32 days in Vietnam Itinerary

32 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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32 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly:  22​h
1
Hanoi
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Sapa
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Drive + ferry:  10​h 30​min
3
Halong Bay
— 3 nights
+2
ferry + Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Da Nang
— 4 nights
bus:  2​h
5
Hue
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  9​h
7
Nha Trang
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h 15​min
8
Da Lat
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 30​min
9
Ho Chi Minh City
— 5 nights
Fly:  20​h
End: Montreal

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: wander the streets of Old Quarter, look for gifts at TiredCity Hang Bong, steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Hanoi trip planner .

Montreal, Canada to Hanoi is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 12 hours traveling from Montreal to Hanoi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Sapa.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
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TiredCity Hang Bong ©
TiredCity Hang Bong
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

3
nights
Sapa

Sapa ©
A hub of tourism in the country's northwestern mountainous region, Sapa represents home for a large number of ethnic minorities from the hill tribes of the region, and acts as a base for explorations of the surrounding area's wealth of natural sights.
On the 12th (Sun), make a trip to Love Waterfall, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Fansipan Mountain, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): appreciate the views at Muong Hoa Valley, then make a trip to Quang Truong Square, and then make a trip to Cat Cat village.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Sapa itinerary maker site .

Getting from Hanoi to Sapa by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Sapa

Nature Parks Spas
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Fansipan Mountain ©
Fansipan Mountain
Muong Hoa Valley ©
Muong Hoa Valley
Cat Cat village ©
Cat Cat village

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Cat Ba Island in Cat Ba (about 52 minutes away). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay, head off the coast to Hon Ga Choi Island, Head underground at Sung Sot Cave, and snap pictures at Pont Bai Chay.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Halong Bay online trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Sapa to Halong Bay in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Da Nang.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature Parks Adventure

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

4
nights
Da Nang

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Da Nang: Hoi An (Japanese Covered Bridge, Spas, & more). The adventure continues: make a trip to The Marble Mountains, snap pictures at Dragon Bridge, see the interesting displays at Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture, and get in on the family fun at Ba Na Hills SunWorld.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Da Nang holiday planner.

You can do a combination of ferry, car, and flight from Halong Bay to Da Nang in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can catcht the bus to Hue.

Things to do in Da Nang

Theme Parks Tours Museums

Side Trip

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

2
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.
On the 22nd (Wed), steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, then admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda, then contemplate the long history of Imperial City, and finally browse the different shops at Big C Market. Keep things going the next day: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, and then contemplate the long history of Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Hue trip itinerary planner .

Take a bus from Da Nang to Hue in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Hue are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda

4
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, Head underground at Son Doong Cave, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Phong Nha Caves, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo).

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. On the 27th (Mon), you'll travel to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature
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Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop
Son Doong Cave ©
Son Doong Cave

3
nights
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.
On the 28th (Tue), stop by XQ Hand Embroidery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Po Nagar Cham Towers, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, make a splash at Vinpearl Land Nha Trang and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nha Tho Nui.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Nha Trang day trip website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Nha Trang takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Da Lat.

Things to do in Nha Trang

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

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. On the 1st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Linh Phuoc Pagoda, then take some stellar pictures from Lam Vien Square, and then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Da Lat online itinerary planner .

You can take a bus from Nha Trang to Da Lat in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nha Tho Bao Loc
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Linh Phuoc Pagoda ©
Linh Phuoc Pagoda

5
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, adventure, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Da Lat to Ho Chi Minh City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In May, daytime highs in Ho Chi Minh City are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Adventure Outdoors
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Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Central Post Office ©
Central Post Office

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