Holidays to Vietnam
Hidden hilltop villages, undulating paddy fields, and thriving cities; a holiday to Vietnam will not disappoint. The country’s troubled past has given way to chic resorts, vibrant nightlife and the warmest welcome you’ll encounter in all of Asia. Its diverse landscapes will draw you in, while the mouth-watering cuisine will leave you wanting more.
Vietnam’s diverse scenery is often the biggest appeal for foreign visitors. While the Mekong Delta conjures images of vivid green fields and orchards, Halong Bay, dubbed the eighth wonder of the world due to its rugged limestone peaks and turquoise, is in a league of its own. If you’re a landlubber, the inland version at Ninh Binh is just as gorgeous, while the rolling rice fields around Sapa are prime walking territory, and breath-taking to boot.
If you’re more into relaxing than trekking through the hills, you’ve come to the right place. Boasting 2,000 miles of coastline, Vietnam is fast becoming one of the world’s top beach destinations with secluded coves, tropical islands and long stretches of sand. The standout highlights including the little-known resort of Mui Ne, home to one of Vietnam's most beautiful beaches (and one of our favourites), and the isolated islands of Con Dao, ringed by coral reefs.
Vietnam’s cities offer a captivating blend of old and new, with French colonial buildings set against animated markets and designer stores. Throw in flavourful street food and you have all the components you need for an unforgettable holiday. The energetic cities of Saigon and Hanoi draw you in with a whirlwind of sights and sounds, while the UNESCO World Heritage city of Hoi An has a more relaxed appeal.
Jaw-dropping scenery from rolling hills to dramatic bays
Bustling cities with charming architecture
Capital City: Hanoi
Currency: Vietnamese Dong
Time difference: GMT + 7 hours
Flight time: 12 hours to Saigon
Vietnam trip ideas
Here are some trip ideas to Vietnam. All of our trip ideas shown below are examples, and we’ll amend, adapt or start from scratch, until we’ve created the perfect trip for you. See one you like, or have a trip in mind? Call us now to book: 01483 319 333
Places to go in Vietnam
Here are some of the best places to go in Vietnam, from colourful cities like Saigon and Hanoi, mountainous areas like Sapa and Mai Chau, and gorgeous beach resorts like Phu Quoc and Nha Trang.
Things to do in Vietnam
There's so many things to do in this vibrant country. From cruising along the Halong Bay weaving between limestone cliffs, to exploring Hanoi's street food on a Vespa.
Map of Vietnam
When to go to Vietnam
Due to the shape of Vietnam, the weather can vary greatly depending on which area you're going to visit. If you're touring the whole country and want ideal temperatures everywhere, then the best time to go to Vietnam is between January to April. If you don't mind a little rain, you can visit Vietnam in any month and still have a fantastic trip - there's always somewhere where the sun will be shining.
Generally warm and dry across all regions but might feel a little chilly in the morning and evenings in the South.
Generally dry and bright across all regions with slight chance of rain in the North.
March is peak season in Vietnam with temperatures high across all regions. You'll have the best views in Halong Bay this month as well.
You'll be well into the peak season now, with pleasant weather everywhere.
Temperatures will start to rise with a slight chance of showers in the North.
Central Vietnam will mostly be dry, the South will be rainy and the North will be rainy and hot.
Dry and pleasant in Central Vietnam and rainy in the other regions.
Central Vietnam will be mainly dry and the North and South will be relatively wet.
Central Vietnam will still be sunny, but the North and South will remain wet.
Generally dry and pleasant in the North, the South will be dryer but Central will be rainy.
Peak season begins with dry cool weather in the North, blue skies in the South but still very rainy in Central.
Very pleasant across most regions with a slight chance of rain in Central.