12 days in Vietnam Itinerary

12 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Halong Bay
— 1 night
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Hanoi
— 2 nights
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Sapa
— 1 night
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Hue
— 1 night
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Da Nang
— 1 night
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Hoi An
— 1 night
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Nha Trang
— 1 night
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights

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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Ti Top Beach and then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Halong Bay online sightseeing planner.

Mandalay, Myanmar to Halong Bay is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Mandalay to Halong Bay is 0.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Transportation
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 27:
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding

2
nights
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 28th (Sat): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Tired City Bao Khanh, get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter, then enjoy the sand and surf at Quan Lan Beach, then make a trip to Ho Van - Van Mieu, and finally steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Hanoi tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry, car, flight, and bus from Halong Bay to Hanoi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Sapa.

Things to do in Hanoi

Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Temple of Literature & National University ©

1
night
Sapa

A hub of tourism in the country's northwestern mountainous region, Sapa represents home for a large number of ethnic minorities from the hill tribes of the region, and acts as a base for explorations of the surrounding area's wealth of natural sights.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, examine the collection at Sapa Culture Museum, and then take a stroll through Giang Ta Chai Village.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Sapa trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hanoi to Sapa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Hue.

Things to do in Sapa

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 30:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Giang Ta Chai Village ©
Giang Ta Chai Village
Sapa Culture Museum ©
Sapa Culture Museum

1
night
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 31st (Tue): contemplate the long history of Imperial City and then get outside with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Thuan An Beach, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then stop by Healing the Wounded Heart Shop, and finally admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Hue trip builder website.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Sapa to Hue takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Hue sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Da Nang.

Things to do in Hue

Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda

1
night
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 2nd (Thu), browse the fresh offerings at Bac My An Market, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Da Nang trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Hue to Da Nang in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. January in Da Nang sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can take a shuttle to Hoi An.

Things to do in Da Nang

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Spas
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 2:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Spas
Bac My An Market ©
Bac My An Market

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, take in nature's colorful creations at Jack's Cat Cafe, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cua Dai Beach, then explore the world behind art at Thanh Ha Terracotta Park, and finally stop by Hoa Nang Sunny Cloth Shop.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Hoi An trip itinerary site.

You can take a shuttle from Da Nang to Hoi An in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January in Hoi An, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Hoi An

Parks · Shopping · Spas · Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 3:
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Cua Dai Beach ©
Cua Dai Beach
Jack's Cat Cafe ©
Jack's Cat Cafe
Spas & Wellness

1
night
Nha Trang

On a vacation in Nha Trang, a famous Vietnam resort town, you can lounge on a beach all day and party into the night.
On the 4th (Sat), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nha Trang Beach.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Nha Trang tour builder tool.

Getting from Hoi An to Nha Trang by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Nha Trang Beach ©
Nha Trang Beach

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nights
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.
On the 5th (Sun), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, then wander the streets of Pham Ngu Lao Street, then take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, and finally wander the streets of Ho Chi Minh City's Book Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, wander the streets of Dong Khoi Street, and then look for gifts at L'Usine Dong Khoi.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Ben Thanh Market ©
Ben Thanh Market

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