Vietnam itinerary 12 days is a long experience for you. Enough for you to understand the culture as well as special dishes only available in Vietnam. Every journey is an experience, a memorable adventure. Or each destination is not only to admire the majestic natural scenery but also for visitors to explore and take care of their health after each trip. Let’s learn about this itinerary with Metta Voyage.

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1. Day 1+2:  Ho Chi Minh City arrival, Ho Chi Minh Tour, Cu Chi Tunnels

Ho Chi Minh City, known as Saigon, is more dynamic than any other city in Vietnam. Despite living in a large city, hustle and bustle, the locals here still know how to relax. When the sun goes down, the lights come on, Ho Chi Minh City can meet any of your needs, from popular beer bars to sophisticated bars or lively clubs.

1.1. What to do?

Coming to Ho Chi Minh City, you should visit the following monuments and places:

  • War Remnants Museum

  • Independence Palace

  • Vietnam History Museum

  • Ho Chi Minh City Theater

  • Ben Thanh market

  • Cu Chi Tunnels

1.2. What to eat?

Thinking about what to eat in Ho Chi Minh is not difficult. Of course, the specialties here will make visitors feel uneasy and miss that piece when they leave.

Saigon sticky rice

Address: Mama Chang – 318 Hoa Hao, District 10, HCMC

Opening hours: 6:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Reference price: 20,000 VND

Banh canh Sai Gon

Address: No. 47A Dinh Phong Phu Street, Tang Nhon Phu Ward, District 9, City. Ho Chi Minh

Opening hours: 1:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Reference price: 25,000 VND – 30,000 VND

Bun mam Sai Gon

Address: Bun Mam 444 – 375 Le Quang Dinh, Ward 5, Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City

Opening hours: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Reference price: 35,000 VND – 55,000 VND

Hu tieu ca

Address: Nam Vang Noodles and Fish Noodles – Nguyen Thi Minh Khai: 408/37 – 39 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, District 3, City. HCM.

Opening hours: 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Reference price: 30,000 VND – 45,000 VND

Com tam Sai Gon

Address: 263 Tran Quang Khai, Tan Dinh Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City

Opening hours: 7:00 AM – 9:30 PM

Reference price: 45,000 VND – 80,000 VND

Saigon Bread

Address: PewPew Bread – 66 Ut Tich, Ward 4, Tan Binh, Ho Chi Minh City

Opening hours: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Reference price: 20,000 VND – 30,000 VND

Banh trang tron

Address: 38 Nguyen Thuong Hien, Ward 5, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City

Opening hours: 1:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Reference price: 10,000 VND – 22,000 VND

1.3. Where to stay?

  • Lavela Sai Gon
  • Lotus Sai Gon Hotel
  • Muong Thanh Luxury Sai Gon Hotel

There are several excellent quality hotels that will make your stay memorable

Cu Chi Tunnels

Cu Chi Tunnels is one of the famous Cu Chi tourist attractions that many tourists know when visiting this locality.

Address: Provincial Road 15, Phu Hiep Hamlet, Phu My Hung Commune, Cu Chi District, Ho Chi Minh City.

Opening hours: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM daily.

Ticket price for Cu Chi Tunnels tourist area is about: 20,000 – 30,000 VND/person

Going into the tunnel: 20,000 VND/person

Games 50,000 VND/person.

What to do in Cu Chi Tunnels

  • Explore the war zone reenactment
  • Try your hand at gun disassembly, test shooting skills

  • Visiting the swimming pool simulating the East Sea
  • Enjoy Trung An fruit garden
  • Visit the wildlife rescue station

1.4. What to eat at Cu Chi Tunnels

Boiled cassava, ground peanuts, sugar and coconut: The main foods of the liberation army during the war due to food scarcity.

Bo to Xuan Dao

Address: 700 Nguyen Giao, Cu Chi, Ho Chi Minh City.

