36 days in Vietnam Itinerary

36 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Vietnam itinerary planner

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Fly to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Drive to Bai Chay, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay
— 2 nights
Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Fly to Ganh Dau
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Ganh Dau, Phu Quoc Island
— 4 nights
Drive
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An Thoi, Phu Quoc Island
— 5 nights
Fly
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 4 nights
Fly
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Da Lat
— 4 nights
Fly
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Hoi An
— 4 nights
Drive
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Hue
— 3 nights
Drive
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Hanoi
— 6 nights
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Halong Bay

— 2 nights
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.
On the 28th (Tue), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Royal Spa. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay and then snap pictures at Pont Bai Chay.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Halong Bay trip planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Halong Bay is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight, car, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time to Indochina Time is 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Ganh Dau.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Spas
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:

Ganh Dau, Phu Quoc Island

— 4 nights
Take a break from Ganh Dau with a short trip to Happy Farm PQ in Ong Lang, about 36 minutes away.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Ganh Dau online trip maker.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Ganh Dau in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to An Thoi.

Things to do in Ganh Dau

Outdoors · Parks · Theme Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 2:

An Thoi, Phu Quoc Island

— 5 nights
An Thoi is known for beaches, theme parks, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: relax and rejuvenate at New Life Spa - Suc Song Moi Yoga & Spa, step off the mainland to explore Gam Ghi Island, make a splash at Sun World Hon Thom Nature Park, and head outdoors with Archipelago Anthoy.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our An Thoi vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Ganh Dau to An Thoi takes 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in An Thoi

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 2 — 7:

Ho Chi Minh City

— 4 nights

Pearl of the Far East

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.
On the 11th (Tue), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, browse the exhibits of The Independence Palace, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City day trip planning website.

Getting from An Thoi to Ho Chi Minh City by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. 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 11th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Da Lat.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 11:

Da Lat

— 4 nights

City of a Thousand Flowers

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, adventure, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, push the limits with an extreme tour, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and make a trip to Valley of Love.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Da Lat road trip site.

Fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Hoi An.

Things to do in Da Lat

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 15:

Hoi An

— 4 nights
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 out of Hoi An to go to Da Nang and see Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture, which is approximately 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, stop by Rubin Cloth Shop, and explore the galleries of Precious Heritage by Rehahn.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Hoi An online road trip planner.

Fly from Da Lat to Hoi An in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 15 — 19:

Hue

— 3 nights
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.
Spend the 21st (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Imperial City, admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and explore the historical opulence of Thai Hoa Palace.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Hue trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Hoi An to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In January in Hue, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Find places to stay Jan 19 — 22:

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

— 3 nights
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, nightlife, and spas. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the fascinating underground world of Phong Nha Caves, experience rural life at The Duck Stop, take in the awesome beauty at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo), and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For where to stay and other tourist information, read Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Hanoi.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 22 — 25:

Hanoi

— 6 nights
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.
On the 28th (Fri), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and browse the handmade items at Authentic Bat Trang.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Hanoi trip itinerary app.

You can fly from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hanoi in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 25 — 31:

Vietnam travel guide

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Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas · Landmarks
While most Southeast Asian countries have at least one booming metropolis, none seem to bustle nearly throughout like Vietnam does. While busy locals zoom about on motorbikes, visitors fill their Vietnam vacations with a mix of cultural sightseeing and exploring the landscape. Big cities and towns boast colonial architecture, open-air markets, outstanding spa complexes, and modern restaurants. The country also features over 3,200 km (2,000 mi) of coastline dotted with sandy bays that attract scuba divers and kitesurfers. Away from busy urban centers, a tour of Vietnam reveals a rural landscape of lush rice paddies, jagged mountain peaks, and timeless villages unspoiled by the outside world.