Vietnam is a great destination in Asia with deep history, rich culture and amazing cuisine. You wonder what to do in Vietnam in 10 days for your holidays? Tourists often ask us this question when they plan to visit Vietnam.
Today, Vietnam Drive will give you some suggestions from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City with 10 days to update your itinerary to become better.
What to do in Hanoi and the North when you have 10 days in Vietnam
To explore Hanoi City
Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam with many attractions and unique lifestyle. When you come to Hanoi, you should not miss visit Hoan Kiem Lake. The beautiful lake with long history is located in the city center. Visit Literature of Temple (Van Mieu) where to show education spirit of Vietnam.
Never forget exploring the ancient town of Hanoi, this old area shows attractive daily and night life. The streets are narrow, but they are very colorful with active life.
Halong Bay – Photo by cloudshepherd
To take a cruise ship to visit Ha Long Bay
Ha Long bay has 1,600 limestone islands and islets with 1,500 square km. Ha Long Bay attracts tourists coming here to explore the beauty of the nature and enjoy good peaceful feelings. Many guests also like to spend overnight on the cruise ships to get more experience during their holidays in Vietnam.
In Ha Long bay, tourists can do more activities: do kayaking, swimming, visit caves or visit floating village on the bay to know more the local life.
To discover spectacular terrace fields and mountainous life in Sapa, Lao Cai
Sapa, Lao Cai is the mountainous place. This area is the home of many ethnic groups in Vietnam. Because of the mountainous settings, Sapa has incredible beauty which creates by the nature and terraced fields. You will not miss taking nice pictures of the local people, local life and terraced padding fields. All these attract tourists very much when visiting Sapa Vietnam.
To taste local food in Hanoi: Pho – Noodle Soup
Cuisine in Hanoi Vietnam always is listed as one of the top things to do in Hanoi. Pho – Noodle Soup is so great flavor to taste. You can choose Pho Bo – Beef Noodle Soup or Pho Ga – Chicken Noodle Soup. Vietnamdrive recommends you to taste Pho Bo at 49 Bat Dan Street, Hanoi, Vietnam.
What to do in Centre when you have 10 days in Vietnam
Central Vietnam has many destinations with beautiful nature, life and great cuisine as well. Now we will come to different cities to visit middle Vietnam.
Paradise Cave in Phong Nha Ke Bang – Photo internet
To explore great caves in Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park
Many caves have found in Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park located in Quang Binh province, Vietnam. Paradise Cave is one of the top caves with incredible stalactites and stalagmites. Many tourists recognized this as the “real paradise on the earth”.
To discover local food in Hue Vietnam
Many tourists come to Hue City because this city has not only imperial citadel and many royal palaces, but also its cuisine is great to taste.
Hue was the old capital of Vietnam during the Nguyen Dynasty. The Nguyen Kings invited a lot of good chefs to come to Hue; thus, the food of Hue combines royal style and popular cooking. You can taste Bun Bo Hue – Beef Vermicelli Noodle Soup, Hue Pancake, Banh Beo – Hue Dumplings or Com Hen – Clam Rice. You can find these dishes at many local restaurants, or you can join with a street food tour in Hue to learn more about culture and local food.
Sweet soup in Hue Vietnam – Photo by Vietnamdrive
To wander in the ancient town of Hoi An
Hoi An Ancient Town is recognized as the world heritage site because of its valuable culture, lifestyle and architecture. The old city preserves a lot of old houses, temples, and an old bridge. At night, Hoi An becomes so attractive with colorful lanterns. Besides, the beautiful countryside around Hoi An old town, great local food and many traditional handicraft villages are chosen to do in central Vietnam.
To relax on the beaches in Da Nang or Hoi An
Vietnam has long coast with many beautiful beaches, especially Da Nang and Hoi An. You can take your own time to relax on the nice beaches in Da Nang. If you stay in Hoi An, you can choose An Bang Beach for relaxing and swimming.
What to do in Ho Chi Minh City and the South when you get 10 days in Vietnam
To explore Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh city has old name Saigon. Ho Chi Minh is the biggest city in Vietnam. In this city, you can visit many tourist attractions such as Ben Thanh Market, Notre Dame Cathedral, Independence Palace or some museums. If you like to get adventure travel, you can book a motorbike tour to explore this city. If you want more comfort travel, you can choose a private car and a private tour.
To visit Cu Chi Tunnels
Cu Chi Tunnels are system of the tunnels built during the war in Vietnam. When visiting these tunnels, you will find more the difficulty of the life during the wars, and you will understand the strong spirit of Vietnamese people to scarify for the independence.
To experience the river life on the Mekong Delta
Mekong Delta has large region in the South Vietnam. You can choose one day tour to visit Ben Tre floating market, or spend 2 to 3 days for touring on the Mekong Delta to explore the life on the river at Can Tho, My Tho… You will find more traditional activities of the local people at Mekong Delta, the unique business life, the peace full atmosphere of the countryside.
In conclusion, when you have 10 days in Vietnam, you can do many activities during your holidays in Vietnam. Vietnam Drive suggested some highlights of activities above as the reference for your planning. The team of Vietnam Drive will support you to plan 10 day itinerary in Vietnam with more activities or your own choice.