56 days in Vietnam Itinerary

56 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Cat Ba
— 3 nights
2
Hanoi
— 8 nights
3
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 3 nights
4
Hue
— 6 nights
5
Hoi An
— 7 nights
6
Nha Trang
— 6 nights
7
Da Lat
— 6 nights
8
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 8 nights
9
Ho Chi Minh City
— 6 nights

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bai Tu Long Bay and Hon Ga Choi Island. Venture out of the city with trips to Pont Bai Chay (in Bai Chay) and Halong Bay (Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Bãi Cháy Bridge, &more). There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Cat Ba Island and explore the striking landscape of Cat Ba National Park.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Cat Ba vacation builder website.

London, UK to Cat Ba is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from London to Cat Ba due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Cat Ba

Parks Nature Transportation

Side Trip

Halong Bay
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay
Sung Sot Cave ©
Sung Sot Cave

8
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Off-Road Tours and Presidential Palace Historical Site. Make the 8th (Mon) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. On the 9th (Tue), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, take in the views from Long Bien Bridge, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Hanoi itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Cat Ba to Hanoi in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
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Off-Road Tours
Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) ©
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

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.
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is known for nature, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: Head underground at Phong Nha Caves, relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop, contemplate the waterfront views at Suoi Nuoc Mooc, and take in nature's colorful creations at Phong Nha Botanic Garden.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Hanoi to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop
Phong Nha Botanic Garden ©
Phong Nha Botanic Garden

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Thien Mu Pagoda. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Imperial City, explore the ancient world of Nine Dynastic Urns, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Hue trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March in Hue, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Photography Tours

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Food Tours. Change things up with these side-trips from Hoi An: Da Nang (Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture, Bao Tang Da Nang, &more). On the 29th (Mon), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, and stop by Maya Design.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Hoi An online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hue to Hoi An takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Hoi An are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Da Nang
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Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Spas

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Ba Ho Waterfall and Suoi Do Pagoda. Spend the 2nd (Fri) on the water with a fishing tour. Next up on the itinerary: take in the natural beauty of Hot mineral springs I-Resort Nha Trang, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph's Parish Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bac Thanh Church, and cool off at VinWonders Nha Trang.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Nha Trang day trip planning site.

Getting from Hoi An to Nha Trang by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Da Lat.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Ba Ho Waterfall
Ba Ho Waterfall
Hot mineral springs I-Resort Nha Trang ©
Hot mineral springs I-Resort Nha Trang

6
nights
Da Lat

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Thien Vien Truc Lam and Crazy House. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Linh Phuoc Pagoda, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the dramatic scenery at Pongour Falls, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Da Lat trip itinerary site.

Traveling by bus from Nha Trang to Da Lat takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Da Lat

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Pongour Falls
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Pine Track Adventures ©
Pine Track Adventures
Thien Vien Truc Lam ©
Thien Vien Truc Lam
Linh Phuoc Pagoda ©
Linh Phuoc Pagoda

8
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Vinpearl Safari and Sao Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Duong Dong: Vinpearl Land Phu Quoc (in Ganh Dau), Thien Vien Truc Lam Ho Quoc (Ho Quoc Pagoda) (in Duong To) and An Thoi (May Rut Island & Gam Ghi Island). There's still lots to do: experience rural life at Phu Quoc Mushroom, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ho Quoc Temple, contemplate the long history of Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc, and find something for the whole family at Happy Farm PQ.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Duong Dong trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Da Lat to Duong Dong takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, An Thoi, Ong Lang, Duong To, Vinpearl Land Phu Quoc
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May Rut Island ©
May Rut Island
Vinpearl Safari ©
Vinpearl Safari
Sao Beach ©
Sao Beach

6
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Food Tours and Walking tours. Take a break from Ho Chi Minh City with a short trip to Hoi Khanh Pagoda in Thu Dau Mot, about 56 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, ponder the world of politics at The Independence Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chùa Giác Lâm (Giac Lam Pagoda), and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City sightseeing planner.

Fly from Duong Dong to Ho Chi Minh City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Hoi Khanh Pagoda
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Food Tours
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum

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