Vietnam is a beautiful and magnificent country with so many advantages in natural beauty, lands and people, and the southern areas of Vietnam are also a dreamland for tourism and exploration with a lot of different interesting and amazing things for you to experience and explore. Therefore, in today’s article, we are going to suggest the best southern Vietnam package of 10 days around so many places including Ho Chi Minh City, Tay Ninh, Cao Dai, Chau Doc, Ha Tien, Can Tho, My Tho, Phan Thiet, Mui Ne. Within 10 days, we are going to give you some tips, suggestions, information for a full journey around the southern areas of Vietnam.

Because the journey will be very long so please be prepared, and if you ask what is the best time to visit the southern areas in Vietnam. Then the answer will be that the best time to visit the southern areas in Vietnam is all year, but you should come there from January to June to avoid the raining seasons. Now enough of questions, let’s get started.

 

1. Day 1: Travel and arrive in Ho Chi Minh City

The journey will begin in Hanoi, then you are going to buy an airplane ticket to travel faster to reach Ho Chi Minh City. According to the schedule, you are going to depart in the early morning, and you will be at Ho Chi Minh city at about 9 am. About the airplane ticket price range, it will be quite flexible and unstable based on the time that you choose to book the ticket for a trip to Ho Chi Minh City. A tip for you to book the cheap ticket is to choose the vacation schedule early in advance and book the ticket immediately, so the price range will be cheaper a little bit. Moreover, if you want to buy the best airplane ticket, you had better check out a lot of booking websites and agencies to compare and choose the most friendly-priced tickets. We are going to stay in Ho Chi Minh City in 2 days, so it is recommended that you book a hotel, motel or homestays rooms too in order to make sure you have the good places to rest during the time you stay in Ho Chi Minh City. 

Once you reach Ho Chi Minh City, you will get off the airplane at Tan Son Nhat Airport, so you can book Grab to travel to your accommodations for check-in and put away luggage as well as rest and gain back energy after the flight. The atmosphere of Ho Chi Minh will make you feel quite tired, so take the time to get used to it. No need to hire a bike except when you really want to ride in Ho Chi Minh City because taking Grab, Bee or GoViet will be much cheaper and more convenient. 

About food, you can travel to eat all the Hanoi’s food in Ho Chi Minh City such as Bun Dau, Bun Cha, Bun Oc, Bun Bo, Pho,... or you can wander around to find what to eat because there seem to have everything in Ho Chi Minh for you to eat. On the first day, we suggest that you should travel around Ho Chi Minh at night to visit some fashion stores or have some drinks and bubble teas in some famous places. Please hang out and rest properly, and do not worry because we will have a full day to explore Ho Chi Minh City tomorrow. Therefore, the first day, you should hang out and check-in around the famous and beautiful places in Ho Chi Minh.

 

2. Day 2: Discover and wander around Ho Chi Minh City

Today will be a busy day for you with the schedule to visit and hang out around Ho Chi Minh city. First, in the morning, we are going to have breakfast with anything you want, and then we are going to check-in at some famous and beautiful coffee shops in Ho Chi Minh such as the coffee shops on the Landmark 81, Bitexco or in some giant malls such as Vincom and Crescent Mall. Don't forget Cu Chi Tunnels: Morning or Afternoon Guided TourBy the way, once you have coffee or bubble teas in some malls like that, you will also have the chance to go shopping around as well, or you can visit some famous local brand shops in Ho Chi Minh such as Lider, Libe, Kantan,... or the local weekend markets such as Hello Weekend, The New District, The Box Market,... trust us because they will be a heaven for shopping in Ho Chi Minh even more interesting than shopping in malls.

