Full Hue 1 day tour to discover everything: where to go, what to eat…?

If you only have 24 hours in Hue, where will you go? Eat what? Let’s pocket the full set of Hue travel experiences 1 day to discover “all” tourist attractions, sightseeing to certain must-try delicacies below! You will surely have a memorable trip there! 

Hue 1 day travel experience you should know

Choose the right vehicle

Because the time is only 1 day, you should try to choose for yourself a means of transportation so that you can take the initiative in time and easily move. Usually many tourists will choose to go by Taxi/Grab or Rent A Motorbike or By Car Rental With Driver.

By Car Rental With Driver:

Car rental with a chauffeur in Hue has never been as beneficial before as it is now with this service. Being the leading rent car supplier in Hue, the service strives for perfection in anything. Achieving a high customer satisfaction level is a priority you can make use of right away! Just get a quote to rent a car with a chauffeur in Hue and enjoy your ride.

Link: Hue Car Rental With Driver

By taxi / Grab:

  • Advantages:
      • Travel quickly
      • Save travel time
      • If you go with a large number of people, you will save on travel costs
  • Defect:
      • If you go with a few people, it will cost a lot of money
      • Unable to actively schedule


Rent Motorcycles: 

  • Advantages:
      • Easily move to your favorite places
      • Actively, freely explore
      • Cost saving (motorcycle rental is only about 100k/car/day)
  • Defect:
      • Need to know the road, be careful with the steering wheel
      • If you go in the summer, it will be a bit hot

TRAVEL TIPS:  According to many people’s 1-day Hue travel experience, you should still rent a motorbike to start the journey to discover the ancient capital. Because renting a motorbike will help you actively explore many places that cars cannot travel. Moreover, the experience of driving by yourself to explore the roads in Hue will definitely leave more memories than that.

When is the right time to travel to Hue in the day?

Besides deciding on a suitable means of transportation, determining the ideal time to start the trip is also quite important. The climate in Hue is divided into 2 distinct seasons and there are weather changes in one day. If you don’t mind the heat, the best time to come to Hue is from January to August every year. This is the dry season, so there is often prolonged sunshine. In the first 3 months of the year, the weather is cool and pleasant. In the summer months the temperature will be slightly higher but it is ideal for visiting the beaches.


However, from September onwards is when Hue enters the rainy season. Although the temperature is very cool, even in the winter it is quite cold, but it is affected by the rains. There are even times when storms and floods occur.

What should you prepare for traveling in Hue for 1 day?

Because you only have 1 day in Hue, you will not need to prepare too many necessary things. Halo Travel recommends that you only need to bring a small backpack to hold important things. Some of the items that you should prepare include:

  • Dress: You should choose a bit polite outfit because most of the trip you will visit places such as the Citadel, Mausoleum, pagoda, …
  • Sunscreen + sunscreen: at noon in Hue is usually very hot. You should use sunscreen and sunscreen to protect your skin
  • Sports shoes: because you have to walk a lot, a pair of comfortable sports shoes will help limit pain and fatigue.
  • Personal papers: if you rent a motorbike, you will be required to leave an identity card. Therefore, do not forget to bring your personal documents.
  • Cash:  you need to prepare cash to pay for some expenses such as entrance tickets, meals, etc.
  • Camera, phone: to save memorable moments during the trip!

Very detailed one-day self-sufficient Hue travel itinerary

Many people often worry that going to Hue for a day will not be able to explore all the tourist attractions or delicious restaurants. However, don’t worry too much because Halo Travel will suggest you a 1-day Hue travel itinerary that can explore “everything” from famous destinations to the best places to eat in the ancient capital. Don’t forget to save it!

TRAVEL TIPS: Because you only have 1 day, try to arrange time to explore the places you want to visit in the morning. Moreover, the morning in Hue is also quite cool, so it will make you feel more comfortable and excited.

Morning in Hue

7:00: Have breakfast with beef noodle soup in Hue, Me Keo

  • Address: 20 Bach Dang, Phu Cat, Hue City, Thua Thien Hue
  • Price range: from 20k – 40k

Traveling to Hue without enjoying beef noodle soup is a mistake. Halo introduces you to the old and very familiar noodle shop of the locals. Coming here, you will find the restaurant very different from other beef noodle shops. Because it is very crowded, after calling, please wait and bring your own seat. A bowl of “mess” (in Hue often called “mixed” as “messy”) includes: small vermicelli, crab cakes, pork leg meat, cooked beef, spring rolls, blood, … which only costs about 30k never mind.


