60 days in Sri Lanka & Vietnam Itinerary

60 days in Sri Lanka & Vietnam Itinerary

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Kandy, Sri Lanka
— 6 nights
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Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka
— 4 nights
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Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
— 6 nights
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Drive to Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport, Fly to Phu Quoc International Airport, Drive to Duong Dong
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Duong Dong, Vietnam
— 6 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 5 nights
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Da Lat, Vietnam
— 5 nights
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Nha Trang, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 6 nights
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Hue, Vietnam
— 5 nights
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam
— 4 nights
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 6 nights
Bus to Ha Long, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Ferry to Bai Chay, Drive to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Fly to Riyadh

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Kandy, Sri Lanka

— 6 nights
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
When in Kandy, make a side trip to see Elephant Freedom Project in Kegalle, approximately Kegalle away. Spend the 6th (Sat) on the rails with a train tour. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, shake up your sightseeing with Merveilles DU Sri Lanka, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at Pearly Gates Lanka.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kandy trip itinerary builder website.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Kandy is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to India Standard Time (IST), which is usually a 2.5 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Arugam Bay.

Things to do in Kandy

Tours · Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors

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Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka

— 4 nights
Spend the 9th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Arugam Bay attractions app.

Traveling by car from Kandy to Arugam Bay takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In August, daytime highs in Arugam Bay are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Arugam Bay

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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Sigiriya, Sri Lanka

— 6 nights
The historic rock of the same name dominates the landscape of World Heritage-listed Sigiriya, where the steep and striking lava plug contains the ruins of an ancient empire.
Venture out of the city with trips to Safaris (in Habarana), Shark Diving (in Trincomalee) and Dambulla (Heritance Kandalama Spa & Golden Temple of Dambulla). Spend the 16th (Tue) exploring nature at Minneriya National Park. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Sigiriya Fortress, explore the galleries of Pethikada, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mihintale.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Sigiriya itinerary planner.

You can drive from Arugam Bay to Sigiriya in 5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Tours

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Duong Dong, Vietnam

— 6 nights
A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Duong Dong is known for wildlife, beaches, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: relax and rejuvenate at Luna Thai Spa, make a trip to Dinh Cau Rock (Cua Temple), contemplate the waterfront views at Tranh Stream, and look for gifts at The Storytree Vietnam.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sigiriya to Duong Dong. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a 1.5 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

— 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.
On the 29th (Mon), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. On the 27th (Sat), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ben Duoc Memorial Temple, take in panoramic vistas at Bitexco Financial Tower, and get a sense of history and politics at The Independence Palace.

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Traveling by flight from Duong Dong to Ho Chi Minh City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Da Lat.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Historic Sites
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Da Lat, Vietnam

— 5 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: get outside with Outdoor Activities, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Linh Phuoc Pagoda, and don't miss a visit to Valley of Love.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Da Lat route maker app.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Da Lat

Tours · Outdoors · Shopping · Adventure
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Nha Trang, Vietnam

— 3 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.
Spend the 4th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Po Nagar Cham Towers, make a splash at VinWonders Nha Trang, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Nha Trang Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Nha Trang vacation planner.

You can drive from Da Lat to Nha Trang in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Hoi An.

Things to do in Nha Trang

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Hoi An, Vietnam

— 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.
When in Hoi An, make a side trip to see Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture in Da Nang, approximately Da Nang away. And it doesn't end there: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, push the limits with an extreme tour, stop by Rubin Cloth Shop, and don't miss a visit to The Marble Mountains.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Hoi An trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Nha Trang to Hoi An takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. September in Hoi An sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

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Hue, Vietnam

— 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.
Spend the 14th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Imperial City, get outside with Outdoor Activities, explore the different monuments and memorials at Royal Tombs, and step into the grandiose world of Thai Hoa Palace.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Hue journey planner.

Traveling by car from Hoi An to Hue takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam

— 4 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: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo), experience rural life at The Duck Stop, and Head underground at Son Doong Cave.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park journey planner.

Traveling by car from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Hanoi.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks · Nature · Tours · Wildlife

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Hanoi, Vietnam

— 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.
On the 23rd (Fri), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, see Off-Road Tours, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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Getting from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hanoi by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Halong Bay.

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Halong Bay, Vietnam

— 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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then relax and rejuvenate at Royal Spa. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay and then step off the mainland to explore Castaway Island.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Halong Bay visit site.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry. On the 30th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks · Nature · Spas · Tours
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Sri Lanka travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches · Nature & Parks
India's Teardrop
Shaped like a teardrop and located just below the southern tip of India, lush Sri Lanka boasts some of the greatest biodiversity in the world. Unless you time your Sri Lanka holiday for monsoon season, you can expect bright blue skies and plenty of sunshine, perfect for exploring tropical forests, historic temples, colonial forts, and many other buildings dating back to Dutch rule. Popular things to do in Sri Lanka include swimming, sailing, and surfing, though a growing number of visitors come here just to eat their way around the country. Greatly influenced by nearby India, the national cuisine also features many elements of European cooking--a result of the Dutch and Portuguese colonial years. Of course, a trip to Sri Lanka would not be complete without a cup of its world-famous Ceylon tea.

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.