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
— 5 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
Ferry:  2 h 45 min
7
Cat Ba
— 4 nights
Bus:  2 h 30 min
8
Hanoi
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
9
Sapa
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
10
Ninh Binh
— 4 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
11
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
12
Hue
— 5 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
13
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sao Beach and Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Duong Dong: Ganh Dau (Vinpearl Land Phu Quoc & Dinh Nguyễn Trung Trực Pagoda) and May Rut Island (in An Thoi). There's lots more to do: experience rural life at Phu Quoc Countryside, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Vinpearl Safari, stroll through Ong Lang Beach, and steep yourself in history at Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Duong Dong travel route planning app.

Bugbug, Indonesia to Duong Dong is an approximately 11.5- hour combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bugbug to Duong Dong. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Con Son.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Ganh Dau, An Thoi, Phu Quoc Mushroom, Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho
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Vinpearl Safari ©
Vinpearl Safari
Sao Beach ©
Sao Beach
Phu Quoc Countryside ©
Phu Quoc Countryside

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Scuba & Snorkeling and Bãi Đầm Trầu. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Con Dao National Park, don't miss a visit to Phu Hai Prison, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Van Son Pagoda, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ong Dung Beach.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Con Son trip planning website.

You can fly from Duong Dong to Con Son in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can 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
Con Dao National Park ©
Con Dao National Park

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Off-Road Tours and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. There's lots more to do: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, don't miss a visit to Crazy House, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and hunt for treasures at Dalat Market.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Da Lat road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Con Son to Da Lat takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Da Lat

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 14:
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Off-Road Tours
Adrenaline & Extreme 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and Ba Ho Waterfall. Go for a jaunt from Nha Trang to Cam Ranh to see Vietnam - Russia Monument about 58 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Po Nagar Cham Towers, kick back and relax at Nha Trang Beach, take in the natural beauty of Hot mineral springs I-Resort Nha Trang, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph's Parish Church.

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Traveling by bus from Da Lat to Nha Trang takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Vietnam - Russia Monument
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Po Nagar Cham Towers ©
Po Nagar Cham Towers
Ba Ho Waterfall
Ba Ho Waterfall

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Food Tours and Tra Que Vegetable Village. Venture out of the city with trips to Mỹ Sơn (in Duy Xuyen District) and Da Nang (Bai Da, Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture, &more). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, get outside with Outdoor Activities, make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, and stroll through Non Nuoc Beach.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Hoi An trip planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Nha Trang to Hoi An takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Da Nang, Mỹ Sơn
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 25:
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Food Tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

4
nights
Halong Bay

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kayaking & Canoeing and Bai Tu Long Bay. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay, snap pictures at Bãi Cháy Bridge, head off the coast to Ti Top Island, and explore the fascinating underground world of Sung Sot Cave.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Halong Bay trip app.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Hoi An to Halong Bay in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cat Ba.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature Parks Tours
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 29:
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Kayaking & Canoeing
Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay

4
nights
Cat Ba

Cat Ba ©
The largest of the islands in the south of the bay, Cat Ba offers a base for exploring the many limestone landmasses across the UNESCO-protected bay.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lan Ha Bay and Viet Hai Village. Get out of town with these interesting Cat Ba side-trips: Uong Bi (Yen Tu Mountain & Ba Vang Pagoda) and Hai Phong (Du Hang Pagoda & Pho Chieu Pagoda). The adventure continues: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, Head underground at Trung Trang Cave, step off the mainland to explore Cat Ba Island, and make a trip to Cannon Fort.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Cat Ba travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by ferry from Halong Bay to Cat Ba takes 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Cat Ba

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Uong Bi, Hai Phong
Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 3:
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Lan Ha Bay ©
Lan Ha Bay
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Cannon Fort ©
Cannon Fort

6
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Vietnamese Women's Museum. And it doesn't end there: see Off-Road Tours, take an in-depth tour of Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, enjoy some diversion at Authentic Bat Trang, and explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake).

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Hanoi online trip itinerary builder.

Take a bus from Cat Ba to Hanoi in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Sapa.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Truc Lam An Tam Zen Monastery
Find places to stay May 3 — 9:
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Off-Road Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fansipan Mountain and Love Waterfall. Next up on the itinerary: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, don't miss a visit to Cat Cat village, admire the verdant scenery at Muong Hoa Valley, and test the waters at a local thermal spa.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Sapa day trip tool.

Getting from Hanoi to Sapa by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Ninh Binh.

Things to do in Sapa

Nature Parks Neighborhoods
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Fansipan Mountain ©
Fansipan Mountain
Love Waterfall ©
Love Waterfall
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Tam Coc. Venture out of the city with trips to Bai Dinh Pagoda (in Gia Sinh), Keo Pagoda (in Duy Nhat) and Phu An Church (in Nam Dinh). There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Mua Caves, make a trip to Tuyet Tinh Coc, explore the activities along Trang An Grottoes, and pause for some serene contemplation at Nhà xứ Phát Diệm.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Ninh Binh trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Sapa to Ninh Binh in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. May in Ninh Binh sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Ninh Binh

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bai Dinh Pagoda, Keo Pagoda, Phu An Church
Find places to stay May 13 — 17:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mua Caves ©
Mua Caves
Trang An Grottoes ©
Trang An Grottoes

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop, then explore the fascinating underground world of Hang Toi (Dark Cave), and then Head underground at Son Doong Cave. Here are some ideas for day two: Head underground at Phong Nha Caves, then take in nature's colorful creations at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo).

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park online tour itinerary 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature
Find places to stay May 17 — 19:
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Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop
Phong Nha Botanic Garden ©
Phong Nha Botanic Garden

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh. When in Hue, make a side trip to see Vinh Moc Tunnel in Dong Ha, approximately Dong Ha away. The adventure continues: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, steep yourself in history at Imperial City, and make a trip to The Flag Tower.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Hue online trip itinerary builder.

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 in Hue, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Vinh Moc Tunnel
Find places to stay May 19 — 24:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Photography Tours
Imperial City ©
Imperial City

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Food Tours and Walking tours. Change things up with these side-trips from Ho Chi Minh City: Vung Tau (Christ the King & The Robert Taylor Museum Of Worldwide Arms). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chùa Giác Lâm (Giac Lam Pagoda).

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Hue to Ho Chi Minh City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In May in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 30°C at night. On the 30th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Adventure Outdoors

Side Trip

Vung Tau
Find places to stay May 24 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
Walking tours

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