It is March now and summer is around the corner – which means one thing – the end of another school year is time for a vacation. Whether you are after long sandy beaches, Vietnam’s culture, majestic national parks, or peaceful countryside or you are a passionate street foodie, a nature lover, or an adrenaline-junkie, June’s glorious weather and long days with an air of romance make it such a perfect month to travel to Vietnam.
Looking for more ideas on where to go in Vietnam in June? To make the most of your precious days off, let’s kickstart your summer travel planning with our June travel picks!
Hanoi – where culture is the main draw
The capital of Vietnam should be on the list of top cities to visit this summer, which is no surprise – considering a wealth of national history, historical sites and landmarks together with its scrollable Old Quarter and uncountable culinary delights. Culture is the main draw: from pho, bánh mì, bún chả cuisine to the stunning architecture of Hanoi Old Quarter – the mingling between ancient oriental architectural designs and French architecture.
For those who want to check out the vivid image of Hanoi, the pedestrian-friendly Old Quarter full of eclectic shops, as well as high-quality restaurants. Moreover, Vietnam’s capital is also regarded as the birthplace of some of the best Vietnamese cuisine. If you want to shop, head to Dong Xuan market, which offers a mix of local produce and mouthwatering, well-prepared street food.
Halong Bay – outdoor enthusiasts’ heaven
There is no wrong time to visit Halong Bay – the best choice for those who are looking mainly to relax in the sun rather than explore a city. The pride of all Vietnamese people, Halong Bay is considered as one of the world’s most impressive natural wonders and often recognized by reputable travel magazines as one of the most exotic vacation destinations on the planet, and why not?
The timeless travel destination in Northern Vietnam is home to some 1,600 islands and islets with breathtaking scenery and a perpetually nice tropical climate. Come June, temperatures are near-perfect with 8 sunshine hours. In addition, the water temperature of around 27 degrees Celsius and the calmest surf in a year allow you to stay active in the water comfortably for the extended period. What can be better than enjoying Halong Bay’s long sunny days, warm waters, and gentle breezes before the summer’s scorching heat in July?
Sapa – a summer paradise
Though we tend to think of Sapa as a spring paradise, the really cool summer of Northwest Vietnam and its environs should not be overlooked. In summer months, you can have a great weekend there for a fraction of what you would spend in a more bustling and bustling city like Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City. The walkability, outdoor activities, cleanliness, tranquility, and proximity to wilderness and the daily life several hill tribal ethnic minority groups in the villages down in the green valleys around Sapa like Xa Pho, Hmong, Dao, Tay, Nung, etc. make it a great summer destination to try for a few days.
Hoi An Ancient Town – an ideal place to stroll aimlessly
Pedestrian-friendly streets and amazing architecture make Hoi An Ancient Town an ideal place to stroll aimlessly. Moreover, among foodies, Hoi An has been gaining its reputation as a hot spot. The lovely town offers more awesome dishes than any other place in our country. On your Indochina tour, make sure to sample cao lầu, cơm hến (mussel rice), cơm gà (chicken rice), thịt nướng bánh tráng (grilled pork with rice paper), etc.
Nha Trang – a balance of urban and beach environments
In spite of being many and various, Nha Trang’s beaches share its laid-back vibe and great temperatures all year round. Come June, the allure of Nha Trang is irresistible: a balance of urban and beach environments with the access to the freshest seafood and local produce making the culinary offerings second to none, the square red brick structure with protruding support frames and tapering roofs of the Po Nagar Cham towers, and local produce at the bustling, hustling Xom Moi Market. Therefore, it is not surprising that the beach city made it to a spot on the list of top places to travel in Vietnam in June!
But Nha Trang is not just for lovers; it is also one of the most popular destinations for families in our nation, especially in June. It is the end of another school year when multi-gen travelers make a beeline for its cool waters, snorkeling, surf, underwater life, and laid-back lifestyle.
Dalat – a cool mountain retreat
Summer in tropical Dalat—a Central Highland Vietnam fantasyland of cascading waterfalls, new wine to taste, gorgeous trails to hike, dreamlike hills, lush tea and coffee plantations, and flower valleys with some of the best sceneries in the world as well as some of the most magnificent sunrises and sunsets—is as beautiful as it gets. You will find just as much magic in what some have dubbed the Paris of Vietnam, Dalat – a cool mountain retreat for those looking to escape the stress of daily life and the never-ending heat and smog of the busy cities.
Ho Chi Minh City – where to find something for everyone when travel to Vietnam
Whether you are seeking relaxation or adventure, Ho Chi Minh City offers things to do for everyone – from haggling for bargains in the markets to riding a motorbike by yourself.
Even though Vietnam welcomes you 365 days a year, travel to Vietnam in June gives you a chance to take advantage of the dry season and avoid the enormous flux of vacationers that arrive in July and August.
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