30 days in Vietnam Itinerary

30 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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30 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Hanoi
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + ferry:  4​h
2
Halong Bay
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + Drive + Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Da Lat
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h 15​min
4
Nha Trang
— 3 nights
+2
shuttle + foot + Fly:  3​h
5
Hoi An
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Hue
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
8
Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
9
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Paris

4
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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Old Quarter, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, and make a trip to Temple of Literature & National University.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Hanoi trip planner .

Paris, France to Hanoi is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to Hanoi is 6 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Tours Adventure
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Tired City Hang Bong ©
Tired City Hang Bong
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): explore the activities along Bai Tu Long Bay, explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Long Tien Pagoda. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): take in the views from Pont Bai Chay and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Halong Bay trip itinerary builder tool .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks Nature Adventure
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Kayaking & Canoeing
Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay

3
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, parks, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nha Tho Bao Loc, take in the spiritual surroundings of Linh Phuoc Pagoda, and take some stellar pictures from Lam Vien Square.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Da Lat trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of ferry, car, and flight from Halong Bay to Da Lat takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough 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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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Pine Track Adventures ©
Pine Track Adventures
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

3
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Vietnam - Russia Monument in Cam Ranh (about 56 minutes away). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Po Nagar Cham Towers, see the interesting displays at Alexandre Yersin Museum, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and view the masterpieces at Long Thanh Photo Studio.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Nha Trang trip planner.

Getting from Da Lat to Nha Trang by bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Outdoors Theme Parks Tours

Side Trip

Vietnam - Russia Monument
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Po Nagar Cham Towers ©
Po Nagar Cham Towers
Vinpearl Land Nha Trang ©
Vinpearl Land Nha Trang

3
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.
Step out of Hoi An to go to Da Nang and see Dragon Bridge, which is approximately 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, explore the world behind art at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Hoi An trip itinerary maker site .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Nha Trang to Hoi An in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Outdoors Shopping

Side Trip

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

3
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.
Hue is known for historic sites, nature, spas, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Imperial City, make a trip to The Flag Tower, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and explore the world behind art at XQ Hand Embroidery.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Hue day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Hoi An to Hue takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March in Hue, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Tours Historic Sites Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 5 — 8:
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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, nightlife, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: experience rural life at The Duck Stop, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo), Head underground at Phong Nha Caves, and admire the natural beauty at Phong Nha Botanic Garden.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip builder app .

You can drive from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature
Find places to stay Mar 8 — 11:
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The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop
Paradise Cave
Paradise Cave
Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves

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 museums, nightlife, shopping, spas, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and do some two-wheel cruising with Countryside Adventures.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Ho Chi Minh City vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Ho Chi Minh City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and flight; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Ho Chi Minh City are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Adventure Outdoors
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Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Central Post Office ©
Central Post Office

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nights
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

Duong Dong ©
Duong Dong is known for wildlife, beaches, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: relax in the rural setting at Phu Quoc Countryside, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ho Quoc pagoda, enjoy the sand and surf at Ong Lang Beach, and don't miss a visit to Dinh Cau Rock (Cua Temple).

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Duong Dong journey planner .

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. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho, Phu Quoc Mushroom
Find places to stay Mar 14 — 18:
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Ong Lang Beach ©
Ong Lang Beach
Phu Quoc Countryside ©
Phu Quoc Countryside
Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc ©
Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc

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