30 days in Vietnam Itinerary

30 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

3
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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Kayaking & Canoeing and Vietnamese Women's Museum. Head to Bui Mai Hien Gallery and K S and Friends Art Galleryfor some retail therapy. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Old Quarter, contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University, admire the masterpieces at Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat), and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Hanoi is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Hanoi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cat Ba.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Vietnamese Women's Museum ©
Vietnamese Women's Museum
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Bai Tu Long Bay and Hạ Long Bay. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Kayaking & Canoeing. Explore Cat Ba's surroundings by going to Halong Bay (Tien Ong Cave, Sung Sot Cave, &more).

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cat Ba route builder website.

Traveling by bus from Hanoi to Cat Ba takes 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Cat Ba

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Halong Bay
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Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Kayaking & Canoeing

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.
Visit Sao Beach and Khem Beach for some beach relaxation. Visiting Archipelago Anthoy and Fingernail Island will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Mui Ganh Dau Beach, stop by Sava Coffee Shop, stroll through Thom Beach, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Duong Dong journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Cat Ba to Duong Dong takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Spas, Sao Beach
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Ong Lang Beach ©
Ong Lang Beach
Sao Beach ©
Sao Beach
Mui Ganh Dau Beach ©
Mui Ganh Dau Beach

4
nights
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 Vietnam Silver House. Get some historical perspective at The Independence Palace and Chua Van Phat - Temple of Ten Thousand Buddhas. Next up on the itinerary: paddle through the water with Countryside Adventures, make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, explore the galleries of Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City day trip planner.

You can fly from Duong Dong to Ho Chi Minh City in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Museums Shopping
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Food Tours
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Countryside Adventures ©
Countryside Adventures

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Phong Nha Caves and Paradise Cave. Step out of the city life by going to Son Doong Cave and Hang Toi (Dark Cave). Next up on the itinerary: relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo), and admire the natural beauty at Phong Nha Botanic Garden.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip maker app.

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive 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
Son Doong Cave ©
Son Doong Cave

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh. Imperial City and Tomb of Minh Mang are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Royal Tombs, browse the fresh offerings at Hue Local Farmer's Direct Sales Store, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and view the masterpieces at Truc Chi Garden.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Hue trip site.

Traveling by car from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can go by car to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Royal Tombs
Royal Tombs
Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh ©
Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien) and Mỹ Sơn. We've included these beaches for you: My Khe Beach and Non Nuoc Beach. And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll through The Marble Mountains, enjoy the sand and surf at Cua Dai Beach, and browse the exhibits of Precious Heritage by Rehahn.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Hoi An day trip planning website.

You can drive from Hue to Hoi An in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Da Nang, Mỹ Sơn
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Fishing Charters & Tours
My Khe Beach ©
My Khe Beach

4
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Hot mineral springs I-Resort Nha Trang and Scuba & Snorkeling. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nha Trang Beach and DDK's Black & White Photo Gallery. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Ba Ho Waterfall, examine the collection at Alexandre Yersin Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Long Thanh Photo Studio, and browse the exhibits of Mai Loc Photo Gallery.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Nha Trang attractions planning site.

You can fly from Hoi An to Nha Trang in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. On the 7th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Hot mineral springs I-Resort Nha Trang ©
Hot mineral springs I-Resort Nha Trang
Nha Trang Beach ©
Nha Trang Beach
Ba Ho Waterfall
Ba Ho Waterfall

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