31 days in Vietnam Itinerary

31 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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31 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Da Nang
shuttle:  1​h
1
Hoi An
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
3
Ho Chi Minh City
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + foot + shuttle:  2​h 45​min
4
Nha Trang
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h 15​min
5
Da Lat
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
6
Hue
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
8
Hanoi
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + ferry:  4​h
9
Halong Bay
— 3 nights
+2
ferry + Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Da Nang

3
nights
Hoi An

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hoi An: Da Nang (Dragon Bridge & Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture). There's lots more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, don't miss a visit to The Marble Mountains, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Hoi An day trip planning website .

Da Nang to Hoi An is an approximately 1-hour shuttle ride. You can also take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Da Nang
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Spas
Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains

4
nights
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

Duong Dong ©
Explore Duong Dong's surroundings by going to Dinh Nguyễn Trung Trực Pagoda (in Ganh Dau) and An Thoi (Gam Ghi Island & May Rut Island).

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Duong Dong day trip tool .

You can fly from Hoi An to Duong Dong in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, An Thoi, Duong To, Dinh Nguyễn Trung Trực Pagoda, Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho
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Gam Ghi Island ©
Gam Ghi Island
Archipelago Anthoy ©
Archipelago Anthoy
Phu Quoc Countryside ©
Phu Quoc Countryside

4
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.
Ho Chi Minh City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, spas, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, and ponder the world of politics at The Independence Palace.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Duong Dong to Ho Chi Minh City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Ben Thanh Market ©
Ben Thanh Market

3
nights
Nha Trang

Nha Trang ©
On a vacation in Nha Trang, a famous Vietnam resort town, you can lounge on a beach all day and party into the night.
Nha Trang is known for theme parks, historic sites, beaches, wildlife, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Po Nagar Cham Towers, get in on the family fun at Vinpearl Land Nha Trang, take in the exciting artwork at DDK's Black & White Photo Gallery, and browse the exhibits of Long Thanh Photo Studio.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Nha Trang trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Nha Trang by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Da Lat.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Theme Parks Tours Wildlife
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Vinpearl Land Nha Trang ©
Vinpearl Land Nha Trang
Scuba & Snorkeling
Po Nagar Cham Towers ©
Po Nagar Cham Towers

3
nights
Da Lat

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, historic sites, parks, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, push the limits with an extreme tour, head outdoors with Pine Track Adventures, and don't miss a visit to Valley of Love.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Da Lat trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by bus from Nha Trang to Da Lat takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hue.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Nha Tho Bao Loc
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Pine Track Adventures ©
Pine Track Adventures
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

3
nights
Hue

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.
Hue is known for historic sites, nature, spas, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Imperial City, admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda, explore the world behind art at XQ Hand Embroidery, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Hue route maker website .

You can fly from Da Lat to Hue in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Tours Historic Sites Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 21:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda

3
nights
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.
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is known for nature, parks, nightlife, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop, explore the fascinating underground world of Son Doong Cave, explore the striking landscape of Phong Nha Caves, and admire the natural beauty at Phong Nha Botanic Garden.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park visit planner.

Traveling by car from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature
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The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop
Paradise Cave
Paradise Cave
Son Doong Cave ©
Son Doong Cave

4
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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter, browse the exhibits of Tired City Bao Khanh, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Literature & National University, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake).

For reviews and more tourist information, read our Hanoi journey builder site .

Getting from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hanoi by combination of taxi and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

3
nights
Halong Bay

Halong Bay ©
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.
Take a break from Halong Bay with a short trip to Cat Ba Island in Cat Ba, about 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Long Tien Pagoda, take in the views from Bãi Cháy Bridge, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Halong Bay day trip website .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Cat Ba Island
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Kayaking & Canoeing
Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay

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