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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Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Drive to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Fly to Reykjavik

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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 Temple of Literature & National University 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: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), take in the spiritual surroundings of One Pillar Pagoda, contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, and get engrossed in the history at Vietnam Museum of Ethnology.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Hanoi trip itinerary 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Ninh Binh.
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.
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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.

Plan trip to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

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.
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 Ba Na Hills SunWorld make great kid-friendly stops. Spend the 28th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Mieu Temple, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Hue trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in May, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can drive to Hoi An.
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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.
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, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the natural beauty of Hot mineral springs I-Resort Nha Trang, 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.
Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Jun 8 — 14:

Da Lat — 6 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: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, take a stroll through The French Quarter, hunt for treasures at Dalat Market, and admire the striking features of Bao Dai's Palace.

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

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.
Bring the kids along to Cu Chi Tunnels and Food Tours. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, get a sense of history and politics at The Independence Palace, and admire the striking features of Central Post Office.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City travel planner.

Getting from Da Lat to Ho Chi Minh City by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Phu Quoc Island.
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.
Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · 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 Alisa Cruise 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). There's more to do: explore the activities along Bai Tu Long Bay and explore the fascinating underground world of Sung Sot Cave.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Halong Bay trip itinerary maker app.

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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel back home.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jun 28 — Jul 1:

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.