12 days in Vietnam Itinerary

12 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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12 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Savannakhet
Drive:  10​h
1
Hue
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
2
Hoi An
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
3
Ho Chi Minh City
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  1​h 30​min
4
Phu Quoc Island
— 4 nights
Taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Hanoi
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Savannakhet

1
day
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 2nd (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Green Bamboo Art Gallery, then contemplate the long history of Imperial City, then contemplate the long history of Thien Mu Pagoda, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Mieu Temple.

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Savannakhet, Laos to Hue is an approximately 7-hour car ride. You can also fly. While traveling from Savannakhet, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Hue, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda
The Mieu Temple ©
The Mieu Temple

3
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Precious Heritage by Rehahn and ALLEY Artist House. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at An Bang Beach and Cua Dai Beach. There's much more to do: stop by Rubin Cloth Shop, hunt for treasures at Central Market, don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Hoi An road trip site .

Drive from Hue to Hoi An in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

Beaches Parks Shopping
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Precious Heritage by Rehahn ©
Precious Heritage by Rehahn
An Bang Beach ©
An Bang Beach
Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town

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.
On the 6th (Sat), stop by Pour Homme - Shoes & Leather, hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, and finally take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City online travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Hoi An in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Ho Chi Minh City, with highs around 41°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Phu Quoc Island.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Ben Thanh Market ©
Ben Thanh Market
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral

4
nights
Phu Quoc Island

Phu Quoc Island ©
The largest of Vietnam's islands, Phu Quoc combines tradition with modernity, and nature with nurture.
Head to Phu Quoc Gallery of Contemporary Art (GoCA) and Taste of Vietnamfor plenty of shopping. We've included these beaches for you: Ong Lang Beach and Long Beach. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Vung Bau Beach, stroll through Sao Beach, browse the eclectic array of goods at Duong Dong Market, and relax and rejuvenate at Galina Phu Quoc Mudbath & Spa.

To see reviews and tourist information, read Phu Quoc Island trip maker website .

Fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Phu Quoc Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Phu Quoc Island

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Ong Lang Beach ©
Ong Lang Beach
Sao Beach ©
Sao Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, then wander the streets of Old Quarter, and then browse for treasures at 54 Traditions Gallery.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Hanoi online road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Phu Quoc Island to Hanoi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Hoa Lo Prison ©
Hoa Lo Prison

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