31 days in Vietnam Itinerary

31 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
2
Con Dao Islands
— 1 night
3
Phu Quoc Island
— 5 nights
4
Quy Nhon
— 1 night
5
Nha Trang
— 5 nights
6
Phan Thiet
— 2 nights
7
Hue
— 4 nights
8
Hoi An
— 5 nights
9
Hanoi
— 4 nights

2
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate War Remnants Museum and The Independence Palace. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Food Tours and Phố đi bộ Nguyễn Huệ. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, browse the exhibits of Flymindz Art Studio, and enjoy breathtaking views from Bitexco Financial Tower.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City road trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Manchester to Ho Chi Minh City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manchester in December, things will get warmer in Ho Chi Minh City: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Con Dao Islands.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

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

1
night
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 bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. 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

5
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 Cao Dai Temple. 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, steep yourself in history at Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc, 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 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, 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
night
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, thenenjoy 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 car, ferry, bus, 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)

5
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.
Get some cultural insight at Nha Tho Nui and Tong Lam Lo Son Temple Lot. 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 Long Son Pagoda, 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

2
nights
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, thenenjoy 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)

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 Royal Tombs and Tomb of Tu Duc. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Thuan An Beach. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Imperial City, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dam Chuon Huong Quan, stop by Healing the Wounded Heart Shop, and admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda.

To see maps and more tourist information, use the Hue vacation builder tool.

You can fly from Phan Thiet to Hue in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °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

5
nights
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 Mỹ Sơn. We've included these beaches for you: My Khe Beach and Cua Dai Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture (in Da Nang) and Tam Thanh Beach (in Tam Ky). Next up on the itinerary: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, look for gifts at Yaly Couture, and make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Hoi An road trip planner.

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. December in Hoi An sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

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

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.
Get some cultural insight at Vietnam Museum of Ethnology and Temple of Literature & National University. Museum-lovers will get to explore Vietnamese Women's Museum and Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat). And it doesn't end there: visit Old Quarter, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at 54 Traditions Gallery, get engrossed in the history at Ho Chi Minh Museum, and explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake).

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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