12 days in Vietnam Itinerary

12 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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12 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Lucknow
Fly:  13​h
1
Hanoi
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Hue
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Hoi An
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Da Lat
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  1​h 30​min
5
Ho Chi Minh City
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Lucknow

2
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Old Quarter and Vietnamese Women's Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tired City Bao Khanh and Empty Wall Gallery. The adventure continues: make a trip to Temple of Literature & National University, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at One Pillar Pagoda, contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Hanoi driving holiday planner.

Lucknow, India to Hanoi is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lucknow to Hanoi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Hue.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Tired City Bao Khanh ©
Tired City Bao Khanh
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Vietnamese Women's Museum ©
Vietnamese Women's Museum

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Imperial City, then contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, then contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, and finally stroll the grounds of Royal Tombs. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Green Bamboo Art Gallery, look for gifts at Healing the Wounded Heart Shop, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh, then admire the landmark architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda, and finally steep yourself in history at The Flag Tower.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Hue trip maker app .

Getting from Hanoi to Hue by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In July in Hue, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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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

4
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.
You'll get in some beach time at My Khe Beach and An Bang Beach. Attractions like Non Nuoc Beach and Cua Dai Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Take a break from Hoi An with a short trip to Mỹ Sơn in Duy Xuyen District, about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, hunt for treasures at Central Market, steep yourself in history at Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien), and take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Hoi An trip planner .

Traveling by car from Hue to Hoi An takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Hoi An are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Hoi An

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Da Nang, Mỹ Sơn
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Mỹ Sơn ©
Mỹ Sơn
My Khe Beach ©
My Khe Beach
Non Nuoc Beach ©
Non Nuoc Beach

1
night
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.
On the 30th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Linh Phuoc Pagoda, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thien Vien Truc Lam, and then push the limits with an extreme tour.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Da Lat journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Hoi An to Da Lat takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Thien Vien Truc Lam ©
Thien Vien Truc Lam
Linh Phuoc Pagoda ©
Linh Phuoc Pagoda

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market and then take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City route planner.

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. In July in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Shopping Museums
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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Ben Thanh Market ©
Ben Thanh Market

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