38 days in Vietnam Itinerary

38 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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38 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  17 h
1
Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Can Tho
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
3
Da Lat
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
4
Hoi An
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  6 h
5
Ninh Binh
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Drive + Ferry:  6 h 15 min
6
Halong Bay
— 4 nights
Bus:  4 h 30 min
7
Hanoi
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
8
Ha Giang
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
9
Sapa
— 7 nights
Drive:  7 h 15 min
10
Mai Chau
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  10 h 15 min
End: Hong Kong

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Saigon Free Day Tours. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): get the lay of the land with Walking tours and then go all around town with Saigon Free Day Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ba Thien Hau Temple, and then take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary planning tool .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Ho Chi Minh City. Traveling from Tel Aviv in February, expect nights in Ho Chi Minh City to be a bit warmer, around 26°C, while days are warmer, around 39°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Can Tho.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Museums Historic Sites
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Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Walking tours

3
nights
Can Tho

Can Tho ©
The main city of the Mekong Delta, Can Tho has a bustling atmosphere, with tourism and trade central to its liveliness.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mekong Experience Travel. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Museum of Tarot, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, then admire the landmark architecture of Thiền Viện Trúc Lâm Phương Nam, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thien Vien Truc Lam Phuong Nam. On your second day here, cast your line with Mekong Experience Travel, take in the views from Can Tho Bridge, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Phat Hoc Pagoda, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Can Tho online road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Ho Chi Minh City to Can Tho takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. On the 18th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Can Tho

Tours Adventure Outdoors
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Mekong Experience Travel ©
Mekong Experience Travel
Thien Vien Truc Lam Phuong Nam ©
Thien Vien Truc Lam Phuong Nam
Phat Hoc Pagoda ©
Phat Hoc Pagoda

4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dalat Backpacker Easyrider, Lang Biang Trail and Elephant Falls. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Pine Track Adventures and Food Tours. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Pongour Falls.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Da Lat day trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Can Tho to Da Lat takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You will leave for Nha Trang on the 24th (Mon).

Things to do in Da Lat

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Pongour Falls
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Pine Track Adventures ©
Pine Track Adventures
Elephant Falls ©
Elephant Falls
Lang Biang Trail ©
Lang Biang Trail

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.
You've now added Coconut Fragrance Restaurant Tours to your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Precious Heritage by Rehahn and Fishing Charters & Tours. There's lots more to do: test the waters at a local thermal spa, experience rural life at Tra Que Minty Garden, admire the landmark architecture of Nguyen Tuong Family Chapel, and take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Hoi An trip planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Nha Trang to Hoi An takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in February, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Outdoors Classes

Side Trip

The Marble Mountains
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Fishing Charters & Tours
Precious Heritage by Rehahn ©
Precious Heritage by Rehahn

3
nights
Ninh Binh

Ninh Binh ©
A fairly nondescript town, Ninh Binh acts as a base for explorations of the province of the same name, with the karst landscape and lush valleys that surround the town offering a wealth of scenic vistas of rice paddies and rugged rocks.
Explore hidden gems such as Trang An Grottoes and Bai Dinh Pagoda. Step out of Ninh Binh to go to Nam Dinh and see Parish Lac Dao, which is approximately 1 hour away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Tam Coc, explore the fascinating underground world of Mua Caves, delve into the distant past at Hoa Lu Temples, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nhà xứ Phát Diệm.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Ninh Binh travel planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Hoi An to Ninh Binh in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Hoi An in February, with highs in Ninh Binh at 24°C and lows at 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Ninh Binh

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Bai Dinh Pagoda, Parish Lac Dao
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Bai Dinh Pagoda ©
Bai Dinh Pagoda
Trang An Grottoes ©
Trang An Grottoes
Tam Coc ©
Tam Coc

4
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bai Tu Long Bay and Sung Sot Cave. Explore Halong Bay's surroundings by going to Cat Ba (Cat Ba Island & Climbing Tours). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay, step off the mainland to explore Soi Sim Island, take in the views from Pont Bai Chay, and glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Halong Bay fast, fun, and easy.

Do a combination of bus and ferry from Ninh Binh to Halong Bay in 6.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Cat Ba Island
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay
Sung Sot Cave ©
Sung Sot Cave

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Photography Tours and Chua Tran Quoc. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter, contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and don't miss a visit to Chùa Lý Triều Quốc Sư.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Hanoi online visit planner .

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Hanoi in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. On the 16th (Mon), you're off toSapa.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Photography Tours

2
nights
Ha Giang

Ha Giang ©
On the 10th (Tue), take a stroll through Thon Tha Village. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Tea House of Baiyue Tribe.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Ha Giang online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Hanoi to Ha Giang takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Sapa.

Things to do in Ha Giang

Neighborhoods Tours Museums
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Tea House of Baiyue Tribe ©
Tea House of Baiyue Tribe

7
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Muong Hoa Valley and Love Waterfall. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Fansipan Mountain, make a trip to O Quy Ho Mountain Pass, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hoang Lien National Park, and contemplate the waterfront views at Sapa Lake.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Sapa itinerary builder app .

Drive from Ha Giang to Sapa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mai Chau.

Things to do in Sapa

Parks Nature Shopping
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Fansipan Mountain ©
Fansipan Mountain
Muong Hoa Valley ©
Muong Hoa Valley
Love Waterfall ©
Love Waterfall

4
nights
Mai Chau

Mai Chau ©
Mai Châu is a rural district of Hòa Bình Province in the Northwest region of Vietnam. Discover out-of-the-way places like Moc Chau Plateau and Chieu Cave. Explore Mai Chau's surroundings by going to Mu Waterfall (in Hoa Binh) and Moc Chau (Bat Cave & Pine forests of Ang). The adventure continues: take some stellar pictures from Thung Khe Pass and stop by Hoa Ban Plus.

To find ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Mai Chau trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Sapa to Mai Chau by car takes about 7.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Mai Chau can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. On the 22nd (Sun), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Mai Chau

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Moc Chau, Mu Waterfall
Find places to stay Mar 18 — 22:
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Chieu Cave ©
Chieu Cave
Pine forests of Ang ©
Pine forests of Ang
Thung Khe Pass ©
Thung Khe Pass

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