Caves and Hang Toi (Dark Cave). And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Phong Nha Botanic Garden, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo), and explore the activities along Suoi Nuoc Mooc.

Find out how to plan Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Getting from Sapa to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park by combination of car, flight, and taxi takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Paradise Cave
Paradise Cave
Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop

4
nights
Hue

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.
Visit Imperial City and Tomb of Minh Mang for their historical value. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Royal Tombs and Tu Dam Pagoda. Spend the 22nd (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc, and make a trip to The Flag Tower.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Hue online travel route planner .

You can drive from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In October, daytime highs in Hue are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Da Nang.

Things to do in Hue

Tours Historic Sites Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Royal Tombs
Royal Tombs
Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh ©
Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to My Khe Beach and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Get in touch with nature at Non Nuoc Beach and The Marble Mountains. Change things up with these side-trips from Da Nang: Spas (in Hoi An) and Mỹ Sơn (in Duy Xuyen District). Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at M Legrand Jewelry.

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Traveling by bus from Hue to Da Nang takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Da Nang

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Hoi An, Mỹ Sơn
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Non Nuoc Beach ©
Non Nuoc Beach
Spas

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Pine Track Adventures. Step out of the city life by going to Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Xuan Huong Lake. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thien Vien Truc Lam, take in the dramatic scenery at Elephant Falls, pause for some serene contemplation at Nha Tho Bao Loc, and get great views at Lam Vien Square.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Da Lat driving holiday planning tool .

Fly from Da Nang to Da Lat in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nha Tho Bao Loc
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Thien Vien Truc Lam ©
Thien Vien Truc Lam
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

5
nights
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

Duong Dong ©
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Dinh Nguyễn Trung Trực Pagoda and Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc. Relax by the water at Starfish Beach and Thom Beach.

To find out how to plan a trip to Duong Dong, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Da Lat to Duong Dong takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Ham Ninh Pier, Sao Beach, Dinh Nguyễn Trung Trực Pagoda
Find places to stay Oct 29 — Nov 3:
Highlights from your plan
Ong Lang Beach ©
Ong Lang Beach
Sao Beach ©
Sao Beach
Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc ©
Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc

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