30 days in Vietnam Itinerary

30 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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30 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly:  17​h
1
Hanoi
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + Ferry:  4​h
2
Halong Bay
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Hoi An
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Hue
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
6
Da Lat
— 2 nights
Bus:  2​h 15​min
7
Nha Trang
— 3 nights
+2
Shuttle + Foot + Fly:  2​h 45​min
8
Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
9
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: Milan

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Vietnamese Women's Museum and Hanoi Police Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Kayaking & Canoeing and Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake). Change things up with a short trip to Nature & Wildlife Tours in Ninh Binh (about 1h 15 min away). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Old Quarter, browse the exhibits of TiredCity Hang Bong, steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Hanoi trip itinerary maker .

Dakar, Senegal to Hanoi is an approximately 27-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Dakar to Hanoi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Vietnamese Women's Museum ©
Vietnamese Women's Museum

3
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kayaking & Canoeing and Pont Bai Chay. Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Hạ Long Bay will get you outdoors. Take a break from Halong Bay with a short trip to Stand-Up Paddleboarding in Cat Ba, about 52 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of Tien Ong Cave.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Halong Bay road trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Stand-Up Paddleboarding
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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.
Get some cultural insight at Mỹ Sơn and Precious Heritage by Rehahn. Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Non Nuoc Beach. Step out of Hoi An to go to Da Nang and see My Khe Beach, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for gifts at Rubin Cloth Shop, and explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Hoi An trip planner .

Getting from Halong Bay to Hoi An by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Da Nang, Mỹ Sơn
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My Khe Beach ©
My Khe Beach

2
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.
On the 14th (Mon), explore the fascinating underground world of Hang Toi (Dark Cave), then relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Phong Nha Caves. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Phong Nha Botanic Garden and then explore the fascinating underground world of Son Doong Cave.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Hoi An to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Hue.

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
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.
Royal Tombs and Imperial City are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Off-Road Tours. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, make a trip to Luc Bo Culture Space, and admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Hue day trip planning website .

You can drive from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In September, daily temperatures in Hue can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Royal Tombs
Royal Tombs
Tomb of Minh Mang ©
Tomb of Minh Mang

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.
On the 19th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Linh Phuoc Pagoda, then push the limits with an extreme tour, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nha Tho Bao Loc. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thien Vien Truc Lam, and then take some stellar pictures from Lam Vien Square.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Da Lat itinerary tool .

Getting from Hue to Da Lat by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can catcht the bus to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Da Lat

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nha Tho Bao Loc
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Thien Vien Truc Lam ©
Thien Vien Truc Lam
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Po Nagar Cham Towers and DDK's Black & White Photo Gallery. Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Nha Trang Beach. And it doesn't end there: witness a stunning natural landmark at Hot mineral springs I-Resort Nha Trang, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and take in the dramatic scenery at Ba Ho Waterfall.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Nha Trang itinerary builder app .

Take a bus from Da Lat to Nha Trang in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Hot mineral springs I-Resort Nha Trang ©
Ba Ho Waterfall
Ba Ho Waterfall

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.
War Remnants Museum and Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate The Independence Palace and Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral. There's much more to do: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City online route planner .

Getting from Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh City by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to 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
Kayaking & Canoeing
The Independence Palace ©
The Independence Palace

3
nights
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

Duong Dong ©
We've included these beaches for you: Sao Beach and Vung Bau Beach. Get some cultural insight at Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc and Cao Dai Temple.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Duong Dong travel planner .

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Duong Dong by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Sao Beach, Spas
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Sao Beach ©
Sao Beach
Fishing Charters & Tours
Long Beach ©
Long Beach

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