Open: 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Must-try dishes: Boiled beef rolled with vegetables, grilled beef, beef porridge… Price is about 100,000 VND – 150,000 VND/person

Sugarcane juice durian

Reference price: 10,000 VND

2. Day 3 + 4: Ho Chi Minh City – Da Lat Tour

A beautiful city full of vibrant colors, and has never waned in its popularity. The ultimate virtual paradise all year round, with flowers blooming in a cool climate, filling the flower town. Da Lat city is not only a famous place to relax and visit. But also bright colorful experiences

2.1. What to do?

Datanla Waterfall Dalat

Address: Highway 20, Prenn Pass, Ward 3, Da Lat City, Lam Dong Province

Reference ticket price:

  • Adults: 30,000 VND/person
  • Children: 10,000 VND/person

ZooDoo Dalat Zoo

Address: Sub-zone 94A, Da Nhim commune, Lac Duong district, Lam Dong province

Reference ticket price:

  • Adults: 100,000 VND/person
  • Children under 120cm: 50,000 VND/person
  • Children under 90cm: Free

Langbiang Mountain Da Lat

Address: Lac Duong town, Lac Duong district, Lam Dong province

Reference ticket price:

  • Adults: 30,000 VND/person
  • Children: 15,000 VND/person

Tuyen Lam Lake Dalat

Address: Ward 4, Da Lat city, Lam Dong province

Domaine De Marie Church Dalat

Address: 1 Ngo Quyen, Ward 6, Da Lat City, Lam Dong Province

2.2. What to eat?

Banh Uot Long Ga

Good places to eat:

Quan Trang: 15F Tang Bat Ho

Quan Long: Alley 202, Lot A16, KQH Phan Dinh Phung

Quan Hang 68: 68 Phan Dinh Phung

Banh Can

Good places to eat:

Banh Can Le: 27/44 Yersin, Ward 10

Community Banh Canh Soup: 13 Houses

Banh Can Doc Nha Hang: 15A Nguyen Bieu, Ward 1

Nem nuong

Good places to eat:

Quan Ba Hung: 328 Phan Dinh Phung

Quan Ba Nghia: 45 Bui Thi Xuan, Ward 2

Quan Hung Van: 150 Bui Thi Xuan, Ward 2

Banh trang nuong

Good places to eat:

Banh trang nuong Di Dinh: 26 Hoang Dieu, ward 5

61: 61 Nguyen Van Troi

Banh trang Bui Thi Xuan: 180 Bui Thi Xuan

Oc buou nhoi thit

Good places to eat:

Quan oc nhoi thit: 33 Hai Ba Trung, ward 6

Quan oc nhoi thit: number 4D – 41 Hai Ba Trung

Da Lat Night Market: Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street

2.2. Where to stay?

  • Dalat Wonder Resort
  • Ana Mandara Villas Dalat Resort & Spa
  • Terracotta Hotel & Resort Dalat
  • Golf Valley Hotel Dalat

Some hotels we want to give you references. These hotels are extremely luxurious and have excellent service

3. Day 5+6: Da Lat – Move to Nha Trang

Nha Trang brings a special attraction to those who have ever set foot here. This beautiful coastal city deserves to be the “promised land” for travel enthusiasts. Nha Trang is located in Khanh Hoa province, which has full advantages of geographical location, climate, natural scenery and trade to become a paradise in the field of tourism and resort in Vietnam.

3.1. What to do?

Right in the center of Nha Trang city, visitors can enjoy exploring many interesting tourist attractions such as

Nha Trang Beach

Ponagar tower

Address: 78 – 80 Tran Phu Street, Loc Tho Ward, Nha Trang City.

Long Son Pagoda

Address: No. 22, October 23, Phuong Son ward, at the foot of Trai Thuy mountain, Nha Trang City

Ba Ho Waterfall

Address: B01, 18 Hung Vuong, Ninh Tich, Ninh Hoa, Khanh Hoa, Nha Trang City

Doc Let

Address: Ninh Hai ward, Ninh Hoa town, Khanh Hoa province, Nha Trang City

Nha Phu Bay

Location: 15km north of Nha Trang city center, in Khanh Hoa province, Vietnam

In addition, do not miss the islands below

Binh Ba

Address: Cam Binh commune, Cam Ranh city, Khanh Hoa province, Nha Trang City

Mieu Island

Address: Tri Nguyen village, Vinh Nguyen Ward, Nha Trang City

3.2. What to eat?

Banh uot

Address: Nguyen Huu Huan, Tan Lap Ward, City. Nha Trang

Opening hours: 7:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Reference price: 1,500 VND – 35,000 VND

