60 days in Vietnam Itinerary

60 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Start: Amsterdam
+3
Train + Fly + Drive + Ferry:  19 h
1
Halong Bay
— 4 nights
Ferry:  2 h 45 min
2
Cat Ba
— 4 nights
Bus:  2 h 30 min
3
Hanoi
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Sapa
— 5 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
5
Ninh Binh
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
6
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
7
Hue
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
8
Hoi An
— 7 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Shuttle:  3 h
9
Nha Trang
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
10
Phan Thiet
— 5 nights
Bus:  2 h 45 min
11
Da Lat
— 6 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
12
Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
13
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 5 nights
Fly + Train:  17 h 45 min
End: Amsterdam

4
nights
Halong Bay

Halong Bay ©
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 Dau Go Cave. Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Minh Chau beach. When in Halong Bay, make a side trip to see Quan Lan Beach in Quan Lan, approximately Quan Lan away. And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of Sung Sot Cave, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bai Chay Beach, head off the coast to Hon Ga Choi Island, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Long Tien Pagoda.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Halong Bay itinerary planning tool.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Halong Bay is an approximately 19.5- hour combination of train, flight, car, and ferry. You can also do a combination of train, flight, bus, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Halong Bay. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cat Ba.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Quan Lan
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Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Sung Sot Cave ©
Sung Sot Cave

4
nights
Cat Ba

Cat Ba ©
The largest of the islands in the south of the bay, Cat Ba offers a base for exploring the many limestone landmasses across the UNESCO-protected bay.
Visiting Lan Ha Bay and Hospital Cave will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Cat Ba National Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Do Son Beach (in Hai Phong) and Legend Pearl (in Ha Long). There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Cat Ba Island and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cat Co 1 Beach.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Cat Ba trip itinerary builder.

You can ride a ferry from Halong Bay to Cat Ba in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Cat Ba

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Do Son Beach, Legend Pearl
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Lan Ha Bay ©
Lan Ha Bay
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Cat Ba National Park ©
Cat Ba National Park

4
nights
Hanoi

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Off-Road Tours. Explore hidden gems such as Vietnamese Women's Museum and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chua Tran Quoc, admire the masterpieces at Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat), and don't miss a visit to Long Bien Bridge.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Hanoi road trip app.

Traveling by bus from Cat Ba to Hanoi takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Sapa.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Outdoors Museums
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Off-Road Tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Chua Tran Quoc ©
Chua Tran Quoc

5
nights
Sapa

Sapa ©
A hub of tourism in the country's northwestern mountainous region, Sapa represents home for a large number of ethnic minorities from the hill tribes of the region, and acts as a base for explorations of the surrounding area's wealth of natural sights.
Visiting Muong Hoa Valley and Fansipan Mountain will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Stone Church (Holy Rosary Church) and Sapa Culture Museum. Step out of Sapa to go to Lao Cai and see Cao Son Market, which is approximately 1h 45 min away. The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Love Waterfall, don't miss a visit to O Quy Ho Mountain Pass, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, and look for gifts at Lan Anh Shop.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Sapa tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Hanoi to Sapa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Ninh Binh.

Things to do in Sapa

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cao Son Market, O Quy Ho Heaven Gate
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Fansipan Mountain ©
Fansipan Mountain
Muong Hoa Valley ©
Muong Hoa Valley
Love Waterfall ©
Love Waterfall

3
nights
Ninh Binh

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Trang An Grottoes. Visit Bui Chu Cathedral and Thai Vi Temple for their historical value. The adventure continues: Head underground at Mua Caves, don't miss a visit to Tam Coc, and stop by Minh Trang Handmade.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Ninh Binh online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Sapa to Ninh Binh takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Ninh Binh

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Bui Chu Cathedral
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Trang An Grottoes ©
Trang An Grottoes
Mua Caves ©
Mua Caves

1
night
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop, admire the natural beauty at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, and then Head underground at Phong Nha Caves.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park road trip website.

