46 days in Vietnam Itinerary

46 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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46 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Hanoi
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + ferry:  4​h
2
Halong Bay
— 4 nights
+2
ferry + Drive + Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Da Lat
— 5 nights
bus:  2​h 15​min
4
Nha Trang
— 5 nights
+2
shuttle + foot + Fly:  3​h
5
Hoi An
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Hue
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 45​min
8
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 6 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
9
Ho Chi Minh City
— 6 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Cairo

5
nights
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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Old Quarter, steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University, see Off-Road Tours, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Hanoi road trip planner .

Cairo, Egypt to Hanoi is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Cairo to Hanoi due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 26:
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

4
nights
Halong Bay

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cat Ba (Cat Ba National Park & Cat Ba Island). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take in the views from Bãi Cháy Bridge, and Head underground at Tien Ong Cave.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Halong Bay online tour itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Cat Ba
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 30:
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Kayaking & Canoeing
Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay

5
nights
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.
Da Lat is known for nature, historic sites, adventure, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, get outside with Outdoor Activities, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chùa Tàu - Thiên Vương Cổ Sát, and don't miss a visit to Valley of Love.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Da Lat trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry, car, and flight from Halong Bay to Da Lat takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can catcht the bus to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Da Lat

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nha Tho Bao Loc
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 4:
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Pine Track Adventures ©
Pine Track Adventures
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

5
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.
Step out of Nha Trang to go to Cam Ranh and see Vietnam - Russia Monument, which is approximately 56 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Po Nagar Cham Towers, witness a stunning natural landmark at Hot mineral springs I-Resort Nha Trang, see the interesting displays at Alexandre Yersin Museum, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Nha Trang online trip builder .

Take a bus from Da Lat to Nha Trang in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Vietnam - Russia Monument
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 9:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Po Nagar Cham Towers ©
Po Nagar Cham Towers
Vinpearl Land Nha Trang ©
Vinpearl Land Nha Trang

6
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hoi An: Da Nang (Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture, Tran Thi Ly Bridge, & more) and Mỹ Sơn (in Duy Xuyen District). The adventure continues: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Hoi An travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Nha Trang to Hoi An takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Da Nang, Mỹ Sơn
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 15:
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Spas
Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains

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.
Step out of Hue with an excursion to Vinh Moc Tunnel in Dong Ha--about 2 hours away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Imperial City, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the exciting artwork at Truc Chi Garden, and enjoy some diversion at Hope Center Hue.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Hue tour itinerary planning site .

Drive from Hoi An to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Hue are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Vinh Moc Tunnel
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda

3
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.
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is known for nature, parks, nightlife, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: experience rural life at The Duck Stop, admire the natural beauty at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, contemplate the waterfront views at Suoi Nuoc Mooc, and take in the awesome beauty at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo).

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop
Phong Nha Botanic Garden ©
Phong Nha Botanic Garden

6
nights
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

Duong Dong ©
When in Duong Dong, make a side trip to see Gam Ghi Island in An Thoi, approximately 1h 30 min away.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Duong Dong journey planner .

Getting from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Duong Dong by combination of taxi and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Duong To, Gam Ghi Island, Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Archipelago Anthoy ©
Archipelago Anthoy
Phu Quoc Countryside ©
Phu Quoc Countryside
Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc ©
Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc

6
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.
Step out of Ho Chi Minh City with an excursion to Buu Long Mountain in Bien Hoa--about 56 minutes away. The adventure continues: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum.

Plan trip to Ho Chi Minh City with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by flight from Duong Dong to Ho Chi Minh City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Historic Sites Adventure

Side Trip

Buu Long Mountain
Find places to stay Jan 28 — Feb 3:
Highlights from your plan
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Kayaking & Canoeing

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