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Hue Citadel - Royal Palace

You do not have much time? And you just want to travel within one day in Hue? Your travel to Hue will be easier and more convenient if you have a clear itinerary in advance. Obviously, knowing what to do in Hue in a day such like that helps you save your time and energy. Consider this article about 24- hour trip in Hue.

Explore Hue in The Morning ( 7:30 AM – 12 AM)

7:30 AM

Firstly, finding somewhere to eat is necessary when you need to be full of energy for all-day travel in Hue. You won’t have no choice because of local food varieties in this land. Getting start the day with great specialties like Hue- style rice vermicelli soup, banh canh, baby clam rice. Actually, no one can miss these traditional dishes on their travel to Hue.

Some great eateries for your breakfast:

Food Restaurant Address Price
Beef noodle soup Cam Restaurant 45 Le Loi Street 20,000-40,000  (VND)
O Phuong Restaurant 24 Nguyen Khuyen Street 30,000-35,000


Banh Canh Banh Canh Ba Doi 36 Ngo Gia Tu Street 15,000-30,000  (VND)
Baby clam rice Nho Restaurant 28 Pham Hong Thai Street 20,000-39,000 (VND)
Hue Beef Noodle (Bún bò Huế)

Hue Beef Noodle (Bún bò Huế)

8.30 AM

Hue city is always famous for its rich history. This place is used to be the Vietnamese old capital, where Vietnam’s feudal system had existed in Nguyen dynasty before. Khai Dinh Tomb is the first destination you should visit because it is regarded as Hue’s most beautiful architectural tomb. Entry fee costs 100.000 VND. Hue’s architectural structures are often covered by magnificent natural landscapes. After visiting the tomb, Vong Canh Hill is the next place for you to enjoy fresh atmosphere and the overall view.

Tu Hieu Pagoda

Tu Hieu Pagoda

Next, let’s move to a popular pagoda here to know more how strong local people believe in Buddhism. Tu Hieu is one of Hue’s oldest pagodas, which was built in 1843. The special thing here is that the pagoda attaches to the legend about motherly love. Explore unique spiritual culture and listen to meaningful stories from our female tour guides. 

Our Hue Half Day Tour (8.30 AM- 2.30 PM) includes all of these awesome activities. You will not waste too much time to find the directions when lady bikers always beside you. They take you to the destinations safely and become your perfect partners during the tour. Note that the umbrella is necessary for harsh sunlight or sudden rains.

What To Do in The Afternoon in Hue (1 PM – 6 PM)

1 PM

Such a long trip in the morning might makes you tired and hungry. Return the city center, then stop by some restaurants to have tasty lunch and cold drinks for recovering. These places to have lunch below might be useful for you.

Ø Bua Trua Restaurant

– Address: 1/15 Dong Da Street, Hue

– Price: 20.000-50.000 VND

Ø Madam Thu Restaurant

Address: 45 Vo Thi Sau Street

Price: 30.000 – 75.000VND

Ø Serene Cuisine Restaurant

–  Address: 21/42 Nguyen Cong Tru Street, Hue.

Price: 70.000VND

These restaurants open all day from 8am to 10pm.

2.30 PM

After that, you can get back your stay for relaxing or take a short nap. Our trip around Hue City in the evening will not be in the South anymore, but the North. Get across Truong Tien River- one of Hue’s famous symbols to come with the Citadel. While we have a morning visit the last resting –places, their workplace as living place is on the list of tourist spot in the evening travel. Unlike previous sites, the Citadel is not far away from the city center. Entry fee is 150,000VND per person.

Hue Citadel - Royal Palace

Hue Citadel – Royal Palace

4 PM

Over 4 kilometers to the west of the Citadel, Thien Mu is the immensely popular pagoda in Hue. It is the name that everyone cannot help mentioning in the travel to Hue. You need not to pay for entry fee here.

If you got enough time that evening, stopping by coffee shops in Hue will not be a bad choice.

Ø Aroma Café – Address: 65 Ben Nghe, Hue.

Ø TA Cafe & Bakery – Address: 44 Pham Ngu Lao, Hue.

Ø The One Coffee and Bakery – Address: 03 Hung Vuong, Hue.

The Evening in Hue (6 PM – 10 PM)

6 PM

To begin your evening experiences, let’s recharge your batteries first with Hue’s great local street food. The evening is the suitable time people often spend on enjoying street food. We recommend Hanh Restaurant where you can try Hue good local foods such as Khot cake, bloating fern-shaped cake. This restaurant is at 11 Pho Duc Chinh Street, Hue. You will see many of other street foods beside Truong Tien Bridge (Le Loi Street), these are Hue lemongrass skewer, beef noodle soup, sweet soup. When you are trying to find local restaurants, follow our lady bikers to enter greatest ones.  Our available Hue Street Food Tour can help you do that.

7 PM

Other unique entertainments you should try here are enjoying night city views and listening to traditional melody in dragon boats. There are two options of time for you, 7pm-8pm and 8pm – 9pm. Tourists can also experience this activity with our tour guides in Hue by Night Tour.

Address: Toa Kham Port, 49 Le Loi Street, Hue.

Price: 150.000VND per person

Truong Tien Bridge in Hue at night

Truong Tien Bridge in Hue at night

8.30 PM

While, many of young people choose busy public places for relaxing at night. Hue’s walking streets contain many kinds of thing such as hotels, coffee shops, bars and pubs, restaurants, live music. It is especially more crowed on the weekends. Pham Ngu Lao, Chu Van An, and Vo Thi Sau are three main walking streets. Come here and feel the hustle and bustle of the city at night. Finish your perfect 24-hours itinerary in Hue on busiest streets.

You see, this itinerary mostly help you try full of awesome things in Hue, from local food to nice views. Note that this itinerary actually could be changed depending on your style and other reasons. However, our nice tours are worth to expect, which can bring your memorable experiences in Hue. With I Love Asia Tour, we organize private tours with flexible time for you.

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