VIETNAM TRAVEL GUIDE
Vietnam is one of the most popular travel destinations in Southeast Asia – and with good reason. Whether it’s Hanoi and the beautiful Halong Bay in the north, Hoi An in the center or Ho Chi Minh City in the south, Vietnam is beautiful in every corner.
The best time to visit Vietnam is spring (February to April) and autumn (August to October). The temperatures are more moderate and rainfall is lighter. In spring, March and April have the lowest rainfall across all destinations and temperatures are pleasant, though still cool in the far north. Summers are sweltering hot in most of Vietnam, reaching more than 40 degrees Celsius/104 degrees Fahrenheit.
Things to See and Do in Vietnam
Suggested daily budget
20-30 EUR / 22-33 USD
(Note: This is a suggested budget assuming you’re staying in a hostel, eating out a little, cooking most of your meals, and using local transportation.
Using the budget tips below, you can always lower this number. However, if you stay in fancier accommodation or eat out more often, expect this to be higher!)
Money Saving Tips
WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM VIETNAM?
Vietnam is a fun and cheap travel destination that has something to offer for anyone. Whether you’re a budget traveler or looking for a luxury escape, you’ll find it in Vietnam.
Always remember to travel mindfully and respectfully. When visiting Vietnamese attractions, show respect and don’t take anything you’re not supposed to. Most places of worship will ask visitors to dress modestly. That means shoulders and knees covered. Be sure to dress appropriately, bring something to cover up or rent a scarf at most tourist sites for a small fee.
TRAVEL INSURANCE FOR VIETNAM
I’m always surprised how many people travel without travel insurance. For me, it’s as essential to travel as buying a plane ticket, backpack or accommodation, and I never go without it.
Although China is relatively safe, unexpected natural disasters can always happen and I’ve witnessed people getting laptops and phones pickpocketed first hand.
Adequate insurance not only provides you with medical coverage (if you get sick or break your leg), but also covers things like your camera full of epic shots getting damaged or stolen, your flights getting cancelled, or you getting caught up in a natural disaster.
In short, it’s an insurance against potential issues that arise when you’re traveling and can save your life (or at the very least, a lifetime of debt).