30 days in Vietnam Itinerary

30 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Fly to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Drive to Ha Long Bai Chay, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay
— 3 nights
Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Fly to Phu Quoc
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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 3 nights
Fly
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 4 nights
Fly
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Hoi An
— 4 nights
Drive
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Hue
— 2 nights
Drive
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Ninh Binh
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hanoi
— 6 nights
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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.
Take a break from Halong Bay with a short trip to Cat Ba Island in Cat Ba, about 52 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay, get outside with Outdoor Activities, take in the views from Pont Bai Chay, and relax and rejuvenate at Royal Spa.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Halong Bay tour itinerary builder site.

Madrid, Spain to Halong Bay is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of flight, car, and ferry. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from Madrid to Halong Bay, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 1 — 5:

Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

— 3 nights
A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Take a break from Duong Dong with a short trip to Vinpearl Land Phu Quoc in Ganh Dau, about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: indulge in some personalized pampering at Luna Thai Spa, learn the secrets of beer at Beer Fridge, experience rural life at Phu Quoc Countryside, and play a few rounds at Vinpearl Golf Phu Quoc Course.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Duong Dong trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Duong Dong takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, train, and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors · Tours · Theme Parks · Golf

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 5 — 8:

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.
On the 11th (Fri), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, stop by The Craft House Original - Souvenir & Gift Shop, and get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City online tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Duong Dong to Ho Chi Minh City in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in June, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 8 — 12:

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.
Go for a jaunt from Hoi An to Da Nang to see StormX about 54 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, get outside with Outdoor Activities, kick back and relax at Cua Dai Beach, and explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Hoi An road trip planning app.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In June in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can go by car to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 12 — 16:

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.
On the 17th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Imperial City, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thien Mu Pagoda, then browse the handmade items at Hope Center Hue, and finally contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc. Keep things going the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

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Drive from Hoi An to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In June in Hue, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 18:

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

— 4 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.
Step out of Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park with an excursion to Hang Toi (Dark Cave) in Son Trach--about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: Head underground at Son Doong Cave, contemplate the waterfront views at Suoi Nuoc Mooc, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo), and stroll through Phong Nha Caves.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park road trip site.

Getting from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Ninh Binh.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks · Nature · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 18 — 22:

Ninh Binh

— 2 nights
A fairly nondescript town, Ninh Binh acts as a base for explorations of the province of the same name, with the karst landscape and lush valleys that surround the town offering a wealth of scenic vistas of rice paddies and rugged rocks.
On the 23rd (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Trang An Grottoes and then see Motorbike Tours Hanoi. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Minh Trang Handmade, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Mai Spa.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Ninh Binh online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Ninh Binh in 6 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to drive to Hanoi.

Things to do in Ninh Binh

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 22 — 24:

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.
On the 25th (Fri), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Old Quarter, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, have fun at Authentic Bat Trang, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Hanoi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ninh Binh to Hanoi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jun 24 — 30:

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.