31 days in Hanoi, Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park & Ho Chi Minh City Itinerary

31 days in Hanoi, Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park & Ho Chi Minh City Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Vietnam itinerary planner

Plan created by another user. Make it yours

Route & dates

1
Hanoi
— 16 nights
2
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 1 night
3
Ho Chi Minh City
— 11 nights

16
nights
Hanoi

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.
Popular historic sites such as Old Quarter and Temple of Literature & National University are in your itinerary. Visiting Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) and Boat Tours & Water Sports will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hanoi: Do Temple (in Dinh Bang) and Dau Pagoda (in Bac Ninh). There's still lots to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, get engrossed in the history at Ho Chi Minh Museum, push the limits with an extreme tour, and explore the galleries of TiredCity Hang Bong.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Hanoi online tour planner.

London, UK to Hanoi is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 7 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Do Temple, Truc Lam An Tam Zen Monastery, Dau Pagoda
Highlights from your plan
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Spas
Temple of Literature & National University ©

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop, thenadmire the natural beauty at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, and then Head underground at Phong Nha Caves. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): explore the fascinating underground world of Hang Toi (Dark Cave) and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park vacation planner.

Getting from Hanoi to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Phong Nha Botanic Garden ©
Phong Nha Botanic Garden
Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop

11
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.
Get some historical perspective at The Independence Palace and Chua Van Phat - Temple of Ten Thousand Buddhas. Get in touch with nature at Kayaking & Canoeing and Tan Son Nhat Golf Course. Explore Ho Chi Minh City's surroundings by going to Fito Museum - Museums of Traditional Vietnamese Medicine & Pharmacy (in Thuan An) and Vung Tau (Front Beach, The Vung Tau War Heroes Shrine, &more). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Bach Dang, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels.

Plan my Ho Chi Minh City trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

You can fly from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Ho Chi Minh City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. On the 31st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Vung Tau, Fito Museum - Museums of Traditional Vietnamese Medicine & Pharmacy
Highlights from your plan
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Kayaking & Canoeing
Spas

Similar plans

33 days in Vietnam, Thailand & Phnom Penh BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA November, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: November, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 35 days in Manila, Hanoi & Paranaque BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA March, fast-paced, popular sights Preferences: March Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Fast-paced 33 days in Asia BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA June, popular & hidden gems Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 32 days in Eindhoven & Ho Chi Minh City BY A USER FROM VIETNAM March, popular sights Preferences: March Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 33 days in Eindhoven & Ho Chi Minh City BY A USER FROM VIETNAM March, popular sights Preferences: March Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 34 days in Asia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular sights Preferences: May Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 32 days in Asia BY A USER FROM FRANCE October, popular sights Preferences: October Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 29 days in Ho Chi Minh City & Hanoi BY A USER FROM INDONESIA February, museums, popular sights Preferences: February, museums Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 53 days in Southeast Asia BY A USER FROM VIETNAM April, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights Preferences: April, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Slow & easy 60 days in South Pacific & Asia BY A USER FROM CANADA March, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: March, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 59 days in Asia BY A USER FROM FRANCE October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights Preferences: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Slow & easy 37 days in Ho Chi Minh City BY A USER FROM CANADA March, popular sights Preferences: March Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium
See more plans