Traveling by car from Ninh Binh to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature
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Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
Phong Nha Botanic Garden ©
Phong Nha Botanic Garden
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop

6
nights
Hue

Hue ©
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Royal Tombs and Demilitarized Zone. Do some cultural sightseeing at Thien Mu Pagoda and Tomb of Thieu Tri. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, see Off-Road Tours, brush up on your military savvy at Hue War Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Dan Nam Giao.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Hue driving holiday planning tool.

Drive from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Hue, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Demilitarized Zone
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Tomb of Minh Mang ©
Tomb of Minh Mang
Royal Tombs
Royal Tombs
Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh ©
Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh

7
nights
Hoi An

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Son Tra Mountain (Monkey Mountain). Your inner history buff will appreciate Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien) and Hainan Assembly Hall. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hoi An: Hai Van Pass (in Phu Tho) and Da Nang (Lady Buddha, My Khe Beach, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stop by Yaly Couture, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and explore the world behind art at Precious Heritage by Rehahn.

For photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Hoi An trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Hue to Hoi An takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Da Nang, Hai Van Pass
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien) ©
Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien)

6
nights
Nha Trang

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 Tho Nui and The Old House of Mr Hai Thai will appeal to history buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and Nha Trang Beach. And it doesn't end there: witness a stunning natural landmark at Hot mineral springs I-Resort Nha Trang, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, kick back and relax at Hon Chong, and admire the sheer force of Ba Ho Waterfall.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Nha Trang tour builder app.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Hoi An to Nha Trang takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Phan Thiet.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Nha Tho Nui ©
Nha Tho Nui
Hot mineral springs I-Resort Nha Trang ©
Hot mineral springs I-Resort Nha Trang

5
nights
Phan Thiet

Phan Thiet ©
An emerging coastal getaway, the city of Phan Thiet has always been known for its fishing industry and, in particular, as a center of fish sauce production.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Ke Ga Light house and Ho Chi Minh Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Thay Thim Temple and Bai Da Ong Dia Beach. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Hon Rom, get outside with Ananda Beachwear, stroll through Fairy Stream (Suoi Tien), and take in the dramatic natural features at Red Sand Dunes.

Find out how to plan Phan Thiet trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can drive from Nha Trang to Phan Thiet in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Phan Thiet

Outdoors Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Ke Ga Light house, Thay Thim Temple
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Mui Ne Beach ©
Mui Ne Beach
Spas
Ke Ga Light house ©
Ke Ga Light house

6
nights
Da Lat

Da Lat ©
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.
Thien Vien Truc Lam and Linh Phuoc Pagoda will appeal to history buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Xuan Huong Lake. And it doesn't end there: get outside with Outdoor Activities, admire the verdant scenery at Datanla High Rope Course, admire the natural beauty at Dalat Flower Park, and make a trip to Elephant Falls.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Da Lat driving holiday planner.

You can take a bus from Phan Thiet to Da Lat in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Da Lat

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Thien Vien Truc Lam ©
Thien Vien Truc Lam
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Off-Road Tours

2
nights
Ho Chi Minh City

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then make a trip to Bitexco Financial Tower, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Thenday Yuttha Panin Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tam Son Hoi Quan Pagoda, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ba Thien Hau Temple, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally look for gifts at Ipa-Nima.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City vacation builder website.

You can fly from Da Lat to Ho Chi Minh City in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
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Walking tours
Ba Thien Hau Temple ©
Ba Thien Hau Temple
Boat Tours & Water Sports

5
nights
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

Duong Dong ©
A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Sao Beach and Mui Ganh Dau Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Thien Vien Truc Lam Ho Quoc (Ho Quoc Pagoda) and Dinh Ba Thuy Long Thanh Mau. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc, stroll through Long Beach, kick back and relax at Ong Lang Beach, and meet the residents at Vinpearl Safari.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Duong Dong trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Duong Dong takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Duong To, Sao Beach, Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho
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Sao Beach ©
Sao Beach
Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc ©
Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc
Long Beach ©
Long Beach

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