31 days in Vietnam Itinerary

31 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Hanoi
— 4 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
— 3 nights
Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Fly to Phu Quoc
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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 4 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 4 nights
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Da Lat
— 4 nights
Fly to Danang, Bus to Hue
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Hue
— 2 nights
Drive
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 3 nights
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Hoi An
— 5 nights
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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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Old Quarter, contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Hanoi online vacation planner.

Manchester, UK to Hanoi is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Manchester to Hanoi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 9 — 13:

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.
Explore Halong Bay's surroundings by going to Cat Ba Island (in Cat Ba) and Yen Tu Mountain (in Uong Bi). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay, take in the views from Pont Bai Chay, explore the fascinating underground world of Tien Ong Cave, and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

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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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature · Parks · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 13 — 16:

Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

— 4 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: relax in the rural setting at Phu Quoc Countryside, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and head outdoors with Archipelago Anthoy.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Duong Dong trip website.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Duong Dong in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, train, and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 16 — 20:

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.
Ho Chi Minh City is known for nightlife, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, stop by Drink Vietnam, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City trip planner.

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 December in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 24:

Da Lat

— 4 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.
Da Lat is known for nature, adventure, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Linh Phuoc Pagoda, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nha Tho Bao Loc, and make a trip to Valley of Love.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Da Lat trip planner.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hue.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors · Tours · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 24 — 28:

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 29th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, then contemplate the long history of Thien Mu Pagoda, then steep yourself in history at Imperial City, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Big C Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy some diversion at Hope Center Hue, steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Hue attractions planner.

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 December, daytime highs in Hue are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:

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.
Go for a jaunt from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Son Trach to see Hang Toi (Dark Cave) about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Phong Nha Caves, take in nature's colorful creations at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, take in the awesome beauty at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo), and explore the activities along Suoi Nuoc Mooc.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 2:

Hoi An

— 5 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hoi An: Mỹ Sơn (in Duy Xuyen District) and Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture (in Da Nang). There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, stop by Rubin Cloth Shop, don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, and snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Hoi An road trip planning website.

Drive from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hoi An in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and taxi. In January, daytime highs in Hoi An are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. On the 7th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 2 — 7:

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.