60 days in Vietnam Itinerary

60 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

4
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bai Tu Long Bay and Long Tien Pagoda. Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Dau Go Cave. Get out of town with these interesting Halong Bay side-trips: Quan Lan (Minh Chau beach & Quan Lan Beach). And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of Sung Sot Cave, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bai Chay Beach, head off the coast to Hon Ga Choi Island, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Bai Tho Mountain.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Halong Bay itinerary planning tool.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Halong Bay is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight, car, and ferry. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Halong Bay. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cat Ba.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Quan Lan
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Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay
Sung Sot Cave ©
Sung Sot Cave

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.
Visiting Lan Ha Bay and Cat Ba National Park will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Hospital Cave. Venture out of the city with trips to Do Son Beach (in Hai Phong) and Legend Pearl (in Ha Long). There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Cat Ba Island and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cat Co 1 Beach.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Cat Ba trip itinerary builder.

You can ride a ferry from Halong Bay to Cat Ba in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Cat Ba

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Do Son Beach, Legend Pearl
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Lan Ha Bay ©
Lan Ha Bay
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Cat Ba National Park ©
Cat Ba National Park

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Off-Road Tours. Explore hidden gems such as Vietnamese Women's Museum and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chua Tran Quoc, admire the masterpieces at Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat), and don't miss a visit to Long Bien Bridge.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Hanoi road trip app.

Traveling by bus from Cat Ba to Hanoi takes 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Sapa.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Outdoors Museums
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5
nights
Sapa

Sapa ©
A hub of tourism in the country's northwestern mountainous region, Sapa represents home for a large number of ethnic minorities from the hill tribes of the region, and acts as a base for explorations of the surrounding area's wealth of natural sights.
Visiting Muong Hoa Valley and Ham Rong Mountain will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Stone Church (Holy Rosary Church) and Sapa Culture Museum. Step out of Sapa to go to Lao Cai and see Cao Son Market, which is approximately 1h 45 min away. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Fansipan Mountain, don't miss a visit to O Quy Ho Mountain Pass, contemplate the waterfront views at Sapa Lake, and take in the dramatic scenery at Thac Bac Waterfall (Silver Falls).

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Sapa day trip planning site.

Drive from Hanoi to Sapa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Ninh Binh.

Things to do in Sapa

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cao Son Market, O Quy Ho Heaven Gate
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Fansipan Mountain ©
Fansipan Mountain
Muong Hoa Valley ©
Muong Hoa Valley
Love Waterfall ©
Love Waterfall

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Tam Coc. Visiting Mua Caves and Trang An Grottoes will get you outdoors. When in Ninh Binh, make a side trip to see Bui Chu Cathedral in Nam Dinh, approximately Nam Dinh away. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thai Vi Temple, don't miss a visit to Bich Dong Pagoda, and look for gifts at Minh Trang Handmade.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Ninh Binh tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Sapa to Ninh Binh takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Ninh Binh

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Bui Chu Cathedral
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Trang An Grottoes ©
Trang An Grottoes
Mua Caves ©
Mua Caves

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop, admire the natural beauty at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, and then Head underground at Phong Nha Caves.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park road trip website.

Traveling by car from Ninh Binh to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

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

6
nights
Hue

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Royal Tombs and Tomb of Minh Mang. Do some cultural sightseeing at Thien Mu Pagoda and Tomb of Thieu Tri. The adventure continues: see Off-Road Tours, contemplate the long history of Dan Nam Giao, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bao Quoc Temple, and learn about all things military at Hue War Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Hue driving holiday planning tool.

Drive from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Hue, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Demilitarized Zone
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Tomb of Minh Mang ©
Tomb of Minh Mang
Royal Tombs
Royal Tombs
Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh ©
Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh

7
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Son Tra Mountain (Monkey Mountain). Your inner history buff will appreciate Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien) and Hainan Assembly Hall. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hoi An: Hai Van Pass (in Phu Tho) and Da Nang (Lady Buddha, My Khe Beach, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stop by Yaly Couture, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and explore the world behind art at Precious Heritage by Rehahn.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Hoi An trip builder site.

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 July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Da Nang, Hai Van Pass
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hai Van Pass ©
Hai Van Pass

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.
Nha Tho Nui and Po Nagar Cham Towers will appeal to history buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and Ba Ho Waterfall. And it doesn't end there: witness a stunning natural landmark at Hot mineral springs I-Resort Nha Trang, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, kick back and relax at Hon Chong, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph's Parish Church.

To find more things to do and tourist information, use the Nha Trang tour builder app.

Traveling by flight from Hoi An to Nha Trang takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Phan Thiet.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Nha Tho Nui ©
Nha Tho Nui
Hot mineral springs I-Resort Nha Trang ©
Hot mineral springs I-Resort Nha Trang

5
nights
Phan Thiet

Phan Thiet ©
An emerging coastal getaway, the city of Phan Thiet has always been known for its fishing industry and, in particular, as a center of fish sauce production.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Ke Ga Light house and Thay Thim Temple. Step off the beaten path and head to Fairy Stream (Suoi Tien) and Ho Chi Minh Museum. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Old Fishing Village 3D Museum, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, explore the historical opulence of RD Wine Castle, and stroll through Hon Rom.

Find out how to plan Phan Thiet trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can drive from Nha Trang to Phan Thiet in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Phan Thiet

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ke Ga Light house, Thay Thim Temple
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Mui Ne Beach ©
Mui Ne Beach
Spas
Ke Ga Light house ©
Ke Ga Light house

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.
Thien Vien Truc Lam and Lam Ty Ni Pagoda will appeal to history buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Linh Phuoc Pagoda and Off-Road Tours. The adventure continues: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dalat Cathedral, admire the sheer force of Datanla Falls, and take in nature's colorful creations at Dalat Flower Park.

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Take a bus from Phan Thiet to Da Lat in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Da Lat

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Thien Vien Truc Lam ©
Thien Vien Truc Lam
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Off-Road Tours

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, thentake in the local highlights with Walking tours, thenmake a trip to Bitexco Financial Tower, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Thenday Yuttha Panin Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tam Son Hoi Quan Pagoda, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ba Thien Hau Temple, thenget a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally look for gifts at Ipa-Nima.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City vacation builder website.

You can fly from Da Lat to Ho Chi Minh City in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
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Ba Thien Hau Temple ©
Ba Thien Hau Temple
Boat Tours & Water Sports

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Sao Beach and Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cao Dai Temple and Dinh Ba Thuy Long Thanh Mau. Change things up with a short trip to Thien Vien Truc Lam Ho Quoc (Ho Quoc Pagoda) in Duong To (about 34 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Vinpearl Safari, stroll through Ong Lang Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Khem Beach, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Duong Dong day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Duong Dong takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Duong To, Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho, Sao Beach
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Sao Beach ©
Sao Beach
Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc ©
Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc
Long Beach ©
Long Beach

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