60 days in Vietnam Itinerary

60 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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60 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Portland
Fly + bus:  27​h
1
Sapa
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Ninh Binh
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Hue
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Hoi An
— 7 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + shuttle:  3​h
6
Nha Trang
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Phan Thiet
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Da Lat
— 6 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 30​min
9
Ho Chi Minh City
— 7 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
10
Phu Quoc Island
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  4​h 45​min
11
Halong Bay
— 3 nights
ferry:  3​h 45​min
12
Cat Ba
— 3 nights
bus:  4​h
13
Hanoi
— 7 nights
Fly:  21​h
End: Portland

2
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.
Spend the 3rd (Thu) exploring nature at Hoang Lien National Park. There's lots more to do: appreciate the views at Muong Hoa Valley, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Fansipan Mountain, stop by Indigo Cat, and take in the dramatic scenery at Love Waterfall.

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Portland, USA to Sapa is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 15 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Ninh Binh.

Things to do in Sapa

Nature Parks Neighborhoods
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Hoang Lien National Park ©
Hoang Lien National Park
Muong Hoa Valley ©
Muong Hoa Valley
Fansipan Mountain ©
Fansipan Mountain

2
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.
On the 6th (Sun), browse the eclectic array of goods at Rong Market Ninh Binh, explore the fascinating underground world of Trang An Grottoes, and then make a trip to Bich Dong Pagoda. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Van Long Nature Reserve, explore the fascinating underground world of Mua Caves, and then make a trip to Tam Coc.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Ninh Binh road trip app .

Traveling by car from Sapa to Ninh Binh takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of car, flight, bus, and train. In January, daily temperatures in Ninh Binh can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Ninh Binh

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Trang An Grottoes ©
Trang An Grottoes
Tam Coc ©
Tam Coc
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.
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is known for nature, nightlife, wildlife, adventure, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: Head underground at Paradise Cave, explore the striking landscape of Phong Nha Caves, look for all kinds of wild species at The Duck Stop, and take in the dramatic scenery at Phong Nha Botanic Garden.

For reviews and other tourist information, you can read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park online travel planner .

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 10th (Thu) 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
Paradise Cave
Paradise Cave
Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves

5
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.
Hue is known for historic sites, nature, spas, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Imperial City, stroll through Thuan An Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thien Mu Pagoda, and make a trip to The Flag Tower.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Hue trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. January in Hue sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda
Tomb of Minh Mang ©
Tomb of Minh Mang

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.
Explore Hoi An's surroundings by going to Mỹ Sơn (in Duy Xuyen) and Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture (in Da Nang). Spend the 18th (Fri) on the water with a fishing tour. Make the 20th (Sun) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. There's much more to do: make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, tour the pleasant surroundings at An Bang Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains, and take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Hoi An sightseeing planning site .

Traveling by car from Hue to Hoi An takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In January in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to 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
Spas & Wellness
Japanese Covered Bridge ©
Japanese Covered Bridge

4
nights
Nha Trang

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.
On the 24th (Thu), spend a cool day on the water with Mark Scott's Diving Vietnam. There's much more to do: make a splash at Vinpearl Land Amusement Park, take in the views from Xom Bong Bridge, see the interesting displays at Alexandre Yersin Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Nha Trang holiday site .

Do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle from Hoi An to Nha Trang in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Phan Thiet.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Outdoors Adventure Wildlife
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Mark Scott's Diving Vietnam ©
Mark Scott's Diving Vietnam
Po Nagar Cham Towers ©
Po Nagar Cham Towers
Vinpearl Land Nha Trang ©
Vinpearl Land Nha Trang

4
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.
Phan Thiet is known for wildlife, nature, adventure, spas, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Mui Ne Beach, putt your heart out at Tropical Mini-Golf, don't miss a visit to White Sand Dunes, and choose your vessel at MANTA Sail Training Centre.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Phan Thiet trip planner .

You can drive from Nha Trang to Phan Thiet in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Da Lat.

Things to do in Phan Thiet

Outdoors Parks Nature
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Mui Ne Beach ©
Mui Ne Beach
Red Sand Dunes ©
Red Sand Dunes
White Sand Dunes ©
White Sand Dunes

6
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, browse the eclectic array of goods at Dalat Market, take in the spiritual surroundings of Linh Phuoc Pagoda, and contemplate the waterfront views at Xuan Huong Lake.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Da Lat trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Phan Thiet to Da Lat by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Da Lat

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Pongour Falls
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Highlights from your plan
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.
Ho Chi Minh City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, spas, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, ponder the world of politics at The Independence Palace, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Da Lat to Ho Chi Minh City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In February, daytime highs in Ho Chi Minh City are 92°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Phu Quoc Island.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Shopping Outdoors
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Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Central Post Office ©
Central Post Office

4
nights
Phu Quoc Island

Phu Quoc Island ©
The largest of Vietnam's islands, Phu Quoc combines tradition with modernity, and nature with nurture.
Phu Quoc Island is known for beaches, historic sites, adventure, nature, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: relax in the rural setting at Phu Quoc Countryside, make a trip to Dinh Cau Rock (Cua Temple), tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach, and stop by The Green Boutique.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Phu Quoc Island road trip planning app .

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Phu Quoc Island by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Phu Quoc Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Phu Quoc Countryside ©
Phu Quoc Countryside
Sao Beach ©
Sao Beach
Long Beach ©
Long Beach

3
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.
When in Halong Bay, make a side trip to see Cat Ba National Park in Hai Phong, approximately 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay, Head underground at Dau Go Cave, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Long Tien Pagoda, and head off the coast to Hon Ga Choi Island.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Halong Bay trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Phu Quoc Island to Halong Bay in 5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Cat Ba.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trip

Cat Ba National Park
Find places to stay Feb 16 — 19:
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay
Rosa Cruise ©
Rosa Cruise

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.
Spend the 21st (Thu) exploring nature at Cat Ba Island. There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with Full Moon Party Tour, make a trip to Cannon Fort, enjoy the sand and surf at Cat Co 1 Beach, and explore the activities along Lan Ha Bay.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Cat Ba online journey planner .

Getting from Halong Bay to Cat Ba by ferry takes about 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Cat Ba

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Cat Co 1 Beach ©
Cat Co 1 Beach
Full Moon Party Tour ©
Full Moon Party Tour
Cat Ba Island ©
Cat Ba Island

7
nights
Hanoi

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.
Pamper yourself for a day on the 27th (Wed) at some of the top local wellness centers. On the 28th (Thu), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, explore the activities along West Lake, and get engrossed in the history at Ho Chi Minh Museum.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Hanoi trip planner .

You can take a bus from Cat Ba to Hanoi in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
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Travel Agent Hanoi ©
Travel Agent Hanoi
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

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