34 days in Vietnam & Ko Samui Itinerary

34 days in Vietnam & Ko Samui Itinerary

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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 4 nights
2
Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 2 nights
3
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam
— 3 nights
4
Hue, Vietnam
— 3 nights
5
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 4 nights
6
Nha Trang, Vietnam
— 1 night
7
Da Lat, Vietnam
— 3 nights
8
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 4 nights
9
Duong Dong, Vietnam
— 3 nights
10
Bophut, Thailand
— 5 nights

4
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Hanoi, Vietnam

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.
On the 20th (Mon), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Literature & National University, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Hanoi trip planner.

Helsinki, Finland to Hanoi is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Helsinki to Hanoi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can catch the bus to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums
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Authentic Bat Trang ©
Authentic Bat Trang
Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) ©
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

2
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Halong Bay, Vietnam

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay, snap pictures at Bãi Cháy Bridge, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cat Ba National Park and then head off the coast to Cat Ba Island.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Halong Bay driving holiday planner.

Take a bus from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Cat Ba
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 24:
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Cat Ba Island ©
Cat Ba Island

3
nights
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam

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: relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop, explore the fascinating underground world of Hang Toi (Dark Cave), contemplate the waterfront views at Suoi Nuoc Mooc, and admire the natural beauty at Phong Nha Botanic Garden.

You can plan Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

You can do a combination of ferry, car, and flight from Halong Bay to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

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

3
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Hue, Vietnam

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.
Spend the 29th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Imperial City, see Off-Road Tours, make a trip to Thien An Monastery, and enjoy some diversion at Hope Center Hue.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Hue holiday planner.

You can drive from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Hue are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda

4
nights
Hoi An, Vietnam

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.
Hoi An is known for shopping, spas, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, experience rural life at Tra Que Minty Garden, and explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains.

To see photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Hoi An day trip planning website.

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, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trip

The Marble Mountains
Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 3:
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Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
Spas
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

1
night
Nha Trang, Vietnam

On a vacation in Nha Trang, a famous Vietnam resort town, you can lounge on a beach all day and party into the night.
On the 4th (Tue), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Nha Trang planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Hoi An to Nha Trang takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Da Lat.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Da Lat, Vietnam

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.
Da Lat is known for nature, historic sites, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Pine Track Adventures, admire the verdant scenery at Datanla High Rope Course, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chùa Tàu - Thiên Vương Cổ Sát, and contemplate the waterfront views at Xuan Huong Lake.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Da Lat fast, fun, and easy.

You can take a bus from Nha Trang to Da Lat in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nha Tho Bao Loc
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Pine Track Adventures ©
Pine Track Adventures
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Chùa Tàu - Thiên Vương Cổ Sát ©
Chùa Tàu - Thiên Vương Cổ Sát

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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.
On the 9th (Sun), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. The adventure continues: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, look for gifts at The Craft House Original - Souvenir & Gift Shop, and ponder the world of politics at The Independence Palace.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Da Lat to Ho Chi Minh City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 11:
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum

3
nights
Duong Dong, Vietnam

Duong Dong ©
A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Step out of Duong Dong to go to An Thoi and see Kim Quy Island, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: head outdoors with Archipelago Anthoy, tee off at Vinpearl Golf Phu Quoc Course, look for gifts at The Storytree Vietnam, and don't miss a visit to Sung Hung Pagoda.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Duong Dong trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Duong Dong takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Bophut.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors · Golf · Parks

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Spas, Kim Quy Island, Happy Farm PQ
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 14:
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Archipelago Anthoy ©
Archipelago Anthoy
Happy Farm PQ ©
Happy Farm PQ
Dinh Cau Rock (Cua Temple) ©
Dinh Cau Rock (Cua Temple)

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Bophut, Thailand

Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Step out of Bophut to go to Ang Thong and see Nathon Pier, which is approximately 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, look for gifts at Classic International Suits, wander the streets of Fisherman’s Village, and stroll through Samrong Beach.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Bophut trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Duong Dong to Bophut takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. August in Bophut sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 31°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Bophut

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Nathon Pier, Pagoda Khao Hua Jook
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 19:
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Food Tours
Samui Elephant Sanctuary ©
Samui Elephant Sanctuary
Scuba & Snorkeling

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