Vietnam Places to Visit

Vietnam is a country of diversity, where wild mountains meet gold-sand beaches, and cosmopolitan cities neighbour charming villages that seem caught in a different era. Whether you are looking to reconnect with nature, delve deep into history and culture, or simply rest and relax, we are sure you'll find your own travel paradise in these Vietnam destinations.

The north of Vietnam is characterised by rugged mountains and small towns full of hospitality, as well as the capital city of Hanoi. It is also home to the UNESCO World Heritage Site - Halong Bay. The cultural capital Hoi An is the central hub of the country, with beautiful beaches running all the way down to the South. Here, you'll find Vietnam's biggest city, Ho Chi Minh City, and a rural landscape defined by the mighty Mekong River.

With 1,988 miles (3,200 km) of coastline, thousands of karst mountains and islands, and historic and charming cities, there is more to see and do on a Vietnam vacation than could ever fit into a two-week travel itinerary. Browse through the categories below to find the destinations that best suit your travel style. You can easily fit 3 to 4 destinations into a week of travel if you stick to a particular region.

Beaches Vietnam

The islands of Con Dao and Phu Quoc are perfect for a classic beach vacation, while cities and towns like Hoi An and Phan Thiet offer a little extra in terms of culture and adventure. Read more about all of Vietnam's best beach destinations and find your own coastal paradise.

Nature Vietnam

Many of Vietnam's natural attractions are wonderfully accessible, making adventures in nature an easy addition to your Vietnam trip. But, if you are looking to get off the beaten path, there are plenty of wild places to discover too.

Adventures Vietnam

The country's most memorable destinations are best enjoyed with a pair of hiking shoes or in the seat of a bicycle or kayak, and there is something for every ability. Caving, trekking, and all kinds of water sports are on offer in this adventure playground.

Off The Beaten Path Vietnam
Off The Beaten Path

Mostly located in the mountainous north, getting to these areas requires a little adventurous spirit and some dedicated travel time. The beauty that awaits is always worth it.

Rest & Relaxation Vietnam
Rest & Relaxation

Hoi An, Mai Chau, and Ninh Binh are places where you'll find boutique accommodations in tranquil, out of the way locations, with enough casual activities — like bicycle trips and cultural tours — to fit in around time in a hammock or on a sun lounger.

Cities Vietnam

In the coastal cities of Vietnam, you get the best of both worlds with modern amenities and beach life all in one.

Vietnam has national parks and reserves throughout the country. These parks are home to mountains, caves, remote beaches, and beautiful limestone karsts. Some of the most popular are Phong Nha-Ke Bang, Cat Ba, and Cat Tien.

Prices vary when visiting national parks and reserves in Vietnam and usually start from a few dollars per person. Prices will vary depending on how long you stay and what facilities and activities are available, but in general parks and reserves are very affordable places to visit.

Vietnam has 10 international airports. Hanoi, Da Nang, and Ho Chi Minh City have the most international flights. The rest of the country has smaller domestic airports that make travel between destinations quick and easy.

National parks and reserves in Vietnam are very safe. They are patrolled by park staff and often house army outposts. Many of the more dangerous wild animals in Vietnam are endangered and can only be found in parts of the parks where travelers rarely go. Roads and hiking paths are generally well cared for and safe for driving and hiking.

Vietnam has a long coastline with a variety of beaches — from rugged and rocky coasts to soft, sandy beaches with good snorkeling. The nicest beaches in Vietnam are found along the coast between Nha Trang and Ho Chi Minh City, as well as on the beautiful islands of Phu Quoc and Con Dao In these areas you’ll find white sand beaches and clear seas. In other areas of the country, the beaches are more less welcoming for sunbathing and swimming but often no less beautiful.

Most of Vietnam’s parks and reserves are well developed for tourism while a few lesser known parks have fallen into disrepair or have yet to be developed. No matter which national park you visit, you should be able to find basic restaurants and accommodation nearby.

Learn how to fish from the locals on a fishing trip in Vietnam. There's a long shoreline as well as many beautiful islands that make great destinations for fishing tours. Take a fishing or boating trip around Halong Bay, Nha Trang, and Phu Quoc. Around Hoi An you can find a friendly fisherman keen to take you out in one of the traditional round basket boats, which is a totally unique fishing experience.

Vacation days are hard to come by. We help make every single one count by tailoring experiences that are fun-filled, worry-free, and unforgettable. Expect more from your vacation.

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