30 days in Vietnam Itinerary

30 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Start: Toronto
Fly:  23 h 30 min
1
Hanoi
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + Ferry:  4 h
2
Halong Bay
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
Hoi An
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h
4
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Hue
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
6
Da Lat
— 2 nights
Bus:  2 h 15 min
7
Nha Trang
— 2 nights
+2
Shuttle + Foot + Fly:  2 h 45 min
8
Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
9
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 7 nights
Fly:  22 h 30 min
End: Toronto

4
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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Old Quarter, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Hanoi day trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Hanoi is an approximately 23.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 12 hours traveling from Toronto to Hanoi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Historic Sites Nature
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Off-Road Tours
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) ©

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 7th (Mon): explore the fascinating underground world of Tien Ong Cave, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Cat Ba National Park and then explore the activities along Bai Tu Long Bay.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Halong Bay trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Cat Ba National Park
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay

3
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hoi An: Da Nang (Da Nang Museum & Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture). There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, look for gifts at Rubin Cloth Shop, kick back and relax at Cua Dai Beach, and hunt for treasures at Dat Thanh Shoe Shop.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Hoi An day trip planning site.

You can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight from Halong Bay to Hoi An in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hoi An

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Da Nang
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 11:
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Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
Spas
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains

3
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: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, explore the fascinating underground world of Son Doong Cave, explore the striking landscape of Phong Nha Caves, and contemplate the waterfront views at Suoi Nuoc Mooc.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Hoi An to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

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

2
nights
Hue

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): savor the flavors at Hue Local Farmer's Direct Sales Store, don't miss a visit to Luc Bo Culture Space, then steep yourself in history at Imperial City, and finally contemplate the long history of The Flag Tower. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda, contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, then contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, and finally admire the masterpieces at XQ Hand Embroidery.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Hue trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 16:
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Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda
Tomb of Minh Mang ©
Tomb of Minh Mang

2
nights
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.
On the 17th (Thu), scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, get outside with Pine Track Adventures, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Nha Tho Bao Loc. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Linh Phuoc Pagoda, then appreciate the views at Datanla High Rope Course, and then make a trip to Crazy House.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Da Lat trip builder website.

You can fly from Hue to Da Lat in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nha Tho Bao Loc
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 18:
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Pine Track Adventures ©
Pine Track Adventures
Linh Phuoc Pagoda ©
Linh Phuoc Pagoda

2
nights
Nha Trang

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.
On the 19th (Sat), stop by Legendary Chocolatier, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Po Nagar Cham Towers, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Nha Tho Nui, take in the spiritual surroundings of Long Son Pagoda, and then browse the exhibits of Long Thanh Photo Studio.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Nha Trang trip planner.

Getting from Da Lat to Nha Trang by bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 20:
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Po Nagar Cham Towers ©
Po Nagar Cham Towers
Scuba & Snorkeling
Long Son Pagoda ©
Long Son Pagoda

3
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.
Ho Chi Minh City is known for nightlife, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City trip planner.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Museums Shopping
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Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Ben Thanh Market ©
Ben Thanh Market

7
nights
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

Duong Dong ©
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 to go to Ganh Dau and see Dinh Nguyễn Trung Trực Pagoda, which is approximately 1 hour away. And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Archipelago Anthoy, make a trip to Sung Hung Pagoda, experience rural life at Phu Quoc Mushroom, and contemplate the long history of Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Duong Dong travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Duong Dong takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Happy Farm PQ, Phu Quoc Mushroom, Dinh Nguyễn Trung Trực Pagoda, Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 30:
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Dinh Ba Thuy Long Thanh Mau ©
Dinh Ba Thuy Long Thanh Mau
Archipelago Anthoy ©
Archipelago Anthoy
Phu Quoc Mushroom ©
Phu Quoc Mushroom

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