29 days in Vietnam Itinerary

29 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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29 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Cebu City, Cebu Island
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
2
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Da Lat
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
4
Hue
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Hanoi
— 3 nights
Bus:  2​h 30​min
7
Cat Ba
— 3 nights
+2
Ferry + Drive + Fly:  4​h
8
Hoi An
— 6 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Cebu City, Cebu Island

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at War Remnants Museum and Chùa Giác Lâm (Giac Lam Pagoda). Spend the 3rd (Tue) on your motorcycle at Countryside Adventures. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Emperor Jade Pagoda, and get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office.

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Cebu City, Philippines to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cebu City to Ho Chi Minh City due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cebu City in March: highs in Ho Chi Minh City hover around 40°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Countryside Adventures ©
Countryside Adventures
Spas

4
nights
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

Duong Dong ©
Step off the beaten path and head to Long Beach and Ong Lang Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Starfish Beach and Thom Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Duong Dong tour builder website .

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Duong Dong takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Phu Quoc Waterfall, Sao Beach
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Ong Lang Beach ©
Ong Lang Beach
Sao Beach ©
Sao Beach
Long Beach ©
Long Beach

2
nights
Da Lat

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 9th (Mon): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Linh Phuoc Pagoda, then don't miss a visit to Dalat Railway Station, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thien Vien Truc Lam. On the next day, get outside with Pine Track Adventures, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and then get great views at Lam Vien Square.

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Getting from Duong Dong to Da Lat by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hue.

Things to do in Da Lat

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Pine Track Adventures ©
Pine Track Adventures
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Thien Vien Truc Lam ©
Thien Vien Truc Lam

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.
Get some cultural insight at Imperial City and Royal Tombs. Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Food Tours. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh, admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda, and don't miss a visit to Luc Bo Culture Space.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Hue trip tool .

You can fly from Da Lat to Hue in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. March in Hue sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Royal Tombs
Royal Tombs
Imperial City ©
Imperial City

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Phong Nha Caves and Hang Toi (Dark Cave). There's much more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Paradise Cave, admire all the interesting features of The Duck Stop, take in nature's colorful creations at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, and take in the awesome beauty at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo).

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature
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Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
Paradise Cave
Paradise Cave
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Vietnamese Women's Museum and Hanoi Police Museum. Get in touch with nature at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) and Kayaking & Canoeing. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Old Quarter, contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Hanoi online travel route planner .

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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Cat Ba.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Vietnamese Women's Museum ©
Vietnamese Women's Museum

3
nights
Cat Ba

Cat Ba ©
The largest of the islands in the south of the bay, Cat Ba offers a base for exploring the many limestone landmasses across the UNESCO-protected bay.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kayaking & Canoeing and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Take a break from the city and head to Bai Tu Long Bay and Sung Sot Cave. Explore Cat Ba's surroundings by going to Halong Bay (Tien Ong Cave & Hạ Long Bay). There's more to do: explore the striking landscape of Cat Ba National Park.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Cat Ba day trip planning site .

Take a bus from Hanoi to Cat Ba in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Cat Ba

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trip

Halong Bay
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Sung Sot Cave ©
Sung Sot Cave

6
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.
Escape the urban bustle at My Khe Beach and The Marble Mountains. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Non Nuoc Beach and Fishing Charters & Tours. When in Hoi An, make a side trip to see Mỹ Sơn in Duy Xuyen District, approximately 1h 15 min away. Make the 27th (Fri) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, look for gifts at Yaly Couture - Nguyen Duy Hieu branch, and browse the different shops at Cloth Shop VY VY II.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Hoi An online driving holiday planner .

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Cat Ba to Hoi An in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In March in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Da Nang, Mỹ Sơn
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Precious Heritage by Rehahn ©
Precious Heritage by Rehahn
My Khe Beach ©
My Khe Beach
Fishing Charters & Tours

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