There are many wonderful and extremely memorable places to visit if you plan to tour Vietnam. Halong Bay, the Cham ruins, the Mui Ne sand dunes, the hill tribes and the beaches of Nha Trang all vie for your attention. In the Mekong Delta, the islands of Vinh Long offer a leisurely pace of life, contrasting greatly with the animation of Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi – the bustling Vietnamese capital.
When to visit Vietnam really is all down to the weather and with such a diverse climate, it is difficult to generalise, particularly with a winter and summer monsoon to contend with. The mountains in northern Vietnam will regularly see frost and even some snow during the coldest spells, while the southerly cities enjoy high temperatures of more than 40°C / 104°F during the dry season.