43 days in Vietnam Itinerary

43 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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43 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  11​h
1
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + ferry:  5​h
2
Halong Bay
— 3 nights
+2
ferry + Drive + Fly:  4​h
3
Hanoi
— 6 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h 30​min
4
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Hue
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Hoi An
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + foot + shuttle:  3​h
7
Nha Trang
— 4 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
8
Da Lat
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 30​min
9
Ho Chi Minh City
— 5 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Sydney

5
nights
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

Duong Dong ©
Go for a jaunt from Duong Dong to An Thoi to see Gam Ghi Island about 1h 30 min away.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Duong Dong trip planning site .

Sydney, Australia to Duong Dong is an approximately 11-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Sydney to Duong Dong due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Duong To, Gam Ghi Island, Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 28:
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Ong Lang Beach ©
Ong Lang Beach
Phu Quoc Countryside ©
Phu Quoc Countryside
Archipelago Anthoy ©
Archipelago Anthoy

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Halong Bay: Cat Ba (Fishing Charters & Tours & Cat Ba Island). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and take in the views from Pont Bai Chay.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Halong Bay day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Duong Dong to Halong Bay takes 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trip

Cat Ba
Find places to stay Apr 28 — May 1:
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Kayaking & Canoeing
Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay

6
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 out of Hanoi to go to Ninh Binh and see Nature & Wildlife Tours, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Old Quarter, steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Literature & National University, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Hanoi travel route builder website .

Getting from Halong Bay to Hanoi by combination of ferry and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nature & Wildlife Tours
Find places to stay May 1 — 7:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

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: relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop, Head underground at Hang Toi (Dark Cave), take in the awesome beauty at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo), and explore the striking landscape of Phong Nha Caves.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park using our trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Hanoi to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, train, and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature
Find places to stay May 7 — 10:
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Son Doong Cave ©
Son Doong Cave
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop
Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves

5
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.
Take a break from Hue with a short trip to Vinh Moc Tunnel in Dong Ha, about 2 hours away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Imperial City, admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda, take in the exciting artwork at Truc Chi Garden, and have fun at Hope Center Hue.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Hue journey 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 May, daytime highs in Hue are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Vinh Moc Tunnel
Find places to stay May 10 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda

6
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'll find plenty of places to visit near Hoi An: Da Nang (Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture & Dragon Bridge) and Mỹ Sơn (in Duy Xuyen District). There's lots more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, relax in the rural setting at Tra Que Minty Garden, admire the masterpieces at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, and snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Hoi An route planner .

Drive from Hue to Hoi An in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Da Nang, Mỹ Sơn
Find places to stay May 15 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Spas
Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains

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.
Take a break from Nha Trang with a short trip to Vietnam - Russia Monument in Cam Ranh, about 56 minutes away. The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nha Tho Nui, look for gifts at XQ Hand Embroidery, and get in on the family fun at Vinpearl Land Nha Trang.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Nha Trang trip maker app .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Hoi An to Nha Trang in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Da Lat.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Outdoors Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Vietnam - Russia Monument
Find places to stay May 21 — 25:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Po Nagar Cham Towers ©
Po Nagar Cham Towers
Vinpearl Land Nha Trang ©
Vinpearl Land Nha Trang

5
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: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, push the limits with an extreme tour, head outdoors with Pine Track Adventures, and don't miss a visit to Valley of Love.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Da Lat travel route site .

You can take a bus from Nha Trang to Da Lat in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nha Tho Bao Loc
Find places to stay May 25 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Pine Track Adventures ©
Pine Track Adventures
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

5
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, get a sense of history and politics at The Independence Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Central Post Office, and enjoy breathtaking views from Bitexco Financial Tower.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City day trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Da Lat to Ho Chi Minh City in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In May, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Adventure Outdoors
Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 4:
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Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Central Post Office ©
Central Post Office

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