60 days in Vietnam Itinerary

60 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Start: Bugbug, Bali
Drive + Fly:  11 h 15 min
1
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Con Son
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Da Lat
— 5 nights
Bus:  2 h 15 min
4
Nha Trang
— 4 nights
+2
Shuttle + Foot + Fly:  3 h
5
Hoi An
— 7 nights
+4
Bus + Taxi + Fly + Taxi + Bus:  5 h 15 min
6
Halong Bay
— 4 nights
Ferry:  2 h 45 min
7
Cat Ba
— 4 nights
Bus:  2 h 30 min
8
Hanoi
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
9
Sapa
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
10
Ninh Binh
— 4 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
11
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
12
Hue
— 5 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
13
Ho Chi Minh City
— 6 nights
Fly + Drive:  9 h 45 min
End: Bugbug, Bali

5
nights
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

Duong Dong ©
A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Vinpearl Safari and Coi Nguon Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Duong Dong: An Thoi (May Rut Island & Sao Beach) and Ganh Dau (Vinpearl Land Phu Quoc & Dinh Nguyễn Trung Trực Pagoda). The adventure continues: experience rural life at Phu Quoc Countryside, contemplate the long history of Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc, get outside with Archipelago Anthoy, and play a few rounds at Vinpearl Golf Phu Quoc Course.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Duong Dong road trip planner.

Bugbug, Indonesia to Duong Dong is an approximately 11.5- hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Bugbug to Duong Dong, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Con Son.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, An Thoi, Ganh Dau, Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho, Phu Quoc Mushroom
Highlights from your plan
Vinpearl Safari ©
Vinpearl Safari
Sao Beach ©
Sao Beach
Phu Quoc Countryside ©
Phu Quoc Countryside

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Con Dao National Park and Ong Dung Beach. And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Van Son Pagoda, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bãi Đầm Trầu, and steep yourself in history at Con Dao Prison.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Con Son tour itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Duong Dong to Con Son takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) 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
Con Dao National Park ©
Con Dao National Park
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Off-Road Tours. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thien Vien Truc Lam, explore the activities along Xuan Huong Lake, head outdoors with Pine Track Adventures, and make a trip to Valley of Love.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Da Lat road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Con Son to Da Lat takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Da Lat

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Off-Road Tours

4
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Ba Ho Waterfall and Hot mineral springs I-Resort Nha Trang. Go for a jaunt from Nha Trang to Cam Ranh to see Vietnam - Russia Monument about 1 hour away. Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, enjoy the sand and surf at Nha Trang Beach, and view the masterpieces at Long Thanh Photo Studio.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Nha Trang trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Da Lat to Nha Trang by bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Vietnam - Russia Monument
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Ba Ho Waterfall
Ba Ho Waterfall
Hot mineral springs I-Resort Nha Trang ©
Hot mineral springs I-Resort Nha Trang

7
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Food Tours and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Mỹ Sơn (in Duy Xuyen District) and Da Nang (Bai Da, Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture, &more). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and stop by Yaly Couture.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Hoi An route builder.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Nha Trang to Hoi An takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in April, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Da Nang, Mỹ Sơn
Highlights from your plan
Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
Food Tours
Fishing Charters & Tours

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kayaking & Canoeing and Cua Van Floating Village. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay, step off the mainland to explore Soi Sim Island, explore the fascinating underground world of Dong Thien Cung, and get engrossed in the history at Bảo Tàng Quảng Ninh.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Halong Bay road trip tool.

You can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight from Hoi An to Halong Bay in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Cat Ba.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks Nature Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Kayaking & Canoeing
Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lan Ha Bay and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Get out of town with these interesting Cat Ba side-trips: Uong Bi (Yen Tu Mountain & Ba Vang Pagoda) and Hai Phong (Du Hang Pagoda & Pho Chieu Pagoda). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Cat Ba National Park, explore the fascinating underground world of Trung Trang Cave, head off the coast to Cat Ba Island, and don't miss a visit to Viet Hai Village.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cat Ba online tour itinerary planner.

You can ride a ferry from Halong Bay to Cat Ba in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Cat Ba

Parks Nature Adventure

Side Trips

Uong Bi, Hai Phong
Highlights from your plan
Lan Ha Bay ©
Lan Ha Bay
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Cat Ba National Park ©
Cat Ba National Park

6
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Off-Road Tours and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), see the interesting displays at Vietnamese Women's Museum, contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Hanoi trip builder tool.

Traveling by bus from Cat Ba to Hanoi takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Sapa.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Truc Lam An Tam Zen Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) ©
Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake)
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fansipan Mountain and Love Waterfall. There's lots more to do: appreciate the views at Muong Hoa Valley, don't miss a visit to O Quy Ho Mountain Pass, take a stroll through Hang Da Village, and stop by Indigo Cat.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Sapa route builder app.

You can drive from Hanoi to Sapa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ninh Binh.

Things to do in Sapa

Parks Nature Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Fansipan Mountain ©
Fansipan Mountain
Love Waterfall ©
Love Waterfall
Muong Hoa Valley ©
Muong Hoa Valley

4
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Trang An Grottoes and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Phu An Church (in Nam Dinh), Bai Dinh Pagoda (in Gia Sinh) and Keo Pagoda (in Duy Nhat). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Tam Coc, explore the fascinating underground world of Mua Caves, pause for some serene contemplation at Nhà xứ Phát Diệm, and hike along Cuc Phuong National Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Ninh Binh visit planning site.

Getting from Sapa to Ninh Binh by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daytime highs in Ninh Binh are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Ninh Binh

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Phu An Church, Bai Dinh Pagoda, Keo Pagoda
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Trang An Grottoes ©
Trang An Grottoes
Tam Coc ©
Tam Coc

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop, then explore the fascinating underground world of Hang Toi (Dark Cave), and then Head underground at Son Doong Cave. Here are some ideas for day two: Head underground at Phong Nha Caves, then take in nature's colorful creations at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo).

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Ninh Binh to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop
Phong Nha Botanic Garden ©
Phong Nha Botanic Garden

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and Tomb of Minh Mang. When in Hue, make a side trip to see Vinh Moc Tunnel in Dong Ha, approximately Dong Ha away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Imperial City, see Off-Road Tours, admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda, and pause for some serene contemplation at Redemptorist Church.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Hue online sightseeing planner.

Drive from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. May in Hue sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Vinh Moc Tunnel
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Photography Tours

6
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 Food Tours and Bitexco Financial Tower. Change things up with these side-trips from Ho Chi Minh City: Vung Tau (Christ the King & The Robert Taylor Museum Of Worldwide Arms). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, and admire the landmark architecture of Central Post Office.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Hue to Ho Chi Minh City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or drive. May in Ho Chi Minh City sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 30°C at night. On the 30th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Vung Tau
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum

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