30 days in Vietnam Itinerary

30 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Start: Baghdad
Fly:  12 h 30 min
1
Hanoi
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + Ferry:  4 h
2
Halong Bay
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  6 h
3
Nha Trang
— 3 nights
+2
Shuttle + Foot + Fly:  2 h 45 min
4
Ho Chi Minh City
— 4 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
5
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 4 nights
Fly + Taxi:  5 h 45 min
6
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
7
Hue
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
8
Hoi An
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  13 h
End: Baghdad

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: visit Old Quarter, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and contemplate the waterfront views at West Lake.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Hanoi road trip planner.

Baghdad, Iraq to Hanoi is an approximately 12.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Baghdad to Hanoi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
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Off-Road Tours
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) ©
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.
On the 7th (Mon), explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then step off the mainland to explore Hon Ga Choi Island. Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to Cat Ba Island and then explore the striking landscape of Cat Ba National Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Halong Bay trip itinerary maker tool.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Cat Ba
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Cat Ba Island ©
Cat Ba Island

3
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.
Nha Trang is known for historic sites, theme parks, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Po Nagar Cham Towers, view the masterpieces at Mai Loc Photo Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph's Parish Church, and see the interesting displays at Alexandre Yersin Museum.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Nha Trang trip planner.

Do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight from Halong Bay to Nha Trang in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Museums Outdoors Shopping
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Alexandre Yersin Museum ©
Alexandre Yersin Museum
Po Nagar Cham Towers ©
Po Nagar Cham Towers
Scuba & Snorkeling

4
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: get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chùa Giác Lâm (Giac Lam Pagoda).

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City journey planning site.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

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

4
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.
Duong Dong is known for wildlife, beaches, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: experience rural life at Phu Quoc Countryside, find something for the whole family at Happy Farm PQ, get engrossed in the history at Coi Nguon Museum, and contemplate the long history of Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Duong Dong trip planner.

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Duong Dong by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Happy Farm PQ, Phu Quoc Mushroom, Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho
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Dinh Ba Thuy Long Thanh Mau ©
Dinh Ba Thuy Long Thanh Mau
Phu Quoc Countryside ©
Phu Quoc Countryside
Archipelago Anthoy ©
Archipelago Anthoy

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: experience rural life at The Duck Stop, explore the fascinating underground world of Phong Nha Caves, explore the activities along Suoi Nuoc Mooc, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park online day trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Duong Dong to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Son Doong Cave ©
Son Doong Cave
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop
Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves

4
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.
Step out of Hue to go to Dong Ha and see Vinh Moc Tunnel, which is approximately 2 hours away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Imperial City, admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda, delve into the distant past at Royal Tombs, and have fun at Hope Center Hue.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Hue travel route app.

You can drive from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Museums Classes

Side Trip

Vinh Moc Tunnel
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Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda
Vinh Moc Tunnel ©
Vinh Moc Tunnel

4
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 (Tran Thi Ly Bridge & Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, enjoy the sand and surf at Cua Dai Beach, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and look for gifts at Rubin Cloth Shop.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Hoi An online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Hue to Hoi An 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 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hoi An

Shopping Tours Museums

Side Trip

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

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