10 days in Vietnam are fine to have some interesting tour itineraries to visit the whole country.

10 Days in Vietnam

Best 10 days in Vietnam tour itinerary

  • Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City arrival
  • Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City tour – Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Day 3: HCMC – Flight to Nha Trang
  • Day 4: Nha Trang
  • Day 5: Nha Trang – Flight to Da Nang – Hoian
  • Day 6: Hoi An
  • Day 7: Hoian – Da Nang – Flight to Hanoi
  • Day 8: Hanoi – Halong (Overnight on boat)
  • Day 9: Halong – Hanoi
  • Day 10: Hanoi city tour – Departure

The tour covers two main cities of Vietnam: Saigon and Hanoi together with the country best beach Nha Trang, famous World Heritage Site Halong Bay and Ancient Town Hoi An

Travelers can also combine Vietnam with Cambodia or Laos with 10 days. How to spend 10 days in Vietnam? Would you like another itinerary or suggestion with ten days in Vietnam? Please let us know, customize your trip or check out our top 10 Vietnam tours.

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Mai Chau Village, Northwest Vietnam

Mai Chau Village, Northwest Vietnam


North Vietnam travel attractions:

  • Hanoi: The capital of Vietnam with Noi Bai International Airport. Travelers can visit the city in a half or full day by car, motorbike or walking tours. Duong Lam Ancient Village: 60 KM from Hanoi, a half day is fine to visit the village from Hanoi. Huong Pagoda: 60 KM from Hanoi. There are daily 1 day tours to the complex from Hanoi
  • Ha Long Bay: UNESCO World Heritage Site, 180KM from Hanoi, 160 KM from Noi Bai Airport, 80 KM from Hai Phong City. Travelers can visit the bay within 1 day or the most popular tours are to visit the bay in 2 days with 1 night on boat
  • Hai Phong City: Third biggest city of Vietnam, a port city, 100 KM from Hanoi. 1 day to visit the city from Hanoi is fine then continue to Ha Long Bay
  • Cat Ba Island: An island of Hai Phong city with Lan Ha bay, Cat Ba beach and Cat Ba National Park. To get to Cat Ba, travelers can take daily ferries, hydrofoils from Hai Phong or boat trip programs from Ha Long Bay
  • Ninh Binh: The province is 100 KM to the south of Hanoi famous with Hoa Lu, Tam Coc, Bich Dong, Trang An tourism complex, Van Long lagoon, Bai Dinh Pagoda, Cuc Phuong National Park. In 2016, the KING KONG film was shot there.
  • Mai Chau: The district is 180 KM from Hanoi, home of Black and White Thai ethnic minorities with houses on stilts, rice field, valleys. There are daily 1 day and 2 day trips to the villages from Hanoi
  • Moc Chau: 220KM from Hanoi, a new travel destination in Northwest Vietnam, a mountainous town with eco-tourism projects, multi ethnic minorities, tea farms.
  • Sapa: 350 KM from Hanoi. Travelers can get there by car, overnight trains, sleeping open buses
  • Northwest area: Hoa Binh – Son La – Dien Bien – Lai Chau. To visit these destinations, travelers need at least 4 days
  • Northeast area: Beside Hanoi and Ha Long Bay, Ha Giang, Cao Bang, Lang Son provinces are in the Northeast area of Vietnam. To visit these places, travelers need at least 5 days


Central Vietnam travel attractions:

  • Quang Binh: Travelers can get there by trains, buses for flight from Hanoi. The province is famous with beaches and recently with Son Doong and Paradise caves
  • Hue: Ancient capital of Vietnam, 120 KM from Da Nang
  • Da Nang: Beach city
  • Hoi An: The ancient town is only 30 KM from Da Nang with My Son Holy Land nearby
  • Central highland: Kon Tum, Gia Lai, Dak Lak, Buon Ma Thuot


Mekong floating market

Mekong floating market

South Vietnam travel attractions:

  • Saigon – Ho Chi Minh City: Biggest city of Vietnam with Tan Son Nhat airport with Cu Chi Tunnels and Cao Dai Holy See nearby
  • Mekong delta: Largest delta of Vietnam with rivers and floating markets
  • Vung Tau: Beach city, 120 KM from Saigon
  • Phan Thiet and Mui Ne: Beach city, 200 KM and 230 KM from Saigon
  • Phu Quoc: Island with beautiful beaches, resorts, 1 hour flight from Saigon
  • Da Lat: 300KM from Saigon, highland city of flowers, trees, valleys, lakes…
  • Nha Trang: Beach city, 500KM from Saigon


North to South tour itineraries in 10 days in Vietnam

The tour normally starts from Hanoi as biggest international airport located there. A half or 1 day Hanoi city tour is enough then travelers can continue to these destinations, select some of them in your tour:

