28 days in Vietnam Itinerary

28 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
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Da Lat
— 2 nights
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Nha Trang
— 2 nights
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Hoi An
— 4 nights
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Hue
— 2 nights
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 3 nights
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Hanoi
— 4 nights
Bus to Ha Long, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay
— 2 nights
Ferry to Cat Ba, Fly to Duong Dong
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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 5 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City — 3 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 17th (Sat), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 12-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Ho Chi Minh City, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in June, expect Ho Chi Minh City to be warmer, temps between 38°C and 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Da Lat.
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Da Lat — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Linh Phuoc Pagoda, then get great views at Lam Vien Square, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Xuan Huong Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): push the limits with an extreme tour, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then boost your wellbeing at Clover - Spa Da Lat.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Da Lat trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Nha Trang.
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Nha Trang — 2 nights

On a vacation in Nha Trang, a famous Vietnam resort town, you can lounge on a beach all day and party into the night.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph's Parish Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Po Nagar Cham Towers, then examine the collection at Alexandre Yersin Museum, and finally stop by Legendary Chocolatier.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Nha Trang trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Da Lat to Nha Trang in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to fly 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.
Hoi An is known for shopping, sightseeing, and spas. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Hoi An online travel route builder.

Traveling by flight from Nha Trang to Hoi An takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. June in Hoi An sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Hue.
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Hue — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): browse the handmade items at Hope Center Hue, then contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, then contemplate the long history of Thien Mu Pagoda, and finally steep yourself in history at Imperial City. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Hue visit planner.

Getting from Hoi An to Hue by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park — 3 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.
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is known for nature, nightlife, and spas. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the fascinating underground world of Son Doong Cave, contemplate the waterfront views at Suoi Nuoc Mooc, take in the awesome beauty at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo), and indulge in some personalized pampering at Lemon Tree Nail & Spa.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to fly to Hanoi.
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Hanoi — 4 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 2nd (Sun), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Old Quarter, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, see Off-Road Tours, and explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake).

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Hanoi trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hanoi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Halong Bay.
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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.
On the 5th (Wed), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then step off the mainland to explore Hon Ga Choi Island, and then head off the coast to Cat Ba Island. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay and then contemplate the waterfront views at Bai Tu Long Bay.

Start your trip to Halong Bay by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Do a combination of bus and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel 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.
Duong Dong is known for wildlife, beaches, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: relax and rejuvenate at LunaThaiSpa, don't miss a visit to Cao Dai Temple, play a few rounds at Vinpearl Golf Phu Quoc Course, and get outside with Truly Vietnam Travel.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Duong Dong trip planner.

Getting from Halong Bay to Duong Dong by combination of ferry and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight 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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