60 days in Vietnam Itinerary

60 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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60 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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

7
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.
Kids will enjoy Nature & Wildlife Tours and Vietnam National Museum of Nature. On the 20th (Mon), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Old Quarter, brush up on your military savvy at Vietnam Military History Museum, take an in-depth tour of Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, and explore the world behind art at Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat).

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Hanoi travel route planner .

Reykjavik, Iceland to Hanoi is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car 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

3
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.
Family-friendly places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Van Long Nature Reserve will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: Head underground at Trang An Grottoes, hunt for treasures at Rong Market Ninh Binh, and make a trip to Trang An Landscape Complex.

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

You can drive from Hanoi to Ninh Binh in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in May, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Ninh Binh

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Trang An Grottoes ©
Trang An Grottoes
Van Long Nature Reserve ©
Van Long Nature Reserve
Mua Caves ©
Mua Caves

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.
Bring the kids along to The Duck Stop and Phong Nha Botanic Garden. It doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Phong Nha Caves and explore the fascinating underground world of Paradise Cave.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip tool .

Getting from Ninh Binh to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough 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
Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Dam Chuon Huong Quan. Step out of Hue with an excursion to Ba Na Hills in Da Nang--about 2 hours away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Imperial City, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Hue journey planning app .

Traveling by car from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. May in Hue sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) 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

8
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like An Bang Beach and Cua Dai Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Hoi An side-trips: Da Nang (Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture, Dragon Bridge, & more) and Mỹ Sơn (in Duy Xuyen). Spend the 7th (Fri) on the water with a fishing tour. Make the 9th (Sun) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, admire the natural beauty at Jack's Cat Cafe, admire the masterpieces at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, and appreciate the extensive heritage of March Gallery.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Hoi An day trip planning website .

You can drive from Hue to Hoi An in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) 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
An Bang Beach ©
An Bang Beach
Cua Dai Beach ©
Cua Dai Beach

7
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.
Bring the kids along to Vinpearl Land Nha Trang and Nha Trang Beach. Spend the 14th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Pack the 18th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Central Park. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Po Nagar Cham Towers, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, examine the collection at Alexandre Yersin Museum, and look for gifts at Alco House.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Nha Trang travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle from Hoi An to Nha Trang takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Da Lat.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Outdoors Tours Theme Parks
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Vinpearl Land Nha Trang ©
Vinpearl Land Nha Trang
Nha Trang Beach ©
Nha Trang Beach

7
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, take in the dramatic scenery at Bao Dai Waterfall (Thac Bao Dai), take in the spiritual surroundings of Chùa Tàu - Thiên Vương Cổ Sát, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Da Lat road trip website .

Traveling by car from Nha Trang to Da Lat takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Da Lat

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Linh Phuoc Pagoda ©
Linh Phuoc Pagoda
Pine Track Adventures ©
Pine Track Adventures

7
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.
Kids will enjoy Dam Sen Water Park and Suoi Tien Theme Park. On the 1st (Mon), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's much more to do: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, admire the landmark architecture of Central Post Office, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chùa Giác Lâm (Giac Lam Pagoda).

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City day trip planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Da Lat to Ho Chi Minh City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in June, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Phu Quoc Island.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Theme Parks Tours Historic Sites
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Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
Dam Sen Water Park ©
Dam Sen Water Park
Suoi Tien Theme Park ©
Suoi Tien Theme Park

4
nights
Phu Quoc Island

Phu Quoc Island ©
The largest of Vietnam's islands, Phu Quoc combines tradition with modernity, and nature with nurture.
Bring the kids along to Sao Beach and Vinpearl Land Phu Quoc. Next up on the itinerary: relax in the rural setting at Phu Quoc Countryside, play a few rounds at Vinpearl Golf Phu Quoc Course, kick back and relax at Ong Lang Beach, and make a trip to Cao Dai Temple.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Phu Quoc Island trip itinerary website .

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Phu Quoc Island in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Phu Quoc Island

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

5
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.
Family-friendly places like Minh Chau beach and Sun World Ha Long Park will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Halong Bay: Cat Ba (Lan Ha Bay & Stand-Up Paddleboarding). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay, Head underground at Sung Sot Cave, tour the water at your own pace with Alisa Cruise, and head off the coast to Hon Ga Choi Island.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Halong Bay online sightseeing planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Phu Quoc Island to Halong Bay in 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Cat Ba, Minh Chau beach
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Minh Chau beach ©
Minh Chau beach
Sun World Ha Long Park ©
Sun World Ha Long Park

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