57 days in Vietnam Itinerary

57 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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57 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Hanoi
Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
1
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Hue
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Hoi An
— 7 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Da Lat
— 6 nights
bus:  2​h 15​min
5
Nha Trang
— 6 nights
train:  2​h
6
Tuy Hoa
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
7
Ho Chi Minh City
— 5 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
8
Con Son
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
9
Phu Quoc Island
— 6 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
10
Halong Bay
— 4 nights
+2
ferry + Drive + Fly:  4​h
11
Hanoi
— 6 nights
12
Sapa
— 5 nights
End: Hanoi

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.
On the 5th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at The Duck Stop. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Hang Toi (Dark Cave), take in the dramatic scenery at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, and then contemplate the long history of Phong Nha Caves.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip maker website .

Hanoi to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight, train, and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
Paradise Cave
Paradise Cave
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tomb of Minh Mang and Thien Mu Pagoda. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Imperial City, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, identify plant and animal life at Dam Chuon Huong Quan, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Mieu Temple.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Hue tour planner.

You can drive from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in March, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Tours Historic Sites Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Royal Tombs
Royal Tombs
Imperial City ©
Imperial City

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 some historical perspective at Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien) and March Gallery. Hoi An Ancient Town and ALLEY Artist House are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hoi An: Da Nang (My Khe Beach & Phuoc My Beach). Spend the 15th (Fri) on the water with a fishing tour. Make the 17th (Sun) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Non Nuoc Beach, stroll through An Bang Beach, explore the world behind art at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, and take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Hoi An vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Hue to Hoi An in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Da Nang
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Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
My Khe Beach ©
My Khe Beach
Non Nuoc Beach ©
Non Nuoc Beach

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.
Linh Phuoc Pagoda and Linh Son Pagoda are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Thien Vien Truc Lam and Chùa Tàu - Thiên Vương Cổ Sát. Get out of town with these interesting Da Lat side-trips: Spas & Wellness (in Phan Thiet) and Linh An Pagoda (in Lam Dong). And it doesn't end there: push the limits with an extreme tour, admire the masterpieces at Lam Dong Museum, delve into the lush surroundings at Datanla High Rope Course, and admire the sheer force of Bao Dai Waterfall (Thac Bao Dai).

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Da Lat trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Hoi An to Da Lat takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors Tours Museums

Side Trip

Linh An Pagoda
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Thien Vien Truc Lam ©
Thien Vien Truc Lam
Linh Phuoc Pagoda ©
Linh Phuoc Pagoda

6
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Nha Tho Nui and Po Nagar Cham Towers. Step off the beaten path and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Spend the 27th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph's Parish Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suoi Do Pagoda, browse the exhibits of Long Thanh Photo Studio, and kick back and relax at Nha Trang Beach.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Nha Trang driving holiday planner.

Getting from Da Lat to Nha Trang by bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can drive to Tuy Hoa.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Po Nagar Cham Towers ©
Po Nagar Cham Towers
Nha Tho Nui ©
Nha Tho Nui

2
nights
Tuy Hoa

Tuy Hoa ©
Tuy Hòa is the capital city of Phú Yên Province in south-central Vietnam. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise de Mang Lang, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mang Lang Church, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ghềnh Đá Dĩa. Keep things going the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Dai Lanh Cape and then enjoy the sea views from Mui Dien Lighthouse.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Tuy Hoa road trip planning tool .

Drive from Nha Trang to Tuy Hoa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Tuy Hoa

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Hoa Tam, Mang Lang Church
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Mui Dien Lighthouse ©
Mui Dien Lighthouse
Mang Lang Church ©
Mang Lang Church
Ghềnh Đá Dĩa ©
Ghềnh Đá Dĩa

5
nights
Ho Chi Minh City

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.
Appreciate the collections at War Remnants Museum and Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography. Get a sense of the local culture at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral and Chùa Giác Lâm (Giac Lam Pagoda). Pamper yourself for a day on the 6th (Sat) at some of the top local wellness centers. On the 8th (Mon), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Emperor Jade Pagoda, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Tuy Hoa to Ho Chi Minh City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in April, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Con Son.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Spas Historic Sites
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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Ba Thien Hau Temple ©
Ba Thien Hau Temple
The Independence Palace ©
The Independence Palace

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bãi Đầm Trầu.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Con Son online visit planner .

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Con Son by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Phu Quoc Island.

Things to do in Con Son

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Bãi Đầm Trầu ©
Bãi Đầm Trầu

6
nights
Phu Quoc Island

Phu Quoc Island ©
The largest of Vietnam's islands, Phu Quoc combines tradition with modernity, and nature with nurture.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Ong Lang Beach and Phu Quoc Gallery of Contemporary Art (GoCA). Get some cultural insight at Ho Quoc pagoda and Ho Quoc Temple. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Long Beach, tee off at Vinpearl Golf Phu Quoc Course, stroll through Vung Bau Beach, and soothe aching muscles at Galina Phu Quoc Mudbath & Spa.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Phu Quoc Island tour site .

Getting from Con Son to Phu Quoc Island by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Phu Quoc Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Ong Lang Beach ©
Ong Lang Beach
Sao Beach ©
Sao Beach

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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Minh Chau beach and Bai Tu Long Bay. Explore Halong Bay's surroundings by going to Cat Ba (Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Fishing Charters & Tours, & more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay and Head underground at Sung Sot Cave.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Halong Bay trip builder website .

Traveling by flight from Phu Quoc Island to Halong Bay takes 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Cat Ba, Minh Chau beach
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay
Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Old Quarter and Temple of Literature & National University. You'll explore and learn at Vietnamese Women's Museum and Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat). Spend the 23rd (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), pick up a one of a kind souvenir at 54 Traditions Gallery, and take in the spiritual surroundings of One Pillar Pagoda.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Hanoi tour planning app .

Getting from Halong Bay to Hanoi by combination of ferry and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Sapa.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
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Food Tours
Vietnamese Women's Museum ©
Vietnamese Women's Museum
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

5
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.
Get some cultural insight at Giang Ta Chai Village and Holy Rosary Church Or the Stone Church. Discover out-of-the-way places like Muong Hoa Valley and Y Linh Ho. Spend the 29th (Mon) exploring nature at Hoang Lien National Park. The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Fansipan Mountain, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, catch a live event at Sapa Ancient Rock Field, and get out on two wheels at Hang Da Village.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Sapa trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Hanoi to Sapa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Sapa

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Muong Hoa Valley ©
Muong Hoa Valley
Sapa Culture Museum ©
Sapa Culture Museum
The Stone Church (Holy Rosary Church) ©

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