Muc rim me

Address: No. 9, Apartment B, Le Loi

Opening hours: 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Reference price: 20,000 VND – 180,000 VND (depending on the type of  squid)

Nem nuong

Good places to eat:

Nem nuong Dang Van Quyen

Facility 1: 16A Lan Ong

Facility 2: 02 – 04 Phan Boi Chau

Nem nuong Nha Trang – 39 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai

Nem nuong Ba Sau – 02 To Vinh Dien

3.3. Where to stay?

  • Six Senses Ninh Van Bay
  • L’Ayla Ninh Van Bay
  • Amiana Resort Ninh Van Bay
  • InterContinental Nha Trang

These are the most luxurious resorts in Nha Trang with countless professional services and activities in the resort

4. Day 7: Nha Trang – Fly to Hanoi

Hanoi is a destination that harmonizes modern and traditional, and will not make visitors feel bored when coming here. Let’s explore this place with Metta Voyage

4.1. What to do?

  • Walking around Hoan Kiem Lake
  • Experience riding a cyclo to see the Old Quarter
  • Enjoy unique, traditional dishes
  • Learn to cook Northern dishes
  • Visiting Uncle Ho’s Mausoleum
  • Visit famous monuments and places such as Temple of Literature, Long Bien Bridge, One Pillar Pagoda, Thang Long Imperial Citadel,…

4.2. What to eat?

Hanoi cuisine is extremely rich and varied. Hanoi is considered a “paradise” of famous delicacies. And here are the best dishes in Hanoi that you must try: Bun cha, pho bo, banh cuon, com, bun rieu cua, bun dau mam tom,…

4.3. Where to stay?

Hanoi has countless hotels for you to relax, but we will bring you reference the most luxurious hotels in Hanoi.

  • Apricot Hotel
  • Meliá Hanoi
  • InterContinental Hanoi Landmark72
  • JW Marriott Hotel

5. Day 8: Hanoi – Ha Long

Ha Long belongs to Quang Ninh province, known as the northern tourist paradise. Thanks to its convenient location, modern infrastructure, and developed transportation system, each year, Ha Long attracts tens of millions of domestic and international tourists.

5.1. What to do?

Ha Long is an extremely attractive destination with fun places, delicious food and spectacular scenery, really not to be missed if you travel in Vietnam.

  • Snorkeling to see corals
  • Kayaking.
  • Overnight on the cruises
  • Explore beautiful caves
  • Try your hand at adventure games
  • See Ha Long from above
  • Explore the Sun World Ha Long Park amusement park.
  • Cyclo, horse-drawn carriage walking around Bai Chay.

5.2. What to eat?

If you have the opportunity to come here, do not hesitate, quickly discover the culinary taste here

Ngan bien

Address: Thien Anh Seafood Restaurant – Cai Dam Urban Area (Bai Chay)

Reference price: 100,000 VND – 440,000 VND/person

Cha muc

Address: Quang Phong Restaurant – Lot C112A, Old Quarter, Ha Long City, Quang Ninh

Reference price: 35,000 VND – 50,000 VND

Sea Sam

Address: 7 dishes Hung jackfruit restaurant, Bach Dang, Ha Long, Quang Ninh

Reference price: 50,000 VND- 75,000 VND

Ha Long pearl yogurt

Address: Cai Dam pearl yogurt shop – 589 Ha Long, Bai Chay, Ha Long city, Quang Ninh

Reference price: 10,000 VND – 50,000 VND/cup

5.3. Where to stay?

  • Best Western Premier Sapphire Ha Long
  • Muong Thanh Luxury Quang Ninh
  • Royal Lotus Ha Long Resort & Villas
  • Novotel Ha Long

These are the hotels you can refer to when coming to Ha Long, we have carefully selected before providing you with information about your guests through the most luxurious and classy services of Ha Long.

6. Day 9: Ha Long – Transfer back to Hanoi – Move to Sapa at night

6.1. How to go


This is one of the means of transportation to Sapa that many tourists choose.

