50 days in Vietnam Itinerary

50 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Vietnam trip itinerary planner

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Fly
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Hanoi
— 6 nights
Drive
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Ninh Binh
— 2 nights
Bus to Noi Bai International, Fly to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hue
— 6 nights
Drive
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Hoi An
— 7 nights
Fly
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Nha Trang
— 6 nights
Drive
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Da Lat
— 6 nights
Fly
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 6 nights
Fly to Phu Quoc, Taxi to Phu Quoc Island
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Phu Quoc Island
— 2 nights
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Taxi to Phu Quoc, Fly to Haiphong, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay
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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.
Family-friendly places like Old Quarter and Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) will thrill your kids. On the 19th (Sun), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Spend the 20th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Literature & National University, steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, browse for treasures at 54 Traditions Gallery, and contemplate the waterfront views at West Lake.

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Reykjavik, Iceland to Hanoi is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Reykjavik to Hanoi due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Ninh Binh.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Adventure
Find places to stay May 15 — 21:

Ninh Binh

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): make a trip to Bich Dong Pagoda and then contemplate the waterfront views at Trang An Grottoes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): Head underground at Mua Caves and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Ninh Binh online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Hanoi to Ninh Binh takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Ninh Binh can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Ninh Binh

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay May 21 — 23:

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

— 2 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.
Go for a jaunt from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Son Trach to see Paradise Cave about 44 minutes away. There's much more to do: Head underground at Son Doong Cave, relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop, take in nature's colorful creations at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, and explore the striking landscape of Phong Nha Caves.

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Do a combination of bus and flight from Ninh Binh to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 23 — 26:

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.
Attractions like Imperial City and Thien Mu Pagoda make great kid-friendly stops. When in Hue, make a side trip to see Ba Na Hills SunWorld in Da Nang, approximately Da Nang away. Spend the 28th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, make a trip to Luc Bo Culture Space, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and delve into the distant past at Royal Tombs.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Hue trip builder 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 May, daily temperatures in Hue can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 26 — Jun 1:

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.
Attractions like Hoi An Ancient Town and The Marble Mountains make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Hoi An's surroundings by going to Da Nang (Dragon Bridge & Food Tours) and Mỹ Sơn (in Duy Phu). There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, stroll through An Bang Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Cua Dai Beach.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Hoi An tour planner.

You can drive from Hue to Hoi An in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 1 — 8:

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.
Attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Nha Trang Beach make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Po Nagar Cham Towers, examine the collection at Alexandre Yersin Museum, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and browse the exhibits of DDK's Black & White Photo Gallery.

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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 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Da Lat.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Jun 8 — 14:

Da Lat

— 6 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: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, take a stroll through The French Quarter, hunt for treasures at Dalat Market, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Da Lat trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Nha Trang to Da Lat takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Da Lat

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 14 — 20:

Ho Chi Minh City

— 6 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.
Bring the kids along to Cu Chi Tunnels and Food Tours. On the 25th (Tue), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Nha tho Da Minh, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, and ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Da Lat to Ho Chi Minh City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In June, daytime highs in Ho Chi Minh City are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Phu Quoc Island.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Spas
Find places to stay Jun 20 — 26:

Phu Quoc Island

— 2 nights
The largest of Vietnam's islands, Phu Quoc combines tradition with modernity, and nature with nurture.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): make a trip to Sung Hung Pagoda, stroll through Bai Tắm Sao, and then experience rural life at Phu Quoc Countryside. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Cao Dai Temple, then browse the exhibits of 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 traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Phu Quoc Island day trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Ho Chi Minh City to Phu Quoc Island in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Phu Quoc Island

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 28:

Halong Bay

— 3 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.
Attractions like Hạ Long Bay and Bai Tu Long Bay make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Halong Bay: Lan Ha Bay (in Cat Ba) and Minh Chau beach (in Quan Lan). The adventure continues: choose your vessel at Alisa Cruise and explore the fascinating underground world of Sung Sot Cave.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Halong Bay online journey planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and ferry from Phu Quoc Island to Halong Bay takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, train, and car; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 28 — Jul 1:

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.