57 days in Vietnam Itinerary

57 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Fly to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Drive to Ha Long Bai Chay, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay
— 3 nights
Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Fly to Phu Quoc
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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 6 nights
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Con Son
— 4 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 6 nights
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Da Lat
— 5 nights
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Nha Trang
— 5 nights
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Hoi An
— 7 nights
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Hue
— 6 nights
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 4 nights
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Ninh Binh
— 1 night
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Hanoi
— 8 nights
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Halong Bay

— 3 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.
When in Halong Bay, make a side trip to see Cat Ba Island in Cat Ba, approximately Cat Ba away. And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, indulge in some personalized pampering at Royal Spa, snap pictures at Bãi Cháy Bridge, and step off the mainland to explore Soi Sim Island.

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Edinburgh, UK to Halong Bay is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight, car, and ferry. Traveling from Edinburgh to Halong Bay, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 19 — 23:

Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

— 6 nights
A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Get out of town with these interesting Duong Dong side-trips: Kim Quy Island (in An Thoi) and Vinpearl Land Phu Quoc (in Ganh Dau). There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at Luna Thai Spa, take in the dramatic scenery at Phu Quoc Waterfall, savor the flavors at Beer Fridge, and get outside with Sunset Sanato Beach Club.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Duong Dong trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Duong Dong takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, train, and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Con Son.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Golf

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 23 — 29:

Con Son

— 4 nights

Devil's Island

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: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Bãi Đầm Trầu, contemplate the long history of Con Dao Prison, and contemplate the waterfront views at An Hai Lake.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Con Son online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Duong Dong to Con Son takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Con Son

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 2:

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 4th (Wed), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, stop by The Craft House Original - Souvenir & Gift Shop, and ponder the world of politics at The Independence Palace.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City online trip planner.

You can fly from Con Son to Ho Chi Minh City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Adventure
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 8:

Da Lat

— 5 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: get outside with Pine Track Adventures, take in the spiritual surroundings of Linh Phuoc Pagoda, explore the activities along Xuan Huong Lake, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Da Lat trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to catch the bus to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 8 — 13:

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 14th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Po Nagar Cham Towers, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph's Parish Church, and view the masterpieces at Long Thanh Photo Studio.

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You can take a bus from Da Lat to Nha Trang in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 18:

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.
Step out of Hoi An with an excursion to Tran Thi Ly Bridge in Da Nang--about 54 minutes away. On the 23rd (Mon), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and stop by Rubin Cloth Shop.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Hoi An trip site.

You can fly from Nha Trang to Hoi An in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Outdoors · Fun & Games · Classes

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 18 — 25:

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 27th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Spend the 28th (Sat) exploring nature at Bach Ma National Park. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Imperial City, don't miss a visit to The Flag Tower, enjoy some diversion at Hope Center Hue, and admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda.

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Getting from Hoi An to Hue by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Hue are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 31:

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.
Step out of Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park with an excursion to Hang Toi (Dark Cave) in Son Trach--about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: Head underground at Son Doong Cave, take in the awesome beauty at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo), get outside with Outdoor Activities, and contemplate the waterfront views at Suoi Nuoc Mooc.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park itinerary maker.

Getting from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Ninh Binh.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 4:

Ninh Binh

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Van Long Nature Reserve and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Ninh Binh trip planner.

You can drive from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Ninh Binh in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Ninh Binh sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Hanoi.

Things to do in Ninh Binh

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 5:

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 11th (Sat), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Make the 7th (Tue) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), see Off-Road Tours, contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Hanoi trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Ninh Binh to Hanoi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 13:

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.