30 days in Vietnam Itinerary

30 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Vietnam trip itinerary planner

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Hanoi
— 4 nights
Bus to Ha Long, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay
— 2 nights
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Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Drive to Honda Agent Hoang Quoc Viet, Bus to Van Don Airport, Fly to Hoi An
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Hoi An
— 3 nights
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 3 nights
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Hue
— 2 nights
Bus to Da Nang Central Bus Station, Fly to Da Lat
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Da Lat
— 2 nights
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Nha Trang
— 2 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
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— 7 nights
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Hanoi

— 4 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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history 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 contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Literature & National University.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Hanoi day trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Hanoi is an approximately 23-hour 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 · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 6:

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 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 photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Halong Bay trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 6 — 8:

Hoi An

— 3 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.
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 ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Hoi An day trip planning site.

You can do a combination of ferry, car, bus, and flight from Halong Bay to Hoi An in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. 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 · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 8 — 11:

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.
Step out of Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to go to Son Trach and see Hang Toi (Dark Cave), which is approximately 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, explore the fascinating underground world of Son Doong Cave, tour the pleasant surroundings at Phong Nha Caves, and relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Hoi An to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 11 — 14:

Hue

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): shop like a local with 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 photos, maps, more things to do, 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 train; or take a bus. 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:

Da Lat

— 2 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.
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 find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Da Lat trip builder website.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Hue to Da Lat in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 16 — 18:

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.
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.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Nha Trang trip planner.

Getting from Da Lat to Nha Trang by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can fly to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 20:

Ho Chi Minh City

— 3 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.
Ho Chi Minh City is known for nightlife, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, ponder the world of politics at The Independence Palace, and take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City road trip planning app.

Getting from Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh City by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Ho Chi Minh City are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 23:

Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

— 7 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 to go to Ganh Dau and see Dinh Nguyễn Trung Trực Pagoda, which is approximately 58 minutes away. The adventure continues: get outside with Archipelago Anthoy, get in on the family fun at Happy Farm PQ, kick back and relax at Ong Lang Beach, and experience rural life at Phu Quoc Mushroom.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Duong Dong trip planner.

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Duong Dong by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car 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 fly back home.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 23 — 30:

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.