12 days in Vietnam Itinerary

12 days in Vietnam Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Vietnam trip planner
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Hanoi
— 3 nights
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Da Nang
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Hoi An
— 2 nights
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Da Nang
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Nha Trang
— 2 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City
— 3 nights
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Hanoi — 3 nights

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, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Quarter, explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For reviews and more tourist information, read Hanoi trip planner.

Auckland, New Zealand to Hanoi is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Auckland to Hanoi is minus 5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Da Nang.
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Da Nang

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.
To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Da Nang road trip tool.

You can fly from Hanoi to Da Nang in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August in Da Nang, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 30°C at night. On the 20th (Sat), you're off to Hoi An.
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Hoi An — 2 nights

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.
Here are some ideas for day two: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and then stroll through Cua Dai Beach.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Hoi An driving holiday site.

You can drive from Da Nang to Hoi An in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Da Nang.
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Da Nang

To find out how to plan a trip to Da Nang, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Hoi An to Da Nang takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll travel to Nha Trang.
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Nha Trang — 2 nights

On a vacation in Nha Trang, a famous Vietnam resort town, you can lounge on a beach all day and party into the night.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Nha Tho Nui and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Po Nagar Cham Towers.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Nha Trang trip itinerary planning app.

Fly from Da Nang to Nha Trang in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to fly to Ho Chi Minh City.
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Ho Chi Minh City — 3 nights

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 27th (Sat), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, stop by Cao Minh Saigon, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City online sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Vietnam travel guide

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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.
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