41 days in Vietnam Itinerary

41 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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41 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Hanoi
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Hoi An
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
3
Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Halong Bay
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Train:  8​h
5
Phu Tho
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  9​h 15​min
6
Con Son
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Duong To, Phu Quoc Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
8
Quy Nhon
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
9
Da Nang
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
10
Cu Du
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h
11
Moc Chau
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h 30​min
12
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  11​h
13
Ha Giang
— 2 nights
+3
Bus + Taxi + Bus + Fly:  12​h 15​min
14
An Thoi, Phu Quoc Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
15
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  5​h 45​min
16
Phan Thiet
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): explore the galleries of TiredCity Hang Bong, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then wander the streets of Old Quarter. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Literature & National University, then examine the collection at Hanoi Police Museum, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Hanoi trip planning website .

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Hanoi is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Hanoi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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TiredCity Hang Bong ©
TiredCity Hang Bong
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then look for gifts at Rubin Cloth Shop, then don't miss a visit to Japanese Covered Bridge, and finally indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Hoi An online trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Hanoi to Hoi An in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Hoi An are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Spas Shopping
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Spas
Japanese Covered Bridge ©
Japanese Covered Bridge
Food Tours

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.
On the 18th (Mon), make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, then admire the striking features of Central Post Office, and finally take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Drink Vietnam, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, then view the masterpieces at Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi, and finally ponder the world of politics at The Independence Palace.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City road trip site .

Traveling by flight from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. While traveling from Hoi An, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Ho Chi Minh City, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Ben Thanh Market ©
Ben Thanh Market

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.
You've now added Castaway Island to your itinerary. On the 20th (Wed), step off the mainland to explore Castaway Island, then explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay, then step off the mainland to explore Cat Ba Island, and finally snap pictures at Pont Bai Chay. On the next day, step off the mainland to explore Hon Ga Choi Island and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Halong Bay trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Halong Bay by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Phu Tho

Phu Tho
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): steep yourself in history at Hung Temple.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Phu Tho tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and train from Halong Bay to Phu Tho takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and car. In November, daily temperatures in Phu Tho can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Phu Tho

Historic Sites Outdoors Scenic Drive
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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Hang Duong Cemetary, and then kick back and relax at Bãi Đầm Trầu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Con Dao Prison and then explore the striking landscape of Con Dao National Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Con Son trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Phu Tho to Con Son takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, bus, car, and ferry. On the 27th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Duong To.

Things to do in Con Son

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Bãi Đầm Trầu ©
Bãi Đầm Trầu
Hang Duong Cemetary ©
Hang Duong Cemetary
Con Dao Prison ©
Con Dao Prison

2
nights
Duong To, Phu Quoc Island

Duong To ©
On the 28th (Thu), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, head outdoors with Sunset Sanato Beach Club, and then look for gifts at Mega King Mart & Alluvia Phu Quoc Chocolate Factory.

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Getting from Con Son to Duong To by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Quy Nhon.

Things to do in Duong To

Outdoors Spas Shopping
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Sunset Sanato Beach Club ©
Sunset Sanato Beach Club
Phu Quoc Mushroom ©
Phu Quoc Mushroom
Spas

3
nights
Quy Nhon

Quy Nhon ©
Quy Nhơn is a coastal city in Bình Định Province in central Vietnam. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): make a trip to Thap Doi (Twin Towers), contemplate the waterfront views at Eo Gio, then kick back and relax at Bai Xep Beach, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Quy Hoa Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Ky Co Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Long Khanh Pagoda.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Quy Nhon day trip planning site .

Explore your travel options from Duong To to Quy Nhon with the Route module. On the 2nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Da Nang.

