40 days in Vietnam Itinerary

40 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Hanoi
— 4 nights
Fly to Phu Quoc, Taxi to Phu Quoc Island
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Phu Quoc Island
— 5 nights
Taxi to Phu Quoc, Fly to Con Son
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Con Son
— 2 nights
Fly
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 4 nights
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Da Nang
— 4 nights
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Hue
— 5 nights
Bus to Da Nang Central Bus Station, Fly to Da Lat
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Da Lat
— 6 nights
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Phan Thiet
— 3 nights
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Nha Trang
— 4 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Vietnam Museum of Ethnology and Vietnamese Women's Museum. Popular historic sites such as Old Quarter and Hoa Lo Prison are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Temple of Literature & National University, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Joseph's Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Presidential Palace Historical Site, and learn something new at Indigo Store.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Hanoi trip itinerary app.

Edmonton, Canada to Hanoi is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 14 hour difference. On the 6th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Phu Quoc Island.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Phu Quoc Island

— 5 nights
The largest of Vietnam's islands, Phu Quoc combines tradition with modernity, and nature with nurture.
Visiting Bai Tắm Sao and Phu Quoc Waterfall will get you outdoors. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Vung Bau Beach and Long Beach. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc, contemplate the waterfront views at Tranh Stream, tee off at Vinpearl Golf Phu Quoc Course, and look for gifts at The Green Boutique.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Phu Quoc Island travel route app.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Hanoi to Phu Quoc Island in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, ferry, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Con Son.

Things to do in Phu Quoc Island

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Theme Parks

Con Son

— 2 nights

Devil's Island

Taking a vacation in Con Son is like stepping back in time, with the island of around 5,000 people offering a glimpse into what life in Vietnam was like before television and other modern conveniences arrived.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then kick back and relax at Bãi Đầm Trầu. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Con Dao National Park.

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Getting from Phu Quoc Island to Con Son by combination of taxi and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Con Son

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Cao Dai Temple and Saigon Opera House (Ho Chi Minh Municipal Theater). Your cultural itinerary includes sights like War Remnants Museum and Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, admire the striking features of Central Post Office, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Emperor Jade Pagoda.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Con Son to Ho Chi Minh City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to fly to Da Nang.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Nightlife

Side Trip

Da Nang

— 4 nights

City of Bridges

A curious mix of developed beachfront tourism and untouched local city life, Da Nang presents an often-overlooked but authentic and welcoming picture of central Vietnam.
Relax by the water at My Khe Beach and Cua Dai Beach. Visiting Non Nuoc Beach and An Bang Beach will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Da Nang: Mỹ Sơn (in Duy Xuyen District) and Hoi An (Nony Leather, Yaly Couture, &more). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Marble Mountains, get in on the family fun at Ba Na Hills SunWorld, take in the views from Han River Bridge, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Phap Lam Pagoda.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Da Nang trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Nang takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Da Nang

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Hue

— 5 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Royal Tombs and Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh. Do some cultural sightseeing at Imperial City and Nine Dynastic Urns. And it doesn't end there: get outside with Outdoor Activities, hit the road with Le Family Rider, steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc, and admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Hue travel planner.

You can drive from Da Nang to Hue in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In December in Hue, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Da Lat

— 6 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Thien Vien Truc Lam and Domaine de Marie Church. Popular historic sites such as Linh Phuoc Pagoda and Bao Dai's Palace are in your itinerary. Take a break from Da Lat with a short trip to Lang Biang in Lac Duong, about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, admire the natural beauty at Dalat Flower Park, tee off at Dalat Palace Golf Club, and pause for some photo ops at Statue Of Golden Buddha.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Da Lat online day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Hue to Da Lat takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can catch the bus to Phan Thiet.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Phan Thiet

— 3 nights
An emerging coastal getaway, the city of Phan Thiet has always been known for its fishing industry and, in particular, as a center of fish sauce production.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Ke Ga Light house and Mui Ne Beach. You'll get in some beach time at RIDS Surf Club and Bai Da Ong Dia Beach. The adventure continues: find your balance on the water with Jibe's Beach Club, take in the awesome beauty at Ta Cu Mountain, explore the striking landscape at Red Sand Dunes, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Linh Son Truong Tho Pagoda.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Phan Thiet trip app.

Traveling by bus from Da Lat to Phan Thiet takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Phan Thiet

Parks · Outdoors · Adventure · Tours

Side Trip

Nha Trang

— 4 nights
On a vacation in Nha Trang, a famous Vietnam resort town, you can lounge on a beach all day and party into the night.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Nha Tho Nui and Long Son Pagoda. Discover out-of-the-way places like Nha Trang Beach and Hot mineral springs I-Resort Nha Trang. Spend the 5th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Hon Chong, pause for some serene contemplation at Bac Thanh Church, snap pictures at Xom Bong Bridge, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Po Nagar Cham Towers.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Nha Trang online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Phan Thiet to Nha Trang in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

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.