12 days in Vietnam Itinerary

12 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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12 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  10 h 30 min
1
Hoi An
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Hue
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
3
Hanoi
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + Ferry:  4 h
4
Halong Bay
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 30 min
5
Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
Fly:  9 h 45 min
End: Mumbai

2
nights
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 31st (Tue): look for gifts at Rubin Cloth Shop, then take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, then don't miss a visit to Hoi An Ancient Town, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, stroll through The Marble Mountains, and then admire the masterpieces at Precious Heritage by Rehahn.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hoi An tour itinerary planning app .

Mumbai, India to Hoi An is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mumbai to Hoi An due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mumbai in March, you will find days in Hoi An are slightly colder (32°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Shopping Museums

Side Trip

The Marble Mountains
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Spas
Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang, admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, and then contemplate the long history of Imperial City. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc, and then stop by Truc Chi Garden.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Hue tour itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Hoi An to Hue takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Hue are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda

3
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.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Old Quarter, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Hanoi online itinerary planner .

Fly from Hue to Hanoi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
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Off-Road Tours
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

1
night
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 7th (Tue): explore the activities along Bai Tu Long Bay and then explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Halong Bay trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks Nature
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Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Bai Tu Long Bay

3
nights
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.
Ho Chi Minh City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, adventure, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Halong Bay to Ho Chi Minh City in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. April in Ho Chi Minh City sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Central Post Office ©
Central Post Office

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