Best Time to Visit Vietnam

Vietnam has a diverse climate with four distinct seasons. Each region has its unique weather characteristics. Therefore, the best time to travel here depends on the specific location you visit and the activities you want to experience.

In Northern Vietnam:

  • Spring (February to April) is pleasant with the Lunar New Year and blooming flowers. It's a great time to explore cities like Hanoi and Ninh Binh. 

  • Summer (May to August) is hot and humid, perfect for visiting Halong Bay. 

  • For mountain trekking and cloud hunting, September to November is recommended.

kayak in Halong Bay

May to August is the best time to visit Halong Bay

Central Vietnam has two distinct seasons: the dry season and the rainy season: 

  • From February to August, the dry season is the most favorable time to explore famous tourist spots like Hue, Hoi An, and Da Nang. Additionally, the sea is clear and beautiful during this time, making it suitable for water sports activities. 

  • From September to January is the rainy season, so some underwater activities will be limited due to poor weather conditions. Instead, you can explore cultural tours. Historical sites will have a unique charm during the rainy season.

mekong delta boat ride

December to April is the best time to visit the South 

For those who want to visit Southern Vietnam, the weather here is relatively stable throughout the year. Ho Chi Minh City and the Mekong Delta have high temperatures and humidity. The dry season, from December to April, is the best time to explore the South as the weather is pleasant for city tours, river cruises, and visits to floating markets. 

Exploring Enchanting Destinations

Do you have 6 days in Vietnam but still need to figure out where to go? Let us introduce you to some of the most attractive tourist destinations you may want to visit when you come to this country.


Sapa is famous for its stunning landscapes and ethnic cultures. Explore terraced rice fields, and majestic mountains, and engage with vibrant hill tribe communities in this charming mountain town.

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Choose Sapa as a stopping point for your 6 days in Vietnam

Popular activities in Sapa include:

  • Experience the life of ethnic minority communities

  • Cloud-watching at O Quy Ho

  • Trekking in Lao Chai Village

  • Conquer the rooftop of Indochina - Fansipan

  • Visit the terraced rice fields

  • Explore the Sapa night market


Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam, showcases the beauty of a central cultural and political hub. It boasts charming houses in the Old Quarter, flavorful local cuisine, and valuable national heritage sites.

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Hanoi Train Street Coffee is an interesting spot

Popular activities in Hanoi include:

  • Strolling around Hoan Kiem Lake

  • Visit Tran Quoc Pagoda

  • Discover The Imperial Citadel of Thang Long

  • Pay respects at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum 

  • Enjoy at Ta Hien Beer Street

  • Watch the water puppetry show

  • Eat at Dong Xuan Market

Halong Bay

Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Halong Bay is like a breathtaking painting with its caves, limestone cliffs, and crystal-clear waters. You can explore the bay by indulging in a cruise experience and participating in various water activities.

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Halong Bay will be a good point for your 6 days in Vietnam

Popular activities in Halong Bay include:

  • Visit Tuan Chau Island

  • Kayaking

  • Swimming at Bai Chay Beach

  • Discover the Quang Ninh Museum 

  • Entertain at Sun World Halong

  • Party at Halong bars

Ninh Binh

As an ancient capital region, Ninh Binh harmoniously combines majestic natural landscapes with rich historical relics. Your journey will be truly fascinating as you partake in various activities. Such as taking a boat trip in Trang An, exploring captivating caves, or visiting inspiring temples that hold numerous records in Asia.

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Take a boat trip to admire nature in Trang An

Popular activities in Ninh Binh include:

  • Boat exploration in Trang An

  • Journey to the ancient capital of Hoa Lu

  • Admire Phat Diem Cathedral

  • Bird-watching in Thung Nham Bird Garden

  • Discover Van Long Wetland Nature Reserve

  • Pray at Bai Dinh Pagoda

Hoi An

This captivating ancient coastal town in central Vietnam will await you with its rich cultural experiences and heritage. Here, you can immerse yourself in the vibrant cultural activities this seaside city offers. From leisurely boat rides along the river to floating flower lanterns, engaging in traditional card games, or visiting the Phuc Kien Assembly Hall. 

