27 days in Vietnam Itinerary

27 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Fly
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Hanoi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ninh Binh
— 2 nights
Bus to Hai Phong, Fly to Danang
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Hoi An
— 2 nights
Drive
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Da Nang
— 2 nights
Fly to Haiphong, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay
— 3 nights
Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Fly to Tan Son Nhat
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
Fly
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Con Son
— 2 nights
Fly
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An Thoi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ganh Dau
— 3 nights
Drive to Phu Quoc International Airport, Fly to London Heathrow Airport

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Hanoi

— 2 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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison.

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London, UK to Hanoi is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from London to Hanoi due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Ninh Binh.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Tours · Nature · Parks

Ninh Binh

— 2 nights
A fairly nondescript town, Ninh Binh acts as a base for explorations of the province of the same name, with the karst landscape and lush valleys that surround the town offering a wealth of scenic vistas of rice paddies and rugged rocks.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bai Dinh Pagoda and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Tam Coc and then make a trip to Bich Dong Pagoda.

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Traveling by car from Hanoi to Ninh Binh takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Ninh Binh can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Ninh Binh

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hoi An

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then look for gifts at Rubin Cloth Shop, then take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, and finally savor the flavors at Food & Drink. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cua Dai Beach, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then have fun at Henna Art Hoi An.

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Getting from Ninh Binh to Hoi An by combination of bus and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Ninh Binh in April, expect nights in Hoi An to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Da Nang.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Da Nang

— 2 nights

City of Bridges

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.
On the 10th (Fri), make a trip to Dragon Bridge, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then don't miss a visit to Lady Buddha. Keep things going the next day: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains, and then stop by M Legrand Jewelry.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Da Nang tour itinerary maker site.

Drive from Hoi An to Da Nang in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Da Nang

Tours · Spas · Nature · Parks

Halong Bay

— 3 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.
You've now added Cat Ba Island to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Cat Ba Island, then explore the activities along Bai Tu Long Bay, and then explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay. Here are some ideas for day two: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Halong Bay tour itinerary planning website.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Da Nang to Halong Bay in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature · Parks · Adventure · Tours

Side Trip

Ho Chi Minh City

— 3 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.
You've now added Cu Chi Tunnels to your itinerary. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, browse the exhibits of Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi, and pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon.

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Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Ho Chi Minh City takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Shopping

Ho Chi Minh City

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Far East

You've now added Cu Chi Tunnels to your itinerary. On the 18th (Sat), make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, pause for some serene contemplation at Nha tho Da Minh, then take in panoramic vistas at Bitexco Financial Tower, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Emperor Jade Pagoda. Keep things going the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Benthanh Street Food Market and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City itinerary planner.

Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Con Son.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Con Son

— 2 nights

Devil's Island

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Con Dao National Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bãi Đầm Trầu.

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Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Con Son takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to An Thoi.

Things to do in Con Son

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

An Thoi

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): experience rural life at Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho, stroll through Bai Tắm Sao, and then contemplate the long history of Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc. Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to Gam Ghi Island and then head outdoors with Archipelago Anthoy.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the An Thoi travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Con Son to An Thoi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Ganh Dau.

Things to do in An Thoi

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ganh Dau

— 3 nights
On the 25th (Sat), cool off at Vinpearl Land Phu Quoc, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ho Quoc Temple, and then relax in the rural setting at Phu Quoc Countryside. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Mui Ganh Dau Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Vung Bau Beach, and then kick back and relax at Ong Lang Beach.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Ganh Dau travel planner.

Drive from An Thoi to Ganh Dau in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ganh Dau

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Vietnam travel guide

4.3
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.

Con Dao Islands travel guide

4.2
Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Military Museums

Phu Quoc Island travel guide

3.5
Beaches · Fishing Charters & Tours · Spas
The largest of Vietnam's islands, Phu Quoc combines tradition with modernity, and nature with nurture. Known for its pepper farming and fish sauce brewing, the island retains a charming rusticity in its fishing towns and inland plantations. Phu Quoc Island tourism developed rapidly, with a number of resorts sitting on the golden sands along the southwest coast. With half of the island registered as a national park, the dense jungles and mountains of the interior remain protected from overdevelopment--good news for wildlife living there, including slow lorises, macaques, owls, and tortoises.