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Vietnam Road Trip

Ho Chi Minh City - Dalat - Nha Trang - Tam Quan - Hoi An - Hue - Vinh - Thanh Hóa - Ha Long - Hanoi - Nghĩa Bình - Phố Châu - Phong Nha - Khe Sanh - Bến Giằng - Pleiku - Buon Ma Thuot - Dong Xoai - Can Tho

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Landscape Landscape
Benefit-stress ratio Benefit-stress ratio
Beach Beach
Urban life Urban life
Culture Culture
Historical sites Historical sites
Comfort Comfort
Road conditions Road conditions
Vietnam Road Trip ACTIVATE MAP Stages19 km4,349 h/stage4.5

Best months to drive

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Road Trip Costs

How much does it cost to go on a Vietnam Road Trip in Vietnam?

Economy
Low budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 4,536EUR drive & more 588EUR sleep & more 836EUR eat & more 504EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 1,928EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 6,464EUR
Standard
Mid budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 5,670EUR drive & more 788EUR sleep & more 1,386EUR eat & more 756EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 2,930EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 8,600EUR
Premium
High budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 6,993EUR drive & more 1,063EUR sleep & more 2,772EUR eat & more 1,008EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 4,843EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 11,836EUR
Camper
On the road in RV, overnight at camp grounds with self-catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 4,725EUR drive & more 1,175EUR sleep & more 1,155EUR eat & more 504EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 2,834EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 7,559EUR
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Vietnam Road Trip Itinerary

Embark on an unforgettable journey through Vietnam's stunning landscapes and vibrant culture. Begin in the bustling Ho Chi Minh City, and make your way up the coast, stopping in the charming towns of Dalat, Nha Trang, Tam Quan, Hue, Thanh Hóa, Ha Long, and Nghĩa Bình. On this 4349km journey, you'll experience the country's most breathtaking sights, including the UNESCO Heritage Sites of Ha Long Bay and the Imperial City of Hue. With good road conditions, this road trip is suitable for every driver, and can be managed on a moderate budget. The best time to drive is from February to April and August to October, when the weather is mild and pleasant. With 21 days you'll have plenty of time to explore the country, create lasting memories, and experience a very high level of adventure.
number of days 21 number of days
route length 4,349 km route length
budget fair budget
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traffic direction on the right traffic direction
accident level high accident level

START Ho Chi Minh City

Distance 4,349 km Driving time 84.9 h Pace: modest 1,130.7 kWh Airports SGN
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Ho Chi Minh City is the ideal starting point for the exciting Vietnam Road Trip. Located in southern Vietnam, the city is a bustling metropolis with a unique blend of modern and traditional architecture. Here, travelers can experience the vibrant nightlife, visit historical sites such as the Reunification Palace and explore the bustling markets. For international travelers, the closest airport is Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN). Here, travelers can rent a car and begin their journey around Vietnam. The city also offers a variety of car rentals to suit any budget. Once you have your car, you can explore the city and visit some of its most popular sights. Take a stroll around the city’s iconic Notre Dame Cathedral, or explore the War Remnants Museum to learn more about the history of the city. You can also take a boat ride around the Mekong Delta and admire the stunning landscape. For a more relaxing experience, head to Ho Chi Minh City’s parks and gardens. Enjoy a leisurely stroll around Tao Dan Park or take a break from the city’s hustle and bustle at the calming Botanical Gardens. With its mix of modern and traditional attractions, Ho Chi Minh City is the perfect starting point for the Vietnam Road Trip. Whether you’re looking for an exciting nightlife or a more laid-back experience, Ho Chi Minh City has something for everyone.

1 Ho Chi Minh City - Dalat

Distance 303 km Driving time 6.3 h Pace: modest 78.8 kWh View map Itinerary
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Are you ready for an amazing road trip from Ho Chi Minh City to Dalat? This journey of 303 km will take you less than 7 hours and will be a great experience. The first stop of your trip should be Cát Tiên, where you can explore the incredible biodiversity of the area. Here you can find some of the most beautiful landscapes in Vietnam, and some breathtaking historical sites. The second stop of your trip is Dalat, where you can enjoy the fresh mountain air and the spectacular views of the city. There are plenty of activities to do here, such as visiting the local markets, exploring the many temples and churches, or simply taking a walk in the beautiful countryside. This stage of your road trip will be a memorable one, as you will get to explore some of the most beautiful places in Vietnam. Make sure to check out the "Itinerary" of this stage for more information regarding attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route.

