40 days in Vietnam Itinerary

40 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Hanoi
— 5 nights
Fly
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hue
— 5 nights
Drive
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Hoi An
— 5 nights
Fly
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Nha Trang
— 3 nights
Drive
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Da Lat
— 4 nights
Drive
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Phan Thiet
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 5 nights
Fly
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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 5 nights
Fly to Haiphong, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay
— 2 nights
Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Bus to Hanoi

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Hanoi — 5 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 23rd (Fri), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter, explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Hanoi trip planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Hanoi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.
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Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 27:

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: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, indulge in some personalized pampering at Lemon Tree Nail & Spa, Head underground at Son Doong Cave, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo).

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park online travel planner.

You can fly from Hanoi to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Hue.
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Nature · Parks · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 30:
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Hue — 5 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 2nd (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Imperial City, see Off-Road Tours, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Hue trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Hue, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Hoi An.
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Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 5:

Hoi An — 5 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.
Hoi An is known for shopping, sightseeing, and spas. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Marble Mountains, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Hoi An day trip website.

Getting from Hue to Hoi An by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Nha Trang.
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Nha Trang — 3 nights

On a vacation in Nha Trang, a famous Vietnam resort town, you can lounge on a beach all day and party into the night.
Spend the 12th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Po Nagar Cham Towers, examine the collection at Alexandre Yersin Museum, take in the natural beauty of Hot mineral springs I-Resort Nha Trang, and take in the exciting artwork at DDK's Black & White Photo Gallery.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Nha Trang trip planning website.

Getting from Hoi An to Nha Trang by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Da Lat.
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Find places to stay Oct 10 — 13:

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 sightseeing, nature, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, have fun at Trickland 3D Museum, make a trip to Valley of Love, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Linh Phuoc Pagoda.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Da Lat trip planner.

Drive from Nha Trang to Da Lat in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Phan Thiet.
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Find places to stay Oct 13 — 17:

Phan Thiet — 2 nights

An emerging coastal getaway, the city of Phan Thiet has always been known for its fishing industry and, in particular, as a center of fish sauce production.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): explore the activities along Lotus Lake, then look for gifts at Princess Jewelry, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally take an in-depth tour of Old Fishing Village 3D Museum. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the fresh offerings at Ham Tien Market, take in the dramatic natural features at Red Sand Dunes, and then kick back and relax at RIDS Surf Club.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Phan Thiet online itinerary planner.

Drive from Da Lat to Phan Thiet in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ho Chi Minh City.
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Parks · Nature · Tours · Beaches
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 19:

Ho Chi Minh City — 5 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 21st (Fri), 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, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Phan Thiet to Ho Chi Minh City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of taxi and flight. In October, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Duong Dong.
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Find places to stay Oct 19 — 24:

Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island — 5 nights

A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Duong Dong is known for wildlife, beaches, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: relax and rejuvenate at LunaThaiSpa, enjoy the sand and surf at Ong Lang Beach, get outside with Archipelago Anthoy, and experience rural life at Phu Quoc Mushroom.

To see ratings and other tourist information, use the Duong Dong vacation planning app.

Fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Duong Dong in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.
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Side Trips
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 29:

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 30th (Sun), snap pictures at Pont Bai Chay, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay. Keep things going the next day: step off the mainland to explore Cat Ba Island, head off the coast to Hon Ga Choi Island, and then relax and rejuvenate at Le Parfum Spa.

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

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Duong Dong to Halong Bay in 6.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.
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Side Trip
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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.
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