35 days in Vietnam Itinerary

35 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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35 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Bratislava
Bus + Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Hanoi
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + Ferry:  4​h
2
Halong Bay
— 2 nights
+2
Ferry + Drive + Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Da Lat
— 3 nights
Bus:  2​h 15​min
4
Nha Trang
— 3 nights
+2
Shuttle + Foot + Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
6
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 4 nights
Fly + Taxi:  5​h 45​min
7
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Hue
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
Hoi An
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  8​h 15​min
10
Sapa
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  35​h
End: Bratislava

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: get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, explore the activities along West Lake, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Hanoi online holiday planner .

Bratislava, Slovakia to Hanoi is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or fly. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Bratislava to Hanoi due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trip

Truc Lam An Tam Zen Monastery
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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 15th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Bai Tu Long Bay and then explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay. Keep things going the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Tien Ong Cave and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Halong Bay trip 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 up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay
Kayaking & Canoeing

3
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, adventure, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, look for gifts at DL Nature's, explore the activities along Xuan Huong Lake, and walk around Datanla High Rope Course.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Da Lat trip itinerary site .

Traveling by combination of ferry, car, and flight from Halong Bay to Da Lat takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Nha Tho Bao Loc
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Pine Track Adventures ©
Pine Track Adventures
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

3
nights
Nha Trang

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 to go to Cam Ranh and see Vietnam - Russia Monument, which is approximately 56 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Po Nagar Cham Towers, stop by XQ Hand Embroidery, take in the exciting artwork at Long Thanh Photo Studio, and find something for the whole family at Vinpearl Land Nha Trang.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Nha Trang trip itinerary maker site .

You can take a bus from Da Lat to Nha Trang in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Theme Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Vietnam - Russia Monument
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Vinpearl Land Nha Trang ©
Vinpearl Land Nha Trang
Po Nagar Cham Towers ©
Po Nagar Cham Towers
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Ho Chi Minh City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, adventure, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, admire the striking features of The Independence Palace, take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, and get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City travel website .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh City in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Central Post Office ©
Central Post Office

4
nights
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

Duong Dong ©
Duong Dong is known for wildlife, beaches, shopping, nature, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: relax in the rural setting at Phu Quoc Countryside, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dinh Ba Thuy Long Thanh Mau, stop by Sava Coffee Shop, and steep yourself in history at Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Duong Dong day trip planner.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Duong To, Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho
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Ong Lang Beach ©
Ong Lang Beach
Phu Quoc Countryside ©
Phu Quoc Countryside
Archipelago Anthoy ©
Archipelago Anthoy

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.
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is known for nature, parks, nightlife, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: experience rural life at The Duck Stop, admire the natural beauty at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, explore the fascinating underground world of Phong Nha Caves, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo).

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park fast, fun, and easy.

Getting from Duong Dong to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park by combination of flight and taxi takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature
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Son Doong Cave ©
Son Doong Cave
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop
Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves

2
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.
On the 2nd (Thu), steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, then browse the different shops at Big C Market, and finally contemplate the long history of Imperial City. Here are some ideas for day two: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc, and then look for gifts at Truc Chi Garden.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Hue trip planner .

Traveling by car from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In April in Hue, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Mỹ Sơn in Duy Xuyen District (about 1h 15 min away). There's still lots to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cua Dai Beach, and make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Hoi An itinerary site .

You can drive from Hue to Hoi An in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Mỹ Sơn, The Marble Mountains
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Spas
Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains

3
nights
Sapa

Sapa ©
A hub of tourism in the country's northwestern mountainous region, Sapa represents home for a large number of ethnic minorities from the hill tribes of the region, and acts as a base for explorations of the surrounding area's wealth of natural sights.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): admire the verdant scenery at Muong Hoa Valley, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Fansipan Mountain, and then make a trip to The Stone Church (Holy Rosary Church). Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Deo Tram Ton, take in the dramatic scenery at Love Waterfall, then don't miss a visit to Quang Truong Square, and finally don't miss a visit to Cat Cat village.

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Getting from Hoi An to Sapa by combination of flight and car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sapa

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Fansipan Mountain ©
Fansipan Mountain
Muong Hoa Valley ©
Muong Hoa Valley
Cat Cat village ©
Cat Cat village

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