Vietnam is a country which benefits from having three different micro climates, making it a great year-round destination. And if you’re planning a holiday in Vietnam this summer, especially in July, we give to you a list of best places to visit in Vietnam for a perfect summer vacation.
Beach & Islands For A Wonderful Summer In Vietnam
1. Halong Bay: Limestone mountains rising from emerald waters
The UNESCO-listed world heritage site of Halong Bay needs to be on the itinerary of every traveler, especially if one is visiting Vietnam in summer or spring. The destination is most famous for the cruise tours past the towering limestone islands topped by rain forests. However, those visiting in summers can discover the bay in an entirely different way. Tourists can relax on the shores, visit the cool caves, swim in the glittering waters, or take a seaplane ride.
Don’t miss: Cruise tours in & around the Bay, parasailing, and swimming
2. Nha Trang: Hub for water sports
Nha Trang is renowned for its crescent-shaped coastline, pristine beaches, and turquoise bay. The bay is dotted with small islands and is surrounded by an array of hills. Those visiting this part of Vietnam in summer can also enjoy windsurfing, parasailing, undersea walking, and fly boarding
Don’t miss: Oceanographic Museum of Vietnam, Po Nagar Tower, Vinpearl Land amusement park, scuba diving, and Long Son Pagoda
3. Con Dao: The mysterious group of islands
The islands of Con Dao find their mention among the most mysterious islands in the world. Beautiful & primitive beaches, corals, forests, and other attractions of the archipelago are perfect for a summer Vietnam trip. The famous Six Senses Con Dao resort here adds to the charm of this beautiful Vietnamese destination.
Don’t miss: French Tiger Cages at Phu Tuong, Dat Doc beach, An Sơn Buddhist temple and Con Dao museum
4. Phu Quoc: The most beautiful beach destination in Vietnam
Phu Quoc is yet another beach destination for a summer in Vietnam. The largest island in Vietnam can be accessed by ship or plane. It is Khem Beach, Sao Beach, Ham Ninh fishing village, splendid corals, and unique seafood dishes make it a perfect summer getaway.
Don’t miss: Fish Sauce factory, Cau Prison, scuba diving, and snorkeling
Other similar destinations for a holiday in Vietnam in summer: Vung Tau and Phan Thiet
Other Places To Visit In Vietnam In Summer
5. Bac Can with the Ban Gioc Waterfall
Bac Can – well known for its cultural identity charm and abundance in natural resources is rich in tourism potential. Visiting Bac Can means that going to Ba Be National Park and tourists cannot skip Ba Be lake – the Vietnam largest natural freshwater lake. “Ba Be” means three lakes, so Ba Be is formed by the three large lakes (Pe Lam, Pe Lu, Pe Leng). Visiting Ba Be, you cannot omit enjoying a boat ride on the lake’s surface, bathing at Ba Goa Island (Widow’s Island), or gazing in admiration the karts features of Puong cavern. Moreover, you can also visit others caves and caverns such as: Chamois (Son Duong), Na Poong, Three Gates (Ba Cua) or Fairy (Nang Tien)…Ba Be Lake’s water is of crystal clear aqua and looks like a precious emerald. Besides the beautiful lake, mysterious caves and cravens, Bac Kan also has many specialties. Tourists should enjoy Dong vermicelli (a type of arrow root noodles), Bo Nam wines (a kind of sweet wine fermented from herbs and corn), and Bee sweet soup (made from sticky rice, sesame, molasses ginger root, and honey). People who live in here have endless thing to be proud of such as: Quang Thuan tangerine, field mushroom, potato, taro, and ginger… With its own feature, Bac Can will be the wonderful destination for your Vietnam tour in July.
6. Hoi An Ancient Town: The canal town
The ancient coastal town of Hoi An is known for its Chinese temples, Japanese-design bridges, pagodas, old canal, and French colonial houses that reflect a perfect blend of the eastern & the western influence. Those planning to spend a summer in Vietnam must visit Hoi An for its scarcely crowded beaches and quaint cafes by the river.
Don’t miss: An Bang Beach, Cua Dai Beach, Museum of Ceramics, Fujian Assembly Hall, and Central Market.
7. Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park: Large caves and underground rivers
The Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park is a world heritage site & a biosphere that is home to hundreds of species of flora and fauna. The national park also encompasses some of the largest karst mountains, caves, and underground rivers in Asia. Camping inside these caves by the banks of an underground river is a wonderful experience for those planning a holiday in Vietnam in summer.
8. Sa Pa: Indochina’s Rice Roof
And in case you wish to beat the heat in Vietnam in June and other summer months, you can head to the rice fields of Sa Pa valley. Its terraced-rice cultivation, colorful countryside, and pleasant year-round temperatures make it an ideal summer retreat.
Don’t miss: Fansipan Mountain, local market, bike ride through Muong Hoa Valley, and night halt at one of the homestays
9. Mai Chau: Rice fields, waterfall, and serenity
For those who fear that Sa Pa might be a little too crowded because of its popularity as a summer destination, Mai Chau serves as a perfect alternative. Tourists visiting this destination in Vietnam in summer can take a dip in the waters at the base of the waterfall, cycle around the rice fields, and stay in one of the homestays. In fact, Mai Chau offers everything that Sa Pa does, minus the large number of tourists.
Don’t miss: Chieu Cave and Go Lao waterfalls
10. Da Lat: The destination of eternal spring
Da Lat, also known as the City of Love is another delightful destination to visit in Vietnam in Summer. Its climate has been rightfully tagged as eternal spring due to the year-round pleasant temperatures. Stunning lakes, waterfalls, and lush green valleys with vibrant flower beds make this city an idyllic holiday retreat, especially for those eyeing the summer window.
Don’t miss: Explore the Xuan Hương Lake, Lake of Sorrow, Valley of Love, and Phu Dong Thien Vuong Street
11. Mekong Delta with Floating market, fruit garden
Can Tho where is renowned for interesting floating markets, delicious foods and verdant fruits, and beautiful Buddhist pagodas as well as friendly and warm people is the main and biggest city of the Mekong River Delta. Can Tho is also well – known in the saying “Can Tho, ivory rice, clear water”. The most attractive places in Can Tho are Cai Rang Floating Market, Ninh Kieu Wharf, and Bang Lang Stork Garden. Visiting Can Tho in your Vietnam tour in July 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.
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.