29 days in Vietnam Itinerary

29 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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29 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Dusseldorf
Train + Fly:  14 h 15 min
1
Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
2
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
3
Da Lat
— 3 nights
Bus:  2 h 15 min
4
Nha Trang
— 2 nights
+2
Shuttle + Foot + Fly:  3 h
5
Hoi An
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
Hue
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
7
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 3 nights
+4
Bus + Taxi + Fly + Drive + Ferry:  6 h 30 min
8
Halong Bay
— 2 nights
+2
Ferry + Drive + Fly:  4 h
9
Hanoi
— 5 nights
Fly + Train:  15 h
End: Dusseldorf

3
nights
Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City ©
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 nightlife, museums, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, admire the landmark architecture of The Independence Palace, hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, and get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City itinerary planning site.

Dusseldorf, Germany to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 14.5- hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 6 hours. In July, Ho Chi Minh City is somewhat warmer than Dusseldorf - with highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Kayaking & Canoeing

3
nights
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

Duong Dong ©
A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Go for a jaunt from Duong Dong to An Thoi to see May Rut Island about 1h 25 min away.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Duong Dong journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Duong Dong takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Historic Sites Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho, Phu Quoc Mushroom, May Rut Island
Highlights from your plan
Dinh Ba Thuy Long Thanh Mau ©
Dinh Ba Thuy Long Thanh Mau
Phu Quoc Countryside ©
Phu Quoc Countryside
Archipelago Anthoy ©
Archipelago Anthoy

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.
Da Lat is known for nature, historic sites, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, get outside with Pine Track Adventures, contemplate the waterfront views at Xuan Huong Lake, and stroll around Datanla High Rope Course.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Da Lat road trip tool.

Getting from Duong Dong to Da Lat by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of ferry, bus, train, and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to catch the bus to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors Tours Nature

Side Trip

Nha Tho Bao Loc
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Pine Track Adventures ©
Pine Track Adventures
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

2
nights
Nha Trang

Nha Trang ©
On a vacation in Nha Trang, a famous Vietnam resort town, you can lounge on a beach all day and party into the night.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take in the views from Tran Phu Bridge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Po Nagar Cham Towers, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at Vietnam - Russia Monument and then cool off at Vinpearl Land Nha Trang.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Nha Trang day trip planning tool.

You can take a bus from Da Lat to Nha Trang in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Theme Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Vietnam - Russia Monument
Highlights from your plan
Vinpearl Land Nha Trang ©
Vinpearl Land Nha Trang
Scuba & Snorkeling
Po Nagar Cham Towers ©
Po Nagar Cham Towers

3
nights
Hoi An

Hoi An ©
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.
Take a break from Hoi An with a short trip to Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture in Da Nang, about 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, have fun at Henna Art Hoi An, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hy Hoa Temple, and make a trip to Japanese Covered Bridge.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Hoi An trip planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Nha Trang to Hoi An takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Da Nang
Highlights from your plan
Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
Spas
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains

3
nights
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.
Hue is known for historic sites, wildlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Imperial City, make a trip to The Flag Tower, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Thien Mu Pagoda.

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

You can drive from Hoi An to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda

3
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.
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is known for nature, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the fascinating underground world of Son Doong Cave, admire the natural beauty at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop, and make a trip to Phong Nha Caves.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Son Doong Cave ©
Son Doong Cave
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop
Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then snap pictures at Pont Bai Chay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): Head underground at Tien Ong Cave, Head underground at Sung Sot Cave, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Bai Tu Long Bay.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Halong Bay holiday builder website.

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and ferry from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Halong Bay takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay

5
nights
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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Old Quarter, make a trip to Temple of Literature & National University, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Hanoi holiday planning tool.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Hanoi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

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