28 days in Vietnam Itinerary

28 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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28 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Monte-Carlo
+3
Fly + shuttle + foot + bus:  23​h 15​min
1
Ninh Binh
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Drive + ferry:  6​h 15​min
2
Halong Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Uong Bi
— 2 nights
Drive:  16​h 15​min
4
Hoi An
— 5 nights
shuttle:  1​h
5
Da Nang
— 8 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Hanoi
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  18​h
End: Monte-Carlo

3
nights
Ninh Binh

Ninh Binh ©
A fairly nondescript town, Ninh Binh acts as a base for explorations of the province of the same name, with the karst landscape and lush valleys that surround the town offering a wealth of scenic vistas of rice paddies and rugged rocks.
Step out of Ninh Binh to go to Gia Sinh and see Bai Dinh Pagoda, which is approximately 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Tam Coc, Head underground at Mua Caves, explore the activities along Trang An Grottoes, and hunt for treasures at Rong Market Ninh Binh.

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Monte-Carlo, Monaco to Ninh Binh is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Indochina Time is 6 hours. In August, Ninh Binh is a bit warmer than Monte-Carlo - with highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Ninh Binh

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Bai Dinh Pagoda
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Trang An Grottoes ©
Trang An Grottoes
Bai Dinh Pagoda ©
Bai Dinh Pagoda
Tam Coc ©
Tam Coc

2
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Halong Bay side-trips: Cat Ba (Stand-Up Paddleboarding & Cat Ba Island). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, step off the mainland to explore Hon Ga Choi Island, and take a stroll through Cua Van Floating Village.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Halong Bay trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Ninh Binh to Halong Bay takes 6.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Uong Bi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Cat Ba
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Kayaking & Canoeing
Cat Ba Island ©
Cat Ba Island

2
nights
Uong Bi

Uong Bi ©
Uông Bí is a city of Quảng Ninh Province in the north-eastern region of Vietnam. On the 9th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Ba Vang Pagoda and then take in the awesome beauty at Yen Tu Mountain.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Halong Bay to Uong Bi. You'll set off for Hoi An on the 10th (Mon).

Things to do in Uong Bi

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Yen Tu Mountain ©
Yen Tu Mountain
Ba Vang Pagoda ©
Ba Vang Pagoda

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.
Hoi An is known for shopping, spas, classes, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, enjoy the sand and surf at Cua Dai Beach, and snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Hoi An online trip itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Uong Bi to Hoi An. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in August, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Spas
Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
Food Tours

8
nights
Da Nang

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hai Van Pass (in Phu Tho) and Mỹ Sơn (in Duy Xuyen District). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, take in the views from Dragon Bridge, and tour the pleasant surroundings at My Khe Beach.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Da Nang trip itinerary builder app .

You can take a shuttle from Hoi An to Da Nang in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In August in Da Nang, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Da Nang

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Hai Van Pass, Mỹ Sơn
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Food Tours
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains
Mỹ Sơn ©
Mỹ Sơn

3
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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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and make a trip to Temple of Literature & National University.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Hanoi tour itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Da Nang to Hanoi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum ©
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

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