Vietnam is a beautiful country to visit, and it’s no surprise that many people have it on their bucket list. If you’re thinking of visiting, whether it’s for a week, or for a long backpacking trip, you’ll no doubt want to know how to make the most of it. So, here are some tips for planning a trip to Vietnam.

Think about where to go

Vietnam is a big country, so can be hard to tackle, especially if you’ve got limited time. Therefore, you should narrow down where you want to see. It’s a shame to only pick one destination, as there’s a lot to see. Most people pick either north or south Vietnam and then explore the region. The south has the main cities, and also some great beach destinations, so it’s the most popular choice. But don’t rule out the north too. It’s close to the borders of Thailand and Laos, and unspoilt, so backpackers tend to love the north.

Make a budget

Vietnam tends to be an inexpensive place to travel, but it’s worth making a budget for:

  • Flights
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Tours and activities

The latter category tends to the most expensive, as there are some very exciting things to do in Vietnam, so make sure you budget for them and make the most of your trip.

Find the right accommodation

When you stay in Vietnam, the right accommodation is important so that you feel safe and comfortable. If you’re in the capital, then booking hotels in Saigon city centre is usually the best choice, as you’re just a short walk or taxi ride to the main sightseeing attractions. If you’re backpacking through the rest of the country, then you usually have plenty of options wherever you go, from Airbnbs to hostels. However, most accommodation is reasonably priced, so you may find you can afford somewhere that’s better than the usual backpacker spot.

Always wanted to visit Vietnam? There’s no reason why 2022 shouldn’t be the year you take the plunge. Vietnam has lots to offer visitors, from exciting and cultural cities to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. A trip to Vietnam will take some planning, as you’ll need to narrow down where you want to go, and you’ll no doubt want to book some tours and activities. A trip to Vietnam can incorporate lots of different things, from sightseeing to scuba diving, so make sure you make the most of it.