29 days in Vietnam Itinerary

29 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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29 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Monte-Carlo
Fly + Drive:  35​h
1
Sapa
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Ninh Binh
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Drive + ferry:  6​h 15​min
3
Halong Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Uong Bi
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  13​h 15​min
5
Hoi An
— 5 nights
shuttle:  1​h
6
Da Nang
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
Hanoi
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  18​h
End: Monte-Carlo

4
nights
Sapa

Sapa ©
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.
Step out of Sapa with an excursion to Bac Ha Market in Bac Ha--about 1h 50 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Fansipan Mountain, make a trip to The Stone Church (Holy Rosary Church), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and admire the verdant scenery at Muong Hoa Valley.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Sapa sightseeing planner.

Monte-Carlo, Monaco to Sapa is an approximately 35-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Ninh Binh.

Things to do in Sapa

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Bac Ha Market
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Fansipan Mountain ©
Fansipan Mountain
Muong Hoa Valley ©
Muong Hoa Valley
Cat Cat village ©
Cat Cat village

3
nights
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.
Take a break from Ninh Binh with a short trip to Bai Dinh Pagoda in Gia Sinh, about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, Head underground at Vai Gioi Cave, stroll through Van Long Nature Reserve, and make a trip to Hoa Lu Temples of the Dinh & Le Dynasties.

Planning Ninh Binh trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You can drive from Sapa to Ninh Binh in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Ninh Binh are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Ninh Binh

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Vai Gioi Cave, Bai Dinh Pagoda
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Bai Dinh Pagoda ©
Bai Dinh Pagoda
Trang An Grottoes ©
Trang An Grottoes

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area and then explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Halong Bay trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Ninh Binh to Halong Bay in 6.5 hours. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Uong Bi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Adventure Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Stand-Up Paddleboarding
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

3
nights
Uong Bi

Uong Bi ©
Uông Bí is a city of Quảng Ninh Province in the north-eastern region of Vietnam. Change things up with these side-trips from Uong Bi: Hai Duong (Hong Ngoc Fine Art & Chi Linh Star Golf Club).

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Uong Bi day trip site .

Explore your travel options from Halong Bay to Uong Bi with the Route module. You will leave for Hoi An on the 14th (Fri).

Things to do in Uong Bi

Outdoors Golf Nature

Side Trip

Hai Duong
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Yen Tu Mountain ©
Yen Tu Mountain
Ba Vang Pagoda ©
Ba Vang Pagoda
Hong Ngoc Fine Art ©
Hong Ngoc Fine Art

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 wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, kick back and relax at Cua Dai Beach, admire the masterpieces at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Hoi An online sightseeing planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Uong Bi to Hoi An. In August in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 30°C at night. On the 19th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a shuttle to Da Nang.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Spas
Japanese Covered Bridge ©
Japanese Covered Bridge
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

5
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Da Nang: Hue (Hue Local Farmer's Direct Sales Store, Nature & Wildlife Tours, & more). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains, look for gifts at KaHoLi store, make a trip to Lady Buddha, and take an in-depth tour of Da Nang Museum.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Da Nang trip planner .

Traveling by shuttle from Hoi An to Da Nang takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 30°C. On the 24th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Da Nang

Wildlife Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trip

Hue
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains

3
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 in the local highlights with Walking tours, take a stroll through Old Quarter, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake).

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Hanoi travel route planner .

You can fly from Da Nang to Hanoi in 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 Tours Nature
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Walking tours
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

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