32 days in Vietnam Itinerary

32 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Vietnam trip maker

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Hanoi
— 4 nights
+3
Bus to Noi Bai Airport, Fly to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Drive to Ha Long Bai Chay, Ferry to Halong Bay
2
Halong Bay
— 3 nights
Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Fly to Dalat
3
Da Lat
— 3 nights
Fly
4
Ho Chi Minh City
— 4 nights
Fly
5
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 4 nights
Fly
6
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
7
Hue
— 3 nights
Drive
8
Hoi An
— 5 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4

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. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Literature & National University.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Hanoi trip builder.

Manchester, UK to Hanoi is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Manchester to Hanoi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 6:

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.
Take a break from Halong Bay with a short trip to Cat Ba Island in Cat Ba, about 52 minutes away. The adventure continues: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, learn more about the world around you at Bảo Tàng Quảng Ninh, explore the fascinating underground world of Tien Ong Cave, and snap pictures at Bãi Cháy Bridge.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Halong Bay trip maker website.

Do a combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks · Nature · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 6 — 9:

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.
Da Lat is known for nature, adventure, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Pine Track Adventures, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nha Tho Bao Loc, take some stellar pictures from Lam Vien Square, and skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Da Lat online vacation planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Da Lat in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 9 — 12:

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 14th (Sat), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City attractions planner.

Getting from Da Lat to Ho Chi Minh City by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. August in Ho Chi Minh City sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 16:

Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

— 4 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: indulge in some personalized pampering at Luna Thai Spa, get a dose of the wild on Phu Quoc Jeep Tour, get outside with Archipelago Anthoy, and make a trip to Dinh Cau Rock (Cua Temple).

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Duong Dong road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Duong Dong takes 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 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 16 — 20:

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.
Go for a jaunt from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Son Trach to see Hang Toi (Dark Cave) about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: Head underground at Son Doong Cave, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and relax and rejuvenate at Lemon Tree Nail & Spa.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Duong Dong to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks · Nature · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 20 — 24:

Hue

— 3 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.
Spend the 27th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Imperial City, admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Hue trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue takes 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 your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 24 — 27:

Hoi An

— 5 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: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, push the limits with an extreme tour, relax in the rural setting at Tra Que Minty Garden, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Hoi An route planner.

Drive from Hue to Hoi An in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Hoi An are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. On the 1st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Outdoors · Classes · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 27 — Sep 1:

Vietnam travel guide

4.3
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.