28 days in Vietnam Itinerary

28 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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28 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Monte-Carlo
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
My Tho
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Hue
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Hoi An
— 4 nights
Shuttle:  1​h
5
Da Nang
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + Ferry:  4​h 15​min
6
Halong Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Uong Bi
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Ninh Binh
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
9
Hanoi
— 4 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Monte-Carlo

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, then ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, and finally don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: ponder the world of politics at The Independence Palace, then walk around Cong Vien 30-4, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, and finally savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City route planner .

Monte-Carlo, Monaco to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Indochina Time is 6 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Monte-Carlo in August: high temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City hover around 38°C and lows are around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to My Tho.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Museums Shopping
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Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Ben Thanh Market ©
Ben Thanh Market

2
nights
My Tho

My Tho ©
Mỹ Tho is the capital city, center of economics, education and technology of Tiền Giang Province, located in the Mekong Delta region of South Vietnam. Get out of town with these interesting My Tho side-trips: Cai Mon Orchard Village (in Cho Lach), Jump Arena (in Tan An) and Cai Be Floating Market (in Cai Be). There's more to do: don't miss a visit to Vinh Trang Pagoda and relax in the rural setting at Dong Tam Snake Farm.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our My Tho driving holiday planner.

Drive from Ho Chi Minh City to My Tho in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Hue.

Things to do in My Tho

Fun & Games

Side Trips

Jump Arena, Cai Be Floating Market, Cai Mon Orchard Village
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Vinh Trang Pagoda ©
Vinh Trang Pagoda
Cai Be Floating Market ©
Cai Be Floating Market
Dong Tam Snake Farm ©
Dong Tam Snake Farm

2
nights
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.
On the 7th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc, contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda, then contemplate the long history of Imperial City, and finally make a trip to Luc Bo Culture Space. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll the grounds of Royal Tombs, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and then explore the activities along Perfume River.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Hue driving holiday planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from My Tho to Hue in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Hue can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

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

4
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.
Hoi An is known for shopping, spas, classes, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, kick back and relax at Cua Dai Beach, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Hoi An online day trip planner .

Getting from Hue to Hoi An by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Da Nang.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Tours Beaches
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Spas
Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
Japanese Covered Bridge ©
Japanese Covered Bridge

6
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Da Nang side-trips: Mỹ Sơn (in Duy Xuyen District) and Hai Van Pass (in Phu Tho). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at My Khe Beach, and look for gifts at Avana.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Da Nang online itinerary builder .

Traveling by shuttle from Hoi An to Da Nang takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in August, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Da Nang

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mỹ Sơn, Hai Van Pass
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Food Tours
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains
Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture ©
Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture

2
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.
On the 19th (Wed), explore the activities along Bai Tu Long Bay, contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Tien Ong Cave.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Halong Bay vacation maker app .

Do a combination of flight, car, and ferry from Da Nang to Halong Bay in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Uong Bi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature Parks
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay

1
night
Uong Bi

Uong Bi ©
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Ba Vang Pagoda and then take in the awesome beauty at Yen Tu Mountain.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Uong Bi road trip site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Halong Bay to Uong Bi. You will leave for Ninh Binh on the 21st (Fri).

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

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 22nd (Sat): Head underground at Mua Caves, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bai Dinh Pagoda, and then identify plant and animal life at Van Long Nature Reserve. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Hoa Lu Temples of the Dinh & Le Dynasties, make a trip to Bich Dong Pagoda, and then don't miss a visit to Tam Coc.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Ninh Binh online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Uong Bi to Ninh Binh in 3.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Ninh Binh are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Ninh Binh

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Bai Dinh Pagoda
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Van Long Nature Reserve ©
Van Long Nature Reserve
Bai Dinh Pagoda ©
Bai Dinh Pagoda
Tam Coc ©
Tam Coc

4
nights
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, contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and view the masterpieces at Tired City Bao Khanh.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Hanoi trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by bus from Ninh Binh to Hanoi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

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