31 days in Vietnam Itinerary

31 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Hoi An
— 3 nights
Fly
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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 4 nights
Fly
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 4 nights
Fly
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Nha Trang
— 3 nights
Bus
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Da Lat
— 3 nights
Fly to Danang, Bus to Hue
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Hue
— 3 nights
Drive
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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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
— 3 nights
Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Fly to Da Nang

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Hoi An

— 3 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Da Nang (Dragon Bridge & Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture). There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, and take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Hoi An trip planner.

Da Nang to Hoi An is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a shuttle; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Hoi An are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 1 — 4:

Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

— 4 nights
A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
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). There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Archipelago Anthoy, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, don't miss a visit to Sung Hung Pagoda, and look for gifts at Sava Coffee Shop.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Duong Dong trip planning site.

Fly from Hoi An to Duong Dong in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 4 — 8:

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.
Ho Chi Minh City is known for nightlife, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City holiday planner.

Fly from Duong Dong to Ho Chi Minh City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in October, and nighttime lows around 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 · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 12:

Nha Trang

— 3 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.
Nha Trang is known for historic sites, theme parks, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the exciting artwork at Long Thanh Photo Studio, browse the exhibits of DDK's Black & White Photo Gallery, and make a splash at VinWonders Nha Trang.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Nha Trang trip app.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Nha Trang in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to catch the bus to Da Lat.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Tours · Outdoors · Theme Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 15:

Da Lat

— 3 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: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nha Tho Bao Loc, head outdoors with Pine Track Adventures, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Linh Phuoc Pagoda.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Da Lat trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Nha Trang to Da Lat takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Hue.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 15 — 18:

Hue

— 3 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.
Hue is known for historic sites, wildlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Imperial City, don't miss a visit to The Flag Tower, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and look for gifts at Grace Garments.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Hue trip itinerary planning site.

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 October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 21:

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

— 3 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park: Son Trach (Hang Toi (Dark Cave) & Paradise Cave). There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo), relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop, Head underground at Son Doong Cave, and stroll through Phong Nha Caves.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park visit planner.

Getting from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 21 — 24:

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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Old Quarter, steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and don't miss a visit to Temple of Literature & National University.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Hanoi itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hanoi by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Adventure
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 28:

Halong Bay

— 3 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.
Go for a jaunt from Halong Bay to Cat Ba to see Cat Ba Island about 52 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay, take in the views from Bãi Cháy Bridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Long Tien Pagoda, and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Halong Bay road trip app.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 28 — 31:

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.