45 days in Vietnam Itinerary

45 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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

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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 9th (Mon), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Old Quarter, see Off-Road Tours, steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and have fun at Authentic Bat Trang.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Hanoi itinerary planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Hanoi is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Traveling from Brussels to Hanoi, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.
Tours · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park — 4 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 wealth of natural beauty at Phong Nha Caves, contemplate the waterfront views at Suoi Nuoc Mooc, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo).

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park travel planning site.

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Hue.
Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife
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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 18th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Imperial City, admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda, make a trip to Luc Bo Culture Space, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Hue travel route tool.

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 January, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Hoi An.
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Hoi An — 6 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hoi An: Da Nang (Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture & Food Tours) and Mỹ Sơn (in Duy Phu). There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, cast your line with a fishing tour, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and look for gifts at Rubin Cloth Shop.

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Traveling by car from Hue to Hoi An takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In January in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Ho Chi Minh City.
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Ho Chi Minh City — 6 nights

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.
Ho Chi Minh City is known for sightseeing, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Hoi An in January, expect nights in Ho Chi Minh City to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 37°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to An Thoi.
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An Thoi, Phu Quoc Island — 6 nights

An Thoi is known for beaches, theme parks, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ho Quoc Temple, discover the deep blue sea with Xuan Nguyen Tour, head off the coast to Bom Island, and get outside with Archipelago Anthoy.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our An Thoi day trip app.

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to An Thoi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Ganh Dau.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
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Ganh Dau, Phu Quoc Island — 6 nights

Step out of Ganh Dau to go to Ong Lang and see Happy Farm PQ, which is approximately 36 minutes away. Spend the 12th (Sun) exploring nature at Phu Quoc National Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Ganh Dau online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from An Thoi to Ganh Dau by car takes about 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.
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Halong Bay — 5 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Halong Bay: Cat Ba Island (in Cat Ba) and Clock Tower Roundabout (in Ha Long). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay, get outside with Outdoor Activities, relax and rejuvenate at Royal Spa, and Head underground at Sung Sot Cave.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Halong Bay online travel planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Ganh Dau to Halong Bay in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, train, and car; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel back home.
Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Spas
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Vietnam travel guide

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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.