2 Dalat - Nha Trang

Distance 136 km Driving time 2.7 h Pace: modest 35.3 kWh View map Itinerary
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Are you ready for an amazing road trip from Dalat to Nha Trang? This 136 km journey will take you less than 3 hours to complete. Along the way, you will get to see some of the most beautiful and interesting places in Vietnam. Start your trip in Dalat with a visit to the breathtaking Lang Bian Mountain, home to the highest peak in the central highlands. Then, explore the beautiful Xuan Huong Lake, a popular spot for locals and tourists alike. After that, you can visit the Valley of Love, a must-see destination for couples. Continue your journey to Nha Trang, a coastal city known for its stunning beaches. Here, you can take a dip in the crystal-clear waters of the Nha Trang Bay and take in the breathtaking views of the city’s skyline. You can also visit the Po Nagar Cham Towers, a series of ancient Hindu temples. This is just one of the stages of an amazing tour. For more information about attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route, please check the “Itinerary” of this stage. Enjoy your trip!

3 Nha Trang - Tam Quan

Distance 311 km Driving time 6.2 h Pace: modest 80.8 kWh View map Itinerary
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Are you ready for an amazing road trip from Nha Trang to Tam Quan? This 311 km journey will take you less than 7 hours of driving and you will be able to explore some of the most interesting places in Vietnam. Start with the stunning beaches of Nha Trang, where you can enjoy the sun, go swimming or just relax. Don't forget to also visit the Po Nagar Cham Towers, the Long Son Pagoda and the Vinpearl Land Amusement Park. Continue your journey to Tam Quan. On your way, you can stop in Phan Rang and admire the Po Klong Garai Cham Towers, the Po Klong Garai Temple and the Thap Cham Museum. Finally, you will reach Tam Quan, where you can explore the beautiful landscapes, the Po Sah Inu Tower and the Thap Doi Cham Towers. This is just one of the stages of a larger tour. For more information regarding attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route, please check the "Itinerary" of this stage.

4 Tam Quan - Hoi An

Distance 204 km Driving time 3.4 h Pace: fast 61.1 kWh View map Itinerary
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Embark on an amazing road trip from Tam Quan to Hoi An! The 204km drive will take you less than 4 hours, so you can enjoy the beauty of Vietnam's countryside and historical sites. Along the way, you'll get to visit some UNESCO Heritage sites, making this journey even more special. Don't forget to keep your eyes open for the stunning landscapes, ancient temples, and other attractions that you'll find along the way. When you reach Hoi An, you'll be able to explore the old town, stroll along the ancient streets, and visit the iconic Japanese Bridge. Be sure to try some of the local delicacies, such as Cao Lau and Banh Mi, too! For more information about attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route, check out the "Itinerary" of this stage. So, what are you waiting for? Get ready for an unforgettable road trip from Tam Quan to Hoi An!

5 Hoi An - Hue

Distance 123 km Driving time 2.7 h Pace: modest 31.9 kWh View map Itinerary
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Embark on a 123km road trip journey from Hoi An to Hue, a journey that will take you less than 3 hours! You will be surrounded by the beauty of Vietnam's countryside, dotted with historical sites and UNESCO Heritage sites. Along the way, you will be able to visit the Marble Mountains, the My Son Sanctuary, the Thien Mu Pagoda, and the Imperial City of Hue. The Marble Mountains are a cluster of five limestone and marble outcrops, each with its own unique caves, tunnels, and Buddhist sanctuaries. The My Son Sanctuary is the former capital of the Champa Kingdom and is one of the most important archaeological sites in Southeast Asia. The Thien Mu Pagoda is a seven-storey pagoda overlooking the Perfume River, and the Imperial City of Hue is a walled fortress and palace complex. For more information about attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route, please refer to the "Itinerary" of this stage. So, what are you waiting for? Get ready to explore the beauty of Vietnam on a road trip from Hoi An to Hue!

