12 days in Vietnam Itinerary

12 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Hue
— 1 day
2
Hoi An
— 3 nights
3
Ho Chi Minh City
— 1 night
4
Phu Quoc Island
— 4 nights
5
Hanoi
— 2 nights

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): explore the galleries of Green Bamboo Art Gallery, thensteep yourself in history at Imperial City, thenadmire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Mieu Temple.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Hue trip itinerary maker website.

Savannakhet, Laos to Hue is an approximately 7-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Savannakhet in April, plan for slightly colder days in Hue, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive 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.
We've included these beaches for you: An Bang Beach and Cua Dai Beach. Museum-lovers will appreciate Precious Heritage by Rehahn and ALLEY Artist House. And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Rubin Cloth Shop, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, and make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Hoi An vacation planning website.

Traveling by car from Hue to Hoi An takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. April in Hoi An sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

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

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

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City online day trip planner.

You can fly from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Hoi An in April: highs in Ho Chi Minh City hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time 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.
For shopping fun, head to Phu Quoc Gallery of Contemporary Art (GoCA) or Taste of Vietnam. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Ong Lang Beach and Mui Ganh Dau Beach. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Vung Bau Beach, stroll through Long Beach, relax and rejuvenate at Galina Phu Quoc Mudbath & Spa, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Duong Dong Market.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Phu Quoc Island tour planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Ho Chi Minh City to Phu Quoc Island in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Phu Quoc Island

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Ong Lang Beach ©
Ong Lang Beach
Phu Quoc Gallery of Contemporary Art (GoCA) ©
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): contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, visit Old Quarter, and then browse for treasures at 54 Traditions Gallery.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Hanoi driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Phu Quoc Island to Hanoi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, bus, taxi, and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. On the 12th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Temple of Literature & National University ©
Temple of Literature & National University
Hoa Lo Prison ©
Hoa Lo Prison

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