51 days in Vietnam Itinerary

51 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Fly to Cam Ranh International Airport / Cam Ranh Air Base, Drive to Da Lat
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Da Lat
— 5 nights
Fly
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Hoi An
— 6 nights
Drive
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Hue
— 5 nights
Drive
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 4 nights
Fly
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Hanoi
— 7 nights
Drive to Dinh Vu, Ferry to Cat Ba
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Cat Ba
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Halong Bay
— 4 nights
Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Fly to Ganh Dau
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Ganh Dau, Phu Quoc Island
— 5 nights
Drive
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An Thoi, Phu Quoc Island
— 5 nights
Fly
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 6 nights
Fly

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Da Lat — 5 nights

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 sightseeing, nature, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Linh Phuoc Pagoda, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and explore the activities along Xuan Huong Lake.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Da Lat trip planner.

Wellington, New Zealand to Da Lat is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Wellington to Da Lat is minus 5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Hoi An.
Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks

Hoi An — 6 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.
Explore Hoi An's surroundings by going to Da Nang ( Dacotours - Da Nang Travel Agency & Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture). And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, explore the world behind art at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, and stop by Yaly Couture - Nguyen Thai Hoc branch.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Hoi An road trip website.

You can fly from Da Lat to Hoi An in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in December, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can go by car to Hue.
Tours · Outdoors · Shopping · Museums
Side Trip

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.
Spend the 2nd (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Imperial City, admire the striking features of Halls of the Mandarins, don't miss a visit to The Flag Tower, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Hue trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Hoi An to Hue by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Hoi An in December, you will find days in Hue are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are about the same (21°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.
Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors

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.
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is known for nature, nightlife, and spas. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the fascinating underground world of Phong Nha Caves, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo), indulge in some personalized pampering at Lemon Tree Nail & Spa, and explore the activities along Suoi Nuoc Mooc.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park day trip app.

Drive from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to fly to Hanoi.
Parks · Nature · Tours · Wildlife
Side Trip

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 12th (Fri), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Spend the 16th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

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Getting from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hanoi by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cat Ba.
Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Cat Ba — 3 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.
Spend the 18th (Thu) exploring nature at Cat Ba National Park. There's still lots to do: see Multi-day Tours, don't miss a visit to Cannon Fort, contemplate the waterfront views at Lan Ha Bay, and step off the mainland to explore Cat Ba Island.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Cat Ba tour planner.

Getting from Hanoi to Cat Ba by combination of car and ferry takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Halong Bay.
Parks · Nature · Adventure · Tours

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: contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay, head off the coast to Castaway Island, indulge in some personalized pampering at Le Parfum Spa, and explore the fascinating underground world of Sung Sot Cave.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Halong Bay online road trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Cat Ba to Halong Bay in 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Ganh Dau.
Parks · Nature · Spas · Tours

Ganh Dau, Phu Quoc Island — 5 nights

Step out of Ganh Dau with an excursion to Happy Farm PQ in Ong Lang--about 36 minutes away.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Ganh Dau online driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Ganh Dau in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, car, bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car to An Thoi.
Outdoors · Theme Parks · Parks · Wildlife
Side Trips

An Thoi, Phu Quoc Island — 5 nights

An Thoi is known for beaches, theme parks, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: relax and rejuvenate at New Life Spa - Suc Song Moi Yoga & Spa, head off the coast to May Rut Island, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ho Quoc Temple, and see some colorful creatures with Xuan Nguyen Tour.

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Traveling by car from Ganh Dau to An Thoi takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to fly to Ho Chi Minh City.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Side Trip

Ho Chi Minh City — 6 nights

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 7th (Wed), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. There's much more to do: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, wander the streets of Chinatown (Cho Lon) - District 5, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, and get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City road trip planner.

You can fly from An Thoi to Ho Chi Minh City in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in February, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.
Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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.