In a modern city like Ho Chi Minh, you will have so many things to enjoy. At noon, we are going to have lunch, you can choose to eat a lot of delicious food at the buffet restaurants or the cuisine restaurants. The choices for food in Ho Chi Minh are plentiful and various. We give you a tip that you can find any food suggestions on Foody or Diadiemanuong. After the meal, we are going to give you free time to wander and explore Ho Chi Minh City including enjoying the nightlife of this city. However, remember to come back to the accommodation to rest properly before midnight because you will have a long journey tomorrow. You can enjoy the delicious and famous street food in Ho Chi Minh City such as Bun Dau Mam Tom, Banh Trang, Different types of dishes made from snails, BBQ buffet, hotpot, bubble tea with pearls, Bun Bo, Hu Tieu, Ha Cao, and many other delicious from other cities and provinces in Vietnam that you should try one or some of them.

 

3. Day 3: Travel to Tay Ninh

Early in the morning, we are going to travel to Tay Ninh by car or tour bus with the price range from 125,000 VND to 180,000 VND per person, and it only takes you 2 hours to reach Tay Ninh. Once you come to Tay Ninh, there will be a lot of interesting places we can suggest for you to visit in the morning after breakfast such as Dau Tieng Lake where the beautiful lake landscapes will impress you, Cao Dai Castle where you can take part in some solemn ceremony of the local religions, Binh Thanh Ancient Tower, Chop Mat Tower where you can see the special architectures of the past of an ancient empire of people and culture,... and that is for morning. You gonna need a bike and a smartphone to travel around easily, and you can hire a bike with the price from 120,000 VND to 150,000 VND per bike.

In the afternoon, you will start to visit some amusement places to take part in a lot of interesting activities such as Ma Thien Lanh Park, Long Dien Son to play and enjoy many exciting entertainment games and activities or you can travel to Ba Den Mountain by cable car to witness the beautiful landscapes from a height as well as visit the solemn and magical sanctuary of Ba Den Mountain. They said that if you pray something in Ba Den Mountain, your wish will come true, so if you come to Tay Ninh you should visit this location. About local food and special dishes, there are many different dishes you must try such as Banh Trang Trang Ban, Banh Canh, Tay Ninh Shrimp Salt, Tay Ninh Nem,... 

Bus/ car ticket price range: From 125,000 to 180,000 VND per person.

Bike hire cost: From 120,000 to 150,000 VND per bike.

 

4. Day 4: Continue to visit Chau Doc

We are going to spend about 4 hours on a car to travel from Tay Ninh to Chau Doc where we gonna have the next journey of exploration here. The price range for travelling by car to Chau Doc is from 120,000 to 150,000 VND. We will depart in the early morning and we will arrive in Chau Doc at about 9 am. It is still time for a delicious breakfast and a cup of coffee before we can move on to explore and experience so many interesting things in Chau Doc. In addition, you should also hire a bike to travel around Chau Doc with a very friendly price range from 100,000 to 120,000 VND per bike.

In Chau Doc, we are going to visit some famous local places that every citizens of Chau Doc know and visit a lot such as Tay An Pagoda where the Buddhists come to pray, Thoai Ngoc Hau Tomb where the histories and cultures of the past rest in peace, Sam Mountain, Chau Doc Floating Village where the local people raise and harvest seafood, Ba Chua Xu Temple, Vinh Te, Cave Pagoda, and many other places. About the local food and special dishes, tourists will be fascinated by the delicious flavors and recipes of local people such as Bun Ca Chau Doc, Banh Bo, Tung Lo Mo, Mam Chau Doc, Sau Dau Salad,... these dishes will be your choices for lunch and even dinner.

Bus/ car ticket price range: From 120,000 to 150,000 VND per person.

Bike hire cost: From 100,000 to 120,000 VND per bike.

 

5. Day 5: Travel from Chau Doc to Ha Tien

From Chau Doc, we will depart to travel to Ha Tien by car or tour bus. There are many different brands of bus and car travelling to Ha Tien, so you do not worry about catch bus to travel. All you need to do is buying ticket with the price range from 180,000 to 200,000 VND per person, and the price can be changed due to some specific time in a year. Once you reach Ha Tien, you can choose to travel around by taxi or can hire a bike to easily travel around with only from 100,000 to 120,000 VND. 

