57 days in Vietnam Itinerary

57 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  23 h
1
Ho Chi Minh City
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Phan Thiet
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Nha Trang
— 6 nights
Bus:  2 h 15 min
4
Da Lat
— 6 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
5
Hue
— 7 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
Hoi An
— 9 nights
Fly:  8 h 15 min
7
Sapa
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
8
Hanoi
— 5 nights
Bus:  2 h 30 min
9
Cat Ba
— 4 nights
Ferry:  2 h 45 min
10
Halong Bay
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  26 h
End: Philadelphia

4
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ba Thien Hau Temple and Speed Boats Tours. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at FITO Museum and The Vung Tau War Heroes Shrine. Get out of town with these interesting Ho Chi Minh City side-trips: Vung Tau (Vung Tau Market & Christ the King). There's still lots to do: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, try to win big at Palazzo Club, take in panoramic vistas at Bitexco Financial Tower, and get a sense of history and politics at People's Committee Building.

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Philadelphia, USA to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 12 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Ho Chi Minh City. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Philadelphia in November: high temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City hover around 90°F and lows are around 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Phan Thiet.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Vung Tau
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Ba Thien Hau Temple ©
Ba Thien Hau Temple
FITO Museum ©
FITO Museum

5
nights
Phan Thiet

An emerging coastal getaway, the city of Phan Thiet has always been known for its fishing industry and, in particular, as a center of fish sauce production.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Ke Ga Light house and Thay Thim Temple. Discover out-of-the-way places like Spas and Fairy Stream (Suoi Tien). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Mui Ne Beach, make a trip to White Sand Dunes, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ta Cu Mountain, and take in the pleasant sights at Mui Ne Harbor.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Phan Thiet journey tool.

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Phan Thiet by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Phan Thiet

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ke Ga Light house, Thay Thim Temple
Highlights from your plan
Spas
Ke Ga Light house ©
Ke Ga Light house
Thay Thim Temple ©
Thay Thim Temple

6
nights
Nha Trang

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.
Get some cultural insight at Nha Tho Nui and Bac Thanh Church. 3D TrickEye Gallery and National Oceanographic Museum of Vietnam will appeal to museum buffs. There's much more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in panoramic vistas at Thap Tram Huong, and try to win big at Sunrise Gaming Club.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Nha Trang trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Phan Thiet to Nha Trang takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Da Lat.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Hot mineral springs I-Resort Nha Trang ©
Hot mineral springs I-Resort Nha Trang
Nha Tho Nui ©
Nha Tho Nui
Nature & Wildlife Tours

6
nights
Da Lat

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Thien Vien Truc Lam and Lam Ty Ni Pagoda. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Linh Phuoc Pagoda and Dalat Cathedral. Next up on the itinerary: push the limits with an extreme tour, get great views at Lam Vien Square, take in the dramatic scenery at Datanla Falls, and admire the natural beauty at Dalat Flower Park.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Da Lat online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Nha Trang to Da Lat by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Hue.

Things to do in Da Lat

Parks Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Nha Tho Bao Loc
Highlights from your plan
Xuan Huong Lake ©
Xuan Huong Lake
Thien Vien Truc Lam ©
Thien Vien Truc Lam
Linh Phuoc Pagoda ©
Linh Phuoc Pagoda

7
nights
Hue

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Royal Tombs and Tomb of Tu Duc. Museum-lovers will appreciate Hue War Museum and Diem Phung Thi Art Exhibition House. Take a break from Hue with a short trip to Vinh Moc Tunnel in Dong Ha, about 2h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, see Off-Road Tours, contemplate the long history of Luc Bo Culture Space, and see the interesting displays at Historical and Revolutionary Museum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Hue trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Da Lat to Hue takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daily temperatures in Hue can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Vinh Moc Tunnel
Highlights from your plan
Royal Tombs
Royal Tombs
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh ©
Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh

9
nights
Hoi An

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.
Let the collections at Precious Heritage by Rehahn and Ho Chi Minh and the Fifth Military Zone Museum capture your imagination. Explore hidden gems such as Fishing Charters & Tours and Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien). Venture out of the city with trips to Da Nang (Da Nang Museum, Thermal Spas, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Phuoc Lam Pagoda, stop by Yaly Couture, and take in the awesome beauty at Son Tra Mountain (Monkey Mountain).

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Hoi An trip builder.

You can drive from Hue to Hoi An in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In December in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 68°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sapa.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Da Nang
Highlights from your plan
Precious Heritage by Rehahn ©
Precious Heritage by Rehahn
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Fishing Charters & Tours

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Muong Hoa Valley and The Stone Church (Holy Rosary Church). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Fansipan Mountain, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, examine the collection at Sapa Culture Museum, and don't miss a visit to Ta Van Village.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Sapa sightseeing planner.

Getting from Hoi An to Sapa by flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Hanoi.

Things to do in Sapa

Nature Parks Spas
Highlights from your plan
Fansipan Mountain ©
Fansipan Mountain
Sapa Culture Museum ©
Sapa Culture Museum
The Stone Church (Holy Rosary Church) ©
The Stone Church (Holy Rosary Church)

5
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.
Appreciate the collections at Vietnamese Women's Museum and Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat). Your inner history buff will appreciate Chua Tran Quoc and Hanoi Evangelical Church. Explore Hanoi's surroundings by going to Ninh Binh (Tam Coc & Trang An Grottoes). Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, stop by Tired City Bao Khanh, and take in the dramatic natural features at Nung Hill.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Hanoi attractions planner.

You can drive from Sapa to Hanoi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Cat Ba.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Ninh Binh
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Vietnamese Women's Museum ©
Vietnamese Women's Museum
Chua Tran Quoc ©
Chua Tran Quoc

4
nights
Cat Ba

Cat Ba ©
The largest of the islands in the south of the bay, Cat Ba offers a base for exploring the many limestone landmasses across the UNESCO-protected bay.
Explore hidden gems such as Fishing Charters & Tours and Cat Co 1 Beach. Go for a jaunt from Cat Ba to Hai Phong to see Do Son Beach about 58 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lan Ha Bay, explore the fascinating underground world of Hospital Cave, and explore the striking landscape of Cat Ba National Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cat Ba trip itinerary builder website.

You can take a bus from Hanoi to Cat Ba in 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Cat Ba

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Do Son Beach
Highlights from your plan
Lan Ha Bay ©
Lan Ha Bay
Fishing Charters & Tours
Cat Co 1 Beach ©
Cat Co 1 Beach

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Dau Go Cave and Bai Tu Long Bay. There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Sung Sot Cave, revel in the low prices at Ha Long Pearl, take in the spiritual surroundings of Long Tien Pagoda, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Halong Bay driving holiday tool.

Traveling by ferry from Cat Ba to Halong Bay takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature Parks Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay
Long Tien Pagoda ©
Long Tien Pagoda
Dau Go Cave ©
Dau Go Cave

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