27 days in Vietnam Itinerary

27 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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27 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Monte-Carlo
+3
Fly + Shuttle + Foot + Bus:  23​h 15​min
1
Ninh Binh
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Hanoi
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Ha Long
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Uong Bi
— 2 nights
Drive:  10​h
5
Hue
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Hoi An
— 5 nights
Shuttle:  1​h
7
Da Nang
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
8
Quy Nhon
— 5 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: Monte-Carlo

2
nights
Ninh Binh

Ninh Binh ©
A fairly nondescript town, Ninh Binh acts as a base for explorations of the province of the same name, with the karst landscape and lush valleys that surround the town offering a wealth of scenic vistas of rice paddies and rugged rocks.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): don't miss a visit to Tam Coc, then make a trip to Bich Dong Pagoda, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Mua Caves.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Ninh Binh trip planner .

Monte-Carlo, Monaco to Ninh Binh is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Monte-Carlo to Ninh Binh due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Monte-Carlo in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Ninh Binh: highs are around 38°C and lows about 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Ninh Binh

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Tam Coc ©
Tam Coc
Bich Dong Pagoda ©
Bich Dong Pagoda

3
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.
Head to Tired City Bao Khanh and Empty Wall Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Quarter and Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, browse for treasures at Vietnam Cultural, and view the masterpieces at Bui Mai Hien Gallery.

For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Hanoi trip planner .

Getting from Ninh Binh to Hanoi by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ha Long.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Shopping Historic Sites
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum ©
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

2
nights
Ha Long

Ha Long
Hạ Long is the capital city and 1st-class provincial city of Quảng Ninh Province, Vietnam. To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Ha Long online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Uong Bi to Ha Long takes an hour. On the 7th (Sat), you'll travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Ha Long

Tours Outdoors
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2
nights
Uong Bi

Uong Bi ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Yen Tu Mountain and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ba Vang Pagoda.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Uong Bi trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Ha Long to Uong Bi takes an hour. You will leave for Hue on the 11th (Wed).

Things to do in Uong Bi

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Yen Tu Mountain ©
Yen Tu Mountain
Ba Vang Pagoda ©
Ba Vang Pagoda

1
night
Hue

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Imperial City, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Thien Mu Pagoda, and then look for gifts at Tinh Hoa Art Shop.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Hue vacation planning website .

Traveling by car from Uong Bi to Hue takes 14 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Hue can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Shopping
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Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda
Tomb of Minh Mang ©
Tomb of Minh Mang

5
nights
Hoi An

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at An Bang Beach and Cua Dai Beach. Shop till you drop at Rubin Cloth Shop and Ginkgo T-Shirts Store Le Loi. Make the 17th (Tue) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, steep yourself in history at The Old House of Phun Hung, take in the spiritual surroundings of Quan Kong Temple, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Hoi An road trip app .

Drive from Hue to Hoi An in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Hoi An are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to take a shuttle to Da Nang.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
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Precious Heritage by Rehahn ©
Precious Heritage by Rehahn
Spas
An Bang Beach ©
An Bang Beach

4
nights
Da Nang

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at My Khe Beach and Non Nuoc Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mỹ Sơn and Da Nang Catheral. Go for a jaunt from Da Nang to Phu Tho to see Hai Van Pass about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at The Marble Mountains, look for gifts at Namaka Jewelry, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and take in the views from Dragon Bridge.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Da Nang online visit planner .

Traveling by shuttle from Hoi An to Da Nang takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In August in Da Nang, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Quy Nhon.

Things to do in Da Nang

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Hai Van Pass, Mỹ Sơn
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My Khe Beach ©
My Khe Beach
Mỹ Sơn ©
Mỹ Sơn
Spas

5
nights
Quy Nhon

Quy Nhon ©
Quy Nhơn is a coastal city in Bình Định Province in central Vietnam. Get some cultural insight at Mang Lang Church and Quang Duc Xua. Visit Eglise de Mang Lang and Long Khanh Pagoda for their historical value. Go for a jaunt from Quy Nhon to Tuy Hoa to see Ghềnh Đá Dĩa about 1h 50 min away. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Bai Xep Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, make a trip to Banh It Towers (Bac Towers), and look for gifts at Nguyen Nga Center.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Quy Nhon itinerary app .

Getting from Da Nang to Quy Nhon by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. On the 26th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Quy Nhon

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Tuy Hoa, Banh It Towers (Bac Towers)
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Ky Co Beach ©
Ky Co Beach
Ghềnh Đá Dĩa ©
Ghềnh Đá Dĩa
Quy Hoa Beach ©
Quy Hoa Beach

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