28 days in Vietnam Itinerary

28 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 2 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 4 nights
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Da Lat
— 2 nights
Fly to Danang, Bus to Hue
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Hue
— 3 nights
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
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Hoi An
— 4 nights
Fly to Van Don, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay
— 3 nights
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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

— 2 nights
A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fishing Charters & Tours and Long Beach. Popular historic sites such as Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc and Cao Dai Temple are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: stroll through Ong Lang Beach, relax in the rural setting at Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ho Quoc Temple, and stop by Sava Coffee Shop.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Duong Dong day trip planning app.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Duong Dong is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv to Duong Dong, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 5 — 7:

Ho Chi Minh City

— 4 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Ba Thien Hau Temple and Bitexco Financial Tower. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like War Remnants Museum and Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, see the interesting displays at FITO Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Catholic Church Huyen Sy.

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

You can fly from Duong Dong to Ho Chi Minh City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In January in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums · Spas
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 11:

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Linh Phuoc Pagoda, admire the verdant scenery at Datanla High Rope Course, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Thien Vien Truc Lam. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Pine Track Adventures, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then get great views at Lam Vien Square.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Da Lat online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Hue.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 13:

Hue

— 3 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.
Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh and Royal Tombs will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Tomb of Minh Mang and Tomb of Tu Duc. There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, contemplate the long history of Imperial City, take in the spiritual surroundings of Huyen Khong Son Thuong Pagoda, and admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Hue trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Da Lat to Hue in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January in Hue, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 16:

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop and then Head underground at Phong Nha Caves. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating underground world of Hang Toi (Dark Cave) and then take in the awesome beauty at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo).

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go 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 bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Hoi An.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 16 — 18:

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien) and Precious Heritage by Rehahn. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Non Nuoc Beach. When in Hoi An, make a side trip to see My Khe Beach in Da Nang, approximately Da Nang away. There's much more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, and take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Hoi An trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hoi An takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and taxi. January in Hoi An sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 18 — 22:

Halong Bay

— 3 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Sung Sot Cave. Step out of the city life by going to Bai Tu Long Bay and Hạ Long Bay. There's more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and Head underground at Tien Ong Cave.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Halong Bay sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Hoi An to Halong Bay takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature · Parks · Adventure · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 22 — 25:

Hanoi

— 6 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Old Quarter and Presidential Palace Historical Site. Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake). The adventure continues: get outside with Outdoor Activities, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Hanoi trip planner.

Getting from Halong Bay to Hanoi by combination of ferry, car, flight, and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. You will leave for home on the 31st (Fri).

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Adventure
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 31:

Vietnam travel guide

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Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas · Landmarks
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.