57 days in Vietnam Itinerary

57 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Halong Bay
— 5 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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Can Tho
— 3 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 7 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
— 5 nights
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 4 nights
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Hanoi
— 7 nights
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Halong Bay

— 5 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Halong Bay: Cat Ba (Cat Ba National Park, Cat Ba Island, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay, take in the spiritual surroundings of Long Tien Pagoda, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and Head underground at Tien Ong Cave.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Halong Bay trip planner.

Wuhan, China to Halong Bay is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Wuhan to Halong Bay, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 8 — 13:

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Duong Dong: Gam Ghi Island (in An Thoi) and Vinpearl Land Phu Quoc (in Ganh Dau). The adventure continues: relax in the rural setting at Phu Quoc Countryside, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Vinpearl Safari, make a trip to Sung Hung Pagoda, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Duong Dong trip 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 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Can Tho.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 13 — 19:

Can Tho

— 3 nights

Capital of the West

The main city of the Mekong Delta, Can Tho has a bustling atmosphere, with tourism and trade central to its liveliness.
Get out of town with these interesting Can Tho side-trips: Sa Dec Market (in Sa Dec) and Viet Artisans (in Vinh Long). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Thiền Viện Trúc Lâm Phương Nam, take in the spiritual surroundings of Phat Hoc Pagoda, pause for some serene contemplation at Nha tho Chinh Toa Can Tho, and take in the views from Can Tho Bridge.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Can Tho online trip maker.

Getting from Duong Dong to Can Tho by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Can Tho

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 19 — 22:

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.
Take a break from Ho Chi Minh City with a short trip to The Robert Taylor Museum Of Worldwide Arms in Vung Tau, about 2h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, and ponder the world of politics at The Independence Palace.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Can Tho to Ho Chi Minh City in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Ho Chi Minh City are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Fun & Games · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 22 — 29:

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Xuan Huong Lake, hunt for treasures at Dalat Market, take in the spiritual surroundings of Linh Phuoc Pagoda, and skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Da Lat tour site.

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Da Lat

Tours · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 29 — Feb 4:

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Vietnam - Russia Monument in Cam Ranh (about 56 minutes away). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Po Nagar Cham Towers, view the masterpieces at Long Thanh Photo Studio, cast your line with a fishing tour, and see the interesting displays at Alexandre Yersin Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Nha Trang travel itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Da Lat to Nha Trang in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 4 — 10:

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 Xuyen District), Da Nang (Lady Buddha, Tran Thi Ly Bridge, &more) and Hai Van Pass (in Phu Tho). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and relax in the rural setting at Tra Que Minty Garden.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Hoi An trip itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Nha Trang to Hoi An in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. February in Hoi An sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 10 — 17:

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.
Go for a jaunt from Hue to Dong Ha to see Vinh Moc Tunnel about 2h 30 min away. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Imperial City, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Hue trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Hoi An to Hue takes 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 17 — 22:

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Son Trach (Paradise Cave & Hang Toi (Dark Cave)). Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating underground world of Phong Nha Caves, explore the activities along Suoi Nuoc Mooc, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo), and take in nature's colorful creations at Phong Nha Botanic Garden.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. On the 26th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 22 — 26:

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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, and contemplate the waterfront views at West Lake.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Hanoi trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hanoi in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. On the 4th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 26 — Mar 4:

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.