29 days in Vietnam Itinerary

29 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Start: Melbourne
Fly:  13 h 30 min
1
Da Lat
— 2 nights
Bus:  2 h 45 min
2
Phan Thiet
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Nha Trang
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
4
Hoi An
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
5
Halong Bay
— 2 nights
Bus:  4 h
6
Hanoi
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
7
Hue
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
8
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
9
Duong To, Phu Quoc Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
10
Ho Chi Minh City
— 4 nights
Fly:  9 h 15 min
End: Melbourne

2
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.
On the 27th (Sun), head outdoors with Pine Track Adventures, thenskim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nha Tho Bao Loc. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Xuan Huong Lake, make a trip to Valley of Love, and then take some stellar pictures from Lam Vien Square.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Da Lat trip itinerary planning site.

Melbourne, Australia to Da Lat is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Indochina Time (ICT) is minus 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Phan Thiet.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors Tours Nature

Side Trip

Nha Tho Bao Loc
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Valley of Love ©
Valley of Love
Pine Track Adventures ©
Pine Track Adventures

1
night
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.
On the 29th (Tue), have some family-friendly fun at Trampoline Club "Impulse", indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, thenstroll through Fairy Stream (Suoi Tien), and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Red Sand Dunes.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Phan Thiet trip planning tool.

Take a bus from Da Lat to Phan Thiet in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can go by car to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Phan Thiet

Parks Nature Spas
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 29:
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Red Sand Dunes ©
Red Sand Dunes
Spas
Trampoline Club ©
Trampoline Club "Impulse"

2
nights
Nha Trang

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Po Nagar Cham Towers, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Thu): stop by Legendary Chocolatier, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Long Son Pagoda, thensee the interesting displays at Alexandre Yersin Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bac Thanh Church.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Nha Trang journey builder site.

Getting from Phan Thiet to Nha Trang by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 31:
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Po Nagar Cham Towers ©
Po Nagar Cham Towers
Scuba & Snorkeling
Alexandre Yersin Museum ©
Alexandre Yersin Museum

4
nights
Hoi An

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.
Explore Hoi An's surroundings by going to Da Nang (Marian Shrine of the Lady of Tra Kieu, Long An Temple, &more). And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Marble Mountains, and take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Hoi An vacation maker website.

Fly from Nha Trang to Hoi An in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Hoi An are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Da Nang
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 4:
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Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
Spas
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains

2
nights
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.
On the 5th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then head off the coast to Hon Ga Choi Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): explore the activities along Bai Tu Long Bay and then explore the striking landscape of Cat Ba National Park.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Halong Bay holiday maker.

You can fly from Hoi An to Halong Bay in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Cat Ba National Park
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay

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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stop by Old Quarter, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and see Off-Road Tours.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Hanoi trip site.

You can take a bus from Halong Bay to Hanoi in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hue.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 10:
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Climbing Tours
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) ©

3
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.
Hue is known for historic sites, wildlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Imperial City, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, make a trip to The Flag Tower, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Thien Mu Pagoda.

To find out how to plan a trip to Hue, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Hanoi to Hue in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In January in Hue, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 13:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda

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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: experience rural life at The Duck Stop, Head underground at Phong Nha Caves, take in nature's colorful creations at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, and take in the awesome beauty at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo).

To see reviews and other tourist information, refer to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Duong To.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 16:
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Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop
Phong Nha Botanic Garden ©
Phong Nha Botanic Garden

2
nights
Duong To, Phu Quoc Island

Duong To ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): find something for the whole family at Happy Farm PQ, relax in the rural setting at Phu Quoc Countryside, thenrelax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally stop by Sava Coffee Shop. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ho Quoc Temple, thenexperience rural life at Phu Quoc Mushroom, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cao Dai Temple, and finally get engrossed in the history at Coi Nguon Museum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Duong To sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Duong To in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, train, ferry, and taxi; or do a combination of train, bus, ferry, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Duong To

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Duong Dong, Ong Lang, Phu Quoc Island
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Coi Nguon Museum ©
Coi Nguon Museum
Phu Quoc Countryside ©
Phu Quoc Countryside
Happy Farm PQ ©
Happy Farm PQ

4
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 nightlife, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, get a sense of history and politics at The Independence Palace, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City online day trip planner.

You can fly from Duong To to Ho Chi Minh City in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Kayaking & Canoeing

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