36 days in Vietnam Itinerary

36 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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36 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Valletta, Island of Malta
Fly:  17 h 45 min
1
Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
2
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
Nha Trang
— 4 nights
Bus:  2 h 15 min
4
Da Lat
— 4 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
5
Hue
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
6
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
7
Da Nang
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + Ferry:  4 h 15 min
8
Halong Bay
— 3 nights
+2
Ferry + Drive + Fly:  4 h
9
Hanoi
— 5 nights
Fly:  18 h 15 min
End: Valletta, Island of Malta

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.
Ho Chi Minh City is known for nightlife, museums, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City day trip app.

Valletta, Malta to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Indochina Time is 6 hours. Traveling from Valletta in March, things will get much warmer in Ho Chi Minh City: highs are around 40°C and lows about 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
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.
When in Duong Dong, make a side trip to see Dinh Nguyễn Trung Trực Pagoda in Ganh Dau, approximately Ganh Dau away.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Duong Dong travel website.

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Dinh Nguyễn Trung Trực Pagoda, Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho, Phu Quoc Mushroom
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Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc ©
Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc
Phu Quoc Countryside ©
Phu Quoc Countryside
Archipelago Anthoy ©
Archipelago Anthoy

4
nights
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.
When in Nha Trang, make a side trip to see Vietnam - Russia Monument in Cam Ranh, approximately Cam Ranh away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Po Nagar Cham Towers, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll through Nha Trang Beach, and stop by XQ Hand Embroidery.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Nha Trang trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Duong Dong to Nha Trang takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to catch the bus to Da Lat.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Outdoors Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Vietnam - Russia Monument
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Po Nagar Cham Towers ©
Po Nagar Cham Towers
Long Son Pagoda ©
Long Son Pagoda

4
nights
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: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Xuan Huong Lake, take in the spiritual surroundings of Linh Phuoc Pagoda, and hunt for treasures at Dalat Market.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Da Lat day trip tool.

You can take a bus from Nha Trang to Da Lat in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Hue.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors Tours Nature

Side Trip

Nha Tho Bao Loc
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Pine Track Adventures ©
Pine Track Adventures
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

4
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Vinh Moc Tunnel in Dong Ha (about 2 hours away). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Imperial City, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, have fun at Hope Center Hue, and admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda.

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Traveling by flight from Da Lat to Hue takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In April in Hue, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Vinh Moc Tunnel
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda

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.
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, admire the natural beauty at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo), and Head underground at Son Doong Cave.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park online tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Da Nang.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

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

4
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.
Explore Da Nang's surroundings by going to Hoi An (Adrenaline & Extreme Tours, Rubin Cloth Shop, &more). Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the exciting artwork at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains, and examine the collection at Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Da Nang itinerary planner.

You can drive from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Da Nang in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Da Nang

Tours Outdoors Shopping

Side Trip

Hoi An
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Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
Spas
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains

3
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Halong Bay: Cat Ba (Cat Ba National Park, Cat Ba Island, &more). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay, Head underground at Tien Ong Cave, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and take in the views from Pont Bai Chay.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Halong Bay trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by combination of flight, car, and ferry from Da Nang to Halong Bay takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Cat Ba
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay

5
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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Old Quarter, see Off-Road Tours, steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Hanoi itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Hanoi in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Historic Sites Nature
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Off-Road Tours
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

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