1 Month in Vietnam

Itinerary details

Vietnam itinerary for 1 month

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 → Sapa → Hanoi


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Step By Step

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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: Plane (Vietnam Airlines, Vietjet Air, Pacific Airlines, and Bamboo Airways)

  • Flying time: 1h 5m
  • Airfare: 500.000 – 1.000.000 VND

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: Ferry (Superdong)

  • Travel time: 1h 15m
  • Fare: 185.000 VND
1 month Vietnam itinerary - Ha Tien

Ha Tien

1 day

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

Ha Tien  Can Tho: Bus (Thao Kim Ngan – Ha Tien Bus Station)

  • Travel time: 5h
  • Fare: 150.000 VND
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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: Bus (Lien Hung – Can Tho Bus Station)

  • Travel time: 10h 30m
  • Fare: 260.000 VND

Mui Ne

1 day

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

Mui Ne Dalat: Bus (An Phu Bus)

  • Travel time: 3h 45m
  • Fare: 150.000 VND


2 days

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

Dalat → Nha Trang: Bus (Phuong TrangThe Sinh Bus)

  • Travel time: 3h
  • Fare: 135.000 VND

Nha Trang

2 days

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

Nha Trang Quy Nhon: Bus (Phuc Thuan Thao – Nha Trang Central Bus Station)

  • Travel time: 5h
  • Fare: 120.000 VND

Quy Nhon

1 day

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

Quy NhonDa Nang: Bus (Phuong Trang, Hoang Long Bus)

  • Travel time: 6h 30m
  • Fare: 220.000 VND

Da Nang

2 days

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

Da NangHoi An: Bus (01)

  • Travel time: 45 minutes
  • Fare: 30.000 VND

Hoi An

1 day

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

Hoi AnHue: Bus (Hanh Cafe, The Sinh Bus)

  • Travel time: 3h 45m
  • Fare: 100.000 VND


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: Bus (Hoang Long Bus)

  • Travel time: 4h
  • Fare: 170.000 VND
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Quang Binh

2 days

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

Quang BinhNinh Binh: Train (Dong Hoi – Ninh Binh)

  • Travel time: 8h
  • Fare: 300.000 VND

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: Bus (Cat Ba Discovery, Cat Ba Express)

  • Travel time: 3h 45m
  • Fare: 300.000 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: Ferry (Cat Ba – Tuan Chau)

  • Travel time: 45 minutes
  • Fare: 80.000 VND

Ha Long Bay

2 days

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

Ha Long Bay → Hanoi: Bus (Trung Thanh Limousine)

  • Travel time: 1h 30m
  • Fare: 220.000 VND


2 days

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

Hanoi → Sapa: Bus (Fansipan Express Bus)

  • Travel time: 6h 10m
  • Fare: 250.000 VND


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 (30.000 VND) to Noi Bai international airport from Hanoi center, ending your 1-month itinerary in Vietnam.

A few notes

  • Click on the links (names) of the bus operators, airlines to book tickets directly. You should book train tickets on the official website of the Vietnam Railway Corporation: dsvn.vn.
  • Click on the photo to see a detailed travel guide for each destination.
  • The above recommendations (tours, hotels, bus operators, and airlines) are all selected from the most suitable ones, with no advertising and affiliate marketing, so you can rest assured with these suggestions.
  • One month is the ideal time to explore most of the famous destinations in Vietnam. 30 days is also the maximum stay for Vietnam E-Visa.
  • Refer to the Vietnam travel guide for more information on Vietnam tourism.

1 Month in Vietnam cost

The cost for 1 month in Vietnam is about 950 USD, which is the average expenditure of many tourists. Here are some fixed costs:

  • Transportation costs: about 120 USD. You should book flights in advance to get lower prices.
  • The cost of staying in a private hotel/homestay is about 15-20 USD/night. If you are a solo traveler, hostels can be an economical option (about 5 USD/night). Learn more about accommodation in Vietnam.
  • The cost of food is about 10-15 USD/person/day.
  • Admission to monuments, museums, and attractions costs around 1-2 USD.

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