31 days in Vietnam Itinerary

31 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
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Con Dao Islands
— 1 night
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Phu Quoc Island
— 5 nights
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Quy Nhon
— 1 night
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Nha Trang
— 5 nights
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Phan Thiet
— 2 nights
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Hue
— 4 nights
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Hoi An
— 5 nights
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Hanoi
— 4 nights

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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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate War Remnants Museum and Flymindz Art Studio. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Food Tours and Spas & Wellness. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, enjoy breathtaking views from Bitexco Financial Tower, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chùa Giác Lâm (Giac Lam Pagoda).

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary maker site.

Manchester, UK to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 7 hours. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Manchester in December: high temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City hover around 36°C and lows are around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Con Dao Islands.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Spas · Museums
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Food Tours
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
The Independence Palace ©
The Independence Palace

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Con Dao Islands

Con Dao Islands ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Con Dao Prison, enjoy the sand and surf at Bãi Đầm Trầu, and then learn about all things military at Con Dao Musuem.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Con Dao Islands route planning app.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Ho Chi Minh City to Con Dao Islands in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Phu Quoc Island.

Things to do in Con Dao Islands

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors
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Bãi Đầm Trầu ©
Bãi Đầm Trầu
Con Dao Musuem ©
Con Dao Musuem
Con Dao Prison ©
Con Dao Prison

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nights
Phu Quoc Island

Phu Quoc Island ©
The largest of Vietnam's islands, Phu Quoc combines tradition with modernity, and nature with nurture.
Get some cultural insight at Phu Quoc Gallery of Contemporary Art (GoCA) and Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc. Visit Sao Beach and Ong Lang Beach for some beach relaxation. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, tee off at Vinpearl Golf Phu Quoc Course, tour the pleasant surroundings at Vung Bau Beach, and explore the activities along Fingernail Island.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Phu Quoc Island trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Con Dao Islands to Phu Quoc Island takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Quy Nhon.

Things to do in Phu Quoc Island

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
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Ong Lang Beach ©
Ong Lang Beach
Sao Beach ©
Sao Beach
Phu Quoc Gallery of Contemporary Art (GoCA) ©

1
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Quy Nhon

Quy Nhon ©
Quy Nhơn is a coastal city in Bình Định Province in central Vietnam. On the 11th (Tue), stroll through Ky Co Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bai Xep Beach, and then make a trip to Thap Doi (Twin Towers).

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Quy Nhon road trip website.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Phu Quoc Island to Quy Nhon in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Quy Nhon

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors
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Ky Co Beach ©
Ky Co Beach
Thap Doi (Twin Towers) ©
Thap Doi (Twin Towers)

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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.
Get some cultural insight at Nha Tho Nui and Long Son Pagoda. Step off the beaten path and head to Nha Trang Beach and Bai Dai Beach. Spend the 12th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Hon Chong, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tong Lam Lo Son Temple Lot, take in the views from Xom Bong Bridge, and stroll through Long Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Nha Trang trip planner.

Drive from Quy Nhon to Nha Trang in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Phan Thiet.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Bai Dai Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nha Trang Beach ©
Nha Trang Beach
Nha Tho Nui ©
Nha Tho Nui

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Phan Thiet

Phan Thiet ©
An emerging coastal getaway, the city of Phan Thiet has always been known for its fishing industry and, in particular, as a center of fish sauce production.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Red Sand Dunes, stroll through Hon Rom, then enjoy the sand and surf at Mui Ne Beach, and finally stroll through Fairy Stream (Suoi Tien). On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get your game on at Trampoline Club "Impulse", glide peacefully along the water with Jibe's Beach Club, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bai Da Ong Dia Beach.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Phan Thiet trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Nha Trang to Phan Thiet takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hue.

Things to do in Phan Thiet

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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Mui Ne Beach ©
Mui Ne Beach
Bai Da Ong Dia Beach ©
Bai Da Ong Dia Beach
Fairy Stream (Suoi Tien) ©
Fairy Stream (Suoi Tien)

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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 Royal Tombs and Imperial City. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Tomb of Minh Mang. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Thien Mu Pagoda, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, explore the ancient world of Nine Dynastic Urns, and stop by Tinh Hoa Art Shop.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Hue online itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Phan Thiet to Hue takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Royal Tombs
Royal Tombs
Imperial City ©
Imperial City

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Hoi An

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Precious Heritage by Rehahn and Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture. We've included these beaches for you: My Khe Beach and Tam Thanh Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Mỹ Sơn in Duy Xuyen District (about 1h 15 min away). There's lots more to do: cast your line with a fishing tour, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, and kick back and relax at Cua Dai Beach.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Hoi An online journey builder.

You can drive from Hue to Hoi An in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. December in Hoi An sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

Da Nang, Mỹ Sơn, Tam Thanh Beach
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Precious Heritage by Rehahn ©
Precious Heritage by Rehahn
My Khe Beach ©
My Khe Beach
Fishing Charters & Tours

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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.
Get some cultural insight at Vietnam Museum of Ethnology and Vietnamese Women's Museum. Museum-lovers will get to explore Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat) and Ho Chi Minh Museum. And it doesn't end there: visit Old Quarter, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at 54 Traditions Gallery, contemplate the waterfront views at West Lake, and contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum.

Make your Hanoi itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can fly from Hoi An to Hanoi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours
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Vietnam Museum of Ethnology ©
Vietnam Museum of Ethnology
Vietnamese Women's Museum ©
Vietnamese Women's Museum
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

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