60 days in Vietnam Itinerary

60 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Bugbug, Bali
Drive + Fly:  11 h 15 min
1
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Con Son
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Da Lat
— 6 nights
Bus:  2 h 15 min
4
Nha Trang
— 4 nights
+2
Shuttle + Foot + Fly:  3 h
5
Hoi An
— 7 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  5 h 15 min
6
Halong Bay
— 4 nights
+2
Ferry + Drive + Fly:  4 h
7
Hanoi
— 7 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
8
Sapa
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
9
Ninh Binh
— 4 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
10
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
11
Hue
— 6 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
12
Ho Chi Minh City
— 6 nights
Fly + Drive:  9 h 45 min
End: Bugbug, Bali

5
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to An Thoi (May Rut Island & Gam Ghi Island) and Dinh Nguyễn Trung Trực Pagoda (in Ganh Dau). There's still lots to do: experience rural life at Phu Quoc Countryside, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ho Quoc Temple, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and make a trip to Sung Hung Pagoda.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Duong Dong online holiday planner.

Bugbug, Indonesia to Duong Dong is an approximately 11.5- hour combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Central Indonesia Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Con Son.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, An Thoi, Duong To, Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho, Dinh Nguyễn Trung Trực Pagoda
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Ong Lang Beach ©
Ong Lang Beach
Phu Quoc Countryside ©
Phu Quoc Countryside
Spas

3
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: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, contemplate the waterfront views at An Hai Lake, make a trip to Phu Hai Prison, and stroll through Bãi Đầm Trầu.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Con Son road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Duong Dong to Con Son takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough 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
Scuba & Snorkeling
Van Son Pagoda ©
Van Son Pagoda

6
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: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chùa Tàu - Thiên Vương Cổ Sát, push the limits with an extreme tour, and head outdoors with Pine Track Adventures.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Da Lat trip website.

Getting from Con Son to Da Lat by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Da Lat

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nha Tho Bao Loc
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 15:
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Pine Track Adventures ©
Pine Track Adventures
Off-Road Tours

4
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.
Step out of Nha Trang with an excursion to Vietnam - Russia Monument in Cam Ranh--about 58 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Po Nagar Cham Towers, cool off at Vinpearl Land Nha Trang, see the interesting displays at Alexandre Yersin Museum, and take in the exciting artwork at Long Thanh Photo Studio.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Nha Trang trip planner.

You can take a bus from Da Lat to Nha Trang in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Outdoors Tours Museums

Side Trip

Vietnam - Russia Monument
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 19:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Po Nagar Cham Towers ©
Po Nagar Cham Towers
Off-Road Tours

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 out of town with these interesting Hoi An side-trips: Mỹ Sơn (in Duy Xuyen District), Da Nang (Hoa Nghiem Cave & Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture) and Hai Van Pass (in Phu Tho). And it doesn't end there: stroll through The Marble Mountains, make a trip to Japanese Covered Bridge, relax in the rural setting at Tra Que Minty Garden, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

Plan my day in Hoi An using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Nha Trang to Hoi An in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in April, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Da Nang, Mỹ Sơn, Hai Van Pass
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 26:
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Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains
Spas

4
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Halong Bay: Uong Bi (Yen Tu Mountain & Ba Vang Pagoda) and Cat Ba (Lan Ha Bay, Cat Ba Island, &more). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay, Head underground at Tien Ong Cave, step off the mainland to explore Hon Ga Choi Island, and take an in-depth tour of Bảo Tàng Quảng Ninh.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Halong Bay trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Hoi An to Halong Bay takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Cat Ba, Uong Bi
Find places to stay Apr 26 — 30:
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay

7
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: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, see Off-Road Tours, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake).

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Hanoi travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Hanoi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Sapa.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Truc Lam An Tam Zen Monastery
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 7:
Highlights from your plan
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum ©
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

4
nights
Sapa

Sapa ©
A hub of tourism in the country's northwestern mountainous region, Sapa represents home for a large number of ethnic minorities from the hill tribes of the region, and acts as a base for explorations of the surrounding area's wealth of natural sights.
Sapa is known for nature, spas, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Fansipan Mountain, stroll through Y Linh Ho, stop by Giang Ta Chai Village, and stop by Indigo Cat.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Sapa online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Hanoi to Sapa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Ninh Binh.

Things to do in Sapa

Parks Nature Neighborhoods
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Fansipan Mountain ©
Fansipan Mountain
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Giang Ta Chai Village ©
Giang Ta Chai Village

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Keo Pagoda (in Duy Nhat) and Bai Dinh Pagoda (in Gia Sinh). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, make a trip to Tam Coc, Head underground at Mua Caves, and explore the activities along Trang An Grottoes.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Ninh Binh trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Sapa to Ninh Binh by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daytime highs in Ninh Binh are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Ninh Binh

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Keo Pagoda, Bai Dinh Pagoda, Vai Gioi Cave
Find places to stay May 11 — 15:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Bai Dinh Pagoda ©
Bai Dinh Pagoda
Cuc Phuong National Park ©
Cuc Phuong National Park

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.
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is known for nature, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop, take in nature's colorful creations at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, Head underground at Hang Toi (Dark Cave), and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Phong Nha Caves.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read 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 do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trip

Bong Lai Rattan House
Find places to stay May 15 — 18:
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Son Doong Cave ©
Son Doong Cave
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop
Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves

6
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.
Go for a jaunt from Hue to Dong Ha to see Vinh Moc Tunnel about 2 hours away. There's still lots to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, contemplate the long history of Imperial City, and enjoy some diversion at Hope Center Hue.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Hue vacation builder 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 May, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hue

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Vinh Moc Tunnel
Find places to stay May 18 — 24:
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ho Chi Minh City: Vung Tau (Christ the King & The Robert Taylor Museum Of Worldwide Arms). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chùa Giác Lâm (Giac Lam Pagoda), get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City trip planner.

Fly from Hue to Ho Chi Minh City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Ho Chi Minh City are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Vung Tau
Find places to stay May 24 — 30:
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Food Tours
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum

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