29 days in Vietnam Itinerary

29 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Fly to Noi Bai International, Bus to Cat Ba
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Cat Ba
— 1 day
Ferry
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Halong Bay
— 2 nights
Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Fly to Da Lat
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Da Lat
— 3 nights
Bus
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Nha Trang
— 3 nights
Fly
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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 4 nights
Fly
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
Fly
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Con Son
— 2 nights
Fly
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Da Nang
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hue
— 3 nights
Drive
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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Hanoi
— 3 nights
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Cat Ba

— 1 day
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 9th (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Cat Ba Island and then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Cat Ba travel route planning website.

London, UK to Cat Ba is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Cat Ba is 7 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can catch the ferry to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Cat Ba

Adventure · Tours · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Feb 8 — 9:

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.
On the 10th (Thu), paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Bai Tu Long Bay, then explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Sung Sot Cave.

To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Halong Bay trip itinerary maker app.

Ride a ferry from Cat Ba to Halong Bay in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Adventure · Tours · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Feb 9 — 11:

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.
Thien Vien Truc Lam and Linh Phuoc Pagoda will appeal to history buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kayaking & Canoeing and Off-Road Tours. And it doesn't end there: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, head outdoors with Pine Track Adventures, and skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Da Lat journey planning tool.

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 and flight; or do a combination of ferry, bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Adventure
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 14:

Nha Trang

— 3 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.
Nha Tho Nui and Po Nagar Cham Towers will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alexandre Yersin Museum and Long Thanh Photo Studio. Spend the 16th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: stroll through Nha Trang Beach, take in the natural beauty of Hot mineral springs I-Resort Nha Trang, and look for gifts at XQ Hand Embroidery.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Nha Trang using our trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Da Lat to Nha Trang takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 14 — 17:

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bai Tắm Sao and Khem Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Long Beach and Thom Beach. The adventure continues: cast your line with Kien Giang Travel, savor the flavors at Beer Fridge, enjoy the sand and surf at Starfish Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ong Lang Beach.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Duong Dong trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Nha Trang to Duong Dong takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can fly to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 17 — 21:

Ho Chi Minh City

— 2 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 (Tue), ponder the world of politics at The Independence Palace, take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, view the masterpieces at Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi, then admire the striking features of Central Post Office, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, and finally examine the collection at Fito Museum - Museums of Traditional Vietnamese Medicine & Pharmacy. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Emperor Jade Pagoda, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, and then make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City trip maker website.

Fly from Duong Dong to Ho Chi Minh City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In February, daytime highs in Ho Chi Minh City are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Con Son.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 21 — 23:

Con Son

— 2 nights

Devil's Island

Taking a vacation in Con Son is like stepping back in time, with the island of around 5,000 people offering a glimpse into what life in Vietnam was like before television and other modern conveniences arrived.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): stroll the grounds of Hang Duong Cemetary and then learn about all things military at Con Dao Musuem. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Van Son Pagoda, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ong Dung Beach, and then kick back and relax at Bãi Đầm Trầu.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, refer to the Con Son day trip planning tool.

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Con Son by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Da Nang.

Things to do in Con Son

Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 23 — 25:

Da Nang

— 3 nights

City of Bridges

A curious mix of developed beachfront tourism and untouched local city life, Da Nang presents an often-overlooked but authentic and welcoming picture of central Vietnam.
Visiting My Khe Beach and Cua Dai Beach will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mỹ Sơn and Non Nuoc Beach. Explore Da Nang's surroundings by going to Hoi An (Spas, Hoi An Ancient Town, &more). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Marble Mountains, don't miss a visit to Lady Buddha, and stop by M Legrand Jewelry.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Da Nang trip tool.

Getting from Con Son to Da Nang by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. In February, daily temperatures in Da Nang can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Da Nang

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 25 — 28:

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Imperial City and Tomb of Tu Duc will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, stroll the grounds of Royal Tombs, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thien Mu Pagoda.

For photos and tourist information, read Hue trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Da Nang to Hue in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. February in Hue sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 3:

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then explore the fascinating underground world of Phong Nha Caves. Keep things going the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Son Doong Cave and then take in the awesome beauty at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo).

Take the guesswork out of planning a Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Hanoi.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Mar 3 — 5:

Hanoi

— 3 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.
Popular historic sites such as Old Quarter and Truc Lam An Tam Zen Monastery are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Vietnamese Women's Museum and Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, explore the wide array of goods at YNOT, and see Off-Road Tours.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Hanoi trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hanoi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 5 — 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.