6 Hue - Vinh

Distance 384 km Driving time 7.2 h Pace: modest 99.9 kWh View map Itinerary
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Welcome to the road trip stage from Hue to Vinh! This is a great way to explore the beauty of Vietnam, with a total distance of 384 km and a driving time of fewer than 8 hours. First, you will be driving through the ancient city of Hue, the former capital of the Nguyen Dynasty. Here, you can visit the Imperial Citadel, the Thien Mu Pagoda, and the Royal Tombs. Next, you will be heading to the Hai Van Pass, a mountain pass between Hue and Vinh. This is one of the most scenic routes in Vietnam, with breathtaking views of the ocean, the mountains and the countryside. Finally, you will arrive in Vinh, a city in central Vietnam. Here, you can visit Cua Lo Beach, the Ninh Kieu Wharf, and the Nghe Tinh Revolutionary Museum. We hope you enjoy your journey from Hue to Vinh! For more information regarding attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route, please check the “Itinerary” of this stage.

7 Vinh - Thanh Hóa

Distance 144 km Driving time 2.8 h Pace: modest 37.4 kWh View map Itinerary
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Welcome road-trippers! This stage of your journey will take you from Vinh to Thanh Hóa, a distance of 144km that can be driven in fewer than 3 hours. Start your journey in Vinh, where you can visit the ruins of the Vinh Nghiem Pagoda, which was built in the 15th century and is the largest of its kind in the region. Then, make sure to check out the Vinh Moc tunnels, a network of underground tunnels used by the local population during the Vietnam War. Next, head to Thanh Hóa, the capital of the eponymous province. Here, you can explore the Thien Mu Pagoda, a centuries-old complex of temples and shrines, and the Mausoleum of the Hung Kings, which is dedicated to the founders of the Vietnamese nation. This is one of the stages of a larger tour. For more information regarding attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route, please consult the “Itinerary” of this stage. We hope you enjoy your journey!

8 Thanh Hóa - Ha Long

Distance 317 km Driving time 4.5 h Pace: fast 95.0 kWh View map Itinerary
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If you're looking for a great road trip experience, the Thanh Hóa to Ha Long leg of your journey is a must. This 317km drive will take you fewer than 5 hours, and you'll get to explore some of the most interesting places in Vietnam. Starting in Thanh Hóa, you'll have the chance to visit the impressive Po Nagar Tower, the traditional Bà Thổ Village and the beautiful Cát Tiên National Park. Your journey will then take you to Ha Long, where you can explore the famous Ha Long Bay and the nearby Sung Sôt Cave. This is just one of the many stages of a larger tour, and more information regarding attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route is available in the "Itinerary" of this stage. So, make sure to check it out for a truly unforgettable road trip experience.

9 Ha Long - Hanoi

Distance 161 km Driving time 2.0 h Pace: fast 48.4 kWh View map Itinerary
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Embark on an unforgettable road trip from Ha Long to Hanoi! The drive is only 161km and should take you no more than 2 hours. Start off your journey in Ha Long, where you can visit the majestic Ha Long Bay, where thousands of limestone islands and islets form a stunning seascape. Don't forget to take a boat tour to explore the many caves and grottoes that dot the bay. Heading north, you'll pass through the city of Hai Duong. Here you can visit the beautiful Temple of the Lady of the Sea, a temple dedicated to the Vietnamese goddess of the sea. Continue your journey through the stunning Red River Delta, where you'll find the charming towns of Bac Ninh and Phu Ly. In Bac Ninh, explore the historic Old Quarter and visit the beautiful pagodas. You can also explore the old streets of Phu Ly, which are lined with traditional Vietnamese houses. Finally, you'll arrive in Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam. Here, you can explore the city's many attractions, such as the Temple of Literature, the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and the bustling Old Quarter. For more information on attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route, please check the "Itinerary" of this stage. Enjoy your road trip from Ha Long to Hanoi!

10 Hanoi - Nghĩa Bình

Distance 271 km Driving time 5.5 h Pace: modest 70.5 kWh View map Itinerary
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Start your adventure with a road trip from Hanoi to Nghĩa Bình! This stage of your journey is only 271km long and can be completed in fewer than 6 hours. You will have the opportunity to explore the best of both cities, from the iconic sites of Hanoi to the breathtaking landscapes of Nghĩa Bình. In Hanoi, visit the Temple of Literature, a renowned temple and one of the best-preserved examples of traditional Vietnamese architecture. Take a stroll around Hoan Kiem Lake and be sure to visit the Ngoc Son temple, located on a small island in the middle of the lake. Continue your journey to Nghĩa Bình and admire the stunning landscapes of the surrounding countryside. Visit the Dong Nhan temple, a unique example of a traditional Vietnamese pagoda, and the nearby Nghĩa Bình Museum, which houses a variety of archaeological artifacts. For more information regarding attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route, please refer to the "Itinerary" of this stage. Enjoy your road trip from Hanoi to Nghĩa Bình!

