27 days in Vietnam Itinerary

27 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Start: Sydney
Fly:  13 h
1
Hanoi
— 2 nights
Bus:  4 h
2
Halong Bay
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
Da Lat
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 45 min
4
Hoi An
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Hue
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
6
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
7
Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
Fly:  8 h 30 min
8
Sapa
— 2 nights
+3
Bus + Foot + Bus + Fly:  11 h 30 min
9
Nha Trang
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
10
An Thoi, Phu Quoc Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
11
Cat Ba
— 3 nights
Fly:  15 h 45 min
End: Sydney

2
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.
On the 10th (Tue), look for gifts at IndochinaSilk, thenexplore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Ho Van - Van Mieu, steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Hanoi tour planner.

Sydney, Australia to Hanoi is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to catch the bus to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Walking tours
Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) ©
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): snap pictures at Pont Bai Chay, thentake a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Long Tien Pagoda, and finally explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, read Halong Bay road trip app.

Take a bus from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature Parks Tours
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Long Tien Pagoda ©
Long Tien Pagoda

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Nha Tho Bao Loc, thenscramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and then don't miss a visit to Crazy House.

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

Traveling by flight from Halong Bay to Da Lat takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Da Lat

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nha Tho Bao Loc
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Crazy House ©
Crazy House
Nha Tho Bao Loc ©
Nha Tho Bao Loc

2
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.
On the 14th (Sat), explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains, make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, thentake in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, thenstop by Tu-Chi Bags, and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Hoi An online trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Da Lat to Hoi An in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Shopping Nature

Side Trip

The Marble Mountains
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Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
Spas
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains

2
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.
On the 16th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, thensteep yourself in history at Imperial City, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Big C Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc, and then view the masterpieces at Truc Chi Garden.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the 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. In March, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda

2
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: explore the fascinating underground world of Phong Nha Caves, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo), take in nature's colorful creations at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, and experience rural life at The Duck Stop.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park online vacation builder.

Drive from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature
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Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop
Phong Nha Botanic Garden ©
Phong Nha Botanic Garden

2
nights
Ho Chi Minh City

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, thendelve into the distant past at Wat Chantarangsay, thentake an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, and finally look for gifts at Ponagar Handmade Leather. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Emperor Jade Pagoda, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, thenrelax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, thenbrowse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, and finally browse the exhibits of Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City day trip planning website.

You can fly from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Ho Chi Minh City in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Sapa.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Central Post Office ©
Central Post Office

2
nights
Sapa

Sapa ©
A hub of tourism in the country's northwestern mountainous region, Sapa represents home for a large number of ethnic minorities from the hill tribes of the region, and acts as a base for explorations of the surrounding area's wealth of natural sights.
Sapa is known for nature, spas, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Fansipan Mountain, make a trip to Cat Cat village, tour the pleasant surroundings at Love Waterfall, and take in the dramatic scenery at Thac Bac Waterfall (Silver Falls).

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Sapa trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Sapa takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Sapa

Nature Parks Spas
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Fansipan Mountain ©
Fansipan Mountain
Cat Cat village ©
Cat Cat village
Thermal Spas

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.
Step out of Nha Trang to go to Cam Ranh and see Vietnam - Russia Monument, which is approximately 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Po Nagar Cham Towers, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nha Tho Nui, and kick back and relax at Nha Trang Beach.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Nha Trang driving holiday planner.

Getting from Sapa to Nha Trang by combination of bus and flight takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to An Thoi.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Outdoors Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Vietnam - Russia Monument
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Po Nagar Cham Towers ©
Po Nagar Cham Towers
Vinpearl Land Nha Trang ©
Vinpearl Land Nha Trang

3
nights
An Thoi, Phu Quoc Island

An Thoi ©
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Sao Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Khem Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head off the coast to Gam Ghi Island and then step off the mainland to explore May Rut Island.

For more things to do and tourist information, you can read our An Thoi tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Nha Trang to An Thoi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, ferry, and taxi; or do a combination of train, bus, ferry, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cat Ba.

Things to do in An Thoi

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Phu Quoc Island
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Sao Beach ©
Sao Beach
Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc ©
Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc
Archipelago Anthoy ©
Archipelago Anthoy

3
nights
Cat Ba

Cat Ba ©
The largest of the islands in the south of the bay, Cat Ba offers a base for exploring the many limestone landmasses across the UNESCO-protected bay.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): make a trip to Cannon Fort and then head off the coast to Monkey Island. On your second day here, Head underground at Hospital Cave and then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Cat Ba trip maker app.

Traveling by flight from An Thoi to Cat Ba takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, bus, and train. On the 3rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cat Ba

Nature Parks Adventure
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Cat Ba Island ©
Cat Ba Island
Cannon Fort ©
Cannon Fort
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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