The answers vary greatly. Some say that about 2-3 weeks is enough to explore the S-shaped strip of land, while others spend a month in each place, and there are those who say, “I’ve been here for years and still don’t dare to claim I know enough about Vietnam.”

At least two weeks are needed for a trip to Vietnam Jeanine Romo, a travel blogger who has visited 44 countries, believes that tourists should spend at least two weeks to discover Vietnam.

According to her, two weeks is just enough time to visit 3 - 4 cities in Vietnam.

Jeanine’s first trip to Vietnam was in 2019. The American blogger gave herself a three-week trip to Vietnam to celebrate her birthday.

She visited Hanoi, then Ha Long Bay, Tam Coc, Hoi An, and Ho Chi Minh City.

At the end of 2023, she returned to visit Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An, and Da Nang.

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Jeanine in Ninh Binh

“I wanted to come to Vietnam because it is a beautiful country with many wonderful natural wonders, a rich culture, and delicious food,” Jeanine said.

“I am continuously impressed by the natural beauty of this country, from the coastal scenery to the mountains and rivers, Vietnam is truly breathtaking. I am also impressed with the cities, from the peaceful streets and alleys of Hoi An to the bustling metropolises like Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.”

Jeanine affirms she could keep coming back to Vietnam.

“I will definitely return to Vietnam! The country is vast and there are so many interesting things that you can keep coming back and still experience something completely different from what you already know,” she explains.

For those without experience traveling in Vietnam, Jeanine thinks they should pay attention to the weather.

“The weather in Vietnam varies by region, so it might be sunny in a southern city but raining in the north. You can visit many cities in a period of 2 - 3 weeks, but the weather can change significantly between these places,” she says.

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Jeanine in Hoi An

How long did it take to fall in love with Vietnam? Meanwhile, Mr. Joss Huot, a French-Canadian, says that even though he has been in Vietnam for the past five years and had visited Vietnam nine times over 13 years, he still feels he doesn’t know everything about the country.

The 61-year-old man from Quebec first came to Vietnam in 2006, stayed in Hanoi, then traveled south, and 16 days later, he spent another five days in Ho Chi Minh City.

A year later, he returned, stayed for three weeks, and traveled from the South to the North.

During those two trips, he also visited Sa Pa, Ha Long Bay, Ninh Binh, Hue, Da Nang, Nha Trang, Da Lat, Mui Ne, Ben Tre, and Can Tho.

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Dreamy Nha Trang beach

Joss confides that his main motivation for coming to Vietnam in 2006 was to learn about the Vietnamese people after reading much about the war in the country.

Later, when asked what he likes most about Vietnam, he always answers “the people.”

In 2014, thanks to friends, he met the love of his life and later married her, and they both live in Tan Binh district.

Officially living in Vietnam since 2019, having visited Vietnam nine times since 2006, Joss still asserts that Vietnam always has new things to discover.

In his free time, Joss often takes his camera everywhere to capture and preserve beautiful images of Vietnam.

For him, the biggest difference between living in Vietnam and traveling there is that he has more time to explore.

“I don’t need to rush to visit this place or that before leaving. I can simply enjoy a day, having coffee, drinking tea with the locals. I walk a lot, through many alleys in the districts, connecting with people, making friends, and learning more about the local culture every day,” Joss reveals.

With his experience, Joss thinks that tourists should spend at least three weeks on a trip to Vietnam to have the opportunity to stop at many places and rest one or two nights in each.

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