28 days in Vietnam Itinerary

28 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Hanoi
— 3 nights
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Bus to Noi Bai Airport, Fly to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Drive to Ha Long Bai Chay, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay
— 2 nights
Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Fly to Danang
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Hoi An
— 6 nights
Drive
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Hue
— 3 nights
Bus to Da Nang Central Bus Station, Fly to Dalat
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Da Lat
— 3 nights
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Nha Trang
— 3 nights
Fly to Phu Quoc, Taxi to Phu Quoc Island
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Phu Quoc Island
— 1 night
Taxi to Phu Quoc, Fly to Tan Son Nhat
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 4 nights
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Hanoi

— 3 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore 54 Traditions Gallery and Vietnam Museum of Ethnology. Take a break from the city and head to Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) and West Lake. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Old Quarter, steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University, stop by Chula fashion showroom, and capture your vacation like a pro with Vietnam in Focus - Photo Tours and Workshops.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Hanoi trip planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Hanoi is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Shopping · Tours · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 6:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): wander the streets of Cua Van Floating Village, then explore the activities along Bai Tu Long Bay, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay.

For ratings and tourist information, you can read our Halong Bay trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 8:

Hoi An

— 6 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.
For shopping fun, head to Central Market or Linh Chi Shop. Escape the urban bustle at An Bang Beach and Non Nuoc Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Hoi An: Da Nang (Danang Unplugged Tours & My Khe Beach). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Cua Dai Beach, stop by Yaly Couture - Tran Phu branch, don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, and take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Hoi An trip builder website.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Hoi An in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. In August, daytime highs in Hoi An are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Shopping · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 8 — 14:

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.
Visit Imperial City and Tomb of Minh Mang for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Thien Mu Pagoda and Tomb of Tu Duc. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of The Mieu Temple, explore the world behind art at Le Ba Dang Art Museum, make a trip to Cat Tuong Quan Zen House, and delve into the distant past at Nine Dynastic Urns.

To see reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Hue itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Hoi An to Hue takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Hue are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 17:

Da Lat

— 3 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.
Visiting Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Prenn Falls will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: browse the eclectic array of goods at Dalat Market, explore the activities along Xuan Huong Lake, make a trip to Valley of Love, and take some stellar pictures from Lam Vien Square.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Da Lat online trip maker.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Hue to Da Lat takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Da Lat

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 20:

Nha Trang

— 3 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 21st (Sat): stroll through Hon Chong, stroll through Nha Trang Beach, and then look for gifts at XQ Hand Embroidery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, get active on the water at Mark Scott's Diving Vietnam, and then snap pictures at Tran Phu Bridge.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Nha Trang day trip site.

Getting from Da Lat to Nha Trang by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Phu Quoc Island.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 23:

Phu Quoc Island

— 1 night
The largest of Vietnam's islands, Phu Quoc combines tradition with modernity, and nature with nurture.
On the 23rd (Mon), take in the dramatic scenery at Phu Quoc Waterfall and then kick back and relax at Bai Tắm Sao. On the next day, kick back and relax at Vung Bau Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, and then stop by The Green Boutique.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Phu Quoc Island trip builder site.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Nha Trang to Phu Quoc Island takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, ferry, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Phu Quoc Island

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 24:

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at War Remnants Museum and Dong Khoi Street. Your inner history buff will appreciate Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon and Emperor Jade Pagoda. The adventure continues: hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, look for gifts at Veritas Bespoke, and ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary maker website.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Phu Quoc Island to Ho Chi Minh City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Shopping · Tours · Outdoors · Transportation
Find places to stay Aug 24 — 28:

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.