52 days in Vietnam Itinerary

52 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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52 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Dusseldorf
Train + Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Ho Chi Minh City
— 5 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
2
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Con Son
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Da Lat
— 5 nights
Bus:  2​h 15​min
5
Nha Trang
— 5 nights
+2
Shuttle + Foot + Fly:  3​h
6
Hoi An
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Hue
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 3 nights
+3
Taxi + Fly + Drive + Ferry:  6​h 30​min
9
Halong Bay
— 4 nights
+2
Ferry + Drive + Fly:  4​h
10
Hanoi
— 7 nights
Fly + Train:  15​h
End: Dusseldorf

5
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.
Ho Chi Minh City is known for nightlife, museums, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, make a trip to Bitexco Financial Tower, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City day trip planning tool .

Dusseldorf, Germany to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 6 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Dusseldorf in June: highs in Ho Chi Minh City hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Museums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Kayaking & Canoeing
Central Post Office ©
Central Post Office

6
nights
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

Duong Dong ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Duong Dong: Ganh Dau (Vinpearl Land Phu Quoc & Dinh Nguyễn Trung Trực Pagoda).

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Duong Dong day trip planner.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Duong Dong in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Con Son.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors Historic Sites Golf

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Duong To, Ganh Dau, Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho, Ham Ninh Pier
Highlights from your plan
Archipelago Anthoy ©
Archipelago Anthoy
Phu Quoc Countryside ©
Phu Quoc Countryside
Phu Quoc Mushroom ©
Phu Quoc Mushroom

4
nights
Con Son

Con Son ©
Taking a vacation in Con Son is like stepping back in time, with the island of around 5,000 people offering a glimpse into what life in Vietnam was like before television and other modern conveniences arrived.
Spend the 17th (Wed) exploring nature at Con Dao National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Van Son Pagoda, make a trip to Phu Hai Prison, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and stroll through Bãi Đầm Trầu.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Con Son using our trip planner.

Getting from Duong Dong to Con Son by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Con Son

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Bãi Đầm Trầu ©
Bãi Đầm Trầu
Van Son Pagoda ©
Van Son Pagoda
Hang Duong Cemetary ©
Hang Duong Cemetary

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, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chùa Tàu - Thiên Vương Cổ Sát, and head outdoors with Pine Track Adventures.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Da Lat trip tool .

You can fly from Con Son to Da Lat in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to catch the bus to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nha Tho Bao Loc
Highlights from your plan
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.
Take a break from Nha Trang with a short trip to Vietnam - Russia Monument in Cam Ranh, about 58 minutes away. There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, view the masterpieces at Long Thanh Photo Studio, take in the spiritual surroundings of Po Nagar Cham Towers, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph's Parish Church.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Nha Trang trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by bus from Da Lat to Nha Trang takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Outdoors Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Vietnam - Russia Monument
Highlights from your plan
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.
Explore Hoi An's surroundings by going to Da Nang (Dragon Bridge, Lady Buddha, &more). And it doesn't end there: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains, explore the world behind art at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Hoi An trip itinerary maker app .

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 June, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Da Nang
Highlights from your plan
Spas
Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains

5
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.
Hue is known for historic sites, wildlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Imperial City, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thien Mu Pagoda, and see Off-Road Tours.

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You can drive from Hoi An to Hue in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. July in Hue sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: Head underground at Son Doong Cave, experience rural life at The Duck Stop, take in nature's colorful creations at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, and don't miss a visit to Phong Nha Caves.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park road trip planning site .

Getting from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Son Doong Cave ©
Son Doong Cave
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop
Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves

4
nights
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.
Explore Halong Bay's surroundings by going to Cat Ba (Stand-Up Paddleboarding & Cat Ba Island). On the 13th (Mon), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay, take in the views from Bãi Cháy Bridge, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Halong Bay road trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and ferry from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Halong Bay in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Cat Ba
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay

7
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.
When in Hanoi, make a side trip to see Nature & Wildlife Tours in Ninh Binh, approximately Ninh Binh away. There's still lots to do: stop by Old Quarter, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Hanoi tour app .

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Hanoi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nature & Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

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