35 days in Vietnam Itinerary

35 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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35 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  5 h 45 min
1
Hanoi
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + Ferry:  4 h
2
Halong Bay
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
Hoi An
— 4 nights
Drive:  5 h
4
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Hue
— 4 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
6
Da Lat
— 4 nights
Bus:  2 h 15 min
7
Nha Trang
— 4 nights
+2
Shuttle + Foot + Fly:  2 h 45 min
8
Ho Chi Minh City
— 4 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
9
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  9 h 30 min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Old Quarter, see Off-Road Tours, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Literature & National University, and take in the exciting artwork at TiredCity Hang Bong.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, you can read our Hanoi travel itinerary planner.

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Hanoi is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Apr 28 — May 2:
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Off-Road Tours
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): explore the activities along Bai Tu Long Bay and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay. On the 4th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Cat Ba National Park, then explore the striking landscape of Cat Ba Island, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Trung Trang Cave.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Halong Bay travel route planner.

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Cat Ba
Find places to stay May 2 — 4:
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay
Cat Ba Island ©
Cat Ba Island

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture in Da Nang (about 42 minutes away). There's much more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains, admire the masterpieces at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, and stop by Rubin Cloth Shop.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Hoi An road trip app .

Fly from Halong Bay to Hoi An in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Hoi An sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Da Nang
Find places to stay May 4 — 8:
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Spas
Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains

4
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.
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is known for nature, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: experience rural life at The Duck Stop, explore the striking landscape of Phong Nha Caves, take in nature's colorful creations at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, and find something for the whole family at Bong Lai Rattan House.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park online trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Hoi An to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trip

Bong Lai Rattan House
Find places to stay May 8 — 12:
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Son Doong Cave ©
Son Doong Cave
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop
Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves

4
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.
Hue is known for historic sites, wildlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Imperial City, see Off-Road Tours, make a trip to The Flag Tower, and admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Hue trip tool .

You can drive from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. May in Hue sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Hue

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
Find places to stay May 12 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda

4
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.
Da Lat is known for nature, historic sites, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, admire the verdant scenery at Datanla High Rope Course, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Linh Phuoc Pagoda.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Da Lat travel route app .

Fly from Hue to Da Lat in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to catch the bus to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Nha Tho Bao Loc
Find places to stay May 16 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Pine Track Adventures ©
Pine Track Adventures
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

4
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.
Step out of Nha Trang with an excursion to Vietnam - Russia Monument in Cam Ranh--about 58 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get outside with Outdoor Activities, kick back and relax at Nha Trang Beach, cast your line with a fishing tour, and take in the views from Tran Phu Bridge.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Nha Trang trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Da Lat to Nha Trang takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Vietnam - Russia Monument
Find places to stay May 20 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Po Nagar Cham Towers ©
Po Nagar Cham Towers
Vinpearl Land Nha Trang ©
Vinpearl Land Nha Trang

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.
Ho Chi Minh City is known for nightlife, museums, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Bitexco Financial Tower, and contemplate the long history of The Independence Palace.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City online vacation builder .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Find places to stay May 24 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Central Post Office ©
Central Post Office
Kayaking & Canoeing

4
nights
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

Duong Dong ©
Take a break from Duong Dong with a short trip to Dinh Nguyễn Trung Trực Pagoda in Ganh Dau, about 1 hour away.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Duong Dong day trip planning 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; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors Historic Sites Golf

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho, Phu Quoc Mushroom, Dinh Nguyễn Trung Trực Pagoda
Find places to stay May 28 — Jun 1:
Highlights from your plan
Archipelago Anthoy ©
Archipelago Anthoy
Phu Quoc Countryside ©
Phu Quoc Countryside
Phu Quoc Mushroom ©
Phu Quoc Mushroom

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