So you are off to Vietnam! One of our favourite places in Asia and it will always remain a country that we return to time and time again!
To help you prepare for your Vietnam holiday, you can read our pre-Vietnam travel advice post (which also contains info on popular places to visit in Vietnam), and then use our post on fun things to do in Vietnam.
To get you in the mood for your trip, check out our suggestion of books to read. You can read all our best posts in this Vietnam travel blog section.
Vietnam can be really rainy, so please check our post on the best time to visit Vietnam before booking your tickets.
Vietnam with Kids
Vietnam is an easy Asian country to travel to with kids.
Vietnam holidays are pretty affordable (if not cheap) and it is easy to find drivers that can take you around to the popular Vietnam attractions.
Many of the best attractions in Vietnam are outdoors which can make things much easier for travelling families.
There is a wide range of gorgeous family hotels in Vietnam; most of which offer swimming pools and kids’ clubs.
A holiday in Vietnam with kids might be a bit exotic, but it is a safe destination to visit and there are loads of learning experiences available for the kids.
Best Accommodation in Vietnam
If you are looking for the best accommodation in Vietnam, check out our guide to the best choices:
- Where to Stay in Vietnam
- Best Hoi An Hotels
- Where to Stay in Hanoi
- Best hotels in Sapa
- Which cruise is the best Halong Bay cruise? Click to find out.
A lot of travellers feel more comfortable travelling around Vietnam on an organized tour.
If you prefer to visit Vietnam on an organized tour; we have compiled a list of the best tours of Vietnam.
Vietnam Transport Guides
For helpful information on how to get around on your Vietnam trip, click to read the guide below:
- How to get from Hanoi to Sapa (& vice versa)
- How to get from Danang to Hoi An (& vice versa)
- How to get from Hanoi to Hoi An (& vice versa)
- How to get from Hanoi to Halong Bay (& vice versa)
- How to get from Sapa to Halong Bay (& vice versa)
One-Page Guides to Help You Plan
Your quick guide to planning your trip to Hanoi.
We want to share some fabulous Vietnam itineraries with you all. First one on our list:
- Vietnam in 5 Days – How to spend 5 days in either the North, the South or in central Vietnam.
Vietnam Travel Guides
You can read our guides to:
- Hanoi Travel Blog Posts
- Sapa Travel Blog Posts
- Halong Bay Travel Blog Posts
- Hoi An Travel Blog Posts
- HCMC Travel Blog Post
- Phu Quoc Travel Blog Post
Plan Your Trip to Vietnam
Here are some resources to help you plan your holiday in Vietnam.
Accommodation in Vietnam:
We always start our accommodation research with HotelsCombined.
This site makes it super easy to compare accommodation across various booking engines so that you can simply pick the best price for the accommodation of your choice.
We also often book through sites such as Airbnb, especially when we travel in Europe as it allows for massive savings on accommodation.
We also recommend you book a cruise for both Halong Bay as well as Mekong River. You can find a selection of fabulous Mekong River cruises to book.
Flights to Vietnam
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Find all of our Vietnam Travel Blog Posts Below
Are you looking for where to stay in Hanoi on your next visit? Our selection of the best hotels in Hanoi will guide you to … CONTINUE READING
Have you been wondering which tour is the best walking tour in Hanoi? I’ve got you covered! Vietnam is renowned for its breathtaking natural landscapes, … CONTINUE READING
If you are after the best hotels in Sapa Vietnam than you came to the right place! Here you can find the top 15 best … CONTINUE READING
When traveling from Danang to Hoi An, in Vietnam, there are a few options you can choose. Those options are a private car, taxi, bus … CONTINUE READING
I don’t see how you can go to Vietnam and not book in a cruise on Halong Bay. In my opinion, it is one of … CONTINUE READING
Known for sparkling rivers, stunning beaches, and enchanting Buddhist pagodas, the South Asian country of Vietnam on the South China Sea attracts thousands of tourists … CONTINUE READING
Are you looking for the best Halong Bay cruise recommendation for your next holiday in Vietnam?Join in with thousands of happy travelers on a trip … CONTINUE READING
Are you wondering if it is possible to explore Vietnam in a week? If you are planning a trip to this marvellous country, you would … CONTINUE READING
Are 5 days in Vietnam enough for a tourist? What is the optimal Vietnam 5-day itinerary? Vietnam is fast becoming an incredible tourist destination! Located … CONTINUE READING
If you want to go visit one of the most economical yet beautiful tropical nations on the planet, Vietnam should be on the top of … CONTINUE READING
Are you struggling to choose the best places to visit in Vietnam? Worry no more! We got you covered. The Southeast Asian country of Vietnam … CONTINUE READING
