Travel Guide to Visit Vietnam: What to do

Last updated on June 2nd, 2021 at 01:19 pm

Are you planning to visit Vietnam soon? This travel guide is for you!

One interesting thing about Vietnam is that it’s ranked 14th in one of the most populous countries in the world, and ranked 9th most populous Asian country. The most visited places when in Vietnam are Saigon, Nah Trang, Hoi An, Sapa and the capital of the country: Hanoi.

Read here Vietnam travel tips, Vietnam tourist sim card, our top Instagrammable places in Vietnam and how to get from Hanoi airport to Old Quarter

How to get to Vietnam

If you are coming from United States, there are cheap flights from San Francisco. There are also affordable flights from Europe and from Southeast Asia. A great and informative website for booking and finding affordable flights is Skyscanner.

For moving around Vietnam you can use Uber and Grab!

Applying for your Visa for your Vietnam Trip

When visiting Vietnam, there is something you shouldn’t forget: applying for your Vietnam Visa. No worries, it is very easy to apply and get one. Once Visa is settled, you will surely have an amazing experience in this country!

What to eat

Vietnamese Food

It´s a must in Vietnam. Vietnamese food is one of our favorites cuisines in Asia. You should try delicious noodle soups, sandwich, coffee and ice cream, Pho and Bahn Mi. Prices are very affordable and you can find different dishes and street food starting from $1!

Vietnamese Coffee

One of the best and most popular coffees in the world is Vietnamese Coffee. Which one was our favorite coffee? Egg Coffee, without any doubt! We actually became addicted to this coffee and we also loved the atmosphere in the coffee shops.

Where to go

If you want a headache-free and smooth Vietnam Trip planning, you can contact Vietnam tours and they will take care of your daily trips in Vietnam! We know how convenient it is for us travelers to have someone plan our trips because this will let us have more time for other things.

Visit Vietnam: Saigon


There are almost 10 million people in the city of Saigon, as well as thousands of motorbikes, tasty street food and many activities you should try. There are also interesting museums and beautiful parks to visit here. Just be mindful of your belongings because there are too many people here and we don’t want to lose our valuables.

Visit Vietnam: Nah Trang

Nha Trang

Relax in the beach, visit the markets and enjoy the nightlife. We loved the vibes in Nha Trang.

Visit Vietnam: Hoi An

Hoi An

This is our favorite place in Vietnam. Just rent a bicycle and get lost around this small city. You can visit the beach, try local food, meet other travelers and most importantly, connect with local people. Don’t forget to also stop by and walk around local markets.


Enjoy the capital of Vietnam! Drink coffee in the afternoon and beer at night. Have fun walking around the lakes and their beautiful sunsets. It can be little bit busy in peak hours but very relaxing at night time.

Halong Bay

This is included in one of the 7 wonders of the world. It’s a perfect place for a getaway, picture taking, cave visitation and kayaking. A cruise around Halong Bay is also a must try. We enjoyed it so much! Read here how to do Halong Bay on a budget!


Visit Vietnam: Sapa

This is a perfect place for hiking for a couple of days. You can stay in a home stay and drink happy water. It was great to have an opportunity to know how local people live in the mountain. You will surely have a good time watching the beautiful landscapes and rice fields.

Saigon to Hanoi by motorbike

Another great adventure you can try is a Vietnam motorcycle trip buying or renting a motorbike and traveling from Hanoi to Saigon and vice versa. Visit remote villages and there you’ll see splendid landscapes.

After visiting Vietnam, make sure that you click here to read our experiences in Cambodia to get some inspiration. And also read here, if you are planning to visit Thailand.

Ruben Arribas is a Spanish traveler who has traveled more than 70+ countries around the world. Now based in the Philippines!

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