Ticket price: 180,000 VND – 500,000 VND depending on the airline


Suitable for those who are passionate about backpacking and want to explore the route Hanoi – Sapa by themselves. When going from Hanoi, the cost of motorbike fuel is about 250,000 VND.


Trains on the Hanoi – Lao Cai route all move at night. A trip takes about 8 hours, departing at 9:30 PM and 10 PM

Ticket price: 250,000 VND – 1,800,000 VND

7. Day 10 + 11: Sapa Tour – Back to Hanoi

Sapa is a highland district of Lao Cai province. Sapa’s natural landscape is like a wonderful painting. Traveling to Sapa, visitors will be able to explore and visit countless places, villages of ethnic minorities, or admire the scenery of mountains, terraced fields and colorful flowers.

7.1. What to do?

Some famous spots that you can refer to

Ham Rong mountain

Ham Rong has located about 3km from the center of Sapa town, you can go here by motorbike, or taxi, if you have good health, you can try walking.

Cat Cat Village

The location is about 2km from the center of Sapa town, in San Sa Ho commune, Sapa town, Lao Cai province. This place still keeps many art media systems today. This place always has its beauty and makes sure you never disappoint.

The way to Ban Cat Cat is not too difficult, you can rent a bicycle or motorbike, take a taxi or walk.

Ta Phin Village

Bringing bold culture of Red Dao people with marble craft. Ta Phin village is 12km from Sapa town, the road here is not rough, you have to overcome difficult passes, there are slopes suitable for a car to pass. If you are not a firm driver, you should ask for a motorbike taxi from the center of Sapa to your place.

Ta Van

8km from Sapa town, this place has simple, rustic villages densely and colorful of the nation that will surely hold you back when you come back to Sapa again.

Fansipan Mountain

9 km from Sapa town and the highest mountain of Indochina peninsula

Bac Ha market

Location: Bac Ha district town center, 60km from Lao Cai city.

7.2. What to eat?

Com Lam

Some addresses for your reference:

Sapa barbecue area

Address: Cau May Street, Sapa Town, Lao Cai Province

Reference price: 30,000 VND – 110,000 VND

Cat Cat Village

Address: Cat Cat village, Sapa town, Lao Cai province

Reference price: 40,000 VND – 50,000 VND

Seven-color sticky rice

Address: 06 Xuan Vien, Sapa, Lao Cai

Price ranges: 80,000 VND – 150,000 VND

Thang Co

Thang Co A Quynh Sapa

Address: 15 Thach Son Street, Sapa Town, Lao Cai

Thang Co A Phu Sapa

Address: 15 Fanxipan, Sapa town, Lao Cai

Thit trau gac bep

Some addresses for your reference:

Duy Chuyen Store

Address: No. 057, Thach Son Street, Sapa, Lao Cai

Sapa Night Market

Address: Sapa Night Market, Dien Bien Phu Street, Sapa, Lao Cao

7.3. Where to stay?

Some hotels you can refer to:

  • BB Hotel Sapa
  • Sapa Jade Hill Resort & Spa
  • Victoria Sapa Resort & Spa
  • KK Hotel Sapa
  • Sapa Laxsik Ecolodge
  • Cat Cat Hill Resort & Spa

8. Day 12: Hanoi Departure

Morning in Hanoi. After breakfast is free time to relax and prepare personal belongings to go to the airport.

Best time to visit Vietnam

In fact, you can visit Vietnam at any time of the year. Each time will have its own experience, of course if you come in the rainy season, you can only stay in the room without going out. So, to be able to fully experience the execution in Vietnam, you should travel between February and April, or between August and October. If you want to avoid the rain completely, the time is mid-March and April has the least amount of rain. However, the North is quite cold during this time.

9. Things to bring on your Vietnam Itinerary

  • Documents required: ID card/ passport
  • Clothes/ Personal toiletries
  • Cash/ credit card
  • Personal belongings
  • Mobile phone, portable charger
  • Please contact the travel company, to buy a sim card. Because coming to Vietnam for a long time, this is extremely necessary, convenient for communication and surfing the web

10. How much does it cost?

  • Airplane ticket
  • Transportation
  • Accommodation
  • Food expenses
  • Sim card

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