Things to do in Quy Nhon

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Eo Gio ©
Eo Gio
Long Khanh Pagoda ©
Long Khanh Pagoda
Quy Hoa Beach ©
Quy Hoa Beach

3
nights
Da Nang

Da Nang ©
A curious mix of developed beachfront tourism and untouched local city life, Da Nang presents an often-overlooked but authentic and welcoming picture of central Vietnam.
Go for a jaunt from Da Nang to Duy Xuyen District to see Mỹ Sơn about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains, snap pictures at Dragon Bridge, get in on the family fun at Ba Na Hills SunWorld, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Da Nang trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Quy Nhon to Da Nang takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Cu Du.

Things to do in Da Nang

Theme Parks Historic Sites Spas

Side Trip

Mỹ Sơn
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Ba Na Hills SunWorld ©
Ba Na Hills SunWorld
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains
Spas

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Cu Du

Cu Du ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): explore the different monuments and memorials at City of Ghosts - An Bang Cemetery and then see Laguna Golf Lang Co.

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

Traveling by car from Da Nang to Cu Du takes 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Cu Du are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cu Du

Outdoors Golf Historic Sites

Side Trip

City of Ghosts - An Bang Cemetery
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Laguna Golf Lang Co ©
Laguna Golf Lang Co
City of Ghosts - An Bang Cemetery ©
City of Ghosts - An Bang Cemetery

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Moc Chau

Moc Chau ©
Mộc Châu is a rural district of Sơn La Province in the Northwest region of Vietnam. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): take a memorable drive along Moc Chau Tea Plantation, then take in the dramatic scenery at Dai Yem Waterfall, and then take a peaceful walk through Pine forests of Ang.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Moc Chau trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Cu Du to Moc Chau with the Route module. On the 9th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Moc Chau

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Dai Yem Waterfall ©
Dai Yem Waterfall
Moc Chau Tea Plantation ©
Moc Chau Tea Plantation
Pine forests of Ang ©
Pine forests of Ang

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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.
You've now added Paradise Cave to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop and then explore the fascinating underground world of Paradise Cave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Wed): Head underground at Hang Toi (Dark Cave) and then Head underground at Phong Nha Caves.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Moc Chau to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park with the Route module. On the 12th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature
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Paradise Cave
Paradise Cave
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop
Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves

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nights
Ha Giang

Ha Giang ©
Dong Van Karst Plateau Geopark has been added to your itinerary.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Ha Giang vacation planning site .

Traveling by car from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Ha Giang takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and car; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. You'll set off for home on the 15th (Sun).

Things to do in Ha Giang

Parks Nature
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Dong Van Karst Plateau Geopark ©
Dong Van Karst Plateau Geopark

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nights
An Thoi, Phu Quoc Island

An Thoi ©
Gam Ghi Island has been added to your itinerary.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the An Thoi trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Ha Giang to An Thoi takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi, train, bus, car, and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Duong Dong.

Things to do in An Thoi

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Phu Quoc Island
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Gam Ghi Island ©
Gam Ghi Island
Archipelago Anthoy ©
Archipelago Anthoy
Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc ©
Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc

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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

Fingernail Island has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): relax in the rural setting at Phu Quoc Countryside and then explore the activities along Fingernail Island. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Long Beach, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then relax in the rural setting at Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Duong Dong online travel planner .

Duong Dong is very close to An Thoi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Phu Quoc Waterfall, Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Phu Quoc Countryside ©
Phu Quoc Countryside
Phu Quoc Waterfall ©
Phu Quoc Waterfall

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Phan Thiet

Phan Thiet ©
An emerging coastal getaway, the city of Phan Thiet has always been known for its fishing industry and, in particular, as a center of fish sauce production.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lotus Lake. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Red Sand Dunes, get your game on at Trampoline Club "Impulse", and then explore the activities along Lotus Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Fairy Stream (Suoi Tien), then take in the pleasant sights at Mui Ne Harbor, and then make a trip to White Sand Dunes.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Phan Thiet trip planner .

Getting from Duong Dong to Phan Thiet by combination of flight and taxi takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Phan Thiet

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Red Sand Dunes ©
Red Sand Dunes
Lotus Lake ©
Lotus Lake
Fairy Stream (Suoi Tien) ©
Fairy Stream (Suoi Tien)

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