33 days in Vietnam Itinerary

33 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Vietnam travel planner

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Hanoi
— 4 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
— 2 nights
Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Fly to Hoi An
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Hoi An
— 4 nights
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Hue
— 4 nights
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An Thoi, Phu Quoc Island
— 4 nights
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Ganh Dau, Phu Quoc Island
— 4 nights
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Da Lat
— 4 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 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.
On the 30th (Thu), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's much more to do: stop by Old Quarter, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, enjoy some diversion at Authentic Bat Trang, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Hanoi road trip planning app.

Catania, Italy to Hanoi is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from Catania to Hanoi, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) 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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Bai Tu Long Bay and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at Royal Spa and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, read our Halong Bay day trip app.

Getting from Hanoi to Halong Bay by combination of bus and ferry takes about 5 hours. Other options: 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 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hoi An: Da Nang (Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture & Tran Thi Ly Bridge). There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, stop by Yaly Couture - Nguyen Thai Hoc branch, and admire the masterpieces at Precious Heritage by Rehahn.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Hoi An trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Hoi An in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. In January, daytime highs in Hoi An are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping

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.
Spend the 8th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Imperial City, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, make a trip to The Flag Tower, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thien Lam Pagoda.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Hue road trip planning site.

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. January in Hue sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to An Thoi.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors

An Thoi, Phu Quoc Island

— 4 nights
An Thoi is known for beaches, theme parks, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: indulge in some personalized pampering at New Life Spa - Suc Song Moi Yoga & Spa, head off the coast to Kim Quy Island, stroll through Khem Beach, and discover the deep blue sea with Xuan Nguyen Tour.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our An Thoi travel route planning website.

You can fly from Hue to An Thoi in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, bus, ferry, and taxi; or do a combination of train, bus, ferry, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Ganh Dau.

Things to do in An Thoi

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Ganh Dau, Phu Quoc Island

— 4 nights
Take a break from Ganh Dau with a short trip to Happy Farm PQ in Ong Lang, about 36 minutes away.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Ganh Dau holiday planner.

Traveling by car from An Thoi to Ganh Dau takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can fly to Da Lat.

Things to do in Ganh Dau

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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.
Da Lat is known for nature, adventure, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, admire the sheer force of Datanla Falls, get outside with Pine Track Adventures, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Linh Phuoc Pagoda.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Da Lat trip tool.

Fly from Ganh Dau to Da Lat in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to fly to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Ho Chi Minh City

— 5 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 27th (Thu), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City trip planner.

You can fly from Da Lat to Ho Chi Minh City in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In January in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Historic Sites

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.