29 days in Vietnam Itinerary

29 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Hanoi
— 4 nights
Bus to Ha Long, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay
— 2 nights
Ferry to Cat Ba, Fly to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 3 nights
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Hue
— 3 nights
Bus to Da Nang Central Bus Station, Fly to Da Lat
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Da Lat
— 3 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 4 nights
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Hoi An
— 5 nights
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Hanoi

— 4 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: explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Literature & National University.

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Manchester, UK to Hanoi is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay and then contemplate the waterfront views at Bai Tu Long Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: snap pictures at Pont Bai Chay, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then take in the views from Bãi Cháy Bridge.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Halong Bay trip itinerary website.

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

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.
Go for a jaunt from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Son Trach to see Hang Toi (Dark Cave) about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: Head underground at Phong Nha Caves, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop, and take in nature's colorful creations at Phong Nha Botanic Garden.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip maker tool.

Getting from Halong Bay to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park by combination of ferry and flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, car, and train; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.
Hue is known for historic sites, wildlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Imperial City, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thien Mu Pagoda, make a trip to Luc Bo Culture Space, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To find reviews and other tourist information, go to the Hue online visit planner.

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 March, daily temperatures in Hue can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Da Lat

— 3 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: push the limits with an extreme tour, browse the eclectic array of goods at Dalat Market, contemplate the waterfront views at Xuan Huong Lake, and get outside with Pine Track Adventures.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Da Lat road trip website.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Hue to Da Lat in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to fly to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

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.
Ho Chi Minh City is known for nightlife, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, view the masterpieces at Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi, take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City trip planning app.

Fly from Da Lat to Ho Chi Minh City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. April in Ho Chi Minh City sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Museums

Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

— 4 nights
A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Step out of Duong Dong with an excursion to Thien Vien Truc Lam Ho Quoc (Ho Quoc Pagoda) in Duong To--about 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: experience rural life at Phu Quoc Mushroom, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dinh Ba Thuy Long Thanh Mau, contemplate the long history of Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc, and head outdoors with Archipelago Anthoy.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Duong Dong trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Duong Dong takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can fly to Hoi An.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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.
Take a break from Hoi An with a short trip to Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture in Da Nang, about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, look for gifts at Rubin Cloth Shop, and explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains.

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Getting from Duong Dong to Hoi An by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in April, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Adventure

Side Trip

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.