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Hoi An is one of the best choices for your 6 days in Vietnam

Popular activities in Hoi An include:

  • Cycling around the ancient town

  • Boat ride on the Hoai River

  • Floating lanterns

  • Watch the Hoi An Memories Show

  • Relax on Cua Dai Beach

  • Playing traditional games

  • Take a boat trip to Cu Lao Cham

Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Saigon, is one of the liveliest cities in the country with a wide range of entertainment activities. Additionally, it is also home to many significant historical landmarks of Vietnam.

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Ho Chi Minh City is one of the liveliest cities in Vietnam

Popular activities in Ho Chi Minh City include:

  • Experience the Cu Chi Tunnels

  • Visit the Independence Palace

  • Explore the War Remnants Museum

  • Enjoy the nightlife at Bui Vien Street

  • Shop at Ben Thanh Market

  • Visit the Saigon Zoo and Botanical Gardens

  • Watch the A O Show at the Saigon Opera House

Our Suggested 6-day Itinerary in Vietnam

How to spend 6 days in Vietnam? Certainly! Here are some of the best 6-day itineraries in Vietnam for you to consider. 

Option 1: Hanoi - Halong - Ninh Binh - Sapa

  • Day 1: Hanoi City Tour (Tran Quoc Pagoda - Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum - Hoa Lo Prison Relic - Temple of Literature)
  • Day 2: Visit Bai Dinh Pagoda - Take a boat trip at Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex
  • Day 3: Take a Cruise on Halong Bay - Explore Bo Hon Island - Kayaking at Titop Island 
  • Day 4: Entertain at Halong Park - Swimming in Bai Chay Beach - Visit Quang Ninh Museum 
  • Day 5: Visit Cat Cat Village in Sapa - See the Tien Sa Waterfall
  • Day 6: Conquer Fansipan Peak - Come back to Hanoi 

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6 days in Vietnam itinerary

Option 2: Hanoi - Halong - Da Nang - Hoi An 

  • Day 1: Hanoi City Tour ( Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum - Hoa Lo Prison Relic - Hoan Kiem Lake - Hanoi Train Track Coffee)
  • Day 2: Take a Cruise on Halong Bay - Visit Thien Cung Cave - Explore Sung Sot Cave
  • Day 3: Kayaking at Titop Island - Go to Cat Ba Island - Visit night market
  • Day 4: Come back to Hanoi - Flight to Da Nang - Visit the Marble Mountain - Check in hotel in Hoi An - Visit Hoi An Ancient Town at night
  • Day 5: Swimming at Cua Dai Beach - Visit My Son Sanctuary - Watch Hoi An Memories Show
  • Day 6: Come to Da Nang - Flight to Hanoi 

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Journey into the past at My Son Sanctuary 

Option 3: Ho Chi Minh City - Nha Trang - Hoi An - Da Nang - Hue

  • Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City Tour (The Independence Palace - Saigon Opera House - Cu Chi Tunnels - Ben Thanh Market)
  • Day 2: Go to Nha Trang - Visit the Institute of Oceanography - Explore Po Nagar Temple - Nha Trang night squid fishing 
  • Day 3: Visit Hoi An Ancient Town - Swimming at An Bang Beach - Watch Hoi An Memories Show
  • Day 4: Visit Bay Mau Coconut Forest - Explore My Son Sanctuary - Go to Da Nang 
  • Day 5: Visit Ba Na Hills - Skiing at Hoa Phu Thanh Waterfall - Shop at Da Nang night markets 
  • Day 6: Come to Son Tra Peninsula - Swim at Tien Sa Beach - Visit Linh Ung Pagoda - Flight to Ho Chi Minh City 

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Experience a basket-boat tour in the Bay Mau Coconut Forest

Looking for more information? Visit our article about travel guide to Vietnam!

Indeed, you now have in your hands a comprehensive guide that answers the question of how to spend 6 days in Vietnam. Whether you want to explore the vibrant cities, the scenic countryside, or the cultural heritage of this beautiful country, you will find something to suit your taste. But if you still have some questions or suggestions for your itinerary, feel free to contact New Asia Tours. We are always ready to provide the best service.