30 days in Vietnam Itinerary

30 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 3 nights
Fly to Conson, Taxi to Con Dao Islands
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Con Dao Islands
— 2 nights
Taxi to Conson, Fly to Ho Chi Minh City
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
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Da Lat
— 4 nights
Fly to Danang, Bus to Hue
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Hue
— 4 nights
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 4 nights
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Hanoi
— 3 nights
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Hoi An
— 6 nights
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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

— 3 nights
A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Take a break from the city and head to Bai Tắm Sao and Archipelago Anthoy. Visit Galina Phu Quoc Mudbath & Spa and Long Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore Duong Dong's surroundings by going to An Thoi (May Rut Island & Gam Ghi Island). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ho Quoc Temple, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ong Lang Beach, and stop by All Good Things Phu Quoc.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Duong Dong trip planner.

Bangkok, Thailand to Duong Dong is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, car, and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Con Dao Islands.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Con Dao Islands

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Van Son Pagoda, explore the activities along An Hai Lake, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bãi Đầm Trầu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Ong Dung Beach.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Con Dao Islands road trip app.

Getting from Duong Dong to Con Dao Islands by combination of flight and taxi takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Con Dao Islands

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Ho Chi Minh City

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chùa Giác Lâm (Giac Lam Pagoda), then admire the striking features of Central Post Office, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then get a sense of history and politics at The Independence Palace, and then get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City trip planning app.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Con Dao Islands to Ho Chi Minh City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. In May, daytime highs in Ho Chi Minh City are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Da Lat.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Spas · Historic Sites · Museums

Da Lat

— 4 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. Thien Vien Truc Lam and Lam Dong Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Da Lat King Palace I, pause for some serene contemplation at Nha Tho Bao Loc, take in the dramatic scenery at Waterfall Bao Dai, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Linh Quang pagoda.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Da Lat visit planning website.

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Hue.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Hue

— 4 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh and Thien Mu Pagoda. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Imperial City and Royal Tombs. Venture out of the city with trips to Laguna Golf Lang Co (in Cu Du) and City of Ghosts - An Bang Cemetery (in Vinh An). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, make a trip to Luc Bo Culture Space, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and explore the world behind art at Le Ba Dang Art Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Hue day trip planning website.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Da Lat to Hue in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Hue, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Golf

Side Trips

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

— 4 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Phong Nha Caves and Hang Toi (Dark Cave). Get outdoors at Paradise Cave and Son Doong Cave. Go for a jaunt from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Dong Hoi to see Bai Da Nhay (Jumping rock beach) about 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: Head underground at Tien Son Cave, relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop, take in nature's colorful creations at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, and get in on the family fun at Bong Lai Rattan House.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park journey planning tool.

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 11th (Tue) so you can fly to Hanoi.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Hanoi

— 3 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Vietnamese Women's Museum and Old Quarter. Take a break from the city and head to Kayaking & Canoeing and Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Literature & National University, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Hanoi trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hanoi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can fly to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Historic Sites · Adventure · Outdoors

Hoi An

— 6 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.
Mỹ Sơn and March Gallery will appeal to history buffs. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at My Khe Beach and Cua Dai Beach. Step out of Hoi An to go to Da Nang and see Phuoc My Beach, which is approximately 56 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the exciting artwork at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, kick back and relax at Non Nuoc Beach, and stroll through An Bang Beach.

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

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Hoi An takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In June in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

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.