57 days in Vietnam Itinerary

57 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Ho Chi Minh City
— 6 nights
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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 8 nights
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Da Lat
— 6 nights
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Nha Trang
— 6 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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Hanoi
— 7 nights
Bus to Ha Long, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay
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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 13th (Fri), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary planning site.

Cape Town, South Africa to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 22-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Cape Town to Ho Chi Minh City. In January, Ho Chi Minh City is somewhat warmer than Cape Town - with highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to fly to Duong Dong.
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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island — 8 nights

A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Duong Dong: Anmai Spa (in Cua Can), Dinh Nguyễn Trung Trực Pagoda (in Ganh Dau) and Thien Vien Truc Lam Ho Quoc (Ho Quoc Pagoda) (in Duong To). Next up on the itinerary: experience rural life at Phu Quoc Countryside, kick back and relax at Ong Lang Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ho Quoc Temple, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Vung Bau Beach.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Duong Dong trip maker app.

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Duong Dong takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Da Lat.
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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 sightseeing, nature, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, explore the activities along Xuan Huong Lake, and make a trip to Crazy House.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Da Lat trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Duong Dong to Da Lat in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Nha Trang.
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Nha Trang — 6 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.
Nha Trang is known for wildlife, historic sites, and theme parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Po Nagar Cham Towers, witness a stunning natural landmark at Hot mineral springs I-Resort Nha Trang, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph's Parish Church, and examine the collection at Alexandre Yersin Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Nha Trang online trip maker.

You can drive from Da Lat to Nha Trang in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Hoi An.
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Hoi An side-trips: Mỹ Sơn (in Duy Phu) and Da Nang (Food Tours, Dragon Bridge, &more). There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, explore the world behind art at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Hoi An road trip site.

Fly from Nha Trang to Hoi An in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In February, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Hue.
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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.
Hue is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Imperial City, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thien Mu Pagoda, and don't miss a visit to The Flag Tower.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Hue travel planner.

Drive from Hoi An to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In February in Hue, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.
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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: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, explore the activities along Suoi Nuoc Mooc, relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Lemon Tree Nail & Spa.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park travel route planner.

Drive from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Hanoi.
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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 27th (Mon), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Old Quarter, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Hanoi route builder app.

You can fly from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hanoi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Halong Bay: Cat Ba (Cat Ba National Park & Cat Ba Island). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay, Head underground at Tien Ong Cave, take in the views from Bãi Cháy Bridge, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Halong Bay vacation website.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel back home.
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Vietnam travel guide

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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.
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