50 days in Vietnam Itinerary

50 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Vietnam route planner

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Hanoi
— 5 nights
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 4 nights
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Hue
— 5 nights
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Hoi An
— 6 nights
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Nha Trang
— 4 nights
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Da Lat
— 5 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 5 nights
Fly
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Con Son
— 3 nights
Fly
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Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 6 nights
Fly to Haiphong, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay
— 5 nights
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Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Drive to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Fly to Edinburgh

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Hanoi

— 5 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.
On the 21st (Wed), 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), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Literature & National University, and have fun at Authentic Bat Trang.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Hanoi trip itinerary builder website.

Edinburgh, UK to Hanoi is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Edinburgh to Hanoi is 7 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Classes
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 25:

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

— 4 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.
Step out of Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park with an excursion to Hang Toi (Dark Cave) in Son Trach--about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Son Doong Cave, contemplate the waterfront views at Suoi Nuoc Mooc, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and admire the natural beauty at Phong Nha Botanic Garden.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 25 — 29:

Hue

— 5 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.
Spend the 31st (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Imperial City, have fun at Hope Center Hue, snap pictures at Thanh Toan Bridge, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Hue trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Hue sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 3:

Hoi An

— 6 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.
When in Hoi An, make a side trip to see Tran Thi Ly Bridge in Da Nang, approximately Da Nang away. There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, experience rural life at Tra Que Minty Garden, and look for gifts at Rubin Cloth Shop.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Hoi An trip tool.

Getting from Hue to Hoi An by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Outdoors · Fun & Games · Classes

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 3 — 9:

Nha Trang

— 4 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.
Spend the 10th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Po Nagar Cham Towers, take in the natural beauty of Hot mineral springs I-Resort Nha Trang, explore the galleries of Long Thanh Photo Studio, and kick back and relax at Nha Trang Beach.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Nha Trang tour itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Hoi An to Nha Trang takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Da Lat.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 13:

Da Lat

— 5 nights

City of a Thousand Flowers

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, adventure, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Pine Track Adventures, don't miss a visit to Valley of Love, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chùa Tàu - Thiên Vương Cổ Sát, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Da Lat trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Nha Trang to Da Lat takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 13 — 18:

Ho Chi Minh City

— 5 nights

Pearl of the Far East

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.
On the 20th (Fri), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office, look for gifts at The Craft House Original - Souvenir & Gift Shop, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Da Lat to Ho Chi Minh City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In August in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Con Son.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 23:

Con Son

— 3 nights

Devil's Island

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.
Con Son is known for wildlife, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, stroll the grounds of Hang Duong Cemetary, explore the activities along An Hai Lake, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bãi Đầm Trầu.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Con Son online travel planner.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Con Son in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Con Son

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 26:

Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

— 6 nights
A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Explore Duong Dong's surroundings by going to Sun World Hon Thom Nature Park (in An Thoi) and Vinpearl Land Phu Quoc (in Ganh Dau). There's lots more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at Luna Thai Spa, don't miss a visit to Dinh Cau Rock (Cua Temple), get outside with Archipelago Anthoy, and tee off at Vinpearl Golf Phu Quoc Course.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Duong Dong travel route planner.

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 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors · Theme Parks · Tours · Golf

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 26 — Sep 1:

Halong Bay

— 5 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Halong Bay: Cat Ba (Cat Ba Island & Lan Ha Bay). Next up on the itinerary: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, Head underground at Dau Go Cave, indulge in some personalized pampering at Royal Spa, and contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, read our Halong Bay day trip planning tool.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Duong Dong to Halong Bay in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, train, and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature · Parks · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 1 — 6:

Vietnam travel guide

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Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas · Landmarks
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.