60 days in Vietnam Itinerary

60 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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60 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Ljubljana
Fly:  17 h 45 min
1
Hanoi
— 7 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
2
Ninh Binh
— 5 nights
+2
Bus + Drive + Ferry:  6 h 15 min
3
Halong Bay
— 6 nights
+4
Ferry + Drive + Fly + Taxi + Bus:  6 h 30 min
4
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Hue
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
Hoi An
— 7 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Shuttle:  3 h
7
Nha Trang
— 6 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
8
Con Son
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
9
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 7 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
10
Ho Chi Minh City
— 7 nights
Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: Ljubljana

7
nights
Hanoi

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Old Quarter and One Pillar Pagoda. There's much more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University, explore the activities along West Lake, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Hanoi day trip planning site .

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Hanoi is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ninh Binh.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Truc Lam An Tam Zen Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Nature & Wildlife Tours

5
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.
Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Van Long Nature Reserve. Get some historical perspective at Bai Dinh Pagoda and Keo Pagoda. Go for a jaunt from Ninh Binh to Nam Dinh to see Quat Lam Beach about 1h 25 min away. On the 10th (Tue), hike the day away at Cuc Phuong National Park. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Trang An Grottoes, explore the fascinating underground world of Mua Caves, and don't miss a visit to Bich Dong Pagoda.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Ninh Binh trip tool .

Getting from Hanoi to Ninh Binh by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In marec in Ninh Binh, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Ninh Binh

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Quat Lam Beach, Keo Pagoda, Bai Dinh Pagoda
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Bai Dinh Pagoda ©
Bai Dinh Pagoda
Cuc Phuong National Park ©
Cuc Phuong National Park

6
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Hạ Long Bay and Cat Ba National Park. Ba Vang Pagoda and Long Tien Pagoda will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Quan Lan (Minh Chau beach & Quan Lan Beach), Yen Tu Mountain (in Uong Bi) and Cat Ba (Cat Ba Island & Trung Trang Cave). There's lots more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, contemplate the waterfront views at Bai Tu Long Bay, Head underground at Dau Go Cave, and head off the coast to Hon Ga Choi Island.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Halong Bay itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Ninh Binh to Halong Bay by combination of bus and ferry takes about 6.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cat Ba, Quan Lan, Uong Bi
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Cat Ba Island ©
Cat Ba Island

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Phong Nha Caves and The Duck Stop. There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo), explore the fascinating underground world of Son Doong Cave, and admire the natural beauty at Phong Nha Botanic Garden.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, read Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park route maker website .

You can do a combination of ferry, flight, and taxi from Halong Bay to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature
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Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
Son Doong Cave ©
Son Doong Cave
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop

6
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.
Visit Imperial City and Thien Mu Pagoda for their historical value. Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Off-Road Tours. Go for a jaunt from Hue to Cu Du to see Laguna Golf Lang Co about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, explore the ancient world of Royal Tombs, don't miss a visit to The Flag Tower, and step into the grandiose world of Thai Hoa Palace.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Hue route maker site .

Getting from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In marec, daytime highs in Hue are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Laguna Golf Lang Co
Highlights from your plan
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda

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.
Get in touch with nature at The Marble Mountains and Fishing Charters & Tours. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at An Bang Beach and My Khe Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hoi An: Da Nang (Phuoc My Beach & Hoa Nghiem Cave) and Mỹ Sơn (in Duy Xuyen District). Next up on the itinerary: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, do sightseeing your way with Private Tours, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Hoi An driving holiday planner .

Getting from Hue to Hoi An by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In marec, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Nha Trang.

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
Spas
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains

6
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.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. Get some historical perspective at Po Nagar Cham Towers and Long Son Pagoda. Get out of town with these interesting Nha Trang side-trips: Cam Ranh (Tu Van Pagoda, Bai Dai Beach, &more) and Phan Rang Beach (in Phan Rang-Thap Cham). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Nha Trang Beach, snap pictures at Tran Phu Bridge, cool off at Vinpearl Land Nha Trang, and stroll through Long Beach.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Nha Trang travel planner.

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Hoi An to Nha Trang in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Con Son.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Cam Ranh, Phan Rang Beach
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Po Nagar Cham Towers ©
Po Nagar Cham Towers
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Bãi Đầm Trầu and Con Dao National Park. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Van Son Pagoda and Con Dao Prison. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Ong Dung Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, make a trip to Phu Hai Prison, and stroll the grounds of Hang Duong Cemetary.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Con Son travel planning site .

You can fly from Nha Trang to Con Son in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, car, and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Con Son

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Bãi Đầm Trầu ©
Bãi Đầm Trầu
Scuba & Snorkeling
Ong Dung Beach ©
Ong Dung Beach

7
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.
Ho Quoc Temple and Cao Dai Temple will appeal to history buffs. Visiting Ong Lang Beach and Long Beach will get you outdoors. When in Duong Dong, make a side trip to see Sao Beach in An Thoi, approximately An Thoi away. Spend the 18th (Sat) exploring nature at Phu Quoc National Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Duong Dong trip planner.

Getting from Con Son to Duong Dong by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Ham Ninh Pier, Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho, Sao Beach
Highlights from your plan
Ong Lang Beach ©
Ong Lang Beach
Fishing Charters & Tours
Phu Quoc National Park ©
Phu Quoc National Park

7
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Kayaking & Canoeing and Ho Chi Minh trail. Visit Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral and The Independence Palace for their historical value. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and admire the landmark architecture of Central Post Office.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City road trip planning tool .

You can fly from Duong Dong to Ho Chi Minh City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. april in Ho Chi Minh City sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 30°C at night. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral
Spas

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