8:30am – 9:30am: visit Hue Citadel

  • Opening hours: – Summer: 6:30 – 5:30 – Winter: 7:00 – 17:00
  • Entrance fee: – Adults: 150,000 VND – Children: 30,000 VND

After having breakfast, it will only take about 5 minutes by car from Me Keo noodle shop to Hue ancient capital. Because the campus of Hue Citadel is very large with about 140 different works and buildings, it will take you about 1-3 hours to explore. However, because you don’t have too much time, you should try to go to all famous destinations such as Ngo Mon Gate, Thai Hoa Palace, Dai Trieu Courtyard – where the king held important ceremonies, the Citadel. …



10:00 – 10:30: visit Thien Mu Pagoda 

  • Address: Kim Long, Huong Hoa, Hue
  • Opening hours: Early morning to 5pm
  • Parking fee: 5000 VND

From Hue Citadel to Thien Mu Pagoda will take about 4km. Because the pagoda is located on Ha Khe hill and right next to the Perfume River, when you come here, you will find it very cool and airy. On the north bank of the Perfume River, Linh Mu Pagoda is the soul and symbol of Hue. Besides the historical significance, Ba Thien Hau Pagoda has beautiful architecture and beautiful views of the poetic Perfume River.

TIPS FOR TOURISM:  should wear polite and discreet clothes when visiting the temple.


10:40 – 11:30: visit An Dinh Palace

  • Address: 179 Phan Dinh Phung, Phu Nhuan, Hue City, Thua Thien Hue
  • Opening hours: 7am to 5pm
  • Parking fee: 5000 VND

An Dinh Palace is a destination that you should not miss in your 1-day Hue tour. An Dinh Palace is the private palace of King Khai Dinh. Later inherited by Bao Dai and lived with his family after abdicating. At present, the palace still retains its original architectural features. Inside, there is a statue of King Bao Dai and pictures of the king’s family. For you, since Hoa Minzy’s MV “Can’t be together for a lifetime” was released, Cung An Dinh has been visited by more and more young people to visit and check-in.


11h00 – 12h: have lunch at Ba Cu cake shop

  • Address: 23/177 Phan Dinh Phung, City. Hue , Hue
  • Opening hours: 7am to 10pm

Ba Cu cake shop is located right near An Dinh palace, so you can combine to visit. This is a familiar restaurant for many locals. Coming here, you will enjoy Hue’s specialty cakes such as beo cake, filter cake, banh nam, ram little, .. Because it is a local restaurant, the price is also much cheaper than the shops serving tourists. calendar.


Afternoon in Hue

13h30 – 14h30: Khai Dinh Tomb

  • Address: Khai Dinh, Thuy Bang, Huong Thuy 
  • Opening hours: 7am – 5pm 
  • Entrance ticket: 150,000 VND

Compared to other mausoleums, Khai Dinh Tomb has a much smaller area but has the most unique design and takes a long time to build. Khai Dinh Tomb is designed with a combination of East and West. Inside the mausoleum you will be overwhelmed by the detailed and colorful mosaics and carvings of dragons on the walls and ceiling. All materials to build the mausoleum were taken from France, so it was extremely expensive and luxurious.


3pm – 4pm: Minh Mang Tomb

Because from Khai Dinh Tomb to Minh Mang Tomb is only about 4-5km, you can combine to visit. Minh Mang Tomb is designed in a symmetrically balanced structure with an area of ​​up to 1,750m2, forming a beautiful complex. The campus is full of greenery and has a fragrant lotus pond. Besides, Minh Mang Tomb also has many beautiful palace works and has artistic and aesthetic value reaching the standard.



16h30 – 17h30: Dong Ba market

  • Address: 2 Tran Hung Dao, Phu Hoa, Hue City, Thua Thien Hue
  • Opening hours: 6am – 6pm

To end your Hue 1 day tour, visit Dong Ba Market. There are many restaurants here such as beef noodle soup, filter cake and especially Hue tea… Not only that, if you want to buy Hue specialties as a gift, you can also visit here.


Above is a summary of “everything” of very detailed self-sufficient 1-day Hue travel experiences for your reference. Hopefully, the information that Halo shares will help you have a memorable trip with many interesting experiences!

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