33 days in Vietnam Itinerary

33 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Vietnam visit planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Nha Trang
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tuy Hoa
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Quy Nhon
— 1 night
Fly to Phu Quoc, Taxi to Phu Quoc Island
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Phu Quoc Island
— 3 nights
Taxi to Phu Quoc, Fly to Conson
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Con Son
— 1 night
Fly
6
Da Lat
— 3 nights
Fly to Danang, Bus to Hue
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Hue
— 3 nights
Drive
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sapa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hoa Binh
— 1 night
Drive
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Cat Ba
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Halong Bay
— 3 nights
Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Fly to Da Nang
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Da Nang
— 3 nights
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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.
Get some historical perspective at Nha Tho Nui and Suoi Do Pagoda. Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Hon Ba Nature Reserve. Go for a jaunt from Nha Trang to Cam Ranh to see Binh Hung Island about 1h 15 min away. It doesn't end there: tour the water at your own pace with Nha Trang Under Water and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph's Parish Church.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Nha Trang road trip site.

Sydney, Australia to Nha Trang is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Sydney to Nha Trang. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Tuy Hoa.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 23 — 25:

Tuy Hoa

— 2 nights
Tuy Hòa is the capital city of Phú Yên Province in south-central Vietnam. On the 26th (Tue), explore the striking landscape at Da Dia Reef. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: visit a coastal fixture at Dai Lanh Cape and then enjoy the sea views from Mui Dien Lighthouse.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Tuy Hoa driving holiday planning site.

Traveling by car from Nha Trang to Tuy Hoa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to Quy Nhon.

Things to do in Tuy Hoa

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 25 — 27:

Quy Nhon

— 1 night
Quy Nhơn is a coastal city in Bình Định Province in central Vietnam. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): take in panoramic vistas at Banh It Towers (Bac Towers), kick back and relax at Bai Xep Beach, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nui Vung Chua Mountain, and finally see the interesting displays at Binh Dinh Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Quy Nhon travel route planner.

You can drive from Tuy Hoa to Quy Nhon in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Phu Quoc Island.

Things to do in Quy Nhon

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 27 — 28:

Phu Quoc Island

— 3 nights
The largest of Vietnam's islands, Phu Quoc combines tradition with modernity, and nature with nurture.
Get some cultural insight at Phu Quoc Gallery of Contemporary Art (GoCA) and Ho Quoc Temple. Get in touch with nature at Ong Lang Beach and Phu Quoc National Park. And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Sunset Sanato Beach Club, look for gifts at The Green Boutique, and experience rural life at Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Phu Quoc Island trip builder website.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Quy Nhon to Phu Quoc Island in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Con Son.

Things to do in Phu Quoc Island

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 28 — Dec 1:

Con Son

— 1 night

Devil's Island

Taking a vacation in Con Son is like stepping back in time, with the island of around 5,000 people offering a glimpse into what life in Vietnam was like before television and other modern conveniences arrived.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bãi Đầm Trầu.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Con Son road trip website.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Phu Quoc Island to Con Son in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Con Son

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 2:

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 Pine Track Adventures and Pongour Falls will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Linh Son Pagoda and Statue Of Golden Buddha. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Waterfall Bao Dai, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chùa Tàu - Thiên Vương Cổ Sát, pause for some serene contemplation at Domaine de Marie Church, and appreciate the views at Datanla High Rope Course.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Da Lat road trip app.

You can fly from Con Son to Da Lat in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, taxi, and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hue.

Things to do in Da Lat

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 2 — 5:

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Nine Dynastic Urns and Dam Chuon Huong Quan. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Thai Hoa Palace and Luc Bo Culture Space. Spend the 7th (Sat) exploring nature at Bach Ma National Park. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Huyen Khong Son Thuong Pagoda, don't miss a visit to Tu Dam Pagoda, admire the masterpieces at Le Ba Dang Art Museum, and browse the exhibits of Green Bamboo Art Gallery.

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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. December in Hue sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 8:

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bai Da Nhay (Jumping rock beach) and then relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating underground world of Tien Son Cave and then explore the fascinating underground world of Son Doong Cave.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park vacation builder app.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Sapa.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 8 — 10:

Sapa

— 2 nights
A hub of tourism in the country's northwestern mountainous region, Sapa represents home for a large number of ethnic minorities from the hill tribes of the region, and acts as a base for explorations of the surrounding area's wealth of natural sights.
Giang Ta Chai Village and Hang Da Village are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Y Linh Ho and Sapa Lake will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, make a trip to O Quy Ho Mountain Pass, and stop by Indigo Cat.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Sapa trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Sapa takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and car. On the 13th (Fri), you're off to Hoa Binh.

Things to do in Sapa

Neighborhoods · Tours · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 13:

Hoa Binh

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): stroll through Ngoc Son Ngo Luong Nature Reserve and then admire the sheer force of Mu Waterfall.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Hoa Binh road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Sapa to Hoa Binh takes 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in December, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cat Ba.

Things to do in Hoa Binh

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 13 — 14:
Highlights from your trip

Cat Ba

— 3 nights
The largest of the islands in the south of the bay, Cat Ba offers a base for exploring the many limestone landmasses across the UNESCO-protected bay.
Step out of the city life by going to Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Full Moon Party Tour. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lan Ha Bay and Cat Co 1 Beach. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Cat Ba National Park, head off the coast to Monkey Island, and tour the water at your own pace with Hoang Phat Group.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Cat Ba online travel planner.

Explore your travel options from Hoa Binh to Cat Ba with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Cat Ba

Outdoors · Tours · Transportation · Adventure
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 17:

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.
Get in touch with nature at Minh Chau beach and Alisa Cruise. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Bảo Tàng Quảng Ninh and Cua Van Floating Village. There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Hon Ga Choi Island and choose your vessel at Halong Hanoi Transfer.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Halong Bay journey maker.

You can ride a ferry from Cat Ba to Halong Bay in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Da Nang.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Outdoors · Transportation · Tours · Adventure

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 17 — 20:

Da Nang

— 3 nights

City of Bridges

A curious mix of developed beachfront tourism and untouched local city life, Da Nang presents an often-overlooked but authentic and welcoming picture of central Vietnam.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Phuoc My Beach. Get in touch with nature at Son Tra Mountain (Monkey Mountain) and Jack's Cat Cafe. Explore Da Nang's surroundings by going to Hoi An (Thermal Spas, Cantonese Assembly Hall, &more). There's more to do: snap pictures at Han River Bridge.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Da Nang trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Da Nang in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Da Nang

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 20 — 23:

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.