50 days in Vietnam & Maldives Itinerary

50 days in Vietnam & Maldives Itinerary

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50 days in Vietnam & Maldives Itinerary

Start: Dublin, Ireland
Fly:  17​h
1
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 5 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
2
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Hue, Vietnam
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + foot + shuttle:  3​h
5
Nha Trang, Vietnam
— 5 nights
bus:  2​h 15​min
6
Da Lat, Vietnam
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 30​min
7
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 5 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
8
Duong Dong, Vietnam
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  13​h 30​min
9
Rasdhoo, Maldives
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
10
Male, Maldives
— 5 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Dublin, Ireland


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5
nights
Hanoi, Vietnam

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Quarter and Temple of Literature & National University. Popular historic sites such as Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and One Pillar Pagoda are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chua Tran Quoc, explore the world behind art at Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat), explore the galleries of Tired City Bao Khanh, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Hanoi online trip maker .

Dublin, Ireland to Hanoi is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Indochina Time is 7 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
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Photography Tours
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Chua Tran Quoc ©
Chua Tran Quoc

4
nights
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Phong Nha Caves and Tu Lan Caving Center. Step out of Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to go to Dong Hoi and see Bai Da Nhay (Jumping rock beach), which is approximately 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of Paradise Cave, admire the natural beauty at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, and relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park route planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Hanoi to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, train, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Dong Hoi
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Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
Phong Nha Botanic Garden ©
Phong Nha Botanic Garden
Bai Da Nhay (Jumping rock beach) ©
Bai Da Nhay (Jumping rock beach)

6
nights
Hue, Vietnam

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.
Royal Tombs and Thien Mu Pagoda will appeal to history buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Tomb of Minh Mang and Tomb of Tu Duc. Go for a jaunt from Hue to Dong Ha to see Cua Viet Beach about 2 hours away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Imperial City, don't miss a visit to Tu Dam Pagoda, explore the ancient world of Nine Dynastic Urns, and step into the grandiose world of Thai Hoa Palace.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Hue driving holiday planner .

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. May in Hue sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Cua Viet Beach
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Thuan An Beach ©
Thuan An Beach
Royal Tombs
Royal Tombs
Tomb of Minh Mang ©
Tomb of Minh Mang

6
nights
Hoi An, Vietnam

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Non Nuoc Beach and Cua Dai Beach. Get some historical perspective at Mỹ Sơn and Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hoi An: Food Tours (in Da Nang), Hai Van Pass (in Phu Tho) and Bang An Tower (in Dien Ban). There's lots more to do: test the waters at a local thermal spa, snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, and relax in the rural setting at Tra Que Vegetable Village.

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Getting from Hue to Hoi An by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Hoi An

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Da Nang, Bang An Tower, Mỹ Sơn, Hai Van Pass
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Mỹ Sơn ©
Mỹ Sơn
Thermal Spas
Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien) ©
Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien)

5
nights
Nha Trang, Vietnam

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Doc Let Beach and Hon Chong. Get some historical perspective at Po Nagar Cham Towers and St. Joseph's Parish Church. There's lots more to do: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, browse the exhibits of Long Thanh Photo Studio, enjoy the sand and surf at Nha Trang Beach, and take in the exciting artwork at DDK's Black & White Photo Gallery.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Nha Trang trip itinerary planner .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Hoi An to Nha Trang in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Da Lat.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Nha Trang Beach ©
Nha Trang Beach
Po Nagar Cham Towers ©
Po Nagar Cham Towers
Hon Chong ©
Hon Chong

4
nights
Da Lat, Vietnam

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 Linh Phuoc Pagoda. Popular historic sites such as Dalat Cathedral and Linh Son Pagoda are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, get outside with Pine Track Adventures, admire the landmark architecture of Dalat Railway Station, and explore the world behind art at Lam Dong Museum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Da Lat trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by bus from Nha Trang to Da Lat takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nha Tho Bao Loc
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Thien Vien Truc Lam ©
Thien Vien Truc Lam
Linh Phuoc Pagoda ©
Linh Phuoc Pagoda

5
nights
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at War Remnants Museum and FITO Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Ba Thien Hau Temple and Saigon. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and take a stroll through Dong Khoi Street.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary builder website .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Da Lat to Ho Chi Minh City in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. June in Ho Chi Minh City sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Neighborhoods Museums
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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Ba Thien Hau Temple ©
Ba Thien Hau Temple
FITO Museum ©
FITO Museum

5
nights
Duong Dong, Vietnam

Duong Dong ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Phu Quoc Countryside and Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc. Get some historical perspective at Ho Quoc pagoda and Ho Quoc Temple. When in Duong Dong, make a side trip to see Sao Beach in An Thoi, approximately 34 minutes away.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Duong Dong trip planning app .

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Duong Dong by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rasdhoo.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

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

1
night
Rasdhoo, Maldives

Rasdhoo ©
As the only inhabited island in the Rasdhoo Atoll, Rasdhoo serves as a basecamp of sorts for vacationing in the area.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): stroll through Bikini Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience and then stroll through Veligandu Island Beach.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Rasdhoo trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Duong Dong to Rasdhoo. Traveling from Duong Dong to Rasdhoo, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In June in Rasdhoo, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 31°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Male.

Things to do in Rasdhoo

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Veligandu Island Beach
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Veligandu Island Beach ©
Veligandu Island Beach
Bikini Beach ©
Bikini Beach
Shark Diving

5
nights
Male, Maldives

The tiny but densely populated city of Male represents a contrast to the laid-back beach resorts found in much of the rest of the Maldives.
Relax by the water at Hulhumale Beach and Rasfannu. Popular historic sites such as Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque) and Medhu Ziyaarath are in your itinerary. Step out of Male to go to Hulhumale and see Hulhumale Mosque, which is approximately 56 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, hunt for treasures at Male Fish Market, take in the spiritual surroundings of Grand Friday Mosque, and contemplate the long history of Mulee Aage.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Male trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Rasdhoo to Male in 5.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Male

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

North Male Atoll, Hulhumale
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Mulee Aage ©
Mulee Aage
Grand Friday Mosque ©
Grand Friday Mosque

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