50 days in Vietnam Itinerary

50 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Vietnam travel planner

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Ho Chi Minh City
— 6 nights
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Duong To, Phu Quoc Island
— 5 nights
Fly to Haiphong, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay
— 4 nights
Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Bus to Hanoi
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Hanoi
— 8 nights
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 4 nights
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Hue
— 4 nights
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Hoi An
— 7 nights
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Da Lat
— 6 nights
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Nha Trang
— 5 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City

— 6 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 9th (Thu), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. On the 7th (Tue), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, ponder the world of politics at The Independence Palace, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and take in the history at Ben Dinh Tunnels.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City day trip tool.

Christchurch, New Zealand to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Indochina Time (ICT) is minus 5 hours. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Christchurch in June: high temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City hover around 38°C and lows are around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Duong To.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 9:

Duong To, Phu Quoc Island

— 5 nights
Duong To is known for spas, nightlife, and outdoors. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: indulge in some personalized pampering at Luna Thai Spa, kick back and relax at Bai Tắm Sao, tee off at Vinpearl Golf Phu Quoc Course, and head outdoors with Archipelago Anthoy.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Duong To trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Duong To by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Duong To

Outdoors · Tours · Spas · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 9 — 14:

Halong Bay

— 4 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.
Halong Bay is known for nature, adventure, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, contemplate the waterfront views at Bai Tu Long Bay, and relax and rejuvenate at Le Parfum Spa.

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

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Duong To to Halong Bay takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, train, and car; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks · Nature · Spas · Tours
Find places to stay Jun 14 — 18:

Hanoi

— 8 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 26th (Sun), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. On the 24th (Fri), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. There's still lots to do: stop by Old Quarter, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Literature & National University, contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

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

Getting from Halong Bay to Hanoi by combination of ferry and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, car, and train; or do a combination of ferry, car, flight, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Adventure

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 18 — 26:

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

— 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: Head underground at Son Doong Cave, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the awesome beauty at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo), and relax and rejuvenate at Lemon Tree Nail & Spa.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park route planner.

You can fly from Hanoi to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks · Nature · Spas · Tours
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 30:
Highlights from your trip

Hue

— 4 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 2nd (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Imperial City, take in the spiritual surroundings of Thien Mu Pagoda, see Off-Road Tours, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Hue trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Hue, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 4:

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.
Hoi An is known for shopping, spas, and classes. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the awesome beauty at The Marble Mountains, enjoy the sand and surf at Cua Dai Beach, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Hoi An road trip tool.

You can drive from Hue to Hoi An in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Da Lat.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 4 — 11:

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, take in the spiritual surroundings of Linh Phuoc Pagoda, and contemplate the waterfront views at Xuan Huong Lake.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Da Lat trip itinerary builder tool.

Fly from Hoi An to Da Lat in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors · Tours · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 17:

Nha Trang

— 5 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 19th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Po Nagar Cham Towers, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, make a splash at VinWonders Nha Trang, and stop by XQ Hand Embroidery.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Nha Trang trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Da Lat to Nha Trang takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 22:

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.