30 days in Vietnam Itinerary

30 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Guatemala City
Fly:  30 h
1
Hanoi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
2
Sapa
— 2 nights
+3
Drive + Fly + Taxi + Bus:  9 h 30 min
3
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
4
Hue
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
5
Da Lat
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  1 h 30 min
6
Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
7
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
8
Hoi An
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + Ferry:  4 h
9
Cat Ba
— 6 nights
Bus + Fly:  33 h
End: Guatemala City

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kayaking & Canoeing and Ho Van - Van Mieu. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Quarter and Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, browse for treasures at 54 Traditions Gallery, and stop by Tired City Bao Khanh.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Hanoi visit planning tool.

Guatemala City, Guatemala to Hanoi is an approximately 30- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 13 hours traveling from Guatemala City to Hanoi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Sapa.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Adventure Outdoors
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Temple of Literature & National University ©
Temple of Literature & National University

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.
On the 6th (Wed), take in the awesome beauty at Fansipan Mountain, then admire the sheer force of Love Waterfall, then appreciate the views at Muong Hoa Valley, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Giang Ta Chai Village, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then stop by Hang Da Village, and finally look for gifts at Hieu Stone.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Sapa holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Hanoi to Sapa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Sapa

Nature Parks Tours
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Muong Hoa Valley ©
Muong Hoa Valley
Fansipan Mountain ©
Fansipan Mountain
Love Waterfall ©
Love Waterfall

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): Head underground at Hang Toi (Dark Cave), then Head underground at Paradise Cave, then admire the natural beauty at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Phong Nha Caves. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Suoi Nuoc Mooc, then relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop, and then take in the awesome beauty at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo).

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park vacation planning site.

Traveling by combination of car, flight, taxi, and bus from Sapa to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature
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Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
Paradise Cave
Paradise Cave
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Imperial City and Thien Mu Pagoda. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Tomb of Minh Mang. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Royal Tombs, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, contemplate the long history of The Flag Tower, and take in the views from Thanh Toan Bridge.

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You can drive from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In November, daily temperatures in Hue can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Hue

Tours Wildlife Historic Sites
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Royal Tombs
Royal Tombs
Imperial City ©
Imperial City

2
nights
Da Lat

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, head outdoors with Pine Track Adventures, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Linh Phuoc Pagoda, and finally take a stroll through The French Quarter. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Xuan Huong Lake, tour the pleasant surroundings at Waterfall Bao Dai, then scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Thien Vien Truc Lam.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Da Lat trip planning app.

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 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors Tours Nature
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Pine Track Adventures ©
Pine Track Adventures
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Thien Vien Truc Lam ©
Thien Vien Truc Lam

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like War Remnants Museum and The Independence Palace. Step off the beaten path and head to Food Tours and Bitexco Financial Tower. On the 16th (Sat), spend an adventurous day with Countryside Adventures. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City trip planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Da Lat to Ho Chi Minh City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In November in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Adventure Outdoors
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Countryside Adventures ©
Countryside Adventures
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
The Independence Palace ©
The Independence Palace

3
nights
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Step off the beaten path and head to Sao Beach and Long Beach. Get in touch with nature at Fishing Charters & Tours and Archipelago Anthoy. Step out of Duong Dong with an excursion to Dinh Nguyễn Trung Trực Pagoda in Ganh Dau--about 1 hour away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Ong Lang Beach, take in the waterfront at Ham Ninh Pier, join in the after-dark buzz at INK 360, and stroll through Vung Bau Beach.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Duong Dong trip builder app.

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 on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, INK 360, Sao Beach, Dinh Nguyễn Trung Trực Pagoda, Ham Ninh Pier
Find places to stay Nov 17 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Sao Beach ©
Sao Beach
Long Beach ©
Long Beach

3
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fishing Charters & Tours and Precious Heritage by Rehahn. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hoi An Ancient Town and Mỹ Sơn. Go for a jaunt from Hoi An to Da Nang to see My Khe Beach about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Non Nuoc Beach, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Marble Mountains, stop by Yaly Couture, and take in the exciting artwork at Ha Ha - Art In Everything.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Hoi An trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Duong Dong to Hoi An takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. In November, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cat Ba.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Da Nang, Mỹ Sơn
Find places to stay Nov 20 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
My Khe Beach ©
My Khe Beach

6
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Fishing Charters & Tours and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Take a break from the city and head to Kayaking & Canoeing and Bai Tu Long Bay. Venture out of the city with trips to Halong Bay (Tien Ong Cave, Sung Sot Cave, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Lan Ha Bay, make a trip to Cannon Fort, Head underground at Trung Trang Cave, and explore the striking landscape of Cat Ba National Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Cat Ba online travel planner.

Do a combination of flight, car, and ferry from Hoi An to Cat Ba in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cat Ba

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trip

Halong Bay
Find places to stay Nov 23 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Fishing Charters & Tours
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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