39 days in Vietnam Itinerary

39 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Vietnam trip itinerary planner

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Hanoi
— 6 nights
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
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Hue
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hoi An
— 5 nights
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Nha Trang
— 3 nights
Fly
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 6 nights
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An Thoi, Phu Quoc Island
— 5 nights
Drive
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Ganh Dau, Phu Quoc Island
— 5 nights
Fly to Haiphong, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay
— 2 nights
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Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Drive to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Fly to Vancouver

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Hanoi

— 6 nights
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.
Bring the kids along to Old Quarter and Temple of Literature & National University. On the 6th (Thu), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, take an in-depth tour of Ho Chi Minh Museum, and browse the handmade items at Authentic Bat Trang.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Hanoi online trip itinerary builder.

Vancouver, Canada to Hanoi is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Traveling from Vancouver to Hanoi, you'll lose 15 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 10:

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

— 2 nights
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 11th (Tue), get outside with Outdoor Activities and then explore the fascinating underground world of Phong Nha Caves. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Suoi Nuoc Mooc, indulge in some personalized pampering at Lemon Tree Nail & Spa, and then take in the awesome beauty at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo).

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Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Nature · Parks · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 12:
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Hue

— 3 nights
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.
Attractions like Imperial City and Nature & Wildlife Tours make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc, make a trip to The Flag Tower, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our 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 take a train. In January in Hue, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 15:

Hoi An

— 5 nights
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.
Family-friendly places like Hoi An Ancient Town and The Marble Mountains will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Hoi An: Da Nang (Food Tours, Tran Thi Ly Bridge, &more) and Mỹ Sơn (in Duy Xuyen District). Next up on the itinerary: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, enjoy the sand and surf at Cua Dai Beach, and admire the artistry at Henna Art Hoi An.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Hoi An travel planning site.

Traveling by car from Hue to Hoi An takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. January in Hoi An sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 15 — 20:

Nha Trang

— 3 nights
On a vacation in Nha Trang, a famous Vietnam resort town, you can lounge on a beach all day and party into the night.
Bring the kids along to Po Nagar Cham Towers and VinWonders Nha Trang. Spend the 22nd (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: view the masterpieces at Long Thanh Photo Studio, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph's Parish Church, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Long Son Pagoda.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Nha Trang road trip site.

You can fly from Hoi An to Nha Trang in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 23:

Ho Chi Minh City

— 6 nights

Pearl of the Far East

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.
Kids will enjoy Cu Chi Tunnels and Ben Thanh Market. On the 26th (Wed), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, get a sense of history and politics at The Independence Palace, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and browse the exhibits of Drink Vietnam.

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Traveling by flight from Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to An Thoi.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Historic Sites · Adventure · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 29:

An Thoi, Phu Quoc Island

— 5 nights
Kids will enjoy Gam Ghi Island and May Rut Island.

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our An Thoi online tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to An Thoi in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Ganh Dau.

Things to do in An Thoi

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 29 — Feb 3:

Ganh Dau, Phu Quoc Island

— 5 nights
Bring the kids along to Phu Quoc Countryside and Rods & Reels Deep Sea Fishing Charter Phu Quoc. Take a break from Ganh Dau with a short trip to Happy Farm PQ in Ong Lang, about 36 minutes away. Spend the 8th (Tue) exploring nature at Phu Quoc National Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Ganh Dau tour itinerary site.

You can drive from An Thoi to Ganh Dau in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Ganh Dau

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 3 — 8:

Halong Bay

— 2 nights
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.
On the 9th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay, take in the spiritual surroundings of Long Tien Pagoda, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally step off the mainland to explore Hon Ga Choi Island. On the next day, explore the activities along Bai Tu Long Bay and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Royal Spa.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Halong Bay trip builder tool.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Ganh Dau to Halong Bay in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, train, and car; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 8 — 10:

Vietnam travel guide

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Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas · Landmarks
While most Southeast Asian countries have at least one booming metropolis, none seem to bustle nearly throughout like Vietnam does. While busy locals zoom about on motorbikes, visitors fill their Vietnam vacations with a mix of cultural sightseeing and exploring the landscape. Big cities and towns boast colonial architecture, open-air markets, outstanding spa complexes, and modern restaurants. The country also features over 3,200 km (2,000 mi) of coastline dotted with sandy bays that attract scuba divers and kitesurfers. Away from busy urban centers, a tour of Vietnam reveals a rural landscape of lush rice paddies, jagged mountain peaks, and timeless villages unspoiled by the outside world.