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13th May to 19th May, 2024Budget Friendly Flight
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Things to do in Vietnam in May

Day 1 - Monday 13th, May
afternoon -

Arrive at Da Nang International Airport and check into accommodation.

evening -

Explore the Marble Mountains for some hiking and cave exploration.

Day 2 - Tuesday 14th, May
morning -

Take a morning flight to Hoi An and explore the ancient town with its well-preserved architecture and narrow streets.

afternoon -

Visit the Ba Le Well and explore the Japanese Covered Bridge.

evening -

Enjoy a thrilling river cruise along the Thu Bon River and experience the lantern-lit streets at night.

Day 3 - Wednesday 15th, May
morning -

Travel to Hue City by bus and explore the Imperial City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

afternoon -

Visit Thien Mu Pagoda and take a dragon boat ride along the Perfume River.

evening -

Sample local street food at Dong Ba Market.

Day 4 - Thursday 16th, May
morning -

Travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park and embark on a thrilling caving adventure in the world's largest cave system.

afternoon -

Explore the stunning Paradise Cave and take a refreshing swim in the natural underground pools.

evening -

Relax and enjoy a local dinner at Phong Nha town's eateries.

Day 5 - Friday 17th, May
morning -

Fly to Hanoi and visit the Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son Temple.

afternoon -

Explore Hanoi's Old Quarter and discover the bustling streets filled with local shops and street food stalls.

evening -

Enjoy a thrilling water puppet show at Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre.

Day 6 - Saturday 18th, May
morning -

Travel to Ha Long Bay and embark on an overnight cruise, exploring the stunning limestone karsts and caves.

afternoon -

Participate in kayaking and swimming activities in the emerald waters of the bay.

evening -

Enjoy a seafood dinner onboard and experience a peaceful overnight stay on the cruise.

Day 7 - Sunday 19th, May
morning -

Disembark from the cruise and return to Hanoi.

afternoon -

Visit the Temple of Literature and explore its serene gardens and ancient architecture.

evening -

Indulge in a traditional Vietnamese street food dinner at the bustling Dong Xuan Market.

Weather in Vietnam in Invalid date
Avg Temp25°C to 35°C
Chance of Rain50%

The weather in Vietnam in May is generally warm and humid, with average temperatures ranging from 25 to 35 degrees Celsius. There is a chance of rain, so be sure to pack a raincoat or umbrella. So we are suggesting you pack accordingly.

Travel eSims for Vietnam

*Travel eSims are a great way to stay connected while travelling. They are easy to set up online, no need to visit a store, and can be used in multiple countries. They are a data saver compared to international roaming and are compatible with most phones.

Things to Carry on your trip to Vietnam

Clothing & Apparel

Lightweight, breathable clothing -

T-shirts, shorts, skirts, and dresses made from materials like cotton or linen will help you stay cool and comfortable in the warm, humid climate.

Long pants and a light jacket -

For cooler evenings or if you're visiting higher altitudes like Sapa.

Comfortable walking shoes -

You'll be doing a lot of walking, so make sure your shoes are supportive and comfortable.

Swimsuit -

If you're planning on spending time at the beach or by the pool.


Hat -

To protect you from the sun.

Sunglasses -

To protect your eyes from the sun.

Small backpack or daypack -

To carry your essentials while you're exploring.

Reusable water bottle -

To stay hydrated.

Travel towel -

For drying off after swimming or showering.

Essentials & Must Haves

Passport and visa -

Make sure your passport is valid for at least 6 months beyond your intended stay and that you have the necessary visa.

Travel insurance -

To protect you in case of unexpected events.

Money and credit cards -

Vietnamese Dong (VND) is the official currency.

First-aid kit -

To treat minor injuries.

Basic toiletries -

Including shampoo, conditioner, soap, deodorant, and toothpaste.

Good to have

Travel adapter -

To charge your electronic devices.

Insect repellent -

To keep mosquitoes and other insects away.

Universal power bank -

To keep your devices charged.

Headlamp -

For exploring caves or doing night treks.

Sarong -

A versatile piece of fabric that can be used as a beach cover-up, scarf, or blanket.


Smartphone -

For staying connected and taking photos.

Camera -

For capturing your memories.

Headphones -

For listening to music or podcasts.

E-reader -

For reading books.

Good to Knows

Payment Options -

Cash is still widely accepted in Vietnam, but credit cards and debit cards are also becoming more common, especially in major cities.

Travel Apps in Vietnam

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