About location suggestions, Ha Tien is a simple and still quite rustic city where you can visit a lot of local places with so many tour activities such as High Rock Mountain, To Chau Mountain, Thach Cave, Mac Cuu Tomb, Tam Bao Pagoda,... to explore as well as learn more about the people and culture of Ha Tien or you can have the relaxing moment on the Mui Nai Beach where you can not only swim, relax, enjoy seafood but also can sightsee and take part in a lot of water activities. If you already enjoy all the activities, then the next things you need to do are to fill your stomach with a lot of delicious food such as Crab Banh Canh, Bun Ken, Coi Bien Mai, Xiem Sticky Rice, Steam Noodles,... Let’s enjoy a beautiful day in Ha Tien.

Bus/ car ticket price range: From 180,000 to 200,000 VND per person.

Bike hire cost: From 100,000 to 120,000 VND per bike.

 

6. Day 6: From Ha Tien to Can Tho City

Temporarily say goodbye to Ha Tien, our tour bus will take us to the beautiful city of the southern areas of Vietnam - Can Tho. If you wonder about the price range for a ticket to travel to Can Tho, then it will be from 130,000 to 150,000 VND per person, and it is quite cheap. Once we reach Can Tho city in the afternoon after several hours of travelling, you will be free to rest, take a shower or wander around the city areas. You can travel by taxi or hire a bike with only from 120,000 to 150,000 VND for a bike, and you can save a lot of money. 

Before you hang out around Can Tho City or the surrounding areas, you should have better fill your stomach with the local food and special dishes such as Banh Mi Nem Nuong, Hazelnut snails, Purple Banh Tet, Banh Cong, Fried Pork Skin, My Tho Noodles,... With all these options, it will be enough for your breakfast, lunch and even dinner in the 6th day in the southern area of Vietnam. After you are full of energy already, you can start the visit, explore and experience a lot of famous places in the areas of Can Tho City such as Can Tho Bridge, Ninh Kieu Harbor, the Bridge of Love, the famous Thien Vien Truc Lam, or enjoy and harvest the high-quality fruits in My Khanh Garden… Take it slowly and observe the beauty of Can Tho City at night, which will fascinate you.

Bus/ car ticket price range: From 130,000 to 150,000 VND per person.

Bike hire cost: From 120,000 to 150,000 VND per bike.

 

7. Day 7: Travel from Can Tho to My Tho

The next destination will be My Tho City which is quite close to Can Tho, so we only need to travel for a short distance with the price only from 120,000 to 150,000 VND or even cheaper for some brands. Once you reach My Tho, you will find out this city is a lot similar to Can Tho, so again we suggest that you should hire a bike to travel around freely with from 150,000 to 200,000 VND for a comfortable bike. Make sure you have a smartphone with map to check out the routes around My Tho City.

After you have your own transportation, make sure that you have some food to gain back the energy to travel around, so we are going to suggest you some delicious local dishes such as Tan Phong snails, Banh Va, Cho Gao grilled chopped meat, Go Cong sea sam, Lo Ren fruits,... that you gonna love them and eat them for lunch and dinner during the time you stay here. Remember to rest properly after you have a meal and before you start the schedule to some famous locations such as Vinh Trang Pagoda, Dieu Hoa Shrine, My Tho Chanh Toa Church, Dong Tam Snake Farm,... You have a free day to travel, explore and wander around anywhere you want, so choose the most suitable places to visit. From Can Tho, we will travel back to Ho Chi Minh City and stay there for one day.

Bus/ car ticket price range: From 120,000 to 150,000 VND per person.

Bike hire cost: From 150,000 to 200,000 VND per bike.

 

8. Day 8: Return to Ho Chi Minh City 

Day 8 will be a relax and rest day for tourists in Ho Chi Minh. You gonna stay here for one day, so you can hire a bike from 120,000 to 150,000 VND per bike or simply book Grab bike or car for travelling around. During the day in Ho Chi Minh, we suggest that you should only rest and enjoy the normal day in Ho Chi Minh City.

