57 days in Vietnam Itinerary

57 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Hanoi
— 6 nights
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 3 nights
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Hue
— 6 nights
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Hoi An
— 6 nights
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Nha Trang
— 6 nights
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Da Lat
— 5 nights
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Phan Thiet
— 2 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 5 nights
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Con Son
— 5 nights
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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 8 nights
Fly to Haiphong, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay
— 4 nights
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Hanoi — 6 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.
Let the collections at Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat) and Vietnam Museum of Ethnology capture your imagination. Get outdoors at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) and Nature & Wildlife Tours. On the 9th (Thu), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter, take in the spiritual surroundings of One Pillar Pagoda, contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Hanoi attractions planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Hanoi is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 6 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.
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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 Suoi Nuoc Mooc. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo), relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop, and Head underground at Son Doong Cave.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park online holiday planner.

Fly from Hanoi to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Hue.
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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Imperial City and Tomb of Tu Duc. Get a sense of the local culture at Thien Mu Pagoda and The Flag Tower. Take a break from Hue with a short trip to City of Ghosts - An Bang Cemetery in Vinh An, about 50 minutes away. Spend the 19th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, see what you can catch with Thanh Toan Eco Tours, admire the masterpieces at Lebadang Memory Space, and don't miss a visit to Nine Dynastic Urns.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, use the Hue road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March in Hue, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Hoi An.
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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.
Visit An Bang Beach and My Khe Beach for some beach relaxation. Get outdoors at Cua Dai Beach and Fishing Charters & Tours. Explore Hoi An's surroundings by going to Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture (in Da Nang) and Mỹ Sơn (in Duy Phu). The adventure continues: make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, view the masterpieces at Gallery 180, explore the world behind art at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, and snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge.

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Drive from Hue to Hoi An in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. March in Hoi An sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can fly to Nha Trang.
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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.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Nha Trang Beach. Relax by the water at Phan Rang Beach and Long Beach. Take a break from Nha Trang with a short trip to Bai Dai Beach in Cam Ranh, about 58 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Po Nagar Cham Towers, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, see the interesting displays at Alexandre Yersin Museum, and browse the exhibits of Mai Loc Photo Gallery.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Nha Trang sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Hoi An to Nha Trang takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Da Lat.
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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Linh Phuoc Pagoda and Thien Vien Truc Lam. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Chùa Tàu - Thiên Vương Cổ Sát and Bao Dai's Palace. There's still lots to do: push the limits with an extreme tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Dalat Market.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Da Lat day trip planning tool.

Drive from Nha Trang to Da Lat in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Phan Thiet.
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Phan Thiet — 2 nights

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.
On the 10th (Mon), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then kick back and relax at Bai Da Ong Dia Beach, and then look for gifts at Princess Jewelry. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Red Sand Dunes and then kick back and relax at RIDS Surf Club.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Phan Thiet trip planner.

Take a bus from Da Lat to Phan Thiet in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Ho Chi Minh City.
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Ho Chi Minh City — 5 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.
Appreciate the collections at War Remnants Museum and Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi. Visit Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon and Emperor Jade Pagoda for their historical value. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chùa Giác Lâm (Giac Lam Pagoda), paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City day trip planning app.

You can drive from Phan Thiet to Ho Chi Minh City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of taxi and flight. In April, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to fly to Con Son.
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Con Son — 5 nights

Taking a vacation in Con Son is like stepping back in time, with the island of around 5,000 people offering a glimpse into what life in Vietnam was like before television and other modern conveniences arrived.
Get a sense of the local culture at Hang Duong Cemetary and Hang Da Duc Me. Your inner history buff will appreciate Van Son Pagoda and Con Dao Prison. Spend the 20th (Thu) exploring nature at Con Dao National Park. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Bãi Đầm Trầu, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, contemplate the waterfront views at An Hai Lake, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ong Dung Beach.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Con Son travel route builder site.

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Con Son takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Duong Dong.
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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 some historical perspective at Dinh Ba Thuy Long Thanh Mau and Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc. We've included these beaches for you: Vung Bau Beach and Ong Lang Beach. Go for a jaunt from Duong Dong to An Thoi to see Bai Tắm Sao about 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on things with PTA Travel, kick back and relax at Thom Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Starfish Beach, and contemplate the waterfront views at Fingernail Island.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Duong Dong route planner.

Getting from Con Son to Duong Dong by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Halong Bay.
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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Boat Tours & Water Sports and Bai Tu Long Bay. Step out of Halong Bay with an excursion to Cat Ba Island in Cat Ba--about 52 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay, stroll through Bai Chay Beach, and explore the fascinating underground world of Sung Sot Cave.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Halong Bay trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Duong Dong to Halong Bay in 6.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel back home.
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Vietnam travel guide

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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.
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