Are you looking for the best Vietnam Tours 2023 has to offer? Wondering which of the Vietnam tour packages would suit you best for your … CONTINUE READING
I think by now you all know that Vietnam is one of our favorite countries in the world! It is so naturally beautiful and culturally … CONTINUE READING
Are you wondering which are the best ways how to get from Sapa to Halong Bay? Not to worry, we got you covered here! As … CONTINUE READING
Finding the best time to visit Halong Bay in Vietnam can be a daunting task, especially if it is your first time. Not to worry … CONTINUE READING
Experience Halong Bay’s surreal landscape in the spectacular caverns that fill its landscape. Finding the ultimate Halong Bay cave to explore has never been easier … CONTINUE READING
Halong (or Ha Long) Bay is a stunning oasis on the northeast coast of Vietnam. Its unbelievable landscape is made of limestone formations and islets … CONTINUE READING
Where should you stay and what should you do in Hanoi? Let’s start planning your trip to Hanoi with these itinerary suggestions. North Vietnam is … CONTINUE READING
Are you looking for the best Hoi An basket boat tour, that is a bit more private and not overcrowded? Then, this is the best … CONTINUE READING
Welcome to the beautiful Hoi An Old Town, the town that you will fall in love with! Join in on the fun with thousands of … CONTINUE READING
Hạ Long Bay, Vietnam, is world-known for its stunning towering limestone islands. Visitors love exploring this beautiful part of Vietnam on either one of the … CONTINUE READING
Hoi An is a small town in central Vietnam that has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1999. It is known for its … CONTINUE READING
Are you scared of getting scammed, when booking your Vietnam Accommodation? Worried that the place you are booking is not going to live up to … CONTINUE READING
I love to read and nothing excites me more than finding a book before I travel to power-up the anticipation of the trip to come! … CONTINUE READING
Vietnam happens to be one of our absolute favorite Asian countries to visit! A country that will give you a sensory overload, one with an … CONTINUE READING
Due to its location, around 350km from Hanoi, Sapa happens to also be a region in Vietnam that a lot of tourists bypass as it … CONTINUE READING
When we went to Vietnam, we were not only looking for a wonderful experience of living abroad but also to find out more about the … CONTINUE READING
I have been fascinated by the culture of Vietnam since I was a child; so, visiting the country has always been a part of my … CONTINUE READING
– GUEST POST – by Melissa from Thrifty Family Travels My family can’t get enough of holidays on South East Asian beaches. We have visited … CONTINUE READING
I can understand why Lonely Planet has dubbed Hoi An as Vitenam’s most atmospheric and delightful little town. This charming town is located in Central … CONTINUE READING
The setting and views from Topas Ecolodge will impress even the hardest of hearts! This Sapa luxury hotel instantly made us think about ‘Maldives’ or … CONTINUE READING
Ah to visit Hanoi, memories to last forever. The people, the food, and the heat! The place that captures your mind, and enriches your senses … CONTINUE READING
Of all the cities we visited in Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City was by far the most modern! Whilst driving through the streets to reach … CONTINUE READING
Vietnam. Every single time I think of you, a million pictures run through my head. My eyes light up and a satisfied smile shows up … CONTINUE READING
I have only been sailing a few times in my life, but every time I get on a boat, something changes in me. I don’t … CONTINUE READING
Hands up who has been to Phi Phi islands before! My hand is up too. When we were looking into the Halong Bay Indochina Sails … CONTINUE READING
I have been to many markets in my life, but I have never been to one quite like this. Vietnam markets are different. Vietnam markets … CONTINUE READING
Are you ready for a hike of a lifetime? For an insanely picturesque Sapa hike that takes you down mountains, across valleys and past lush green rice paddies? … CONTINUE READING
I have always wondered what a visit to Vietnam would be like. Never would I have thought that this place would change my life and … CONTINUE READING
Located in the heart of the busy streets of Hanoi Old Quarter you will find a little gem! This little treasure stands tall amongst the … CONTINUE READING
What do you get when you cross a great golden sun high in the bluest sky, hot sandy beaches that stretch as far as eye … CONTINUE READING
Paint a picture in your head of narrow roads, lined by palm tree upon palm tree. Add some boats and some fishing nets together with … CONTINUE READING
The coffee is pretty unique in Vietnam and actually forms a great part of their culture. Here the Vietnamese coffee is part of socializing and … CONTINUE READING
We are absolutely ecstatic about our upcoming exploration of an incredibly gorgeous Asian country. This one has been on my bucket list for years and … CONTINUE READING