1. Where to Go for 10 Days in Vietnam?
One of the best options for stay in Vietnam in 10 days is the classic Vietnam tour taking in the major highlights of the country from north to south (or vice versa). You can start the trip in Hanoi in the north of Vietnam and explore the city and Halong Bay. Next, you can head down to the ancient town of Hoi An to spend some time in one of the oldest towns in Vietnam. Then, you can continue to spend the last few days in Ho Chi Minh City, formely Saigon, one of the most modern cities in Indochina with a day trip to the Mekong Delta.
Or you can spend 10 days all in northen Vietnam or Southern Vietnam as you like. In northern Vietnam, you can visit the capital Hanoi and explore the karst limestone islands in Halong Bay. Also, you can spend a couple of days trekking in Sapa, the best trekking destination of Vietnam. In northern Vietnam, besides the city sightseeing in Ho Chi Minh City, you will not miss the exploration to the Mekong Delta, where you can visit the interesting floating markets and local workshops.
Alternatively, you can tour around central Vietnam with the north or the south. Some popular attractions in Central Vietnam include Hue, the former Imperial capital, Hoi An, one of the most multi-cultural ancient towns in Vietnam, and Da Nang, the largest city in central Vietnam, with its ancient pagodas and French architecture blending seamlessly in this modern tourist magnet.
2. What are the Best Places to Visit for 10 Days in North Vietnam
Hanoi, the Capital of Vietnam
Hanoi is famous for its blend of ancient Vietnamese culture and French colonialism. You can lose yourself in the stunning streets and alleyways of the Old Quarter, or just relax and enjoy the predominant café culture of French colonialism to experience the fascinating blend of east and west.
Halong Bay, the most famous UNESCO World Heritage Site in Vietnam
Halong Bay is renowned for its amazing karst limestone islands that rise from the emerald waters that surround them. Here, you can take a boat trip around the islands and explore some of the stunning caves and exquisite beaches.
Sapa, the Best Destination for Trekking and Mountain-biking in Vietnam
Standing at the head of a long deep valley, Sapa is famous for the amazing pristine rice terraces, cool mountain atmosphere, and its community of ethnic indigenous people. A trip to this outstanding area of natural beauty is one that will leave you breathless, and not just from the climb up Mount Fansipan.
Ba Be National Park, the Best Place to Experience Ethnic Culture in North Vietnam
lies some 240km north of Hanoi, Ba Be National Park offers boasting stunning waterfalls, outstanding scenery, scenic rivers, deep valleys, adventuresome caves, and beautiful lakes in the mountains of north Vietnam. Here you can experience the beauty of this tranquil scenery, and try the homestay with one of the many local ethnic minority communities.
3. What are the Best Places to Visit for 10 Days in Central Vietnam
Hoi An, one of the Oldest Trading Ports in Central Vietnam
As one of the most multi-culture towns in Vietnam, the now sleepy town offers you a relaxing tour experience. You can enjoy the peaceful atmosphere here and slow your pace to a leisurely stroll.
Hue, the Ancient Capital of Vietnam
The imperial legacy is just one of the many reasons to visit Hue. The leafy streets are lines with ancient pagodas, French colonial mansions, and stunning open-air markets, all of which flows along the banks of the Perfume River, setting the languid pace of this amazing city.
Da Nang, Best Beaches in Central Vietnam
Da Nang is renowned for its stunning My Khe Beach, sweeping south from the Son Tra Peninsula. Since much of the beachfront still being open to the public, it has become the playground of the sun-lovers and the home of fantastic street food and an ever-increasing collection of cafes, bars, and restaurants.
4. What are the Best Places to Visit for 10 Days in South Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City, the Famous Saigon in the Past
Now, Ho Chi Minh City has tall skyscrapers sharing space with traditional buildings, bringing together old and new in a small area. The economic heart of Vietnam, this freewheeling cosmopolitan metropolis vibrates with energy, innovation, and lots of traffic.
The Mekong Delta, the Best Place to See the Life on the Mekong River
Houses, villages, and even markets float on these innumerable rivers, which are the arteries of life in this stunning landscape. Here, buffalo wallow in rice fields and laden barges float slowly along the waterways, while the bustling commerce of the towns is a stark contrast to the otherwise tranquil peace of the delta.
Phu Quoc Island, the largest island of Vietnam
The gleaming white sand beaches of Phu Quoc Island have given it the moniker of the “Pearl Island”, but there is more to this island than just beaches. Once the beaches have taken their toll, get out and enjoy the local culture and environment.
5. How much does a 10-day Tour in Vietnam cost?
Generally, the cost of an organized Vietnam tour for ten days is around US$ 800 per person, based on the average prices of staying in three-star hotels and visiting the major attractions and destinations.
Facts that may affect the Vietnam tour price can include such things as where you want to travel to, what rating of hotel you want to stay in, where to eat meals, what transport options you decide to use, etc.
You can cut down on the cost of your Vietnam tour by reducing or amending certain requirements. Staying in a cheaper hotel is a major cost reduction, and if you look at budget hotels, eating in local restaurants and mostly local foods, and traveling between destinations using cheaper options such as trains or the bus, then you can cut your costs in half, compared to the average trip.
6. What to Pack for 10 Days in Vietnam
As with most of Southeast Asia, you really want to pack lightweight and loose-fitting clothes that can be easily layered for traveling to Vietnam. Daytimes can be hot, and sometimes humid, and the nights can chill down quickly, so you need to be able to add or remove layers to meet the climate changes. Pack for sunshine and warmth, but prepare for rain and chilly nights too.
Also make sure you pack sun protection gear, including hats, sunblock, and lotions, as the sun may not feel too hot, but it can still burn even on cloudy days in the tropics. And bring some bug repellant, because the mosquitoes love the flavor of tourists.
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