39 days in Vietnam Itinerary

39 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Start: London
Fly:  15 h
1
Hanoi
— 5 nights
Bus:  4 h
2
Halong Bay
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
Hoi An
— 5 nights
Drive:  5 h
4
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Hue
— 4 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
6
Da Lat
— 4 nights
Bus:  2 h 15 min
7
Nha Trang
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
8
Ho Chi Minh City
— 4 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
9
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 5 nights
Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: London

5
nights
Hanoi

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Chùa Lý Triều Quốc Sư. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Old Quarter and Hoa Lo Prison. There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, see the interesting displays at Vietnamese Women's Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Pho Linh Temple, and explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake).

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Hanoi trip planner.

London, UK to Hanoi is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Hanoi is 7 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Truc Lam An Tam Zen Monastery
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TiredCity Hang Bong ©
TiredCity Hang Bong
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Bai Tu Long Bay and Tien Ong Cave. Get in touch with nature at Dau Go Cave and Hon Ga Choi Island. On the 29th (Mon), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay and Head underground at Sung Sot Cave.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Halong Bay trip builder app.

Traveling by bus from Hanoi to Halong Bay takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks Nature Tours
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Sung Sot Cave ©
Sung Sot Cave
Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay

5
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.
Visit Mỹ Sơn and Hoi An Cathedral for their historical value. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Scuba & Snorkeling. Change things up with a short trip to My Khe Beach in Da Nang (about 36 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: view the masterpieces at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, kick back and relax at Non Nuoc Beach, and stop by Yaly Couture.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Hoi An trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Halong Bay to Hoi An takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Hoi An are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Da Nang, Mỹ Sơn
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
My Khe Beach ©
My Khe Beach

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.
Visiting Phong Nha Caves and U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo) will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: Head underground at Son Doong Cave, relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop, and admire the natural beauty at Phong Nha Botanic Garden.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park journey planner.

You can drive from Hoi An to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow 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
Son Doong Cave ©
Son Doong Cave
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop

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.
Get some cultural insight at Imperial City and Thien Mu Pagoda. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Royal Tombs. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, see Off-Road Tours, admire the striking features of Thien An Monastery, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Hue trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Hue

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

4
nights
Da Lat

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Thien Vien Truc Lam and Off-Road Tours. Get a sense of the local culture at Linh Phuoc Pagoda and Lam Dong Museum. And it doesn't end there: get outside with Outdoor Activities, admire the masterpieces at Trickland 3D Museum, get great views at Lam Vien Square, and skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Da Lat tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Hue to Da Lat takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Nha Trang.

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
Thien Vien Truc Lam ©
Thien Vien Truc Lam
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Po Nagar Cham Towers and Long Son Pagoda. Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Scuba & Snorkeling. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Nha Trang Beach, browse the exhibits of Long Thanh Photo Studio, snap pictures at Tran Phu Bridge, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph's Parish Church.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Nha Trang road trip website.

You can take a bus from Da Lat to Nha Trang in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Hot mineral springs I-Resort Nha Trang ©
Hot mineral springs I-Resort Nha Trang
Nha Trang Beach ©
Nha Trang 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.
Get some cultural insight at Ba Thien Hau Temple and Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Independence Palace and Emperor Jade Pagoda. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, enjoy breathtaking views from Bitexco Financial Tower, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City trip builder website.

You can fly from Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh City in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In July in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Historic Sites Adventure
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Ba Thien Hau Temple ©
Ba Thien Hau Temple
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum

5
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sao Beach and Long Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Ho Quoc Temple and Cao Dai Temple. Take a break from Duong Dong with a short trip to Dinh Nguyễn Trung Trực Pagoda in Ganh Dau, about 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Galina Phu Quoc Mudbath & Spa, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ong Lang Beach, experience rural life at Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho, and look for gifts at Sava Coffee Shop.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Duong Dong trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Duong Dong by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Sao Beach, Dinh Nguyễn Trung Trực Pagoda, Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho
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Ong Lang Beach ©
Ong Lang Beach
Sao Beach ©
Sao Beach
Long Beach ©
Long Beach

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