11 Nghĩa Bình - Phố Châu

Distance 138 km Driving time 2.5 h Pace: modest 35.9 kWh View map Itinerary
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Are you ready for a great road trip from Nghĩa Bình to Phố Châu? This 138km drive will take you less than 3 hours, so you have plenty of time to explore the amazing places along the way. Start your journey in Nghĩa Bình, a city known for its beautiful landscapes and cultural heritage. Don't forget to visit the beautiful Nghĩa Bình Waterfall, where you can take a break and enjoy the stunning views. Then, take a stroll through the ancient Nghĩa Bình Citadel and explore the local culture. Continue your journey to Phố Châu. On your way, make sure to stop at the Tràm Gòn Lake, where you can take a relaxing boat ride, or visit the local markets for some delicious snacks. Once you reach Phố Châu, don't forget to visit the beautiful Thọ Sơn Pagoda, which is a great place to take some amazing photos. This is only one of the many stages of your journey, and more information regarding attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route is available in the "Itinerary" of this stage. So, what are you waiting for? Get ready for a great adventure and enjoy your road trip!

12 Phố Châu - Phong Nha

Distance 182 km Driving time 3.3 h Pace: modest 47.4 kWh View map Itinerary
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Are you ready for an amazing road trip starting in Phố Châu, Vietnam and ending in Phong Nha? This stage of your journey will take you 182 km, with a driving time of fewer than 4 hours. Along the way, you will discover some of the most interesting places in these two locations. In Phố Châu, you can explore the stunning landscape of the Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng National Park, the stunning limestone mountains, and the natural beauty of the surrounding area. You can also visit the Hang Vọng Cave, the largest cave in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In Phong Nha, you can explore the Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng National Park, the world's largest and most spectacular limestone cave system. You can also visit the Paradise Cave, the longest dry cave in Asia, and the Dark Cave, a unique and mysterious experience. For more information about attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route, please check the "Itinerary" of this stage. So, what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and get ready for an unforgettable road trip!

13 Phong Nha - Khe Sanh

Distance 236 km Driving time 5.8 h Pace: modest 61.3 kWh View map Itinerary
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Are you ready for the ultimate road trip adventure? Join us on a journey that starts in Phong Nha and ends in Khe Sanh, a 236 km drive that will take you fewer than 6 hours. In Phong Nha, explore the world-famous Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is home to some of the most impressive caves in the world. Take a boat ride on the Son River, enjoy the incredible views of the jungle, and explore the vast network of underground caves. Continue your journey to Khe Sanh, a town famous for its role in the Vietnam War. Visit the Khe Sanh Combat Base, a former US Marine base, and explore the nearby historical sites. Don't miss the chance to visit the Khe Sanh Museum, a unique museum that chronicles the history of the Vietnam War. For more information on attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route, check out our Itinerary for this stage. So, what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and join us on the ultimate road trip adventure!

14 Khe Sanh - Bến Giằng

Distance 276 km Driving time 6.1 h Pace: modest 71.7 kWh View map Itinerary
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Take a road trip from Khe Sanh to Bến Giằng and explore the beauty of Vietnam! This 276 km journey will take you less than 7 hours to complete. Along the way, you can visit the Vinh Moc Tunnels, a unique and fascinating underground war memorial. It's a must-see for anyone interested in learning more about the Vietnam War. You can also explore the beautiful beaches of Cua Tung and admire the stunning views of the South China Sea. Don’t forget to visit the nearby Côn Đảo National Park, where you can explore the lush jungle and spot rare wildlife. When you reach Bến Giằng, you can admire the historic architecture and take a stroll along the waterfront. For more information on attractions, accommodation, recommended restaurants and campsites along the route, please check the “Itinerary” of this stage. Have a safe and enjoyable journey!

