30 days in Vietnam Itinerary

30 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Vietnam sightseeing planner

Make it your trip
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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 5 nights
Fly
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 4 nights
Fly
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Da Lat
— 3 nights
Fly
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Hoi An
— 4 nights
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Hue
— 3 nights
Drive
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
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Hanoi
— 5 nights
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Bus to Noi Bai Airport, Fly to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Drive to Ha Long Bai Chay, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay
— 1 night
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Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Drive to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Fly to Toronto

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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

— 5 nights
A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
When in Duong Dong, make a side trip to see Sun World Hon Thom Nature Park in An Thoi, approximately An Thoi away. There's much more to do: relax in the rural setting at Phu Quoc Countryside, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dinh Ba Thuy Long Thanh Mau, cast your line with Jerry's Jungle Tours, and steep yourself in history at Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Duong Dong route maker tool.

Toronto, Canada to Duong Dong is an approximately 23-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 12 hours traveling from Toronto to Duong Dong. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to fly to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Ho Chi Minh City

— 4 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.
On the 9th (Tue), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, gain some tasty knowledge on Saigon Vibes Tour, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and admire the landmark architecture of Central Post Office.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City holiday builder site.

Getting from Duong Dong to Ho Chi Minh City by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In November in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Da Lat.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Adventure · 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: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, get great views at Lam Vien Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Linh Phuoc Pagoda, and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Da Lat day trip planning website.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Hoi An.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Adventure

Side Trip

Hoi An

— 4 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Da Nang (Tran Thi Ly Bridge, Dacotours - Da Nang Travel Agency, &more). There's much more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, explore the world behind art at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, push the limits with an extreme tour, and take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Hoi An trip maker site.

Traveling by flight from Da Lat to Hoi An takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Hoi An are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

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.
Spend the 20th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Imperial City, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Hue holiday builder.

You can drive from Hoi An to Hue in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Hue can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): Head underground at Phong Nha Caves and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): explore the activities along Suoi Nuoc Mooc and then take in the awesome beauty at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo).

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Hanoi.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

Hanoi

— 5 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 26th (Fri), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Old Quarter, contemplate the waterfront views at West Lake, don't miss a visit to Temple of Literature & National University, and brush up on your military savvy at Vietnam Military History Museum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Hanoi trip tool.

You can fly from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hanoi in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Halong Bay

— 1 night
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 29th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Long Tien Pagoda, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and finally snap pictures at Pont Bai Chay.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Halong Bay online trip maker.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Nature

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.