53 days in Vietnam Itinerary

53 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Hanoi
— 5 nights
2
Halong Bay
— 5 nights
3
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 4 nights
4
Hue
— 5 nights
5
Ho Chi Minh City
— 6 nights
6
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 6 nights
7
Con Son
— 4 nights
8
Da Lat
— 5 nights
9
Nha Trang
— 5 nights
10
Hoi An
— 7 nights

5
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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Hanoi trip builder tool.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Hanoi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
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Off-Road Tours
Walking tours
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

5
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Uong Bi (Ba Vang Pagoda & Yen Tu Mountain) and Cat Ba (Cat Ba Island & Cat Ba National Park). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay, take a stroll through Cua Van Floating Village, Head underground at Sung Sot Cave, and step off the mainland to explore Hon Ga Choi Island.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Halong Bay online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Hanoi to Halong Bay by bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Uong Bi, Cat Ba
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay

4
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.
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is known for nature, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the fascinating underground world of Son Doong Cave, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, experience rural life at The Duck Stop, and contemplate the waterfront views at Suoi Nuoc Mooc.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park day trip website.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Halong Bay to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, train, and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

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

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.
Hue is known for historic sites, wildlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Imperial City, don't miss a visit to The Flag Tower, enjoy some diversion at Hope Center Hue, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Hue travel route planner.

You can drive from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Hue are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda

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.
Ho Chi Minh City is known for nightlife, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, get a sense of history and politics at The Independence Palace, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Hue to Ho Chi Minh City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Museums Shopping
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum

6
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Duong Dong: Dinh Nguyễn Trung Trực Pagoda (in Ganh Dau) and An Thoi (May Rut Island & Gam Ghi Island). There's much more to do: relax in the rural setting at Phu Quoc Countryside, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, get in on the family fun at Happy Farm PQ, and head outdoors with Archipelago Anthoy.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Duong Dong route maker tool.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Duong Dong in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Con Son.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Duong To, An Thoi, Dinh Nguyễn Trung Trực Pagoda, Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho
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Dinh Ba Thuy Long Thanh Mau ©
Dinh Ba Thuy Long Thanh Mau
Phu Quoc Countryside ©
Phu Quoc Countryside
Vinpearl Golf Phu Quoc Course ©
Vinpearl Golf Phu Quoc Course

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.
Con Son is known for wildlife, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Van Son Pagoda, make a trip to Phu Hai Prison, learn about all things military at Con Dao Musuem, and steep yourself in history at Con Dao Prison.

Plan my day in Con Son using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Fly from Duong Dong to Con Son in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Con Son

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
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Bãi Đầm Trầu ©
Bãi Đầm Trầu
Van Son Pagoda ©
Van Son Pagoda
Hang Duong Cemetary ©
Hang Duong Cemetary

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.
Da Lat is known for nature, historic sites, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, make a trip to Valley of Love, browse the eclectic array of goods at Dalat Market, and explore the activities along Lake of Sighs (Ho Than Tho).

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Da Lat planner.

You can fly from Con Son to Da Lat in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, bus, train, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors Tours Nature

Side Trip

Nha Tho Bao Loc
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 11:
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Xuan Huong Lake ©
Xuan Huong Lake
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

5
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.
Nha Trang is known for historic sites, theme parks, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, see the interesting displays at Alexandre Yersin Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Long Thanh Photo Studio, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Nha Trang itinerary maker.

Take a bus from Da Lat to Nha Trang in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Tours Museums Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Po Nagar Cham Towers ©
Po Nagar Cham Towers
VinWonders Nha Trang ©
VinWonders Nha Trang

7
nights
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.
Explore Hoi An's surroundings by going to Da Nang (Lady Buddha, Food Tours, &more) and Mỹ Sơn (in Duy Xuyen District). The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, look for gifts at Rubin Cloth Shop, kick back and relax at Cua Dai Beach, and take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Hoi An driving holiday planner.

Fly from Nha Trang to Hoi An in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Da Nang, Mỹ Sơn
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Spas
Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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