31 days in Vietnam Itinerary

31 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Manchester
Fly:  17 h
1
Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  1 h 45 min
2
Con Dao Islands
— 1 night
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  3 h 15 min
3
Phu Quoc Island
— 5 nights
Taxi + Fly:  4 h
4
Quy Nhon
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Nha Trang
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
6
Phan Thiet
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  3 h 30 min
7
Hue
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
8
Hoi An
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
9
Hanoi
— 4 nights
Fly:  16 h 45 min
End: Manchester

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 Bitexco Financial Tower. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, take in the exciting artwork at Flymindz Art Studio, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chùa Giác Lâm (Giac Lam Pagoda), and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 17.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 7 hours. Traveling from Manchester in December, things will get warmer in Ho Chi Minh City: highs are around 36°C and lows about 26°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

Tours Spas Museums
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Food Tours
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 photos, maps, 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 2 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

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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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 Vung Bau Beach for some beach relaxation. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Ong Lang Beach, steep yourself in history at Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc, tee off at Vinpearl Golf Phu Quoc Course, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Khem Beach.

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

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Con Dao Islands to Phu Quoc Island takes 3.5 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 Parks Beaches
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Ong Lang Beach ©
Ong Lang Beach
Sao Beach ©
Sao Beach
Phu Quoc Gallery of Contemporary Art (GoCA) ©
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, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bai Xep Beach, and then make a trip to Thap Doi (Twin Towers).

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, 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 4.5 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

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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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 Po Nagar Cham Towers. 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 Long Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tong Lam Lo Son Temple Lot, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and stroll through Hon Chong.

To see ratings, photos, 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, 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.

For maps, traveler tips, 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 Imperial City and Tomb of Tu Duc. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Royal Tombs and Thien Mu Pagoda. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, stroll through Dam Chuon Huong Quan, enjoy the sand and surf at Thuan An Beach, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For maps and tourist information, refer to the Hue online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Phan Thiet to Hue by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or drive. In December in Hue, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive 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 Tam Thanh Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture in Da Nang (about 42 minutes away). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Non Nuoc Beach, stop by Villagecraft Planet, stroll through Cua Dai Beach, and make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Hoi An day trip planner.

You can drive from Hue to Hoi An in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in December, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

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

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 Vietnamese Women's Museum and Old Quarter. Museum-lovers will get to explore Vietnam Museum of Ethnology and Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Temple of Literature & National University, browse for treasures at 54 Traditions Gallery, explore the activities along West Lake, and get engrossed in the history at Ho Chi Minh Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Hanoi trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Hoi An to Hanoi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. On the 31st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

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

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