Vietnam: it’s not just a war, but an incredibly rich and diverse country.

Vietnam isn’t always the easiest of countries to visit with scams and in parts a relatively rustic tourist infrastructure. But your effort will be richly rewarded by one of the most diverse countries in South-East Asia.

It is home to some of the best food you’ll ever try, stunning rice terraces, epic limestone karsts, the largest cave in the world and a culture that will energise even the most travel weary person. Give it a chance and we bet you’ll love it too.

Bucket List Vietnam

Quick Summary

  • Top Tip: Don’t let the fear of scams put you off - at worst you’ll be a couple of dollars poorer. Check out our blog to avoid the hastle and still have a great time.

  • Currency: Vietnamese Dong ($1 USD = approx 23,000 Dong!)

  • Visa: About 20 countries can travel visa free for 15 days. If you want to stay for up to 30 days, you’ll need a visa before you arrive.

  • When to go: Spring has the combination of better weather and green landscapes. However, it will still be humid in the south and you are never guaranteed dry weather!

    • Peak Season: July - August & December - February

    • Low Season: October - November & March - May

  • Walk My World cost index: $ - with meals as little as 50c and good, private accommodation under $15 USD, it doesn’t get much cheaper than Vietnam. It is also really good quality, making it our best value destination in the world.

Location Guides

Best things to do in Vietnam

Booking Resources

Here’s the resources we used to book our trip to Vietnam. You can get a quote by entering your dates on any of the widgets below.

Insurance - World Nomads

Flights - Skyscanner

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