28 days in Vietnam Itinerary

28 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Vietnam tour itinerary planner

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Fly
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Hanoi
— 4 nights
Fly
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Hue
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hoi An
— 4 nights
Fly
5
Da Lat
— 3 nights
Fly
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 4 nights
Fly
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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 3 nights
Fly to Haiphong, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay
— 3 nights
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Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Drive to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Fly to London Heathrow

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Hanoi

— 4 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.
On the 3rd (Tue), 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, steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and view the masterpieces at TiredCity Hang Bong.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Hanoi online itinerary maker.

London, UK to Hanoi is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Hanoi is 7 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 5:

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

— 4 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.
Step out of Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park with an excursion to Hang Toi (Dark Cave) in Son Trach--about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Son Doong Cave, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Phong Nha Caves, contemplate the waterfront views at Suoi Nuoc Mooc, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 5 — 9:

Hue

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, and then steep yourself in history at Imperial City. On the next day, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Hue tour itinerary maker site.

Drive from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Hue sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 11:

Hoi An

— 4 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.
Hoi An is known for shopping, spas, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, admire the masterpieces at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, and experience rural life at Tra Que Minty Garden.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Hoi An trip itinerary maker 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. In August, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 11 — 15:

Da Lat

— 3 nights

City of a Thousand Flowers

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.
On the 16th (Mon), spend a relaxing day on the river with Viet Challenge Tours. There's much more to do: head outdoors with Pine Track Adventures, admire the masterpieces at Trickland 3D Museum, appreciate the views at Datanla High Rope Course, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Linh Phuoc Pagoda.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Da Lat trip itinerary app.

You can fly from Hoi An to Da Lat in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 18:

Ho Chi Minh City

— 4 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.
On the 20th (Fri), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. The adventure continues: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, and admire the landmark architecture of Central Post Office.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Da Lat to Ho Chi Minh City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 22:

Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

— 3 nights
A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Duong Dong is known for wildlife, beaches, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: relax and rejuvenate at Luna Thai Spa, capture your vacation like a pro with Phu Quoc Bee Farm, don't miss a visit to Sung Hung Pagoda, and get outside with Archipelago Anthoy.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Duong Dong online holiday maker.

Fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Duong Dong in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 22 — 25:

Halong Bay

— 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Long Tien Pagoda, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Tien Ong Cave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at Royal Spa, then head off the coast to Cat Ba Island, and then explore the striking landscape of Cat Ba National Park.

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Getting from Duong Dong to Halong Bay by combination of flight and ferry takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, train, and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and car. You'll set off for home on the 28th (Sat).

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 25 — 28:

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.