60 days in Vietnam Itinerary

60 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Vietnam trip planner

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Fly to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Drive to Ha Long Bai Chay, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay
— 4 nights
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Cat Ba
— 4 nights
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Hanoi
— 7 nights
Fly
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 3 nights
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Hue
— 5 nights
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Hoi An
— 6 nights
Fly
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Nha Trang
— 5 nights
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Da Lat
— 6 nights
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Con Son
— 4 nights
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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 7 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 7 nights
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Halong Bay

— 4 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Boat Tours & Water Sports and Pont Bai Chay. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Halong Bay: Hai Phong (Hang Kenh Communal House, Du Hang Pagoda, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay, Head underground at Tien Ong Cave, indulge in some personalized pampering at Le Parfum Spa, and get a new perspective on nature at Bảo Tàng Quảng Ninh.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Halong Bay vacation website.

Houston, USA to Halong Bay is an approximately 27.5-hour combination of flight, car, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 13 hours traveling from Houston to Halong Bay. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can catch the ferry to Cat Ba.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Cat Ba

— 4 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.
Cat Ba is known for adventure, nature, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cat Ba Island, don't miss a visit to Cannon Fort, see some colorful creatures with Love Planet Cruise, and Head underground at Trung Trang Cave.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Cat Ba trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by ferry from Halong Bay to Cat Ba takes 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to catch the bus to Hanoi.

Things to do in Cat Ba

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Hanoi

— 7 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.
Bring the kids along to Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) and Off-Road Tours. Step out of Hanoi with an excursion to Nature & Wildlife Tours in Ninh Binh--about 1h 45 min away. On the 16th (Wed), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter, steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, explore the activities along West Lake, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Hanoi online route planner.

Traveling by bus from Cat Ba to Hanoi takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

— 3 nights
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, nightlife, and spas. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: Head underground at Son Doong Cave, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Phong Nha Caves, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo), and explore the activities along Suoi Nuoc Mooc.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park itinerary planner.

You can fly from Hanoi to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Hue

— 5 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.
Bring the kids along to Imperial City and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Spend the 23rd (Wed) exploring nature at Bach Ma National Park. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, look for gifts at Tinh Hoa Art Shop, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Hue online road trip planner.

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. In June, daily temperatures in Hue can reach 95°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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.
Attractions like Spas and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Hoi An: Da Nang (My Khe Beach, Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture, &more). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, admire the natural beauty at Jack's Cat Cafe, enjoy the sand and surf at Cua Dai Beach, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Hoi An travel planner.

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 June, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 95°F, while at night they dip to 79°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Nha Trang

— 5 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.
Attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Alexandre Yersin Museum make great kid-friendly stops. When in Nha Trang, make a side trip to see Vietnam - Russia Monument in Cam Ranh, approximately Cam Ranh away. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Po Nagar Cham Towers, view the masterpieces at Long Thanh Photo Studio, enjoy the sand and surf at Nha Trang Beach, and snap pictures at Tran Phu Bridge.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Nha Trang trip planner.

You can fly from Hoi An to Nha Trang in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Da Lat.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.
Da Lat is known for nature, adventure, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, don't miss a visit to Crazy House, stop by The French Quarter, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Da Lat road trip app.

Getting from Nha Trang to Da Lat by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Con Son.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Con Son

— 4 nights

Devil's Island

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 visit kid-friendly attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Van Son Pagoda. Spend the 16th (Fri) exploring nature at Con Dao National Park. And it doesn't end there: stroll the grounds of Hang Duong Cemetary, brush up on your military savvy at Con Dao Musuem, enjoy the sand and surf at Bãi Đầm Trầu, and contemplate the waterfront views at An Hai Lake.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Con Son trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Da Lat to Con Son takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, train, bus, and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Con Son

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

— 7 nights
A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Bring the kids along to Archipelago Anthoy and May Rut Island. Get out of town with these interesting Duong Dong side-trips: Ganh Dau (Dinh Nguyễn Trung Trực Pagoda & Vinpearl Land Phu Quoc) and An Thoi (Sun World Hon Thom Nature Park, Gam Ghi Island, &more). There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at Luna Thai Spa, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Vinpearl Safari, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cao Dai Temple, and look for all kinds of wild species at Phu Quoc Jeep Tour.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Duong Dong trip builder.

You can fly from Con Son to Duong Dong in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ho Chi Minh City

— 7 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Kayaking & Canoeing and Food Tours. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, take in the spiritual surroundings of Emperor Jade Pagoda, get a sense of history and politics at The Independence Palace, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon.

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Fly from Duong Dong to Ho Chi Minh City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Vietnam travel guide

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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.