12 days in Vietnam Itinerary

12 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Hanoi
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Bus to Noi Bai Airport, Fly to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Drive to Ha Long Bai Chay, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay
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Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Fly to Da Nang
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Da Nang
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Hoi An
— 3 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City
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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, browse for treasures at 54 Traditions Gallery, then explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and finally steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University.

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New Delhi, India to Hanoi is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Indochina Time is 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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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 12th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Long Tien Pagoda, then get a new perspective on nature at Bảo Tàng Quảng Ninh, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Sung Sot Cave.

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Do a combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Da Nang.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

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Da Nang

City of Bridges

A curious mix of developed beachfront tourism and untouched local city life, Da Nang presents an often-overlooked but authentic and welcoming picture of central Vietnam.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture, take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains, browse the fresh offerings at Bac My An Market, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Phap Lam Pagoda, and finally stop by Veston Tran.

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Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Da Nang takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in March, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Da Nang

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Nature

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Precious Heritage by Rehahn and Mỹ Sơn. Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Hoi An Handicraft Workshop. The adventure continues: cast your line with a fishing tour, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, tour the pleasant surroundings at An Bang Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Cua Dai Beach.

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Traveling by car from Da Nang to Hoi An takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. March in Hoi An sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Speed Boats Tours and Song Be Golf Resort. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi and Xeo Xo Sai Gon. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ba Thien Hau Temple, hone your skills at UniGolf, take in the exciting artwork at Vietnam ART Gallery, and stroll through Ho Chi Minh trail.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Hoi An, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Ho Chi Minh City, ranging from highs of 40°C to lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Outdoors · Tours · Golf · Classes

Side Trip

Vietnam travel guide

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Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas · Landmarks
While most Southeast Asian countries have at least one booming metropolis, none seem to bustle nearly throughout like Vietnam does. While busy locals zoom about on motorbikes, visitors fill their Vietnam vacations with a mix of cultural sightseeing and exploring the landscape. Big cities and towns boast colonial architecture, open-air markets, outstanding spa complexes, and modern restaurants. The country also features over 3,200 km (2,000 mi) of coastline dotted with sandy bays that attract scuba divers and kitesurfers. Away from busy urban centers, a tour of Vietnam reveals a rural landscape of lush rice paddies, jagged mountain peaks, and timeless villages unspoiled by the outside world.