30 days in Vietnam Itinerary

30 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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1
Hoi An
— 4 nights
2
Hue
— 3 nights
3
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 3 nights
4
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 4 nights
5
Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
6
Nha Trang
— 4 nights
7
Halong Bay
— 3 nights
8
Hanoi
— 4 nights

4
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.
Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Non Nuoc Beach will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Precious Heritage by Rehahn and Yaly Couture. Go for a jaunt from Hoi An to Da Nang to see My Khe Beach about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Marble Mountains, and snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge.

To see photos and other tourist information, use the Hoi An trip website.

Seattle, USA to Hoi An is an approximately 22-hour flight. You'll lose 15 hours traveling from Seattle to Hoi An due to the time zone difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Seattle in April, with highs in Hoi An at °F and lows at °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Da Nang
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Precious Heritage by Rehahn ©
Precious Heritage by Rehahn
My Khe Beach ©
My Khe Beach

3
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 off the beaten path and head to Royal Tombs and City of Ghosts - An Bang Cemetery. Museum-lovers will appreciate Lebadang Memory Space and Truc Chi Garden. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Imperial City, make a trip to The Flag Tower, and admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Hue holiday planning tool.

Traveling by car from Hoi An to Hue takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Lebadang Memory Space, City of Ghosts - An Bang Cemetery
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Royal Tombs
Royal Tombs
Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh ©
Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh
Tomb of Minh Mang ©
Tomb of Minh Mang

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.
Get in touch with nature at Phong Nha Caves and Nature & Wildlife Tours. And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of Son Doong Cave, relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo), and take in nature's colorful creations at Phong Nha Botanic Garden.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
Son Doong Cave ©
Son Doong Cave
Phong Nha Botanic Garden ©
Phong Nha Botanic Garden

4
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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.
Visiting Sao Beach and Mui Ganh Dau Beach will get you outdoors. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cao Dai Temple and Dinh Ba Thuy Long Thanh Mau. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, stroll through Galina Phu Quoc Mudbath & Spa, take an in-depth tour of Coi Nguon Museum, and relax in the rural setting at Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Duong Dong online trip maker.

You can fly from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Duong Dong in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Sao Beach, Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho
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Sao Beach ©
Sao Beach
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Mui Ganh Dau Beach ©
Mui Ganh Dau Beach

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate War Remnants Museum and Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi. Step off the beaten path and head to Fito Museum - Museums of Traditional Vietnamese Medicine & Pharmacy and Coeverything. There's much more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, take a stroll through Ho Chi Minh City's Book Street, view the masterpieces at Vietnam Silver House, and examine the collection at Drink Vietnam.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City attractions planning website.

Traveling by flight from Duong Dong to Ho Chi Minh City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In April in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fito Museum - Museums of Traditional Vietnamese Medicine & Pharmacy
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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
The Independence Palace ©
The Independence Palace

4
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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.
Head to Long Thanh Photo Studio and Legendary Chocolatierfor some retail therapy. Mai Loc Photo Gallery and DDK's Black & White Photo Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Po Nagar Cham Towers, pause for some serene contemplation at Nha Tho Nui, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Nha Trang trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Nha Trang takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Nha Trang Beach ©
Nha Trang Beach
Nha Tho Nui ©
Nha Tho Nui

3
nights
Halong Bay

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bai Tu Long Bay and Tien Ong Cave. Escape the urban bustle at Sung Sot Cave and Hon Ga Choi Island. Step out of Halong Bay to go to Ha Long and see Legend Pearl, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay, snap pictures at Bãi Cháy Bridge, explore the fascinating underground world of Dau Go Cave, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Halong Bay driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Nha Trang to Halong Bay in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can take a bus to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Legend Pearl
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay
Sung Sot Cave ©
Sung Sot Cave

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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.
Shop till you drop at TiredCity Hang Bong and Nguyen Art Gallery in Hanoi. You'll explore and learn at Vietnam Museum of Ethnology and Empty Wall Gallery. There's much more to do: see Off-Road Tours, contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, take in the spiritual surroundings of Truc Lam An Tam Zen Monastery, and take a stroll through Old Quarter.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Hanoi trip planning site.

You can take a bus from Halong Bay to Hanoi in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Truc Lam An Tam Zen Monastery
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Off-Road Tours
Vietnam Museum of Ethnology ©
Vietnam Museum of Ethnology
Vietnamese Women's Museum ©
Vietnamese Women's Museum

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