49 days in Vietnam Itinerary

49 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Hanoi
— 6 nights
Drive
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Ninh Binh
— 1 night
Drive
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hue
— 5 nights
Drive
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Hoi An
— 8 nights
Fly
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Nha Trang
— 5 nights
Fly
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 7 nights
Fly
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Con Son
— 3 nights
Fly
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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 7 nights
Fly to Haiphong, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay
— 3 nights
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Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Drive to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Fly to Noi Bai Airport, Bus to Hanoi

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Hanoi

— 6 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.
Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Vietnam Fast Tours. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like TiredCity Hang Bong and Old Quarter. On the 8th (Sat), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, browse the exhibits of Empty Wall Gallery, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Hanoi trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Hanoi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Ninh Binh.

Things to do in Hanoi

Find places to stay May 4 — 10:

Ninh Binh

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): look for gifts at Minh Trang Handmade, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Mai Spa.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Ninh Binh online attractions planner.

Traveling by bus from Hanoi to Ninh Binh takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Ninh Binh are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Ninh Binh

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 10 — 11:

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Son Doong Cave and Phong Nha Caves. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo), indulge in some personalized pampering at Lemon Tree Nail & Spa, relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop, and contemplate the waterfront views at Suoi Nuoc Mooc.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 11 — 14:

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.
Visit Imperial City and Thien Mu Pagoda for their historical value. Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Thanh Toan Eco Tours will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc, make a trip to The Flag Tower, explore the different monuments and memorials at Royal Tombs, and browse the exhibits of Green Bamboo Art Gallery.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Hue road trip planner.

You can drive from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. May in Hue sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Find places to stay May 14 — 19:

Hoi An

— 8 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.
Shop till you drop at Precious Heritage by Rehahn and Central Market. Popular historic sites such as Mỹ Sơn and Chien Dan Cham Tower are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Hoi An side-trips: Da Nang (The Gioi Tranh Dep, Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture, &more). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Cua Dai Beach, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the exciting artwork at Ly Ly Art Gallery, and explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Hoi An journey maker website.

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 May, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can fly to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors · Parks · Shopping · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 19 — 27:

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.
You'll explore and learn at Long Thanh Photo Studio and Mai Loc Photo Gallery. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Nha Trang Beach and Long Beach. Spend the 28th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Po Nagar Cham Towers, view the masterpieces at Colorwaves Gallery, explore the galleries of DDK's Black & White Photo Gallery, and pause for some serene contemplation at Bac Thanh Church.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Nha Trang driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Hoi An to Nha Trang in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to fly to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Find places to stay May 27 — Jun 1:

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.
Get some historical perspective at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon and The Independence Palace. Visiting Kayaking & Canoeing and Climbing Tours will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, explore the world behind art at Artinus 3D Art Museum, view the masterpieces at Vietnam Silver House, and make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Ho Chi Minh City are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Con Son.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 1 — 8:

Con Son

— 3 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.
Visit Van Son Pagoda and Hang Da Duc Me for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hang Duong Cemetary and Con Dao Musuem. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Bãi Đầm Trầu, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ong Dung Beach, and contemplate the waterfront views at An Hai Lake.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Con Son itinerary planner.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Con Son in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Con Son

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 8 — 11:

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.
Get some historical perspective at Ho Quoc Temple and Dinh Nguyễn Trung Trực Pagoda. For shopping fun, head to The Vietnamese Artists or Floating Village Rach Vem. Change things up with a short trip to Bai Tắm Sao in An Thoi (about 34 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at Luna Thai Spa, kick back and relax at Khem Beach, stroll through Long Beach, and get outside with Archipelago Anthoy.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Duong Dong trip planner.

You can fly from Con Son to Duong Dong in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 11 — 18:

Halong Bay

— 3 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.
Get in touch with nature at Hạ Long Bay and Sung Sot Cave. Change things up with a short trip to Cat Ba Island in Cat Ba (about 52 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Long Tien Pagoda, explore the fascinating underground world of Tien Ong Cave, and snap pictures at Pont Bai Chay.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Halong Bay trip maker tool.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Duong Dong to Halong Bay in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, train, and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 18 — 21:

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.