12 days in Vietnam Itinerary

12 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
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Da Lat
— 1 night
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Halong Bay
— 1 night
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Hanoi
— 3 nights
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Hoi An
— 1 night
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Hue
— 1 night
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights

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Ho Chi Minh City

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 24th (Sat), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, visit Saigon Vibes Tour, and look for gifts at KaT Jewelry.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City travel route builder website.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Ho Chi Minh City. In October, daytime highs in Ho Chi Minh City are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries
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Landmark
Cu Chi Tunnels
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History Museum
War Remnants Museum
4.4

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Da Lat

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): head outdoors with Pine Track Adventures and then scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Da Lat road trip planning website.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.

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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.
On the 26th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Halong Bay online vacation planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Da Lat to Halong Bay in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
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Water Body
Hạ Long Bay
4.4

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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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter, steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake).

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Hanoi trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry, car, flight, and bus from Halong Bay to Hanoi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Neighborhoods
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Must see
Off-Road Tours
4.9
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Neighborhood
Old Quarter
4.4

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): stop by Yaly Couture - Nguyen Thai Hoc branch, then snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, then don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Hoi An trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Hanoi to Hoi An in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In October, daytime highs in Hoi An are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Shopping · Spas
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Spa
Spas
4.7

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): see Off-Road Tours, then steep yourself in history at Imperial City, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thien Mu Pagoda.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Hue visit planner.

Traveling by car from Hoi An to Hue takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

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World heritage site
Imperial City
4.2
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Architectural Building
Thien Mu Pagoda
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Off-Road Tour
Off-Road Tours
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): Head underground at Hang Toi (Dark Cave) and then take a memorable excursion with Day Trips. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop and then relax and rejuvenate at Lemon Tree Nail & Spa.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park road trip planning app.

Getting from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Adventure · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
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