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1 Month in Vietnam

1-month Vietnam itinerary map

Our recommended 1-month itinerary covers 17 of Vietnam’s most popular destinations, including Ho Chi Minh City, Phu Quoc, Ha Tien, Can Tho, Mui Ne, Dalat, Nha Trang, Quy Nhon, Da Nang, Hoi An, Hue, Quang Binh, Ninh Binh, Cat Ba Island, Ha Long Bay, Hanoi, and Sapa.

1-month Vietnam itinerary

Summary

Destinations: 17

Travel time (hr): 75+

Transportation costs (USD): 200+

Total cost (USD): 950+

Itinerary details

1 month Vietnam itinerary - Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City

(2 days)

Things to do: War Remnants Museum, Ben Thanh Market, Saigon Skydeck, Bui Vien Street, Cu Chi Tunnels.

Ho Chi Minh City → Phu Quoc:

  • Transportation: Plane (Vietnam Airlines, Vietjet Air, Pacific Airlines, and Bamboo Airways)
  • Flying time: 1 hr 5 min
  • Airfare: 800,000 – 1,200,000 VND
1 month Vietnam itinerary - Phu Quoc Island

Phu Quoc

(2 days)

Things to do: Long Beach, Star Beach, Hon Thom, Phu Quoc Prison, Phu Quoc Night Market, Vinpearl Safari.

Phu Quoc → Ha Tien:

  • Transportation: Ferry (Superdong)
  • Travel time: 1 hr 15 min
  • Fare: 185,000 VND
1 month Vietnam itinerary - Ha Tien

Ha Tien

(1 day)

Things to do: Phu Dung Pagoda, Da Dung Mountain, Mac Family Temple, Ha Tien Night Market.

Ha Tien → Can Tho:

  • Transportation: Bus (Tan Nien)
  • Travel time: 5 hr
  • Fare: 130,000 VND
1 month Vietnam itinerary - Can Tho

Can Tho

(1 day)

Things to do: Cai Rang Floating Market, Ong Temple, Binh Thuy Ancient House, Muoi Cuong Cocoa Farm.

Can Tho → Mui Ne:

  • Transportation: Bus (Lien Hung)
  • Travel time: 10 hr 30 min
  • Fare: 400,000 VND
1 month Vietnam itinerary - Mui Ne

Mui Ne

(1 day)

Things to do: Mui Ne Beach, Ta Cu Mountain, Sand Dunes, Po Shanu Cham Towers.

Mui Ne → Dalat:

  • Transportation: Bus (An Phu Bus)
  • Travel time: 3 h 45 min
  • Fare: 150,000 VND
1 month Vietnam itinerary - Dalat

Dalat

(2 days)

Things to do: Xuan Huong Lake, Dalat Railway Station, Chicken Church, Linh Phuoc Pagoda, Dalat Night Market.

Dalat → Nha Trang:

  • Transportation: Bus (Phuong Trang, The Sinh Bus)
  • Travel time: 3 hr
  • Fare: 250,000 VND
1 month Vietnam itinerary - Nha Trang

Nha Trang

(2 days)

Things to do: Nha Trang Beach, Vinpearl Land, Po Nagar Cham Towers, Dam Market.

Nha Trang  Quy Nhon:

  • Transportation: Bus (Thanh Thuy)
  • Travel time: 5 hr
  • Fare: 200,000 VND
1 month Vietnam itinerary - Quy Nhon

Quy Nhon

(1 day)

Things to do: Ky Co, Eo Gio, Twin Towers, Queen’s Beach.

Quy Nhon → Da Nang:

  • Transportation: Bus (Phuong Trang, Lien Hung)
  • Travel time: 6 hr 30 min
  • Fare: 250,000 VND
1 month Vietnam itinerary - Vietnamnomad

Da Nang

(2 days)

Things to do: My Khe Beach, Ba Na Hills, Marble Mountains, Museum of Cham Sculpture.

