You are planning a Vietnam Itinerary, yet sinking yourself in a sea of information? You have difficulty arranging destinations and activities of your interest in an amount of time?

If you have from 2 weeks to 4 weeks  in Vietnam, it’s pretty enough amount of time to experience from the North to the South of Vietnam. Each region has its own history, culture that will surprise you in every way. From chaotic cities, mountains to beaches and palm trees, you will explore this beautiful country.


Vietnam’s Top Attractions for Itinerary to Vietnam

Thang Long imperial citadel in Hanoi- Cultural heritages recognized by UNESCO

In the North

  • Hanoi
  • Cruising in Halong Bay (Halong Bay Itinerary)
  • Trekking in Sapa
  • Ninh Binh (Halong Bay on Land)
Visit Hoi An ancient town

In the Central

  • Hoi An ( the Ancient City)
  • Imperial City in Hue
  • Caves in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
  • Scuba Diving in Nha Trang
List of Travel agency in Ho Chi Minh City (South Vietnam)

In the South

  • Cu Chi Tunnels in HCMC
  • Sand Dunes in Mui Ne
  • Canyoning in Da Lat

Sample Vietnam Itinerary

Practical Information for Vietnam Itinerary

This is a brief list of things to know before traveling to Vietnam. If you want to know more, we have listed down Detailed preparation for a trip to Vietnam.

ninh binh weather

When to visit Vietnam?

Vietnam serves as a truly year-round tourist destination. This humid tropical monsoon nation has considerable geographical diversity. Therefore, there is no specific time to recommend as the best to travel. However, the most favorable holiday season may be during spring (February to April) and autumn (August to November) if you want to cover the whole country. The temperatures are rather moderate (usually ranging from 20°C to 33°C). Besides, the rainfall is lighter as well.

Passport and Visa

Passport and Visa

The first thing you should consider before traveling to Vietnam is passport and visa. With a passport, you should do it 2 months before you go if you haven’t had it. In case you already have it, make sure you have a period of more than 3 months.

All others require a visa, 30 days, issued in departments or conciliatory workplaces. You can apply for a traveling visa at the Vietnamese international safe haven or department in your country. Make certain to do this well early, as the procedure may assume control over multi-month.

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Travel Insurance

Travel insurance will help you a lot when you lose your luggage, flight cancellation or traffic accidents.

Buying travel insurance is a necessary and even a condition for booking some hotels. Some contents are:

  • Medical and health cover for injury or sudden illness

  • 24-hour emergency service and assistance.

  • Personal liability in case you’re sued for causing injury or damaging property.

  • Lost and stolen of possessions.

  • Cancellation and curtailment (cutting short your trip due to illness, injury or unforeseen circumstances.).

  • Personal accident

Booking directly with the travel agency Vietnam to save money

Money and Credit Cards

The official currency of Vietnam is the Vietnam Dong (VND). You should check the internet or the accurate exchange rate as it may change over time.

Exchanging money in Vietnam is a must for tourists as Vietnamese only use their currency for a domestic transaction. Every transaction that uses other currencies is illegal.

Check out Cash, Credit Cards and ATMs in Vietnam for more information on how to exchange money, how to use credit cards and ATMs in Vietnam.

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Pre-departure Checklist

  • Check your visa and passport again.

  • Get vaccinated and complete immunization history.

  • Travel insurance.

  • Booking train tickets, domestic flights, and hotels.

  • If you use a card, you should notify debit card/credit card company

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