60 days in Vietnam & Japan Itinerary

60 days in Vietnam & Japan Itinerary

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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 7 nights
Bus to Ha Long, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 7 nights
Ferry to Cat Ba, Fly to Da Nang
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Da Nang, Vietnam
— 8 nights
Drive
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 8 nights
Fly to Fukuoka, Train to Hiroshima
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Hiroshima, Japan
— 7 nights
Train
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Kyoto, Japan
— 11 nights
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Tokyo, Japan
— 9 nights
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Hanoi, Vietnam

— 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Climbing Tours. Change things up with these side-trips from Hanoi: Ninh Binh (Hoa Lu Temples of the Dinh & Le Dynasties & Tam Coc). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chua Tran Quoc, push the limits with an extreme tour, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Hanoi trip planner.

London, UK to Hanoi is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 7 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 11 — 18:

Halong Bay, Vietnam

— 7 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 discover tucked-away gems like Bai Tu Long Bay and Speed Boats Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Halong Bay: Cat Ba (Cat Ba National Park, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay, take in the views from Pont Bai Chay, step off the mainland to explore Hon Ga Choi Island, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Long Tien Pagoda.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Halong Bay vacation builder.

Do a combination of bus and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Da Nang.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 18 — 25:

Da Nang, Vietnam

— 8 nights

City of Bridges

A curious mix of developed beachfront tourism and untouched local city life, Da Nang presents an often-overlooked but authentic and welcoming picture of central Vietnam.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Off-Road Tours and Food Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Da Nang: Hue (Tu Dam Pagoda, Imperial City, &more). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at My Khe Beach, make a trip to Chùa Linh Ứng, take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains, and stroll through Non Nuoc Beach.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Da Nang holiday builder app.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Da Nang takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. In September, daily temperatures in Da Nang can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Da Nang

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 25 — Oct 3:

Hoi An, Vietnam

— 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Tra Que Vegetable Village and Yaly Couture - Nguyen Thai Hoc branch. There's still lots to do: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Hoi An day trip site.

You can drive from Da Nang to Hoi An in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Hoi An are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 11:

Hiroshima, Japan

— 7 nights

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Step off the beaten path and head to Peace Bell and Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima. Get out of town with these interesting Hiroshima side-trips: Omishima Museum of Art (in Omi-shima), Imabari (Omishima Bridge, Hakata Beach, &more) and Miyajima (Sankido, Mt. Misen, &more). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some photo ops at Children's Peace Monument, take in the spiritual surroundings of Daishoin Temple, admire the masterpieces at Hiroshima Museum of Art, and admire the natural beauty at Okayama Korakuen Garden.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Hiroshima route builder site.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Hoi An to Hiroshima in 10.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Hoi An to Hiroshima. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Hoi An in October; daily highs in Hiroshima reach 26°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 11 — 19:

Kyoto, Japan

— 11 nights
The national capital for over a thousand years, Kyoto retains much of the charm of old Japan, boasting numerous temples and shrines that seem completely untouched by the modern world.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Koyasan Okunoin and Monkey Park Iwatayama. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Koya-cho (Koyasan Daishi Kyokai, Kongobu-ji Temple, &more), Ise (Okage Yokocho, Ise Shrine Geku, &more) and Osaka (Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, Kuchu Teien Observatory, &more). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, stop by Arashiyama, and wander the streets of Pontocho District.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kyoto attractions planner.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Kyoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. October in Kyoto sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can fly to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 19 — 30:

Tokyo, Japan

— 9 nights
Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
Step off the beaten path and head to Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou and Food Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tokyo: Kamogawa (Maebara Beach, Kamogawa Sea World, &more), Katori Jingu Shrine (in Katori) and Narita (Naritasan Omote Sando, Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, snap pictures at Rainbow Bridge, see the interesting displays at Samurai Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo driving holiday site.

Fly from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Tokyo are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. On the 8th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 8:

Vietnam travel guide

4.3
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.

Japan travel guide

4.3
Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.