How long to spend in Vietnam?

Vietnam tour itinery

Published Date: February 20, 2024

If you have already chosen this as your vacation destination this year, now you may have a question in your mind: how long can you stay in Vietnam, and can you cover all the tourist spots in the time you plan? Here are our expert answers!

To be frank, Vietnam has several tourist attractions and 4–7 days are not sufficient to admire its beauty, unlike other countries. Well, it’s good to choose this place if you’re having a pretty long vacation period. On average, exploring the most important Vietnam tourist attractions takes at least 9–12 days. However, this blog can educate you on some different means by which you can calculate the number of days you want to stay at this tourist resort. 

Firstly, why choose Vietnam?

Vietnam is an ecstatic tourist place in the world that welcomes you with ivory beaches, diverse cultures, stunning seascapes and landscapes, and delicious cuisine. It is such a happening republic with loads of music, sports, and cultural events. It has two capital cities: Ho Chi Minh City for food and fun, and Hanoi for culture. However, politically, the capital is Hanoi. Explore the Vietnam itinerary 9 days, curated by the best international tour operators in India

How long should I spend in Vietnam? 

  1. Based on the places to visit
  2. Based on the things to do 
  3. Based on vacation constraints
  4. Based on the VISA exemption
  • Best places to visit in Vietnam 

The top destinations to visit in Northern Vietnam include Ha Noi, Sapa, Ninh Binh, Mai Chau, and Ha Long. One must-visit place in southern Vietnam is Ho Chi Minh City. The other attractions here are Binh Thuan, Chau Doc, Phu Quoc, Can Tho, and Con Dao. The best places to visit in central Vietnam include Da Nang, Hoi An, Da Lat, Nha Trang, Hue, and Phong Nha.    

Now that you have a list of places to visit in Vietnam, you may want to know, ‘What is the best time to visit Vietnam?’ There is no particular month because the weather varies by region. November to April are the best times to visit North Vietnam. The weather is cool in these months. May to October are the best months to visit southern Vietnam, besides the high rainfall during this period. When visiting central Vietnam, September to November would be the best times. 

  • Best things to do in Vietnam

There are exclusive places in Vietnam to explore, relax, and play. Places to explore include Phong Nha, Pu Luong, Thac Ba Lake, Hanoi, Tra Su Cajaput forest, Hoi An, Tu Hieu Gate, etc.  If you want to relax, Halong Bay, Nha Trang beaches, Hoi An, Ha Long, and Phu Quoc Island are the best spots. Alternatively, if you want to play and enjoy the adventure, music, and sports here, Binh Lieu, the art of Hue Royal, and Vinpearl Dic Legends must be on your list. 

For example, exploring the Cu Chi Tunnel, War Remnants Museum, Ben Thanh Market, and Independence Palace are some important things to do in Saigon. Likewise, hiking on Cat Ba Island, lighting a lantern in Hoi An, and tasting the best pho in Hanoi are some top things you cannot miss. 

  • Your vacation constraints

Different aspects of your vacation bother you, namely the number of days, the type of tour, the cost of your trip, the tourists accompanying you, etc. First of all, be it a honeymoon, family, friends, or solo trip, Vietnam has all that you’re looking for. 

If you have no restrictions on the number of days of your vacation, plan for a minimum of a 9-day tour to Vietnam. Download the most recommended 9 days Vietnam itinerary here! 

On the other side, if budget is your constraint, you can plan a perfect budget trip as there are umpteen economical options, from hotels to events. For instance, your Vietnam trip cost from India can range from INR 28,000 to 1,00,000 and it all lies in the way you plan your itinerary.  

  • VISA exemption

Did you know? Vietnam has extended e-visa validity to 90 days and unilateral visa exemption for specific countries to 45 days (source: Official Vietnam Tourism Site). E-visa applies only to certain airports and entries so check if your country is eligible for this type. Visitors from countries like Germany, Cambodia, Canada, Georgia, India, etc. are eligible for a visa on arrival. Click here for more details on visa exemption rules and the list of countries!   

Still thinking about how to spend 10 days in Vietnam? Talk to our travel experts; they can explain why Vietnam is worth traveling to!