39 days in Vietnam Itinerary

39 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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

— 2 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, snap pictures at Pont Bai Chay, step off the mainland to explore Ti Top Island, and get a new perspective on nature at Bảo Tàng Quảng Ninh.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Halong Bay sightseeing planning site.

London, UK to Halong Bay is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight, car, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Halong Bay is 7 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks · Nature · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 1 — 4:

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 9th (Mon), 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), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Hanoi online itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of ferry, car, flight, and bus from Halong Bay to Hanoi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 9:

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, contemplate the waterfront views at Suoi Nuoc Mooc, stroll through Phong Nha Caves, and take in the awesome beauty at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo).

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park sightseeing planning tool.

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 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 9 — 12:

Hue

— 4 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 14th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Imperial City, admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda, make a trip to Tu Hieu Pagoda, and see Off-Road Tours.

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

Getting from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: 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 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

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

Hoi An

— 6 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.
When in Hoi An, make a side trip to see Tran Thi Ly Bridge in Da Nang, approximately Da Nang away. Next up on the itinerary: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, push the limits with an extreme tour, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and look for gifts at Rubin Cloth Shop.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Hoi An road trip site.

Getting from Hue to Hoi An by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: 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 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Outdoors · Fun & Games · Classes

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 16 — 22:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: 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.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Nha Trang trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Hoi An to Nha Trang in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to catch the bus to Da Lat.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 24:

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: head outdoors with Pine Track Adventures, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nha Tho Bao Loc, explore the activities along Xuan Huong Lake, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Da Lat using our trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Nha Trang to Da Lat takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Adventure

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 24 — 28:

Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

— 5 nights
A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Step out of Duong Dong with an excursion to Vinpearl Land Phu Quoc in Ganh Dau--about 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at Luna Thai Spa, take in the dramatic scenery at Phu Quoc Waterfall, relax in the rural setting at Happy Farm PQ, and identify plant and animal life at Phu Quoc Jeep Tour.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Duong Dong trip simple and quick.

Fly from Da Lat to Duong Dong in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors · Tours · Golf · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 28 — Sep 2:

Ho Chi Minh City

— 6 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 4th (Sat), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. There's much more to do: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, ponder the world of politics at The Independence Palace, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and contemplate the waterfront views at Bach Dang.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City trip app.

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 September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. On the 8th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 8:

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.