29 days in Vietnam Itinerary

29 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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29 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  15 h
1
Hanoi
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
2
Hoi An
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h
3
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
4
Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Shuttle:  2 h 45 min
5
Nha Trang
— 3 nights
Bus:  2 h 15 min
6
Da Lat
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
7
Hue
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
8
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 3 nights
+3
Taxi + Fly + Drive + Ferry:  6 h 30 min
9
Halong Bay
— 4 nights
+2
Ferry + Drive + Fly:  17 h 15 min
End: Paris

3
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Old Quarter and Hoa Lo Prison. Shop till you drop at TiredCity Hang Bong and D&C Art Gallery. The adventure continues: get outside with Outdoor Activities, see the interesting displays at Vietnamese Women's Museum, contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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

Paris, France to Hanoi is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing
Vietnamese Women's Museum ©
Vietnamese Women's Museum

4
nights
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Precious Heritage by Rehahn and Hoi An Ancient Town. Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Fishing Charters & Tours. Change things up with a short trip to My Khe Beach in Da Nang (about 36 minutes away). The adventure continues: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains, and browse the range of quality goods at Ginkgo T-Shirts Store Le Loi.

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You can fly from Hanoi to Hoi An in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in June, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Da Nang
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Fishing Charters & Tours
Precious Heritage by Rehahn ©
Precious Heritage by Rehahn

2
nights
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

Duong Dong ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): relax in the rural setting at Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ho Quoc Temple, then relax in the rural setting at Phu Quoc Countryside, and finally get engrossed in the history at Coi Nguon Museum. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cao Dai Temple, look for gifts at Sava Coffee Shop, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dinh Ba Thuy Long Thanh Mau, and finally pick up some local products at Floating Village Rach Vem.

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Fly from Hoi An to Duong Dong in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho
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Dinh Ba Thuy Long Thanh Mau ©
Dinh Ba Thuy Long Thanh Mau
Coi Nguon Museum ©
Coi Nguon Museum
Sava Coffee Shop ©
Sava Coffee Shop

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like War Remnants Museum and Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral. Visit The Independence Palace and Emperor Jade Pagoda for their historical value. There's still lots to do: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, see the interesting displays at Drink Vietnam, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and view the masterpieces at Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City trip planner.

Fly from Duong Dong to Ho Chi Minh City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In June in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Kayaking & Canoeing
The Independence Palace ©
The Independence Palace

3
nights
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.
Head to Long Thanh Photo Studio and DDK's Black & White Photo Galleryfor some retail therapy. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Ba Ho Waterfall. There's much more to do: take in the natural beauty of Hot mineral springs I-Resort Nha Trang, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Po Nagar Cham Towers, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Nha Trang journey builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Ho Chi Minh City to Nha Trang takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Da Lat.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Hot mineral springs I-Resort Nha Trang ©
Ba Ho Waterfall
Ba Ho Waterfall

2
nights
Da Lat

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.
On the 18th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Linh Phuoc Pagoda, take in the spiritual surroundings of Thien Vien Truc Lam, and then view the masterpieces at Trickland 3D Museum. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Nha Tho Bao Loc, then push the limits with an extreme tour, and then hunt for treasures at Dalat Market.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Da Lat online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by bus from Nha Trang to Da Lat takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hue.

Things to do in Da Lat

Historic Sites Shopping Tours

Side Trip

Nha Tho Bao Loc
Highlights from your plan
Linh Phuoc Pagoda ©
Linh Phuoc Pagoda
Thien Vien Truc Lam ©
Thien Vien Truc Lam
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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.
Get some historical perspective at Royal Tombs and Tomb of Tu Duc. Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Off-Road Tours. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Imperial City, admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hon Chen Temple.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Hue sightseeing app .

Traveling by flight from Da Lat to Hue takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Royal Tombs
Royal Tombs
Tomb of Minh Mang ©
Tomb of Minh Mang

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.
Get in touch with nature at Phong Nha Caves and Hang Toi (Dark Cave). There's much more to do: experience rural life at The Duck Stop, take in nature's colorful creations at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo), and explore the fascinating underground world of Son Doong Cave.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park road trip app .

You can drive from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

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

4
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kayaking & Canoeing and Tien Ong Cave. Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Bai Tu Long Bay will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay and head off the coast to Hon Ga Choi Island.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Halong Bay day trip website .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and ferry from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Halong Bay in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You will leave for home on the 29th (Mon).

Things to do in Halong Bay

Tours Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay

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