45 days in Vietnam Itinerary

45 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Hanoi
— 5 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
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Ferry to Cat Ba, Fly to Phu Quoc, Taxi to Phu Quoc Island
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Phu Quoc Island
— 2 nights
Taxi to Phu Quoc, Fly to Tan Son Nhat
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 5 nights
Fly
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Da Lat
— 4 nights
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Nha Trang
— 5 nights
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hue
— 5 nights
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Hoi An
— 7 nights
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Drive to Da Nang International Airport, Fly to Van Don International Airport, Drive to Quan Lan
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Quan Lan
— 2 nights
Drive to Van Don International Airport, Fly to La Guardia Airport

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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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Ho Chi Minh Museum and Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat). Family-friendly places like Old Quarter and Hoa Lo Prison will thrill your kids. Spend the 10th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 11th (Thu), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Temple of Literature & National University, take an in-depth tour of Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, see the interesting displays at Vietnamese Women's Museum, and learn about all things military at Vietnam Military History Museum.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Hanoi online trip planner.

New York City, USA to Hanoi is an approximately 22-hour flight. You'll lose 12 hours traveling from New York City to Hanoi due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 13:

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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.
Visiting Hạ Long Bay and Stand-Up Paddleboarding will get you outdoors. Explore Halong Bay's surroundings by going to Cat Ba (Kayaking & Canoeing & Lan Ha Bay) and Ba Vang Pagoda (in Uong Bi). There's more to do: explore the activities along Bai Tu Long Bay and explore the fascinating underground world of Sung Sot Cave.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Halong Bay road trip planning site.

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 your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Phu Quoc Island.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks · Nature · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 13 — 16:

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Phu Quoc Island

The largest of Vietnam's islands, Phu Quoc combines tradition with modernity, and nature with nurture.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take a leisurely stroll along Ham Ninh Pier, enjoy the sand and surf at Bai Tắm Sao, then view the masterpieces at Phu Quoc Gallery of Contemporary Art (GoCA), and finally experience rural life at Phu Quoc Countryside. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tee off at Vinpearl Golf Phu Quoc Course, kick back and relax at Ong Lang Beach, and then stop by All Good Things Phu Quoc.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Phu Quoc Island tour itinerary builder site.

Traveling by combination of ferry, flight, and taxi from Halong Bay to Phu Quoc Island takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, train, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry, car, bus, and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Phu Quoc Island

Outdoors · Parks · Golf · Beaches
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 18:

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Ho Chi Minh City

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at War Remnants Museum and The Independence Palace. Let the collections at Artinus 3D Art Museum and Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi capture your imagination. And it doesn't end there: hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, browse the different shops at Aeon Mall Binh Tan, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chùa Giác Lâm (Giac Lam Pagoda), and pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City day trip site.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Phu Quoc Island to Ho Chi Minh City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. July in Ho Chi Minh City sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 76°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums · Shopping · Spas · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 23:

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Da Lat

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.
Visit Chùa Tàu - Thiên Vương Cổ Sát and Bao Dai's Palace for their historical value. Visiting Pine Track Adventures and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: hunt for treasures at Dalat Market, take in the spiritual surroundings of Thien Vien Truc Lam, push the limits with an extreme tour, and appreciate the views at Datanla High Rope Course.

To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Da Lat day trip planning app.

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 27:

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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.
Po Nagar Cham Towers and Long Son Pagoda will appeal to history buffs. Get outdoors at Nha Trang Beach and Hon Chong. Spend the 28th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: view the masterpieces at Long Thanh Photo Studio, examine the collection at Alexandre Yersin Museum, browse the exhibits of Colorwaves Gallery, and make a splash at VinWonders Nha Trang.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Nha Trang trip planner.

Getting from Da Lat to Nha Trang by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 27 — Aug 1:

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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.
Visiting Son Doong Cave and Hang Toi (Dark Cave) will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: experience rural life at The Duck Stop, tour the pleasant surroundings at Phong Nha Caves, admire the natural beauty at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, and Head underground at Paradise Cave.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park online vacation planner.

You can fly from Nha Trang to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 9 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 4:

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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.
XQ Hand Embroidery and Diem Phung Thi Art Exhibition House will appeal to museum buffs. Do your shopping at Healing the Wounded Heart Shop and Green Bamboo Art Gallery. Spend the 6th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Imperial City, delve into the distant past at Nine Dynastic Urns, make a trip to Luc Bo Culture Space, and admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Hue attractions website.

Getting from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August in Hue, expect temperatures between 94°F during the day and 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 9:

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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.
Head to Rubin Cloth Shop and Central Marketfor plenty of shopping. Mỹ Sơn and March Gallery will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Hoi An side-trips: Da Nang (Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture & My Khe Beach). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Cua Dai Beach, explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Hoi An trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Hue to Hoi An takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. August in Hoi An sees daily highs of 94°F and lows of 78°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Quan Lan.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 9 — 16:

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Quan Lan

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Quan Lan trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Hoi An to Quan Lan with the Route module. You'll set off for home on the 18th (Sun).

Things to do in Quan Lan

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 18:
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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.