32 days in Vietnam Itinerary

32 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Bus to Ha Long, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay
— 1 night
Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Fly to Duong Dong
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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 4 nights
Fly
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 4 nights
Fly
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Da Lat
— 4 nights
Bus
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Nha Trang
— 2 nights
Fly
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Hoi An
— 5 nights
Drive
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Hue
— 3 nights
Drive
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Hanoi
— 5 nights

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Halong Bay

— 1 night
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 13th (Thu): indulge in some personalized pampering at Royal Spa, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then take in the views from Bãi Cháy Bridge. On your second day here, explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay and then explore the activities along Bai Tu Long Bay.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Halong Bay attractions planner.

Hanoi to Halong Bay is an approximately 5-hour combination of bus and ferry. You can also do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay May 13 — 14:

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Vinpearl Land Phu Quoc (in Ganh Dau) and Sun World Hon Thom Nature Park (in An Thoi). The adventure continues: indulge in some personalized pampering at Luna Thai Spa, experience rural life at Phu Quoc Countryside, buy something for everyone on your list at The Vietnamese Artists, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Ho Quoc Temple.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Duong Dong itinerary planner.

Getting from Halong Bay to Duong Dong by combination of ferry and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, car, train, and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors · Theme Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 14 — 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 22nd (Sat), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, get a sense of history and politics at The Independence Palace, and get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Duong Dong to Ho Chi Minh City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In May, daytime highs in Ho Chi Minh City are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Da Lat.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay May 18 — 22:

Da Lat

— 4 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: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nha Tho Bao Loc, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and don't miss a visit to Crazy House.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Da Lat trip planner.

Fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 22 — 26:

Nha Trang

— 2 nights
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 27th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Long Son Pagoda, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Po Nagar Cham Towers, and then take in the exciting artwork at Long Thanh Photo Studio. On the next day, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

Before you visit Nha Trang, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Take a bus from Da Lat to Nha Trang in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Hoi An.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 26 — 28:

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.
Step out of Hoi An to go to Da Nang and see Tran Thi Ly Bridge, which is approximately 54 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Hoi An road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Nha Trang to Hoi An in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 28 — Jun 2:

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 4th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Imperial City, admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and browse the handmade items at Hope Center Hue.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Hue online route planner.

Traveling by car from Hoi An to Hue takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in June, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 5:

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

— 3 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.
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is known for nature, nightlife, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the fascinating underground world of Son Doong Cave, indulge in some personalized pampering at Lemon Tree Nail & Spa, take in the awesome beauty at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo), and contemplate the waterfront views at Suoi Nuoc Mooc.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Hanoi.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 5 — 8:

Hanoi

— 5 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 10th (Thu), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. And it doesn't end there: visit Old Quarter, steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Hanoi trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hanoi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 8 — 13:

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.