57 days in Vietnam Itinerary

57 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Ho Chi Minh City
— 5 nights
2
Con Son
— 3 nights
3
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 5 nights
4
Halong Bay
— 4 nights
5
Cat Ba
— 4 nights
6
Hanoi
— 5 nights
7
Ninh Binh
— 4 nights
8
Cua Lo
— 2 nights
9
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 3 nights
10
Hue
— 4 nights
11
Hoi An
— 5 nights
12
Da Lat
— 5 nights
13
Nha Trang
— 6 nights

5
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Countryside Adventures and Bach Dang. Venture out of the city with trips to Vung Tau (Front Beach & Fishing Charters & Tours) and Buu Long Mountain (in Bien Hoa). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, ponder the world of politics at The Independence Palace, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary builder tool.

Wellington, New Zealand to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time to Indochina Time is minus 5 hours. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Wellington in November: high temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Con Son.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Vung Tau, Buu Long Mountain
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Countryside Adventures ©
Countryside Adventures
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Bach Dang ©
Bach Dang

3
nights
Con Son

Con Son ©
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Bãi Đầm Trầu and Ong Dung Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Con Dao National Park. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Van Son Pagoda, explore the activities along An Hai Lake, make a trip to Phu Hai Prison, and stroll the grounds of Hang Duong Cemetary.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Con Son trip builder site.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Con Son in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Con Son

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Bãi Đầm Trầu ©
Bãi Đầm Trầu
Scuba & Snorkeling
Con Dao National Park ©
Con Dao National Park

5
nights
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

Duong Dong ©
A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Relax by the water at Galina Phu Quoc Mudbath & Spa and Ong Lang Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Sao Beach and Fingernail Island. There's much more to do: stroll through Mui Ganh Dau Beach, kick back and relax at Vung Bau Beach, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Phu Quoc National Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Duong Dong day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Con Son to Duong Dong takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Sao Beach, Phu Quoc Mushroom, Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho, Phu Quoc Gallery of Contemporary Art (GoCA)
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 9:
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Ong Lang Beach ©
Ong Lang Beach
Fishing Charters & Tours
Phu Quoc National Park ©
Phu Quoc National Park

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at Hạ Long Bay and Minh Chau beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Halong Bay: Uong Bi (Yen Tu Mountain & Ba Vang Pagoda) and Quan Lan Beach (in Quan Lan). Next up on the itinerary: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, race across the water with a speed boat tour, explore the fascinating underground world of Dong Thien Cung, and snap pictures at Pont Bai Chay.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Halong Bay sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Duong Dong to Halong Bay takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, train, and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cat Ba.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Uong Bi, Quan Lan
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Kayaking & Canoeing
Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay

4
nights
Cat Ba

Cat Ba ©
The largest of the islands in the south of the bay, Cat Ba offers a base for exploring the many limestone landmasses across the UNESCO-protected bay.
Get in touch with nature at Cat Ba Island and Fishing Charters & Tours. Explore Cat Ba's surroundings by going to Hai Phong (Pelican Cave (Hang Bo Nau), Du Hang Pagoda, &more). And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, make a trip to Cannon Fort, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and explore the activities along Lan Ha Bay.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Cat Ba day trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Halong Bay to Cat Ba takes 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Cat Ba

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Hai Phong
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Cat Ba Island ©
Cat Ba Island
Fishing Charters & Tours
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

5
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.
Get outdoors at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) and MotoTours Asia. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Old Quarter, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Hanoi online vacation planner.

Take a bus from Cat Ba to Hanoi in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Ninh Binh.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) ©

4
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Mua Caves. Venture out of the city with trips to Nam Dinh (Quan Phuong Parish, Quat Lam Beach, &more), Endangered Primate Rescue Centre (in Cuc Phuong National Park) and Bai Dinh Pagoda (in Gia Sinh). There's much more to do: stroll through Cuc Phuong National Park, explore the activities along Trang An Grottoes, don't miss a visit to Tuyet Tinh Coc, and explore the fascinating underground world of Ma Tien Cave.

To find reviews and more tourist information, go to the Ninh Binh journey planning app.

Traveling by bus from Hanoi to Ninh Binh takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. December in Ninh Binh sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Cua Lo.

Things to do in Ninh Binh

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Nam Dinh, Endangered Primate Rescue Centre, Bai Dinh Pagoda
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 26:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Cuc Phuong National Park ©
Cuc Phuong National Park
Trang An Grottoes ©
Trang An Grottoes

2
nights
Cua Lo

Cua Lo ©
Cửa Lò is a town district of Nghệ An Province, in the North Central Coast region of Vietnam. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take a stroll through Dong Du Village, thenexplore the activities along Dao Che Thanh Chuong, and then steep yourself in history at President Ho Chi Minh Native Home. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Cua Lo Beach.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Cua Lo trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Ninh Binh to Cua Lo in 4 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Sat) before leaving for Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Cua Lo

Parks Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trips

Dong Du Village, Dao Che Thanh Chuong, President Ho Chi Minh Native Home
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Cua Lo Beach ©
Cua Lo Beach

3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Phong Nha Caves and The Duck Stop. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, Head underground at Paradise Cave, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo), and explore the activities along Suoi Nuoc Mooc.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park tour planning app.

You can drive from Cua Lo to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature
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Paradise Cave
Paradise Cave
Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
Son Doong Cave ©
Son Doong Cave

4
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Cua Viet Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Lang Co Beach and Canh Duong Beach. Take a break from Hue with a short trip to Vinh Moc Tunnel in Dong Ha, about 2h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Imperial City, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Thien Mu Pagoda, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Dam Chuon Huong Quan.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Hue trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In December in Hue, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Dong Ha, Canh Duong Beach
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Dam Chuon Huong Quan ©
Dam Chuon Huong Quan
Lang Co Beach ©
Lang Co Beach

5
nights
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.
Relax by the water at An Bang Beach and My Khe Beach. Step out of the city life by going to The Marble Mountains and Phuoc My Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Hoi An: Hai Van Pass (in Phu Tho) and Photography Tours (in Da Nang). The adventure continues: cast your line with a fishing tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Jack's Cat Cafe, explore the world behind art at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Hoi An itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Hue to Hoi An in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Da Nang, Hai Van Pass
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Fishing Charters & Tours
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains
Hai Van Pass ©
Hai Van Pass

5
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.
Get in touch with nature at Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. And it doesn't end there: get outside with Pine Track Adventures, explore the activities along Xuan Huong Lake, hunt for treasures at Dalat Market, and take in the dramatic scenery at Prenn Falls.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Da Lat day trip tool.

You can fly from Hoi An to Da Lat in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Da Lat

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Pongour Falls, Nha Tho Bao Loc
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Pine Track Adventures ©
Pine Track Adventures
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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.
Visiting Nha Trang Beach and Phan Rang Beach will get you outdoors. Visit Hon Chong and Bai Dai Beach for some beach relaxation. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Po Nagar Cham Towers, and kick back and relax at Long Beach.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Nha Trang trip planner.

You can take a bus from Da Lat to Nha Trang in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 20th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Bai Dai Beach, Phan Rang Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Fishing Charters & Tours
Nha Trang Beach ©
Nha Trang Beach

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