15 Bến Giằng - Pleiku

Distance 269 km Driving time 5.3 h Pace: modest 69.9 kWh View map Itinerary
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Are you looking for an exciting road trip experience? Then the journey from Bến Giằng to Pleiku is for you! This is one of the stages of a larger tour, and is only 269km long, taking less than 6 hours to complete. Start your journey in Bến Giằng, where you can explore the Bến Giằng Temple, visit the local market, and take a boat trip on the river. As you continue your journey, make sure to stop at An Khê, where you can visit the ancient An Khê Citadel and the beautiful An Khê Lake. When you reach Pleiku, you can explore the Pleiku Cathedral and the Pleiku Market. For more information regarding attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route, please consult the "Itinerary" of this stage. Happy travels!

16 Pleiku - Buon Ma Thuot

Distance 182 km Driving time 3.5 h Pace: modest 47.3 kWh View map Itinerary
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Are you ready for an unforgettable road trip through the Central Highlands of Vietnam? Starting in Pleiku, you will drive through stunning landscapes for about 182 km until you reach your destination, Buon Ma Thuot. Along the way, you will be able to admire picturesque mountains, lush valleys and UNESCO Heritage sites. The journey will take fewer than 4 hours, so you will have plenty of time to stop and explore the area. Keep your eyes open for the most interesting places to visit, such as the Nui Doi Mountain or the Deo Nui San Mountain. You will also find several traditional villages where you can experience local culture. Don't forget to check the "Itinerary" of this stage for more information about attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants and campsites. Get ready for an unforgettable experience!

17 Buon Ma Thuot - Dong Xoai

Distance 242 km Driving time 4.9 h Pace: modest 62.9 kWh View map Itinerary
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Welcome to the amazing road trip stage between Buon Ma Thuot and Đồng Xoài! This amazing journey of 242km is sure to provide you with some of the most spectacular views of Vietnam’s countryside. With a total driving time of fewer than 5 hours, you can take your time to explore some of the most interesting places in these two locations. In Buon Ma Thuot, you can explore the Buon Ma Thuot City Park, a great place to take a stroll and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere. You can also visit the nearby Lak Lake, where you can take a boat ride and admire the beautiful landscape. When you reach Đồng Xoài, you will find the Bao Dai Palace, a historical landmark that is worth a visit. You can also explore the nearby Ta Lai Waterfall, where you can take a refreshing dip in the crystal-clear waters. This is just one of the stages of your amazing road trip. For more information about attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route, please check the "Itinerary" of this stage. Enjoy your journey!

18 Dong Xoai - Can Tho

Distance 290 km Driving time 6.0 h Pace: modest 75.5 kWh View map Itinerary
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Embark on an exciting road trip starting in Đồng Xoài and leading through the stunning Mekong Delta, with its lush green rice paddies, winding canals, and floating markets. This 290 km journey will take you fewer than 6 hours to complete and will end in the vibrant city of Can Tho. Along the way, make sure to visit some of the most interesting places, such as the Xeo Quyt Forest, the Vinh Trang Pagoda, the Tra Su Bird Sanctuary, and the Bang Lang Stork Sanctuary. You can also take a boat tour around the Cai Rang Floating Market and explore the many small islands that make up the delta. For those looking for some relaxation, the Phuoc Hoa Hot Spring and the Binh Thuy Ancient House are must-see attractions. For more information regarding attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route, please consult the "Itinerary" of this stage.

19 Can Tho - Ho Chi Minh City

Distance 180 km Driving time 4.0 h Pace: modest 46.8 kWh View map Itinerary
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Embark on an exciting road trip from Can Tho City to Ho Chi Minh City! This 180km journey takes just under 4 hours and is one of the most interesting stages of your journey. Start your trip in Can Tho City, where you can visit the lively Ninh Kieu Wharf and the nearby Can Tho Museum. As you drive along the scenic highway, you will be able to admire the beautiful landscapes of the Mekong Delta. On your way, make sure to stop by the historical Tra Vinh Pagoda, a beautiful temple complex dating back to the 19th century. When you arrive in Ho Chi Minh City, you will be able to explore the city's many attractions, such as the Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral and the Central Post Office. There are also plenty of great restaurants and accommodation options to choose from. For more information on attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route, please refer to the "Itinerary" of this stage. Enjoy your road trip!

