41 days in Vietnam Itinerary

41 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Hanoi
1
Hanoi
— 5 nights
Bus:  4 h
2
Halong Bay
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  6 h 30 min
3
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Hue
— 4 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
5
Da Lat
— 4 nights
Bus:  2 h 15 min
6
Nha Trang
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
7
Ho Chi Minh City
— 5 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
8
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h
9
Hoi An
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
End: Hanoi

5
nights
Hanoi

Hanoi ©
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.
Old Quarter and Hoa Lo Prison are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Appreciate the collections at TiredCity Hang Bong and A Dong Art Gallery. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Temple of Literature & National University, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), see Off-Road Tours, and explore the world behind art at Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat).

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Hanoi trip planning site.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Hanoi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
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TiredCity Hang Bong ©
TiredCity Hang Bong
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Temple of Literature & National University ©
Temple of Literature & National University

4
nights
Halong Bay

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Bảo Tàng Quảng Ninh and Cua Van Floating Village. Step out of the city life by going to Boat Tours & Water Sports and Cat Ba National Park. Explore Halong Bay's surroundings by going to Cat Ba (Cat Ba Island & Trung Trang Cave). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Bai Tu Long Bay, step off the mainland to explore Hon Ga Choi Island, take in the views from Pont Bai Chay, and Head underground at Dau Go Cave.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Halong Bay online journey planner.

Traveling by bus from Hanoi to Halong Bay takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Cat Ba
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay

4
nights
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park ©
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Son Doong Cave and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, Head underground at Phong Nha Caves, take in the awesome beauty at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo), and experience rural life at The Duck Stop.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip site.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Halong Bay to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Son Doong Cave ©
Son Doong Cave
Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop

4
nights
Hue

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.
Appreciate the collections at Lebadang Memory Space and XQ Hand Embroidery. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Imperial City and Thien Mu Pagoda. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, make a trip to Huyen Tran Princess Temple, view the masterpieces at Diem Phung Thi Art Exhibition House, and steep yourself in history at The Flag Tower.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Hue trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Lebadang Memory Space
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda

4
nights
Da Lat

Da Lat ©
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Linh Phuoc Pagoda and Nha Tho Bao Loc. Get in touch with nature at Pine Track Adventures and Xuan Huong Lake. Next up on the itinerary: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, take a stroll through The French Quarter, don't miss a visit to Crazy House, and admire the verdant scenery at Datanla High Rope Course.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Da Lat online day trip planner.

You can fly from Hue to Da Lat in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Nha Tho Bao Loc
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Pine Track Adventures ©
Pine Track Adventures
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours

4
nights
Nha Trang

On a vacation in Nha Trang, a famous Vietnam resort town, you can lounge on a beach all day and party into the night.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Nha Trang Beach. Get some cultural insight at Po Nagar Cham Towers and Alexandre Yersin Museum. There's lots more to do: browse the exhibits of Long Thanh Photo Studio, take in the exciting artwork at Mai Loc Photo Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Long Son Pagoda, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph's Parish Church.

Discover how to plan a Nha Trang trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can take a bus from Da Lat to Nha Trang in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Outdoors Tours Museums
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Po Nagar Cham Towers ©
Po Nagar Cham Towers
Alexandre Yersin Museum ©
Alexandre Yersin Museum

5
nights
Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City ©
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.
War Remnants Museum and The Independence Palace will appeal to museum buffs. Get some cultural insight at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral and Ho Chi Minh City Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Fito Museum - Museums of Traditional Vietnamese Medicine & Pharmacy in Thuan An (about 34 minutes away). There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take a stroll through Chinatown (Cho Lon) - District 5, browse the exhibits of Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi, and make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City day trip planning site.

Fly from Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh City in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums Tours Shopping

Side Trip

Fito Museum - Museums of Traditional Vietnamese Medicine & Pharmacy
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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Kayaking & Canoeing
The Independence Palace ©
The Independence Palace

5
nights
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

Duong Dong ©
A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Escape the urban bustle at Archipelago Anthoy and Kim Quy Island. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Vietnamese Artists and Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc. When in Duong Dong, make a side trip to see Sao Beach in An Thoi, approximately An Thoi away. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Galina Phu Quoc Mudbath & Spa, tour the pleasant surroundings at Starfish Beach, experience rural life at Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cao Dai Temple.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Duong Dong trip itinerary planning tool.

Fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Duong Dong in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, An Thoi, Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho, Phu Quoc Waterfall
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Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Archipelago Anthoy ©
Archipelago Anthoy
Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc ©
Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc

5
nights
Hoi An

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 some cultural insight at Hoi An Ancient Town and Quan Kong Temple. Let the collections at Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture and Precious Heritage by Rehahn capture your imagination. There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, admire the natural beauty at Jack's Cat Cafe, and explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Hoi An itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Duong Dong to Hoi An in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Da Nang
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Spas
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains
Kayaking & Canoeing

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