Da Nang → Hoi An:

  • Transportation: Bus (01)
  • Travel time: 45 min
  • Fare: 30,000 VND
1 month Vietnam itinerary - Hoi An

Hoi An

(1 day)

Things to do: Hoi An Ancient Town, An Bang Beach, Bay Mau Coconut Forest.

Hoi An → Hue:

  • Transportation: Bus (Hanh Cafe, The Sinh Bus)
  • Travel time: 3 hr 45 min
  • Fare: 180,000 VND
1 month Vietnam itinerary - Hue

Hue

(1 day)

Things to do: The Imperial Citadel of Hue, Thien Mu Pagoda, Khai Dinh Tomb, Tu Duc Tomb, Dong Ba Market.

Hue → Quang Binh:

  • Transportation: Bus (Camel Travel)
  • Travel time: 4 hr
  • Fare: 400,000 VND
1 month Vietnam itinerary - Quang Binh

Quang Binh

(2 days)

Things to do: Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park, Paradise Cave, Nhat Le Beach.

Quang Binh → Ninh Binh:

  • Transportation: Train (Dong Hoi – Ninh Binh)
  • Travel time: 8 hr
  • Fare: 300,000 VND
1 month Vietnam itinerary - Ninh Binh

Ninh Binh

(2 days)

Things to do: Tam Coc – Bich Dong, Mua Cave, Trang An Landscape Complex, Bai Dinh Pagoda.

Ninh Binh → Cat Ba Island:

  • Transportation: Bus (Cat Ba Express)
  • Travel time: 5 hr
  • Fare: 280,000 VND
1 month Vietnam itinerary - Cat Ba Island

Cat Ba Island

(1 day)

Things to do: Lan Ha Bay, Monkey Island, Cat Ba National Park.

Cat Ba Island → Ha Long Bay:

  • Transportation: Ferry (Cat Ba – Tuan Chau)
  • Travel time: 45 min
  • Fare: 80,000 VND
1 month Vietnam itinerary - Ha Long Bay

Ha Long Bay

(2 days)

Things to do: Ha Long Bay, Tuan Chau Island, Bai Chay Beach.

Ha Long Bay → Hanoi:

  • Transportation: Bus (Trung Thanh Limousine)
  • Travel time: 1 hr 30 min
  • Fare: 260,000 VND
1 month Vietnam itinerary - Hanoi

Hanoi

(2 days)

Things to do: Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi Old Quarter, Temple of Literature, Dong Xuan Market, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum.

Hanoi → Sapa:

  • Transportation: Bus (Fansipan Express Bus)
  • Travel time: 6 hr 10 min
  • Fare: 250,000 VND
1 month Vietnam itinerary - Sapa

Sapa

(2 days)

Things to do: Sapa Stone Church, Ham Rong Mountain, Cat Cat Village, Ta Van Village.

Sapa → Hanoi: Bus (Fansipan Express Bus)

You take bus number 86 (35,000 VND) to Noi Bai International Airport from Hanoi city center, ending your 1-month itinerary in Vietnam.

A few notes

  • The USD to VND exchange rate in 2023 is around 1 USD ≈ 23,500 VND.
  • A month is a perfect duration to visit a majority of the renowned destinations in Vietnam, and it is also the maximum permissible length of stay for a Vietnam Vietnam E-Visa.
  • For train travel, we recommend booking tickets on the official website of the Vietnam Railway Corporation: dsvn.vn.
  • The above recommendations for tours, hotels, bus operators, and airlines were selected based on suitability, without any advertising or affiliate marketing, so you can rest assured of these suggestions.

1 month in Vietnam costs

If you’re planning a 1-month trip to Vietnam, it’s helpful to have an estimated budget in mind. On average, many tourists spend around $950 on their trip. Here’s a breakdown of estimated fixed costs to help you plan:

  • Transportation costs are approximately $200.
  • Accommodation in a private hotel or homestay will cost around $15 to $20 per night. For solo travelers, hostels can be a more affordable option, with prices starting at around $5 per night.
  • Food costs are typically around $15 per person per day.
  • Admission to monuments, museums, and attractions costs around $1 – $5.

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