60 days in Vietnam Itinerary

60 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Fly to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Drive to Bai Chay, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay
— 5 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
— 7 nights
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Ninh Binh
— 5 nights
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 3 nights
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Hue
— 6 nights
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Hoi An
— 7 nights
Fly
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Da Lat
— 6 nights
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Phan Thiet
— 5 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 15 nights
Fly
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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
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Halong Bay

— 5 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cat Ba (Cat Ba Island, Cat Ba National Park, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay, step off the mainland to explore Ti Top Island, take in the views from Pont Bai Chay, and Head underground at Sung Sot Cave.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Halong Bay road trip planning app.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Halong Bay is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight, car, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Riyadh to Halong Bay is 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 1 — 6:

Hanoi

— 7 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 9th (Thu), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Make the 11th (Sat) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter, see Off-Road Tours, take in the spiritual surroundings of One Pillar Pagoda, and contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Hanoi vacation planning app.

Do a combination of ferry and bus from Halong Bay to Hanoi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and train; or do a combination of ferry, car, flight, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Ninh Binh.

Things to do in Hanoi

Find places to stay Dec 6 — 13:

Ninh Binh

— 5 nights
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.
Explore Ninh Binh's surroundings by going to Bai Dinh Pagoda (in Gia Sinh) and Bear Sanctuary Ninh Binh (in Ky Phu). There's still lots to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, explore the striking landscape at Tam Coc-Bich Dong, stop by Other, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Ninh Binh attractions planner.

You can take a bus from Hanoi to Ninh Binh in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Ninh Binh can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Ninh Binh

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 13 — 18:

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.
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is known for nature, nightlife, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, relax and rejuvenate at Lemon Tree Nail & Spa, explore the activities along Suoi Nuoc Mooc, and take in the awesome beauty at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo).

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can 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 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 18 — 21:

Hue

— 6 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 23rd (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Imperial City, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, don't miss a visit to The Flag Tower, and enjoy some diversion at Hope Center Hue.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Hue trip itinerary 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. In December, daily temperatures in Hue can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Find places to stay Dec 21 — 27:

Hoi An

— 7 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hoi An: Da Nang (Tran Thi Ly Bridge, Dacotours - Da Nang Travel Agency, &more) and Mỹ Sơn (in Duy Xuyen District). There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and relax in the rural setting at Tra Que Minty Garden.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Hoi An trip planning app.

Drive from Hue to Hoi An in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in December, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to fly to Da Lat.

Things to do in Hoi An

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 27 — Jan 3:

Da Lat

— 6 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, push the limits with an extreme tour, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chùa Tàu - Thiên Vương Cổ Sát.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Da Lat trip itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Hoi An to Da Lat in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to catch the bus to Phan Thiet.

Things to do in Da Lat

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 3 — 9:

Phan Thiet

— 5 nights
An emerging coastal getaway, the city of Phan Thiet has always been known for its fishing industry and, in particular, as a center of fish sauce production.
Go for a jaunt from Phan Thiet to Thi Tran Thuan Nam to see Reclining Buddha about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, gain a rich perspective with Johnny Tours, explore the striking landscape at Red Sand Dunes, and take in the awesome beauty at Khu du lich Ta Cu.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Phan Thiet trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Da Lat to Phan Thiet takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Phan Thiet

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 9 — 14:

Ho Chi Minh City

— 15 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 17th (Mon), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, ponder the world of politics at The Independence Palace, and look for gifts at ManGii Shoes.

Plan trip to Ho Chi Minh City with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Phan Thiet to Ho Chi Minh City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of taxi and flight. January in Ho Chi Minh City sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Find places to stay Jan 14 — 29:

Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Duong Dong trip site.

Fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Duong Dong in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You will leave for home on the 29th (Sat).

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 28 — 29:

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.