Most Ideal Time to Visit the South: December - March for fewer crowds and dry weather.
The center for Vietnam (in and near Hoi An) stays relatively nice year-round.
How to Plan Your Itinerary:
- If visiting during Spring/Summer, travel from South to North.
- If visiting during Autumn/Winter, travel from North to South.
Best Time to Visit
Travel from the North to the South or South to North like this…
Fly into Hanoi
Explore Hanoi (3 days)
Ride the Ha Giang Loop (3 days)
Back to Hanoi (2 days)
Stay on Lan Ha Bay or Ha Long Bay (2 days)
Travel to Ninh Binh (3 days)
Take an overnight bus to Phong Nha
Explore Caves in Phong Nha (3 days)
Take a bus to Hoi An City (3 days)
Move to Hoi An Beach (3 days)
Spend one night in Da Nang (1 day)
Fly to Ho Chi Minh City (4 days)