60 days in Vietnam Itinerary

60 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Drive to Ngurah Rai (Bali) International Airport, Fly to Phu Quoc International Airport, Drive to Duong Dong
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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 5 nights
Fly to Haiphong, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay
— 5 nights
Ferry
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Cat Ba
— 3 nights
Ferry to Dinh Vu, Drive to Hanoi
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Hanoi
— 5 nights
Drive
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Sapa
— 4 nights
Drive
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Ninh Binh
— 3 nights
Bus to Noi Bai International, Fly to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Hue
— 6 nights
Drive
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Hoi An
— 6 nights
Fly
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Nha Trang
— 6 nights
Drive
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Phan Thiet
— 4 nights
Bus
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Da Lat
— 6 nights
Fly
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 5 nights
Fly to Ngurah Rai (Bali) International Airport, Drive to Bugbug

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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

— 5 nights
A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bai Tắm Sao and Long Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Dinh Nguyễn Trung Trực Pagoda (in Ganh Dau) and An Thoi (May Rut Island & Gam Ghi Island). There's much more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Vinpearl Safari, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ho Quoc Temple, contemplate the long history of Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc, and head outdoors with Archipelago Anthoy.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Duong Dong online attractions planner.

Bugbug, Indonesia to Duong Dong is an approximately 12-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Bugbug to Duong Dong is minus 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Halong Bay

— 5 nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kayaking & Canoeing and Bai Tu Long Bay. Change things up with these side-trips from Halong Bay: Quan Lan (Quan Lan Beach & Minh Chau beach). There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Sung Sot Cave, get outside with Me Cung Cave, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Bai Tho Mountain, and kick back and relax at Ti Top Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Halong Bay trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Duong Dong to Halong Bay takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, train, and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to catch the ferry to Cat Ba.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

Cat Ba

— 3 nights
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 Monkey Island. Change things up with a short trip to Do Son Beach in Hai Phong (about 58 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, kick back and relax at Cat Co 1 Beach, explore the striking landscape of Cat Ba National Park, and step off the mainland to explore Cat Ba Island.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cat Ba trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Halong Bay to Cat Ba in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Cat Ba

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Hanoi

— 5 nights
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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Photography Tours. There's lots more to do: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, take an in-depth tour of Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, view the masterpieces at Apricot Gallery, and don't miss a visit to Hoa Phong Tower.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Hanoi online tour planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Cat Ba to Hanoi in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Sapa.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Sapa

— 4 nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Fansipan Mountain and Love Waterfall. Step out of Sapa to go to Lao Cai and see Den Mau, which is approximately 1h 45 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the verdant scenery at Muong Hoa Valley, explore the activities along Sapa Lake, make a trip to Quang Truong Square, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ham Rong Mountain.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Sapa tour itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Hanoi to Sapa in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Ninh Binh.

Things to do in Sapa

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Ninh Binh

— 3 nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Trang An Grottoes and Hoa Lu Temple. Venture out of the city with trips to Bui Chu Cathedral (in Nam Dinh) and Bai Dinh Pagoda (in Gia Sinh). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Tam Coc, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, explore the fascinating underground world of Mua Caves, and take in the natural beauty of Kenh Ga.

To find ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Ninh Binh travel route site.

Traveling by car from Sapa to Ninh Binh takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of car, flight, and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Ninh Binh

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

— 1 night
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 27th (Mon): experience rural life at The Duck Stop, then Head underground at Hang Toi (Dark Cave), then take in nature's colorful creations at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, and finally Head underground at Phong Nha Caves.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park sightseeing app.

Getting from Ninh Binh to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park by combination of bus and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Hue

— 6 nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Tomb of Minh Mang. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hue: Canh Duong Beach (in Lang Co) and City of Ghosts - An Bang Cemetery (in Vinh An). And it doesn't end there: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, take in the views from Truong Tien Bridge, and contemplate the waterfront views at Perfume River.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Hue trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Hue sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Hoi An

— 6 nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Food Tours. Change things up with these side-trips from Hoi An: Da Nang (Lady Buddha, My Khe Beach, &more). And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, explore the world behind art at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Hoi An trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Hue to Hoi An takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Nha Trang

— 6 nights
On a vacation in Nha Trang, a famous Vietnam resort town, you can lounge on a beach all day and party into the night.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Hot mineral springs I-Resort Nha Trang. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Po Nagar Cham Towers, make a trip to The Old House of Mr Hai Thai, kick back and relax at Nha Trang Beach, and snap pictures at Xom Bong Bridge.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Nha Trang vacation planner.

Fly from Hoi An to Nha Trang in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Phan Thiet.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Phan Thiet

— 4 nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like White Sand Dunes and Mui Ne Harbor. Get out of town with these interesting Phan Thiet side-trips: Thay Thim Temple (in La Gi) and Ke Ga Light house (in Ke Ga). Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, stroll through Fairy Stream (Suoi Tien), kick back and relax at Mui Ne Beach, and pause for some photo ops at Van Thuy Tu Communal House.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Phan Thiet trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Nha Trang to Phan Thiet in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Da Lat.

Things to do in Phan Thiet

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Da Lat

— 6 nights

City of a Thousand Flowers

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 Crazy House. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thien Vien Truc Lam, contemplate the waterfront views at Xuan Huong Lake, stroll around Ecotourism Destinations Hoa Son Dien Trang, and take in the dramatic scenery at Elephant Falls.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Da Lat trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Phan Thiet to Da Lat takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Da Lat

Parks · Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Ho Chi Minh City

— 5 nights

Pearl of the Far East

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Food Tours and Bitexco Financial Tower. Venture out of the city with trips to Vung Tau (Vung Tau Market, Christ the King, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, look for gifts at Xeo Xo Sai Gon, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Ba Thien Hau Temple.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City day trip planner.

You can fly from Da Lat to Ho Chi Minh City in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In May in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 30°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Vietnam travel guide

4.3
Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas · Landmarks
While most Southeast Asian countries have at least one booming metropolis, none seem to bustle nearly throughout like Vietnam does. While busy locals zoom about on motorbikes, visitors fill their Vietnam vacations with a mix of cultural sightseeing and exploring the landscape. Big cities and towns boast colonial architecture, open-air markets, outstanding spa complexes, and modern restaurants. The country also features over 3,200 km (2,000 mi) of coastline dotted with sandy bays that attract scuba divers and kitesurfers. Away from busy urban centers, a tour of Vietnam reveals a rural landscape of lush rice paddies, jagged mountain peaks, and timeless villages unspoiled by the outside world.