October is among the best times to visit Vietnam. Here are the best places to visit in October in Vietnam:

Best places to visit in Vietnam in October

Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica, Ho Chi Minh City


In October, Hanoi has an important celebration. This is on the tenth of October to memorize the day Ly Cong Uan King choosing Hanoi to be the capital of Vietnam 1o centuries ago in 1010. Moreover, the twentieth of October is the Vietnam women’s day. In that day, there are many flowers sold along the entire street. Besides that, October is a rather calm month. Vietnamese do not celebrate Halloween though the young still try to catch up, not by asking around “Treats or cheats” but by shopping for masks and costumes for party.

Hanoi - Vietnam


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Hanoi in October exists in many Vietnamese poems and songs because of it beauty and romance. Hanoi in autumn is famous for the fragrant Milk Flower. The trees line streets, perfuming the night air and creating an area of romance for boys and girls meeting on a date. Coming to Hanoi in October means having a chance to see the leaves change color, enjoy Com (young green rice) and the feeling of warm sunlight, cool breeze and dry atmosphere. Visiting Hanoi in autumn, international tourists can also see the bride and groom wearing traditional wedding dress taking their wedding photos in the old quarter, romantic roads such as Xuan Dieu, Kim Ma, Thanh Nien, etc and other beautiful places such as parks, the Opera House, the cathedral. Hanoi is the most charming in autumn. Enjoy your Vietnam tour in October in Hanoi to know how autumn beauty of Hanoi is.

 Hanoi - Vietnam

Mu Cang Chai

From late September to early October, Mu Cang Chai is dressed up as a new dazzling and splendor coat. Coming here in the fall, tourists will feel all the beauty of these rich hills. Terraced rice fields here stretch over a vast mountainous area from Tu Le to Khau Pha Pass to the town of Mu Cang Chai with many different positions. These places having beautiful terraces are Cao Pha valley, the village of Mong Lim, Lim Thai village, the village of La Pan Tan, Three Houses Village, Che Cu Nha village, De Xu Phinh village.

Mu Cang Chai - Yen Bai - Vietnam


Particularly, standing at the top of Khau Pha Pass, tourists can yell and shout comfortably for joy, because of the happy feeling when seeing the majestic scenery of the mountains northwest of Mu Cang Chai with the beauty of immense yellow terraced rice fields.

Ha Giang

Tam Giac Mach (Fagopyrum esculentum flowers) – Triangle buckwheat flowers are characteristic flowers of the mountainous northern provinces like Lao Cai, Cao Bang, Ha Giang. However, in Ha Giang, Tam Giac Mach looks more and most beautiful. Flowers bloom and have the most beautiful color in the late fall from October to November every year.

Ha Giang - Vietnam


Attractions that you should not miss are Dong Van town, Meo Vac mountain pass, Ha Biang museum, Hoang Su Phi rice terrace fields, Khau Vai love market, Mong King House, and much more. Embrace the uniqueness of Ha Giang’s culinary with Meo chicken, pigs carried under one’s arms (lon cap nach), five-colored glutinous rice, horse meat (thang co), and so on. Tourists will maintain the hope of visiting this wonderful region once more.


Sapa - Lao Cai - Vietnam


Sapa is always beautiful in four-seasons. Sapa has a majestic, dreaming and romantic beauty. Spend your Vietnam tour in Sapa, you not only have a chance to enjoy the fresh air of a region of the northwest, but also visit the old French villas, 100m high Silver waterfall, learn the life of H ‘Mong people in Cat Cat Village. Especially, you can take part in the “Love market” on Saturday and climb the “Heaven Gate”, “Cloud Yard” to record the images of Sapa town engulfed in fog. Sapa hotel price is not expensive. However, to enjoy the fully Vietnam tour in October, visitors should choose the 3 or 4-star hotels. The weather in October is still hot in Vietnam, but in Sapa, it is still cool and choosing Sapa, visitors never regret. There are also many yellow terraced rice fields look like a golden ladder in Sapa in October. Seeing yellow terraced rice fields from high points brings tourists much emotion.


Hue - Vietnam


Located on the banks of the most romantic river in Vietnam – Perfume River, Hue – the capital of Nguyen Dynasty has been recognized as a World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. This city with royal tombs along with an excellent museum as well as numerous ruins exists in many Vietnamese songs and poems making Hue a poetry land. Visitors who love discovering exotic culture and history have listed Hue on the top of must-visit destinations because of its costumes and featuring art. Imperial City, Forbidden Purple City, and Inner City are the Citadels which is the perfectly mixture of characterizing ancient architecture. Tourists also can view the Tombs of Emperors when cruising along the Perfume River, seeing charming scenes, and watching royal art performance. Another major attractive destination is Thien Mu Pagoda – the official symbol of Hue. Hue is not only impressive with the ancient architecture but also proud of the most beautiful beaches in Vietnam such as Thuan An beach and Lang Co beach.

Hue - Vietnam


People say that Hue is the pinnacle of cuisine, fashion and language in Vietnam. Hue women are reputed the most perfect in their image of wearing the traditional violet-colored silk Ao dai and their charming personality. With Hue people, Cuisine is a form of art. Therefore, Hue foods satisfy not only the visitors but also the pickiest diners. The most famous and delicious dishes are
Noodle with beef in Hue style (Bún Bò Huế), Rice with small clams (Cơm Hến), and Rice vermicelli with beef and pork (Bún Bò Giò Heo). There are still many other dishes of Hue loved by international tourists. Hue is the worth tourist destination with the traditional culture, romantic and picturesque scenes.

Can Tho

Can Tho - Vietnam

Can Tho where is renowned for interesting floating markets, delicious foods and verdant fruits, and beautiful Buddhist pagodas as well as friendly and warm people is the main and biggest city of the Mekong River Delta. Can Tho is also well – known in the saying “Can Tho, ivory rice, clear water”. The most attractive places in Can Tho are Cai Rang Floating Market, Ninh Kieu Wharf, and Bang Lang Stork Garden. Visiting Can Tho in your Vietnam tour in October means sailing through an intensive system of canals, observing the verdant gardens on the two river banks, see how interesting it is as the old constantly shrug with the new, and buy exotic and qualified products at floating markets. Moreover, when you visit Bang Lang Stork Garden, you can see thousands of storks in various colors and types flying gracefully in the sky, lying playfully at tree branches, calling eagerly for partners. Especially, the green orchard is dotted with the white color of storks made it look like cherry blossoms blooming in the spring. Can Tho is different from other tourist attractions because of it ecotourism areas. Taking part in the ecotourism tour, tourists can visit charming and beautiful gardens with blooming flowers, fresh fruits and delicious specialties.

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  1. Hello, My wife and I are considering a vacation tour of Vietnam, either this Autumn, October 2019 or next Spring, Feb/March 2020. We are amateur photographers and mainly interested to see the beautiful green landscapes in the highlands, historic and quaint old coastal towns, coastal sand dunes and the Mekong river delta. We aim to spend about 3 weeks in Vietnam and would like to include the following destinations in our customised tour.
    1. Hanoi
    2. Ninh Binh
    3. Mai Chau
    4. Ha Giang or Mu Cang Chai
    5. Dien Bien Phu or Ban Gioc waterfall
    6. Hue
    7. Hoi An
    8. Da Lat
    9. Can Tho
    Can you please suggest a suitable North to South tour itinerary with 1-3 night stays in each of the above destinations.
    Thank you very much.

    1. Dear Mr. Croad,

      Thank you for your comment. Our sales department will contact you shortly for a 3-week photography tour to Vietnam.


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