29 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Fly to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Drive to Bai Chay, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay
— 2 nights
Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Bus to Hanoi
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Hanoi
— 5 nights
Fly
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hue
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hoi An
— 4 nights
Fly
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Da Lat
— 3 nights
Fly
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 4 nights
Fly
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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 5 nights
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Halong Bay — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): snap pictures at Pont Bai Chay, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head off the coast to Cat Ba Island, then head off the coast to Hon Ga Choi Island, and then relax and rejuvenate at Le Parfum Spa.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Halong Bay sightseeing planner.

Bengaluru, India to Halong Bay is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight, car, and ferry. Traveling from Bengaluru to Halong Bay, you'll lose 1.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Hanoi.
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Hanoi — 5 nights

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 30th (Wed), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter, steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University, contemplate the waterfront views at West Lake, and see Off-Road Tours.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Hanoi trip itinerary website.

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Halong Bay to Hanoi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and train; or do a combination of ferry, car, flight, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): indulge in some personalized pampering at Lemon Tree Nail & Spa and then explore the activities along Suoi Nuoc Mooc. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Phong Nha Caves and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Hue.
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Hue — 3 nights

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 7th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Imperial City, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, enjoy some diversion at Hope Center Hue, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thien Mu Pagoda.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Hue trip planner.

Traveling by car from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Hoi An.
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Hoi An — 4 nights

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.
Step out of Hoi An to go to Da Nang and see Dacotours - Da Nang Travel Agency, which is approximately 54 minutes away. There's much more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the exciting artwork at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, make a trip to Japanese Covered Bridge, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chuc Thanh Pagoda.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Hoi An trip app.

Traveling by car from Hue to Hoi An takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Da Lat.
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Da Lat — 3 nights

City of a Thousand Flowers

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 sightseeing, nature, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Linh Phuoc Pagoda, hunt for treasures at Dalat Market, and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Da Lat vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Hoi An to Da Lat takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to fly to Ho Chi Minh City.
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Ho Chi Minh City — 4 nights

Pearl of the Far East

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 16th (Fri), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Emperor Jade Pagoda, and witness the site of a historic battle at Ben Dinh Tunnels.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City trip planner.

Getting from Da Lat to Ho Chi Minh City by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In December, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Duong Dong.
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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island — 5 nights

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 Ganh Dau and see Dinh Nguyễn Trung Trực Pagoda, which is approximately 58 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: cast your line with Truly Vietnam Travel, relax in the rural setting at Phu Quoc Countryside, indulge in some personalized pampering at LunaThaiSpa, and buy something for everyone on your list at The Vietnamese Artists.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Duong Dong journey maker site.

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. On the 24th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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While most Southeast Asian countries have at least one booming metropolis, none seem to bustle nearly throughout like Vietnam does. While busy locals zoom about on motorbikes, visitors fill their Vietnam vacations with a mix of cultural sightseeing and exploring the landscape. Big cities and towns boast colonial architecture, open-air markets, outstanding spa complexes, and modern restaurants. The country also features over 3,200 km (2,000 mi) of coastline dotted with sandy bays that attract scuba divers and kitesurfers. Away from busy urban centers, a tour of Vietnam reveals a rural landscape of lush rice paddies, jagged mountain peaks, and timeless villages unspoiled by the outside world.
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