Where are the best places to visit in Vietnam in October?

Vietnamese “non la” or conical hat

To select for yourselves a favourable destination for your journey, in advance you should check out some information on weather. The October weather of autumn time creates a suitable period for traveling, discovering and relaxation. At this time, summer has just passed and the sky becomes freshly blue, heat is also decreased. Therefore, beach traveling starts to fall.

October is the excellent time for nature discovery, the change of trees and the sky. Below are some recommendations for attractive tourism spots in October so that you can take it into consideration.

Vietnamese “non la” or conical hat


The first that makes the list of best places to visit in Vietnam in October is definitely Hanoi. October marks the beginning of autumn – the most beautiful season in Vietnam.

The temperature of this season is much cooler than the heat in summer but not to cold like the winter. Compare to September, October’s weather is even milder since its temperature is getting more favored.

Inside Hanoi Old Quarter
Inside Hanoi Old Quarter

Hanoi Old Quarter in autumn

Autumn is the perfect time for outdoor activities in Hanoi and also perfect for sightseeing as Hanoi is most beautiful in this season. You can take a cyclo tour around Hanoi Old Quarter. Any kind of walking tour is suitable as well.

Especially at night, take time to walk around Hoan Kiem lake, you will breathe in the beautifully sweet fragrance of milky flowers. When it comes to autumn in Hanoi, milky flowers can’t be missed out. This is also a symbol of Hanoi in autumn that many songs and poems mention their charming fragrance.

Mai Chau

Located in the west of Hoa Binh city, Mai Chau is about 140 km from Hanoi. Mai Chau valley is an attractive destination for natural lovers and to explore the life of ethnic people.

Mai Chau in October captures many of tourists hearts. Mai Chau valley lies between mountain areas covered with peaceful natural landscape, clean and airy atmosphere. So that in the trip to Mai Chau in October, you can spend time cycling or walking in the villages, visiting caves and local markets.

Coming to Mai Chau, you will be living with Thai ethnic people in their homes. You will have the opportunity to experience real local life to better understand of culture here.

Ninh Binh

Another place that can’t be missed in the list of Best places to visit in Vietnam in October. Ninh Binh is beautiful in October when it’s time for the second harvest time in the year. You get to admire the beautiful yellow rice fields.

Ninh Binh is beautiful in October

Any travellers that book a boat tour along the Bich Dong River can get to explore the Trang An Landscape Complex – Hoa Lu Ancient Capital – Tam Coc while being surrounded by the wonderful scenery of yellow rice fields.


Sapa is about 376km from Hanoi and 38km from Lao Cai city, located at an altitude of 1,600m above sea level. It is always cool in Sapa.

October is the best time to visit Sapa because of its striking mountainous landscapes.

Every scene in Sapa is appeared as a wonderful masterpiece of the natures, making us never get tired of looking at.

The atmosphere in Sapa in October is great to explore this place. It is a bit chilly, dry and not too much sunlight in the day, suitable for hiking and trekking. You can take a tour around and take gorgeous pictures.

October is also the harvesting season in Sapa. At that time, you will catch a scene of breathtaking landscape of the golden lush terraced fields, which run along mountains and are highlighted by green forests.

Halong Bay

Unlike summer with unpredictable weather, Halong Bay in October offers the best chance for sightseeing. The sky is clear and the weather is nice. This is why Halong Bay make it into the list of best places to visit in Vietnam in October.

The scenery of Halong Bay

In such a nice weather, activities such as diving, kayaking, swimming are totally doable. Some cruise also let you visit fishing villages. It is so fascinating to see how different people lived there.

Visiting caves is also one of the popular activities in Halong Bay. Board on a cruise and it will take you to the amazing caves. And everything was just so dreamy like a haunting scene from a romantic movie.

Ha Giang in October with subtle flowers triangular circuit season

About the middle of October every year, flowers triangular circuit dyeing pink color upon Ha Giang nature. This is also the flower season appealing most travelers.

Flowers triangular circuit in Ha Giang focus much on the range Dong Van – Meo Vac, range Xi Man – Hoang Phu Si which can also be called “the heaven of flowers triangular circuit”. Coming there, you can not only view on your own eyes the amazing field of flowers triangular circuits but also take some photos to keeps memories about the journey. Additionally, this kind of flower is the main food to locals here. You can taste some cakes made from that flowers or try some wine with unique taste

Besides, when traveling to Ha Giang at this time, you also can have chance to be drown into the sublime beauty coming from series of yellow riped terraced fields. Another advice is discovering some famous spots like Dong Van ancient street, Dong Van stone highlands, Sung La valley, Fairy double mountain.

September blooming wild sunflower season in Da Lat

Dalat is properly the most romantic city out of best places to visit in Vietnam in October.

Da Lat is the most romantic city in Vietnam

At about the end of October, that wild sunflowers bloom beautifully appeals a large number of visitors coming to the city of thousand flowers in order to view and take photos. This flower shows the most gorgeous beauty in the daylight when it starts having sunlight at about 9-10 a.m or at 4 p.m in the afternoon. When the sunlight turns off, you can go out for a walk and take some lovely photos with yellow wild sunflowers.

Some most beautiful roads for viewing wild sunflowers are: the passing road from D’ran running into the center of city with sunflowers, pine forests and green tea hills; the road from Lien Khuong to Da Lat;  the road from Da Lat – Thac Voi – Lang Biang. Besides, if you do not want to move too far, you may view flowers in Gold valley, Love valley,…

On the other hand, you may consider visiting some other famous tourism spots like Xuan Huong Lake, Da Lat market, Da Lat flower park, Love valley, Tuyen Lam Lake, Truc Lam monastery, Pongour waterfall, Dambri waterfall,..

Can Tho

Can Tho is located in the Southern area of Vietnam and is famous for floating markets, delicious foods and verdant fruits, and beautiful Buddhist pagodas. The people here is known as friendly and warm. The most attractive places in Can Tho are Cai Rang Floating Market, Ninh Kieu Wharf, and Bang Lang Stork Garden.

Floating market in Can Tho

Visiting Can Tho in your Vietnam tour in October means sailing through an intensive system of canals, observing the verdant gardens on the two river banks, see how interesting it is as the old constantly shrug with the new, and buy exotic and qualified products at floating markets.

Especially, the green orchard is dotted with the white color of storks made it look like cherry blossoms blooming in the spring. Can Tho is different from other tourist attractions because of it ecotourism areas. Taking part in the ecotourism tour, tourists can visit charming and beautiful garden with blooming flowers, fresh fruits and delicious specialties.

Visiting pearl-like island Phu Quoc for fresh relaxation

Phu Quoc, the pearl-like island, from a long time ago, has become a well-known place for leisure. If you are concerning about where to go in October, Phu Quoc will be a wonderful recommendation for you. You may relax under the blue water and inhale fresh air from the sea. Apart from that, you can have chance to enjoy great seafood.

The climate in Phu Quoc is monsoon including dry season from November to April next year and rainy season from May to October. Thus, you are assured to travel at this time.

In October experience the water raising season of the West area  

From the forthday of September, the West comes into water raising season and October is the suitable time for you to discover this land. The most stunning spots you can choose to visit when in the West are: Floating to An Giang for visiting Tra Su melaleuca forests to enjoy the beauty of flooding area locating at the west of Hau river; visiting Tram Chim national park (Dong Thap province) that is the immense space of water, sky, flora and fauna; you also are advised to try some folk food like: lotus leaf rice, grilled snakehead fish, fish hot pot with common sesban flowers

That was the list of Best places to visit in Vietnam in October.

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