50 days in Vietnam Itinerary

50 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Cat Ba
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Halong Bay
— 4 nights
Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Fly to Hoi An
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Hoi An
— 7 nights
Drive
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Hue
— 6 nights
Fly
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 5 nights
Drive
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Tra Vinh
— 3 nights
Drive
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Can Tho
— 4 nights
Fly to Dalat, Taxi to Phan Thiet
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Phan Thiet
— 1 night
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Da Lat
— 4 nights
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Nha Trang
— 3 nights
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Ninh Binh
— 3 nights
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Hanoi
— 7 nights

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Cat Ba

— 2 nights
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.
Go for a jaunt from Cat Ba to Uong Bi to see Ba Vang Pagoda about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cat Ba Island, relax and rejuvenate at Vu Nguyen Family Massage, explore the activities along Lan Ha Bay, and see some colorful creatures with Love Planet Cruise.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Cat Ba trip itinerary planning website.

Hanoi to Cat Ba is an approximately 3-hour bus ride. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to ride a ferry to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Cat Ba

Parks · Nature · Spas · Wildlife

Side Trip

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.
Halong Bay is known for nature, adventure, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Outdoor Activities, explore the activities along Bai Tu Long Bay, Head underground at Sung Sot Cave, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Le Parfum Spa.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Halong Bay sightseeing planning website.

You can ride a ferry from Cat Ba to Halong Bay in 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks · Nature · Spas · Outdoors

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.
On the 2nd (Mon), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, make a trip to Japanese Covered Bridge, cast your line with a fishing tour, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, refer to the Hoi An trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Hoi An in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, bus, and flight; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. In July, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Fun & Games · Classes · Outdoors

Side Trip

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.
Spend the 7th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Spend the 11th (Wed) exploring nature at Bach Ma National Park. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Imperial City, look for gifts at Healing the Wounded Heart Shop, make a trip to The Flag Tower, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Thien Mu Pagoda.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Hue tour itinerary maker tool.

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 August, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can fly to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Ho Chi Minh City

— 5 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 12th (Thu), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. On the 15th (Sun), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's much more to do: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, admire the striking features of The Independence Palace, and pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City online holiday builder.

You can fly from Hue to Ho Chi Minh City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Tra Vinh.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Museums

Tra Vinh

— 3 nights
Trà Vinh is a provincial city in Vietnam. Go for a jaunt from Tra Vinh to Cho Lach to see Cai Mon Orchard Village about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Ang Pagoda, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hang Pagoda, and relax and rejuvenate at Moc Nhien Spa.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Tra Vinh trip builder app.

You can drive from Ho Chi Minh City to Tra Vinh in 3 hours. August in Tra Vinh sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Can Tho.

Things to do in Tra Vinh

Historic Sites · Spas

Side Trips

Can Tho

— 4 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.
Can Tho is known for shopping, adventure, and spas. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a dose of the wild on Realism Tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Phat Hoc Pagoda, admire the landmark architecture of Thiền Viện Trúc Lâm Phương Nam, and don't miss a visit to Ong Temple.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Can Tho trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Tra Vinh to Can Tho takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Phan Thiet.

Things to do in Can Tho

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors

Phan Thiet

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Red Sand Dunes and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Phan Thiet trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Can Tho to Phan Thiet in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can catch the bus to Da Lat.

Things to do in Phan Thiet

Spas · Parks · Nature

Da Lat

— 4 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: push the limits with an extreme tour, get outside with Outdoor Activities, take in the spiritual surroundings of Linh Phuoc Pagoda, and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

Plan trip to Da Lat with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by bus from Phan Thiet to Da Lat takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Adventure

Nha Trang

— 3 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.
Spend the 30th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Po Nagar Cham Towers, stop by XQ Hand Embroidery, take in the exciting artwork at Long Thanh Photo Studio, and cool off at VinWonders Nha Trang.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Nha Trang tour website.

You can take a bus from Da Lat to Nha Trang in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to fly to Ninh Binh.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Ninh Binh

— 3 nights
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.
Go for a jaunt from Ninh Binh to Ky Phu to see Bear Sanctuary Ninh Binh about 54 minutes away. The adventure continues: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, contemplate the waterfront views at Trang An Grottoes, and relax and rejuvenate at Mai Spa.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Ninh Binh online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Nha Trang to Ninh Binh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August in Ninh Binh, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Hanoi.

Things to do in Ninh Binh

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

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 6th (Mon), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Make the 10th (Fri) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and take a stroll through Old Quarter.

To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Hanoi route builder tool.

Getting from Ninh Binh to Hanoi by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

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.

Mekong Delta travel guide

3.7
Flea Markets · Kayaking & Canoeing · Landmarks
Interlaced with rivers and canals feeding rice-growing plains and lush wetlands, the Mekong Delta impresses with its bustling floating metropolis. Tours of the Mekong Delta revolve around boat trips to floating markets and even whole towns on stilts, and trips to tranquil inland villages with slow, traditional lifestyles. As the rice bowl of Vietnam, the Mekong Delta offers foodies plenty to sink their teeth into: tours of rice paddies and orchards, fresh produce from floating stands, and delicious freshwater fish dishes. Other possibilities for a Mekong Delta itinerary include temples with ornate pagodas, wartime bunkers, and mangrove forests sheltering rare waterfowl and migratory birds.