12 days in Vietnam Itinerary

12 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): look for gifts at Rubin Cloth Shop, make a trip to Japanese Covered Bridge, don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, then explore the wide array of goods at Ginkgo T-Shirts Store Le Loi, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Hoi An tour itinerary app.

Sydney, Australia to Hoi An is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Sydney to Hoi An due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in July; daily highs in Hoi An reach 39°C and lows reach 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Da Nang.

Things to do in Hoi An

Shopping · Spas
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Spas
4.7

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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.
On the 8th (Wed), indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, then don't miss a visit to The Marble Mountains, and then look for gifts at Namaka Jewelry.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Da Nang trip itinerary app.

Getting from Hoi An to Da Nang by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In July in Da Nang, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Da Nang

Tours · Nature · Shopping · Parks
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Food Tours
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Geologic Formation
The Marble Mountains
4.1
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Namaka Jewelry
4.7

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Halong Bay

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Bai Tu Long Bay and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Halong Bay online trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Da Nang to Halong Bay in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature · Parks
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Water Body
Hạ Long Bay
4.4
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Water Body
Bai Tu Long Bay
4.6

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): look for gifts at TiredCity Hang Bong, explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then visit Old Quarter. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Hanoi online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Halong Bay to Hanoi by combination of ferry, car, flight, and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Nature
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Neighborhood
Old Quarter
4.4

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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.
On the 12th (Sun), relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop and then Head underground at Son Doong Cave.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip maker app.

Fly from Hanoi to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Nature · Parks
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The Duck Stop
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.
On the 13th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, then admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, and then contemplate the long history of Imperial City.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Hue visit planner.

Drive from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Hue

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World heritage site
Imperial City
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Architectural Building
Thien Mu Pagoda
4.3
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Historic Site
Tomb of Minh Mang
4.4

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Da Lat

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nha Tho Bao Loc, then head outdoors with Pine Track Adventures, and then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Da Lat online day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Hue to Da Lat takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Da Lat

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, then ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office, and finally take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Da Lat to Ho Chi Minh City by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Shopping
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Landmark
Cu Chi Tunnels
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History Museum
War Remnants Museum
4.4

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