60 days in Vietnam Itinerary

60 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Vietnam holiday planner

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Hoi An
— 7 nights
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Hue
— 6 nights
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 3 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 7 nights
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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 8 nights
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Nha Trang
— 6 nights
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Da Lat
— 5 nights
Fly to Haiphong, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay
— 4 nights
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Cat Ba
— 2 nights
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Hanoi
— 8 nights
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Sapa
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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.
Relax by the water at My Khe Beach and Non Nuoc Beach. You'll explore and learn at Precious Heritage by Rehahn and Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hoi An: Mỹ Sơn (in Duy Phu) and Da Nang (Lady Buddha & StormX). Spend the 17th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Marble Mountains, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Hoi An tour planner.

Hanoi to Hoi An is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In April, daytime highs in Hoi An are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Lebadang Memory Space and Gakka Art Gallery. Do some cultural sightseeing at Royal Tombs and Tomb of Tu Duc. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hue: Laguna Golf Lang Co (in Cu Du) and City of Ghosts - An Bang Cemetery (in Vinh An). Spend the 20th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Imperial City, make a trip to The Flag Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thien Mu Pagoda, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Hue trip site.

You can drive from Hoi An to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Hue are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.
Get in touch with nature at Phong Nha Caves and Son Doong Cave. There's lots more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo), explore the activities along Suoi Nuoc Mooc, and relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks · Nature · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

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 in touch with nature at Kayaking & Canoeing and Climbing Tours. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bitexco Financial Tower and Artinus 3D Art Museum. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, view the masterpieces at Ben Thanh Art & Frame, explore the galleries of Vietnam Silver House, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Ho Chi Minh City by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in April, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums · Shopping · Tours · Outdoors

Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

— 8 nights
A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Get outdoors at Bai Tắm Sao and Ong Lang Beach. Kids will enjoy Long Beach and Mui Ganh Dau Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Duong Dong side-trips: An Thoi (Kim Quy Island & Sun World Hon Thom Nature Park) and Dinh Nguyễn Trung Trực Pagoda (in Ganh Dau). There's still lots to do: see what you can catch with Phu Quoc Jeep Tour, play a few rounds at Vinpearl Golf Phu Quoc Course, stroll through Starfish Beach, and make a trip to Cao Dai Temple.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Duong Dong online travel route planner.

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Duong Dong by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to fly to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Nha Trang Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Mai Loc Photo Gallery and Legendary Chocolatier. Spend the 16th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: witness a stunning natural landmark at Hot mineral springs I-Resort Nha Trang, take in the exciting artwork at DDK's Black & White Photo Gallery, explore the galleries of Long Thanh Photo Studio, and admire the sheer force of Ba Ho Waterfall.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Nha Trang online travel route planner.

You can fly from Duong Dong to Nha Trang in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Da Lat.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

Da Lat

— 5 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Thien Vien Truc Lam and Nha Tho Bao Loc. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kayaking & Canoeing and Off-Road Tours. There's much more to do: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, stop by DL Nature's, push the limits with an extreme tour, and browse the exhibits of Trickland 3D Museum.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Da Lat trip app.

Take a bus from Nha Trang to Da Lat in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Shopping

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Sung Sot Cave and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Family-friendly places like Bai Tu Long Bay and Bai Chay Beach will thrill your kids. Take a break from Halong Bay with a short trip to Quan Lan Beach in Quan Lan, about 1h 5 min away. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay, Head underground at Tien Ong Cave, indulge in some personalized pampering at Royal Spa, and snap pictures at Pont Bai Chay.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Halong Bay sightseeing planner.

Getting from Da Lat to Halong Bay by combination of flight and ferry takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Cat Ba.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

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.
On the 29th (Sat), step off the mainland to explore Cat Ba Island and then explore the activities along Lan Ha Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Hospital Cave, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and then relax and rejuvenate at Vu Nguyen Family Massage.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Cat Ba trip app.

Getting from Halong Bay to Cat Ba by ferry takes about 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Cat Ba

Parks · Nature · Adventure · Tours

Hanoi

— 8 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 and learn at Vietnam Museum of Ethnology and Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat). Kids will enjoy Nature & Wildlife Tours and Old Quarter. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Vietnamese Women's Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Vietnam Military History Museum, look for gifts at TiredCity Hang Bong, and contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Hanoi trip maker website.

You can take a bus from Cat Ba to Hanoi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Sapa.

Things to do in Hanoi

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sapa

— 3 nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fansipan Mountain and Si Trekking Sa Pa. Get some cultural insight at Hang Da Village and Sapa Culture Museum. Step out of Sapa to go to Lao Cai and see The Charm Destination Spa, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: appreciate the views at Muong Hoa Valley, make a trip to Quang Truong Square, take a memorable drive along Deo Tram Ton, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Y Linh Ho.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Sapa trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Hanoi to Sapa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Sapa

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

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.