Where to go in Vietnam, from eclectic Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Hoi An, to golden-coast and island escapes 

A good place to begin your Vietnam holiday is in one of the country’s world-famous cities. Whether you’re exploring markets surrounded by French colonial influence in the capital up north and ‘Paris of Vietnam’, Hanoi, or visiting historic Ho Chi Minh City in the south, each city is full of culture and colour. 

Enjoy fabulous cuisine and see pretty canals in Hoi An on the east coast, or experience Vietnam’s brilliant beaches. Danang is just minutes up the coast from Hoi An and has a beautiful stretch of golden beach and calm waters; Nha Trang is picturesque and a great choice for watersports; and for particularly unspoilt and romantic spots, Phu Quoc Island off the south-west coast is a must-visit.

Our recommendations for the best places to visit in Vietnam

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On the banks of Asia’s Red River you’ll find Hanoi, Vietnam’s capital and a must-visit destination. The city is known for its eclectic architecture, f...

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Hoi An

UNESCO World Heritage-listed Hoi An lies right in the middle of Vietnam’s sandy east coast and is one of the country’s most individual and recognisabl...

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Ho Chi Minh City

Vibrant and dynamic, Ho Chi Minh City, still often referred to as Saigon, is the cultural heart of the nation. This heaving metropolis is fast-paced a...

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Nha Trang

Long stretches of pristine sand and clear waters offer sun-kissed relaxation in this bustling coastal town. Offshore islands offer fantastic diving an...

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Danang is one of Vietnam’s best places to visit when it comes to sun, sea and sand, with over 18 miles of pristine coastline and a top range of waters...

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Mui Ne

Mui Ne holidays are fast becoming a popular option for a Vietnam beach retreat. It's hardly surprising that this former fishing village in Phan Thiet ...

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Ninh Van Bay

The jungle-clad Hon Heo Peninsula overlooks this tranquil bay which offers an escape from the hustle and bustle of Nha Trang. It is only accessible by...

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Phu Quoc

Just off Vietnam’s south-west coast in the Gulf of Thailand, Phu Quoc is the country’s largest island and an increasingly popular destination thanks t...

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Con Dao

The mountainous Con Dao archipelago is a group of 16 islands located off the tip of Vietnam’s south coast. Con Son is the largest island, home to unsp...

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Halong Bay

Enchanting Halong Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage area of natural beauty known locally as ‘dragon descending to the sea’. It lies in the Gulf of Tonkin...

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Hue is often referred to as Vietnam's most beautiful city and its principal sights are the romantic, meditative Perfume River, the remains of the Cita...

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