30 days in Vietnam Itinerary

30 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 5 nights
Fly to Haiphong, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay
— 2 nights
Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Bus to Hanoi
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Hanoi
— 5 nights
Fly
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hue
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hoi An
— 4 nights
Fly
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Da Lat
— 3 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 5 nights
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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.
When in Duong Dong, make a side trip to see Vinpearl Land Phu Quoc in Ganh Dau, approximately Ganh Dau away. There's lots more to do: discover the deep blue sea with Bee Bee Travel, hunt for treasures at Duong Dong Market, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cao Dai Temple, and look for gifts at From Vietnam Fair Trade & Gift Shop.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Duong Dong trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Duong Dong is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Indochina Time is minus 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Halong Bay.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): explore the activities along Bai Tu Long Bay and then explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay. Here are some ideas for day two: Head underground at Dong Thien Cung and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Halong Bay road trip planning site.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Duong Dong to Halong Bay in 6.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Hanoi.
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Find places to stay Dec 15 — 17:

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 21st (Wed), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter, contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, see Off-Road Tours, and explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake).

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Hanoi trip planner.

Getting from Halong Bay to Hanoi by combination of ferry and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, car, and train; or do a combination of ferry, car, flight, and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: Head underground at Phong Nha Caves and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo).

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park online holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Hue.
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Find places to stay Dec 22 — 24:
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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 26th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Imperial City, admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Hue visit planner.

Traveling by car from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in December, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hoi An.
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Hoi An — 4 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 Dacotours - Da Nang Travel Agency, which is approximately 54 minutes away. The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Hoi An journey builder tool.

Traveling by car from Hue to Hoi An takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to fly to Da Lat.
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Da Lat — 3 nights

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 sightseeing, nature, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, boost your wellbeing at Clover - Spa Da Lat, explore the activities along Xuan Huong Lake, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Da Lat online route maker.

Getting from Hoi An to Da Lat by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Ho Chi Minh City.
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Ho Chi Minh City — 5 nights

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 sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City trip 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. In January, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Vietnam travel guide

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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.
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