33 days in Vietnam Itinerary

33 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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33 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Dublin
+2
Fly + Drive + ferry:  19​h 15​min
1
Halong Bay
— 3 nights
+2
ferry + Drive + Fly:  5​h
2
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Con Son
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
4
Ho Chi Minh City
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h
5
Hoi An
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Hue
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
8
Hanoi
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Dublin

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.
Get outdoors at Hạ Long Bay and Bai Tu Long Bay. Change things up with these side-trips from Halong Bay: Cat Ba (Cat Ba National Park & Cat Ba Island). There's lots more to do: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, Head underground at Tien Ong Cave, snap pictures at Pont Bai Chay, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Long Tien Pagoda.

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Dublin, Ireland to Halong Bay is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Dublin to Halong Bay. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Cat Ba
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Kayaking & Canoeing
Cat Ba Island ©
Cat Ba Island

5
nights
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

Duong Dong ©
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Ong Lang Beach and PTA Travel. Get a sense of the local culture at Ho Quoc Temple and Cao Dai Temple. Take a break from Duong Dong with a short trip to Sao Beach in An Thoi, about 34 minutes away.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Duong Dong holiday app .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Duong Dong takes 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Con Son.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho, Sao Beach
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Ong Lang Beach ©
Ong Lang Beach
Sao Beach ©
Sao Beach
Vinpearl Golf Phu Quoc Course ©
Vinpearl Golf Phu Quoc Course

3
nights
Con Son

Con Son ©
Taking a vacation in Con Son is like stepping back in time, with the island of around 5,000 people offering a glimpse into what life in Vietnam was like before television and other modern conveniences arrived.
Visiting Bãi Đầm Trầu and An Hai Lake will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Van Son Pagoda and Hang Duong Cemetary. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Ong Dung Beach, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Con Dao National Park, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Con Son trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Duong Dong to Con Son takes 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Con Son

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bãi Đầm Trầu ©
Bãi Đầm Trầu
Ong Dung Beach ©
Ong Dung Beach
Con Dao National Park ©
Con Dao National Park

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Kayaking & Canoeing and Bach Dang. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like War Remnants Museum and Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, get a sense of history and politics at The Independence Palace, and wander the streets of Chinatown (Cho Lon) - District 5.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City road trip tool .

Fly from Con Son to Ho Chi Minh City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In March, daytime highs in Ho Chi Minh City are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Hoi An.

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

5
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.
We've included these beaches for you: An Bang Beach and Non Nuoc Beach. Step out of the city life by going to The Marble Mountains and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Hoi An side-trips: My Khe Beach (in Da Nang) and Mỹ Sơn (in Duy Xuyen District). There's much more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, browse the handmade items at Henna Art Hoi An, and enjoy the sand and surf at Cua Dai Beach.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, use the Hoi An trip maker app .

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. While traveling from Ho Chi Minh City, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Hoi An, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Da Nang, Mỹ Sơn
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Spas
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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 Tomb of Minh Mang. Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Cua Viet Beach. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thien Mu Pagoda, make a trip to The Flag Tower, view the masterpieces at Truc Chi Garden, and contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Hue online tour planner .

You can drive from Hoi An to Hue in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In March in Hue, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Cua Viet Beach
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda

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.
Escape the urban bustle at The Duck Stop and Hang Toi (Dark Cave). The adventure continues: stroll through Phong Nha Caves, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo), explore the activities along Suoi Nuoc Mooc, and take in nature's colorful creations at Phong Nha Botanic Garden.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough 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
Son Doong Cave ©
Son Doong Cave
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop

5
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Old Quarter and Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. Get outdoors at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) and Off-Road Tours. Step out of Hanoi with an excursion to Nature & Wildlife Tours in Ninh Binh--about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University, take an in-depth tour of Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, contemplate the waterfront views at West Lake, and make a trip to Chùa Lý Triều Quốc Sư.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Hanoi tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hanoi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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