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During the time here, all you should do is wandering around the malls of Ho Chi Minh for entertainment, shopping and much other stuff such as Vincom Malls, Landmark 81, Crescent Malls,... or simply enjoy some favourite local food from all over the country like Bun Dau, Bun Mam, Banh Canh, or whatever you like to eat as long as you have money.

 

9. Day 9: Enjoy Phan Thiet and Mui Ne Beach

Leave the beautiful city of Ho Chi Minh City, we are going to travel to the beach city of Phan Thiet. The price range for travelling to Phan Thiet is quite cheap due to the short distance only from 100,000 to 130,000 VND if you travel by car or bus. If you would like to travel by train then you can spend about 160,000 VND. Once you reach Phan Thiet, we will mostly travel and move around by car to avoid the strong sunlight and heat so you had better prepare your suncream carefully.

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In Phan Thiet you can visit and explore the landscapes and beauty of so many different places like Duc Thanh School, Van Thuy Tu Palace, Ong Hoang Tower,... or you can wander around some small and less famous beaches in Phan Thiet such as Rang Beach, Rom Beach, Ghenh Beach or some beautiful places such as Bau Trang, Bau Sen, Ta Cu Mountain Pagoda, Co Thach Stone Field,... where you can experience the beauty of nature, culture as well as check-in and take a lot of photos. Besides, we are going to spend the most famous and beautiful beach location for tomorrow, and it is Mui Ne Beach. Prepare yourself.

Bus/ car ticket price range: From 100,000 to 130,000 VND per person.

Train cost: 160,000 VND per bike.

Early in the morning, we are going to travel by car with the price range from 130,000 to 300,000 VND due to different brands of transportation. Just in a few hours, we will reach Mui Ne Beach - the most beautiful and famous beaches in Phan Thiet. 

In Mui Ne Beach, you not only can swim, enjoy the atmosphere but also can take part in so many interesting water sport and activities such as sailing, surfing, fishing, parachute jumping,... Moreover, you can have a journey with diversity by visiting so many different places in the nearby areas of Mui Ne such as Mui Ne Seaside Village, Fairytale Stream, Thom Island, Ghenh Island,... Each place will have different beauty as well as magnificent landscapes. About local dishes and special food, Mui Ne Beach will have so many delicious choices for you to select such as Dong dishes, Huynh De Crab, Rice paper rolls, Rice Paper with Ruot sauce, seafood salad, seafood hotpot,... 

Bus ticket price range: From 130,000 to 300,000 VND per person.


10. Day 10: Return to Hanoi

In the final day of the journey to explore the southern areas of Vietnam, we are going to travel back to Ho Chi Minh City after a long and interesting journey by bus. The price range is only 130,000 VND per person.  It will take you only 3 hours to reach Ho Chi Minh city, so we will leave in the morning and will arrive at noon. This is also the final time for you to wander around Ho Chi Minh City for entertainment and experience as much as you can before you leave Ho Chi Minh to come back to Hanoi Capital City. 

You can have lunch in some of the famous restaurants with different types of food from fast-food to cuisine dining, buffet… or you can have a relaxing moment in some fancy and beautiful coffee shops in the malls and big building such as Landmark 81, Bitexco, Vincoms,... Or simply go shopping around the cities. You will be leaving the city in the evening so make sure you get to the Tan Son Nhat airport early to avoid traffic jam and accidents, and it brings the journey to explore the southern areas of Vietnam to an end when you come back to Hanoi.

In conclusion, the journey to explore the southern areas of Vietnam in 10 days is such a long but very interesting and exciting for you to have amazing experience in your life. With all the necessary and useful information about each location as well as the suggestions for your journey, we hope that you will have an amazing vacation when you choose to visit the southern areas of Vietnam from Hanoi. We hope that you will have a great time with so many unforgettable memories.