30 days in Vietnam Itinerary

30 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Start: Cairo
Fly:  17 h
1
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
2
Ho Chi Minh City
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
3
Nha Trang
— 2 nights
Bus:  2 h 15 min
4
Da Lat
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
5
Hue
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
6
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h
7
Hoi An
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
8
Halong Bay
— 2 nights
Bus:  4 h
9
Hanoi
— 5 nights
Fly:  16 h 15 min
End: Cairo

3
nights
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

Duong Dong ©
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 in the rural setting at Phu Quoc Countryside, buy something for everyone on your list at The Vietnamese Artists, explore the activities along Ho Duong Dong, and get in on the family fun at Happy Farm PQ.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Duong Dong trip website.

Cairo, Egypt to Duong Dong is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Traveling from Cairo to Duong Dong, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Duong To, Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho, Happy Farm PQ
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Dinh Ba Thuy Long Thanh Mau ©
Dinh Ba Thuy Long Thanh Mau
Phu Quoc Countryside ©
Phu Quoc Countryside
Spas

4
nights
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.
When in Ho Chi Minh City, make a side trip to see Hoi Khanh Pagoda in Thu Dau Mot, approximately Thu Dau Mot away. The adventure continues: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral.

Plan trip to Ho Chi Minh City with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can fly from Duong Dong to Ho Chi Minh City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Adventure Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hoi Khanh Pagoda
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): view the masterpieces at Long Thanh Photo Studio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Po Nagar Cham Towers, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Long Son Pagoda. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, stop by Legendary Chocolatier, and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Nha Trang trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Nha Trang takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Da Lat.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Tours Wildlife Historic Sites
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Po Nagar Cham Towers ©
Po Nagar Cham Towers
Long Son Pagoda ©
Long Son Pagoda

3
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, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Outdoor Activities, take in the spiritual surroundings of Linh Phuoc Pagoda, push the limits with an extreme tour, and admire the masterpieces at Trickland 3D Museum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Da Lat day trip website.

Traveling by bus from Nha Trang to Da Lat takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Hue.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nha Tho Bao Loc
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Pine Track Adventures ©
Pine Track Adventures
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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, don't miss a visit to The Flag Tower, have fun at Hope Center Hue, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Hue trip planner.

Fly from Da Lat to Hue in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, daily temperatures in Hue can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 17:
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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: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop, take in nature's colorful creations at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, and explore the fascinating underground world of Son Doong Cave.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip itinerary site.

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 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 17 — 20:
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Son Doong Cave ©
Son Doong Cave
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop
Phong Nha Botanic Garden ©
Phong Nha Botanic Garden

3
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.
Go for a jaunt from Hoi An to Da Nang to see Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture about 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains, take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, and explore the world behind art at Precious Heritage by Rehahn.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Hoi An trip planner.

You can drive from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hoi An in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in November, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Da Nang
Find places to stay Nov 20 — 23:
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Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
Spas
Yaly Couture - Nguyen Thai Hoc branch ©
Yaly Couture - Nguyen Thai Hoc branch

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then step off the mainland to explore Hon Ga Choi Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step off the mainland to explore Cat Ba Island and then explore the activities along Lan Ha Bay.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Halong Bay trip builder.

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trip

Cat Ba
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Cat Ba Island ©
Cat Ba Island

5
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: wander the streets of Old Quarter, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Hanoi trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by bus from Halong Bay to Hanoi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. On the 30th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
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Highlights from your plan
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) ©

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