12 days in Vietnam Itinerary

12 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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12 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  9 h 45 min
1
Hanoi
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + Ferry:  4 h
2
Halong Bay
— 1 night
+4
Ferry + Drive + Fly + Taxi + Bus:  6 h 30 min
3
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Hue
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Hoi An
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h
6
Ho Chi Minh City
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
7
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
— 1 night
Fly:  9 h
End: Mumbai

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.
On the 16th (Tue), take in the exciting artwork at TiredCity Hang Bong, explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then stop by Old Quarter. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Hanoi trip planner.

Mumbai, India to Hanoi is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mumbai to Hanoi due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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TiredCity Hang Bong ©
TiredCity Hang Bong
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

1
night
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 18th (Thu), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay.

Start your trip to Halong Bay by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Tours Parks Nature
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay

2
nights
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 19th (Fri), explore the fascinating underground world of Phong Nha Caves and then relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: Head underground at Hang Toi (Dark Cave) and then Head underground at Son Doong Cave.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park vacation builder .

Traveling by combination of ferry, flight, and taxi from Halong Bay to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature
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Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop
Son Doong Cave ©
Son Doong Cave

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): contemplate the long history of Imperial City, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thien Mu Pagoda, and then contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Hue trip maker site .

You can drive from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In March in Hue, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites
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Imperial City ©
Imperial City
Thien Mu Pagoda ©
Thien Mu Pagoda
Tomb of Minh Mang ©
Tomb of Minh Mang

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): look for gifts at Rubin Cloth Shop, snap pictures at Japanese Covered Bridge, then make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, then browse the range of quality goods at Ginkgo T-Shirts Store Le Loi, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, explore the striking landscape at The Marble Mountains, and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Hoi An travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Hue to Hoi An takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in March, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours Shopping Parks

Side Trip

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

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then make a trip to Hoi Khanh Pagoda, and then don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, admire the striking features of Central Post Office, take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, ponder the world of politics at The Independence Palace, then hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, and finally browse the exhibits of Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Hoi An in March, plan for a bit warmer days in Ho Chi Minh City, with highs around 40°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hoi Khanh Pagoda
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Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Ben Thanh Market ©
Ben Thanh Market

1
night
Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Ho Quoc Temple, relax in the rural setting at Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally stop by All Good Things Phu Quoc.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Duong Dong itinerary app .

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Duong Dong in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Spas Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho
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Spas
All Good Things Phu Quoc ©
All Good Things Phu Quoc

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