49 days in Vietnam Itinerary

49 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Vietnam vacation planner

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Hanoi
— 6 nights
Drive
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Ninh Binh
— 1 night
Drive
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hue
— 5 nights
Drive
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Hoi An
— 8 nights
Fly
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Nha Trang
— 5 nights
Fly
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 7 nights
Fly
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Con Son
— 3 nights
Fly
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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 7 nights
Fly to Haiphong, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay
— 3 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

— 6 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.
Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake). Your cultural itinerary includes sights like TiredCity Hang Bong and Old Quarter. On the 8th (Sat), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, browse the exhibits of A Dong Art Gallery, contemplate the waterfront views at West Lake, and take in the exciting artwork at Empty Wall Gallery.

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Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Hanoi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Ninh Binh.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay May 4 — 10:

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 11th (Tue): look for gifts at Minh Trang Handmade, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Mai Spa.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Ninh Binh online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Hanoi to Ninh Binh takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Ninh Binh are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Ninh Binh

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 10 — 11:

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Son Doong Cave and Nature & Wildlife Tours. The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of Phong Nha Caves, explore the activities along Suoi Nuoc Mooc, indulge in some personalized pampering at Lemon Tree Nail & Spa, and relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park journey planner.

Getting from Ninh Binh to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 11 — 14:

Hue

— 5 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.
Visit Imperial City and The Flag Tower for their historical value. Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Thanh Toan Eco Tours will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda, steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, look for gifts at Healing the Wounded Heart Shop, and browse the exhibits of Green Bamboo Art Gallery.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Hue road trip 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. May in Hue sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay May 14 — 19:

Hoi An

— 8 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.
Shop till you drop at Precious Heritage by Rehahn and Ly Ly Art Gallery. Popular historic sites such as Mỹ Sơn and Chuc Thanh Pagoda are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Hoi An side-trips: Da Nang (The Gioi Tranh Dep, Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture, &more) and Chien Dan Cham Tower (in Tam Ky). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Cua Dai Beach, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Jack's Cat Cafe, and explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Hoi An journey maker website.

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 May, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can fly to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors · Parks · Shopping · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 19 — 27:

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.
You'll explore and learn at Mai Loc Photo Gallery and Long Thanh Photo Studio. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Nha Trang Beach and Long Beach. Spend the 28th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Po Nagar Cham Towers, view the masterpieces at Colorwaves Gallery, explore the galleries of DDK's Black & White Photo Gallery, and pause for some serene contemplation at Bac Thanh Church.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Nha Trang driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Hoi An to Nha Trang in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to fly to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Museums · Outdoors · Shopping · Wildlife
Find places to stay May 27 — Jun 1:

Ho Chi Minh City

— 7 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.
Get some historical perspective at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon and The Independence Palace. Visiting Kayaking & Canoeing and Climbing Tours will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, admire the masterpieces at Artinus 3D Art Museum, examine the collection at Fito Museum - Museums of Traditional Vietnamese Medicine & Pharmacy, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City trip planner.

You can fly from Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Con Son.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums · Shopping · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 1 — 8:

Con Son

— 3 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.
Visit Van Son Pagoda and Hang Duong Cemetary for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Con Dao Musuem and Hang Da Duc Me. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Bãi Đầm Trầu, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ong Dung Beach, and contemplate the waterfront views at An Hai Lake.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Con Son itinerary planner.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Con Son in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Con Son

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 8 — 11:

Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

— 7 nights
A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Get some historical perspective at Ho Quoc Temple and Dinh Nguyễn Trung Trực Pagoda. For shopping fun, head to The Vietnamese Artists or Floating Village Rach Vem. Change things up with a short trip to Bai Tắm Sao in An Thoi (about 34 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at Luna Thai Spa, kick back and relax at Khem Beach, stroll through Long Beach, and get outside with Archipelago Anthoy.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Duong Dong trip planner.

You can fly from Con Son to Duong Dong in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 11 — 18:

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.
Get in touch with nature at Hạ Long Bay and Cat Ba Island. There's still lots to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the fascinating underground world of Tien Ong Cave, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Long Tien Pagoda, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Royal Spa.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Halong Bay planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Duong Dong to Halong Bay in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, bus, train, and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 18 — 21:

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.