12 days in Vietnam is suitable to have good itineraries to visit almost all highlights of the country.

Travelers can start from Hanoi and end the trip in Ho Chi Minh City or vice verse. Travelers can also add a part of Cambodia or Laos in this period of time

Would you like another itinerary or suggestion? Please let us know or customize your Vietnam trip or check out our Vietnam tour packages.

 

12 days in Vietnam

Turtle Tower, Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi

 

12 days in Vietnam from Hanoi

Hanoi – Halong Bay – Ninh Binh – Da Nang – Hoi An – Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta

  • Hanoi: 2 days
  • Ha Long: 2 days
  • Ninh Binh: 1 day
  • Da Nang – Hoi An: 3 days
  • Ho Chi Minh City: 2 days
  • Mekong Delta: 2 days

Halong Bay

The most highlights of the North of Vietnam for those who travel Vietnam for the first time are Hanoi, Halong Bay, Ninh Binh, Mai Chau, Sapa. You can choose some of the destination then continue with Hue, Da Nang, Hoian in the Central.

The South of Vietnam is famous with Nha Trang beach, Da Lat, the metropolitan Ho Chi Minh City with nearby Cu Chi Tunnels, Cao Dai Holy See. Mighty Mekong delta and Phu Quoc beach Island are also attractive for many travelers

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One of the tour itineraries in 12 days from Hanoi to Saigon for your consideration:

  • Day 1: Hanoi arrival, visit Hanoi
  • Day 2: Hanoi – Halong Bay (Over night on boat)
  • Day 3: Halong – Ninh Binh
  • Day 4: Ninh Binh – Hanoi
  • Day 5: Hanoi – Da Nang – Hoian
  • Day 6 + 7: Hoi An
  • Day 8: Hoian – Da Nang – Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
  • Day 9: Saigon – Cao Dai Holy See – Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Day 10: Saigon – Mekong delta
  • Day 11: Mekong delta – Saigon
  • Day 12: Saigon – Departure.

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12 days in Vietnam from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi

Floating Market, Cai Rang, Mekong delta

Travelers can change above itinerary with start point from Saigon. Here is another itinerary with difference destinations and start from Saigon:

  • Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City arrival
  • Day2: Ho Chi Minh City tour, Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Day 3: HCMC – Da Lat (Flight)
  • Day 4: Da Lat
  • Day 5: Da Lat – Nha Trang
  • Day 6: Nha Trang
  • Day 7: Nha Trang – Hanoi
  • Day 8: Hanoi – Ha Long
  • Day 9: Halong – Hanoi – Night train to Sapa
  • Day 10: Sapa
  • Day 11: Sapa – Night train back to Hanoi
  • Day 12: Hanoi – Departure

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12 days in Vietnam and Cambodia

Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Travelers can start the tour from Angkor Wat, Cambodia then take a flight to either Hanoi or Saigon then Hanoi. Or if travelers start the tour from Hanoi or Saigon, they can also combine with Angkor Wat.

Here is one of the most interesting itineraries which is selected by many travelers:

  • Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City arrival
  • Day2: Ho Chi Minh City tour, Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Day 3: HCMC – Mekong delta
  • Day 4: HCMC – Siem Reap (Angkor Wat)
  • Day 5: Visit Angkor Wat
  • Day 6: Siem Reap – Hanoi (Flight in the morning), visit Hanoi in the afternoon
  • Day 7: Hanoi – Ha Long
  • Day 8: Halong – Hanoi – Night train to Sapa
  • Day 9: Sapa
  • Day 10: Sapa – Night train back to Hanoi
  • Day 11: Hanoi – Ninh Binh
  • Day 12: Ninh Binh – Hanoi Airport for departure

 

12 days in Vietnam and Laos

Luang Prabang, Laos

A Buddhist temple in Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang, famous with countless Buddhist temples, is a perfect place in Laos to relax and experience a slower, simpler way of life

Here is an option to combine Vietnam and Luang Prabang:

  • Day 1: Hanoi arrival, visit Hanoi
  • Day2: Hanoi – Halong Bay (Over night on boat)
  • Day 3: Halong – Ninh Binh
  • Day 4: Ninh Binh – Hanoi
  • Day 5: Hanoi – Luang Prabang
  • Day 6: Luang Prabang
  • Day 7: Luang Prabang – Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
  • Day 8: Saigon – Cao Dai Holy See – Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Day 9: Saigon – Mekong delta (Overnight in Can Tho)
  • Day 10: Can Tho – Saigon
  • Day 11: Saigon City tour – Shopping
  • Day 12: Departure

Budgets for 12 days in Vietnam

  • 3 star hotel without flight: 109 – 1250 $US/ person for double/ twin sharing
  • 4 star hotel without flight: 1380 – 1550 $US/ person for double/ twin sharing
  • 5 star hotel without flight: 1550 – 1950 $US/ person for double/ twin sharing
  • Flight from 80$US/ 1 way (North/ South to Central), from 150$US/ 1 way North to South or vice versa

Of course the budgets for these 12 days depend much on what travelers can afford. To save money, travelers can choose suitable downtown 2 or 3 star hotels from 30-40 $US/ night, use local restaurant or street foods, check for tourist buses for main and long routes, book cheap air tickets with Vietnam Airlines, Vietjet Air or Jetstar

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