50 days in Vietnam Itinerary

50 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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50 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Reykjavik
Fly:  22​h 15​min
1
Hanoi
— 6 nights
2
Ninh Binh
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Hue
— 6 nights
5
Hoi An
— 7 nights
+2
Fly + foot + shuttle:  3​h
6
Nha Trang
— 6 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
7
Da Lat
— 6 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 30​min
8
Ho Chi Minh City
— 6 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
9
Phu Quoc Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
10
Halong Bay
— 3 nights
+3
ferry + Drive + Fly + bus:  26​h
End: Reykjavik

6
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Vietnam National Museum of Nature. On the 19th (Sun), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter, admire the masterpieces at Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat), steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, and take an in-depth tour of Vietnam Museum of Ethnology.

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Reykjavik, Iceland to Hanoi is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Ninh Binh.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
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Food Tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Vietnam National Museum of Nature ©
Vietnam National Museum of Nature

2
nights
Ninh Binh

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.
On the 22nd (Wed), don't miss a visit to Bich Dong Pagoda and then contemplate the waterfront views at Trang An Grottoes. Keep things going the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Mua Caves and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Ninh Binh trip planner .

Getting from Hanoi to Ninh Binh by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In May in Ninh Binh, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Ninh Binh

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Trang An Grottoes ©
Trang An Grottoes
Mua Caves ©
Mua Caves
Bich Dong Pagoda ©
Bich Dong Pagoda

2
nights
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like The Duck Stop and Phong Nha Botanic Garden. There's more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Phong Nha Caves.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Ninh Binh to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop
Phong Nha Botanic Garden ©
Phong Nha Botanic Garden
Paradise Cave
Paradise Cave

6
nights
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.
Bring the kids along to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Ba Na Hills. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Imperial City, don't miss a visit to The Noon Gate (Cua Ngo Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Dam Chuon Huong Quan, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Hue route builder site .

Drive from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In May, daytime highs in Hue are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Tours Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ba Na Hills
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Ba Na Hills ©
Ba Na Hills
Dam Chuon Huong Quan ©
Dam Chuon Huong Quan

7
nights
Hoi An

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like An Bang Beach and Cua Dai Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hoi An: Da Nang (Dragon Bridge & Food Tours) and Mỹ Sơn (in Duy Xuyen). Spend the 4th (Tue) on the water with a fishing tour. Make the 6th (Thu) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, appreciate the extensive heritage of March Gallery, and look for gifts at Rubin Cloth Shop.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Hoi An holiday site .

Traveling by car from Hue to Hoi An takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In June in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Da Nang, Mỹ Sơn
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Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
Fishing Charters & Tours
An Bang Beach ©
An Bang Beach

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.
Family-friendly places like Vinpearl Land Nha Trang and Scuba & Snorkeling will thrill your kids. Spend the 13th (Thu) on the water with a fishing tour. Pack the 14th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Central Park. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Po Nagar Cham Towers, witness a stunning natural landmark at i resort, explore the galleries of DDK's Black & White Photo Gallery, and stop by Alco House.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Nha Trang day trip planning app .

Do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle from Hoi An to Nha Trang in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Da Lat.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Vinpearl Land Nha Trang ©
Vinpearl Land Nha Trang
Nha Trang Beach ©
Nha Trang Beach

6
nights
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.
Da Lat is known for nature, historic sites, parks, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, explore the activities along Xuan Huong Lake, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chùa Tàu - Thiên Vương Cổ Sát.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Da Lat trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Nha Trang to Da Lat takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Da Lat

Tours Outdoors Nature
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Pine Track Adventures ©
Pine Track Adventures
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

6
nights
Ho Chi Minh City

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.
On the 25th (Tue), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 26th (Wed) at Dam Sen Water Park. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, admire the striking features of The Independence Palace, and get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City online trip planner .

Getting from Da Lat to Ho Chi Minh City by combination of taxi and flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In June in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Phu Quoc Island.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Theme Parks Historic Sites
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Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
Dam Sen Water Park ©
Dam Sen Water Park
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum

2
nights
Phu Quoc Island

Phu Quoc Island ©
The largest of Vietnam's islands, Phu Quoc combines tradition with modernity, and nature with nurture.
On the 27th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Sung Hung Pagoda, then kick back and relax at Sao Beach, and then experience rural life at Phu Quoc Countryside. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Cao Dai Temple, then view the masterpieces at Phu Quoc Gallery of Contemporary Art (GoCA), then enjoy the sand and surf at Ong Lang Beach, and finally look for gifts at All Good Things Phu Quoc.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Phu Quoc Island trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Phu Quoc Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Phu Quoc Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Sao Beach ©
Sao Beach
Ong Lang Beach ©
Ong Lang Beach
Phu Quoc Countryside ©
Phu Quoc Countryside

3
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 find plenty of places to visit near Halong Bay: Lan Ha Bay (in Cat Ba) and Minh Chau beach (in Quan Lan). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay, tour the water at your own pace with Alisa Cruise, and explore the fascinating underground world of Sung Sot Cave.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Halong Bay road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Phu Quoc Island to Halong Bay takes 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lan Ha Bay, Minh Chau beach
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Minh Chau beach ©
Minh Chau beach
Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay

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