31 days in Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang & Hanoi Itinerary

31 days in Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang & Hanoi Itinerary

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31 days in Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang & Hanoi Itinerary

Start: Hanoi
Fly:  3 h 15 min
1
Ho Chi Minh City
— 13 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
2
Da Nang
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
3
Hanoi
— 15 nights
End: Hanoi

13
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.
Relax by the water at Pineapple Beach (Bai Dua) and Back Beach. Appreciate the collections at FITO Museum and Coeverything. Change things up with these side-trips from Ho Chi Minh City: Vung Tau (Front Beach, Fishing Charters & Tours, & more). There's much more to do: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, wander the streets of Pham Ngu Lao Street, get a tailor-made plan with Private Tours, and do some two-wheel cruising with Countryside Adventures.

To find out how to plan a trip to Ho Chi Minh City, use our trip itinerary maker.

Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Ho Chi Minh City are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Da Nang.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Shopping Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Vung Tau, Dong Nai Province
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Vietnam Silver House ©
Vietnam Silver House
Countryside Adventures ©
Countryside Adventures
Speed Boats Tours

2
nights
Da Nang

Da Nang ©
A curious mix of developed beachfront tourism and untouched local city life, Da Nang presents an often-overlooked but authentic and welcoming picture of central Vietnam.
On the 17th (Sat), stop by Ba Bi Cloth Shop, take in nature's colorful creations at Jack's Cat Cafe, learn about all things military at Ho Chi Minh and the Fifth Military Zone Museum, learn about all things military at Da Nang Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Phap Lam Pagoda, and finally admire the masterpieces at Da Nang Fine Arts Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at OASIS ART GALLERY, admire the masterpieces at Art in Paradise (3D TRICK ART), enjoy the sand and surf at Phuoc My Beach, then explore the fascinating underground world of Hoa Nghiem Cave, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Da Nang holiday planner .

Fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Nang in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Da Nang can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Da Nang

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Hoi An
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Jack's Cat Cafe ©
Jack's Cat Cafe
Phuoc My Beach ©
Phuoc My Beach
Da Nang Fine Arts Museum ©
Da Nang Fine Arts Museum

15
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat) and MAM Art Projects. Head to Tired City Bao Khanh and Vietnam Culturalfor plenty of shopping. Venture out of the city with trips to Giang Mo Village (in Hoa Binh), Museum of Cultures of Vietnam's Ethnic Groups (in Thai Nguyen) and Ninh Binh (Mua Caves & Van Long Nature Reserve). The adventure continues: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, learn more about the world around you at Museum of Anthropology, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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You can fly from Da Nang to Hanoi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Museums Tours Shopping

Side Trips

Ninh Binh, Giang Mo Village, Museum of Cultures of Vietnam's Ethnic Groups
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Fishing Charters & Tours
Mua Caves ©
Mua Caves

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