  • Halong Bay (180 KM from Hanoi): Tours to Halong Bay can be 1, 2 or 3 days with daily or overnight trips
  • Cat Ba: Travelers can combine Cat Ba with Halong in a 3 day trip or visit the island in a 2 day tour program via Hai Phong City
  • Ninh Binh (100 KM from Hanoi): Famous with Hoa Lu, Tam Coc, Bich Dong, Van Long Lagoon, Trang An Nature reserves. 1 or 2 day trip to Ninh Binh is fine
  • Sapa (350 KM) from Hanoi: Travelers can travel to Sapa by night trains, which depart from Hanoi every evening or by car/ bus.
  • Mai Chau (180 KM) from Hanoi: 1 or 2 days to Mai Chau is fine.
  • Northwest: If you want to discover the whole area, you may need to spend the whole 10 days for Mai Chau – Moc Chau – Son La, Dien Bien – Lai Chau – Sapa
  • Northeast, the mountainous area: Some 6 days is fine to explore this region which include Ha Giang, Cao Bang, Bac Can, Lang Son
  • Then, the next part of the country is the Central with Hue, Da Nang and Hoian, travelers can an 1 hour flight to either Hue or Da Nang.
  • Hue: The ancient Citadel with famous Perfume River, Forbidden City. Travelers can visit the city in 1 day
  • Da Nang – Hoian: The two cities are famous with beaches and resorts, 2 or 3 days at the area are fine
  • Quy Nhon: 300 KM from Da Nang, a new beach destination for foreigner
  • Nha Trang: 1 hour flight from Danang, one of the best beaches in Vietnam
  • Da Lat: 150 KM from Nha Trang, city of love, flowers….

The next part is Ho Chi Minh City and the South area

  • Ho Chi Minh City – Saigon: Biggest city in Vietnam with nearby Cu Chi Tunnel, Cao Dai Holy See
  • Mekong delta: The delta with rivers, floating markets…
  • Vung Tau: Beach city, 120 KM from Saigon
  • Mui Ne beach: 230 KM from Saigon
  • Phu Quoc: 1 hour flight from Saigon, new best beach island

Halong Bay. travel attraction in Northern Vietnam

Halong Bay. travel attraction in Northern Vietnam

Itinerary for 10 days in Vietnam from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City:

  • Day 1: Hanoi arrival
  • Day 2: Hanoi – Halong (Overnight cruise)
  • Day 3: Halong – Ninh Binh
  • Day 4: Ninh Binh – Hanoi
  • Day 5: Hanoi – Da Nang – Hoian (Afternoon flight)
  • Day 6: Hoi An
  • Day 7: Hoi An – Da Nang – Ho Chi Minh City (Afternoon flight)
  • Day 8: HCM City tour – Cao Dai – Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Day 9: HCMC – Mekong delta – HCMC
  • Day 10: HCM City – Departure
  • We have many tours in details in our Vietnam tour page which are devided into different categories

The tour can be customized with 1 day more or less, add or remove places upon travelers’ interests

South to North Vietnam tour itinerary in 10 days

  • Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City arrival
  • Day 2: HCM City tour – Cu Chi Tunnel
  • Day 3: HCMC – Mekong delta – HCMC
  • Day 4: HCMC – Hanoi (Flight)
  • Day 5: Hanoi city tour – Sapa
  • Day 6: Sapa
  • Day 7: Sapa – Hanoi
  • Day 8: Hanoi – Halong (Overnight on boat)
  • Day 9: Halong – Hanoi
  • Day 10: Hanoi – Departure


Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Angkor Wat, Cambodia


10 days in Vietnam combines with Laos or Cambodia

Travel can combine North or South of Vietnam with Cambodia (Angkor Wat) or Laos (Luanag Prabang)

10 days North Vietnam with Laos:

  • Day 1: Hanoi arrival
  • Day 2: Hanoi – Halong (Overnight cruise)
  • Day 3: Halong – Hanoi – Night train to Sapa
  • Day 4: Sapa
  • Day 5: Sapa – Night trian to Hanoi
  • Day 6: Hanoi – Ninh Binh – Hanoi
  • Day 7: Hanoi city tour – Luang Prabang (afternoon flight)
  • Day 8: Luang Prabang
  • Day 9: Luang Prabang
  • Day 10: Luang Prabang – Departure

There is also another option for North Vietnam with Cambodia and travel can replace Luang Prabang by Angkor Wat.


10 days South Vietnam and Cambodia:

  • Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City arrival
  • Day 2: HCM City tour – Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Day 3: HCMC – Mekong delta (Can Tho)
  • Day 4: Can Tho – Chau Doc
  • Day 5: Chau Doc – Phnom Penh (Boat)
  • Day 6: Phnom Penh
  • Day 7: Phnom Penh – Angkor Wat
  • Day 8 and 9: Angkor Wat
  • Day 10: Angkor Wat – Departure

See our Vietnam Cambodia tours page for more tour programs


Budgets for 10 days in Vietnam

  • 3 star hotel without flight: 850 – 1050 $US/ person for double/ twin sharing
  • 4 star hotel without flight: 1200 – 1350 $US/ person for double/ twin sharing
  • 5 star hotel without flight: 1450 – 1750 $US/ person for double/ twin sharing
  • Flight from 80$US/ 1 way (North/ South to Central), from 150$US/ 1 way North to South or vice versa

Of course the budgets for these 10 days depend much on what travelers can afford. To save money, travelers can choose suitable downtown 2 or 3 star hotels from 30-40 USD/ night, use local restaurant or street foods, check for tourist buses for main and long routes, book cheap air tickets with Vietnam Airlines, Vietjet Air or Jetstar

or check out Vietnam Tours.

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