  Ho Chi Minh City

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Ho Chi Minh City is the final stop of the Vietnam Road Trip. This bustling city is the largest in Vietnam and is home to a variety of attractions and activities. For those traveling by car, the city is easily accessible from the main roads and highways that traverse the country. A must-see while in Ho Chi Minh City is the Cu Chi Tunnels, a network of underground tunnels used by the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War. Here visitors can explore the tunnels and learn more about the history of the war. The War Remnants Museum is a great place to visit to learn more about the Vietnam War and to see various artifacts from the conflict. The Ben Thanh Market is another great attraction in Ho Chi Minh City. Here visitors can experience Vietnamese culture up close and purchase a variety of goods and souvenirs. The city is also home to several parks and gardens, including the Tao Dan Park, which offers a peaceful respite from the hustle and bustle of the city. For those arriving by air, the closest international airport is Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN). No matter what type of traveler you are, Ho Chi Minh City offers something for everyone. From the historical sites to the vibrant markets, the city is sure to provide an unforgettable experience.

Vietnam Road Trip at a glance

Surely, our journey idea has become an ideal inspiration for your future holidays.
The plan we’ve prepared can be used as a base that can be recreated in its entirety or only partially and that can be enriched with diverse stopovers of your choice.
If travelling by car is your plan when moving around Vietnam, there are a number of vital traffic regulations to follow and a number of elements to be mindful of to make your road adventure smooth and safe. These tips will surely become useful for tourists who are considering renting a car or renting a camper in Vietnam.
In Vietnam, there are a number of road regulations to be followed while on a trip. To be on the safe side, try avoiding alcoholic beverages. Drivers ought to remember that the permitted level of alcohol in blood is rather low and is only 0.5‰. When travelling around build-up areas, the maximum permissible speed is 60km/h. In non-build-up areas, holidayers can travel at the maximum car speed of 80km/h. Avoid exceeding the allowed speed of 120km/h while on motorways. Having a first aid kit and fire extinguisher in your car and driving with your headlights on at daytime heavily increase the safety.
The majority of holidaymakers wonder about the costs of the whole trip. The total cost of the whole adventure may vary depending on the budget option that you go for. A wide range of budget configurations is showed below.
If you’d like to benefit from the cheapest option to cover the planned 20 stages across Vietnam, it can cost approximately 588 EUR. Economy accommodation options may cost you around 836 EUR. Tourists should also take into consideration the fact that they will spend roughly 504 EUR for restaurants and food in this option. Travellers will have to pay about 4,536 EUR if they aim for the budget car hire offer as well. Thus, you can expect the travel expenses to be approximately 1,928 EUR without car rental and 6,464 EUR with car hire.
When it comes to the standard offer, you have to spend the maximum of 588 EUR to cover the planned mileage of the adventure. If you are into standard accommodation options, you should keep in mind that the costs may amount up to more or less 1,386 EUR. The standard option in terms of food and restaurants may cost up to around 756 EUR. Travellers who want to cover the tour in a standard rental car can expect a cost of around 5,670 EUR. The whole estimated cost of the road trip is 8,600 EUR with a rental car and 2,930 EUR without a rental car.
Drivers who are into the highest level of comfort will be pleased with the premium offer. When it comes to this offer, the estimated cost of the road trip will total around 11,836 EUR for travellers who are considering car hire and 2,930 EUR for those who do not need a hire vehicle. Travellers who would like to cover the tour in a premium hire vehicle should expect a cost of about 6,993 EUR. When it comes to the premium version of the road trip, the fuel cost will be up to approximately 1,063 EUR. Tourists should expect to pay roughly 1,008 EUR for food and restaurants and roughly 2,772 EUR for overnight stays if they are interested in the highest standard of services.
Our tour will also meet the expectations all camper lovers. For those who are interested in this transport option, the expenses are roughly 4,725 EUR. Holidayers will spend more or less 1,175 EUR on gasoline allowing to cover all stages of the road trip. Expenses connected with accommodation should cost approximately 1,155 EUR, and those connected with food will be pay around 504 EUR.
The section Road Trip Costs presents all the presented details in a simple manner.
The period between December and March is superb to visit the part of Vietnam described in our adventure idea. There are plenty of exciting road adventures that are available on our website if Vietnam Road Trip has sparked your creativity. We hope that the broad spectrum of options will definitely live up to the expectations of the most demanding holidayers.

Facts for safer driving in Vietnam

drink drive limit drink drive limit 0.5
max speed urban max speed urban 60 km/h
max speed rural max speed rural 80 km/h
max speed highway max speed highway 120 km/h
headlights at daytime headlights at daytime on
fire extinguisher fire extinguisher no
tolls tolls no
seat belts seat belts yes

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