Looking for a short getaway in June? Here are 10 highly recommended places to visit in Vietnam! Vietnam is clustered with many sights and sounds to embrace, from immaculate beaches to mesmerizing pagodas! Pack your bags and experience a short getaway in Vietnam!

Reasons to Travel Vietnam in June 2020

  • Climate – The climate during the month of June is not too hot compared to the later part of the season, as June marks the start of summer in Vietnam. The sun is pleasantly warm rather than hot and scorchy. Temperatures average at 30°C in the month of June.
  • Price – June is not the peak season for travel in Vietnam, which makes it the perfect time to travel as everything would be relatively cheap!
  • “Vietnamese People Travel in Vietnam” – Due to the current coronavirus situation, international tourism in Vietnam would be minimal, if not non-existent. The tourism board has launched a promotion campaign to introduce quality tourism products and service packages at reasonable prices for locals. To lure local travellers, hotels and airlines have cut prices by as much as half!

From Hanoi

1. Sapa

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Sapa is perfect for you if you wish to beat the heat in Vietnam in June and other summer months. Sapa has extremely beautiful views. Its terraced-rice cultivation, colourful countryside, friendly locals make it an ideal summer getaway!

  • Recommended duration: 3 days
  • Travel Time: ~ 5 hours via minivan; 7 hours via overnight train
  • Estimated Cost: $200 USD (inclusive of food, transport, accommodation and tips)
  • Must Visit: Fansipan Mountain, local market, bike ride through Muong Hoa Valley, and night halt at one of the homestay

Suggestion: Book a local buddy to bring you around Sa Pa

2. Ha Long Bay

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Marked as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Halong Bay is one of the must visit destinations in the world. The view is incredible, making it an obvious choice for both locals and international travellers. The bay features thousands of limestone islets covered with lush green foliage on the top. There are many caves and islands waiting for you to explore!

  • Recommended duration: 2 days
  • Travel Time (from Hanoi): ~ 4.5 hours via minivan;
  • Estimated Cost: ~$100 USD (inclusive of food, transport, accommodation and tips)
  • Must Do: Swimming, kayaking, scuba diving, squid fishing, visiting a cave, climbing to the top of an islet

Suggestion: Book a tour to Ha Long Bay without worrying about planning

3. Cat Ba Island

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Cat Ba is the largest of the many islets off the coast of Vietnam. Located at the southern edge of Halong Bay, you can get an incredible view of the thousands of other islands sprawled across the horizon. Cat Ba Island also offers visitors a vast national park to explore, where the scenery is wild and untouched.

  • Recommended duration: 2 days
  • Travel Time (from Hanoi): ~ 4.5 hours via minivan;
  • Estimated Cost: ~$250 USD (inclusive of food, transport, accommodation and tips)
  • Must Do: Swimming, visiting Hospital Cave, Dark and Bright Cave by kayak or bamboo boat

Suggestion: Book a tour to Cat Ba Island on a luxury 5 star cruise

4. Ninh Binh

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Ninh Binh is very much an unknown and unexplored destination, even among the locals of Vietnam. Just 100 kilometers to the south of Hanoi, Ninh Binh is no doubt one of the best day trips you can take! The views are utterly stunning, and would make a perfect Instagrammable getaway!

  • Recommended duration: 1 day
  • Travel Time: ~ 1.5 hours via minivan; 2.5 hours via train
  • Estimated Cost: $50 USD (inclusive of transport, food and tips)
  • Must Visit: Tam Coc, Phat Diem Cathedral, Van Long Nature Reserve, Bich Dong Pagoda, Mua Cave and Take a boat trip in Trang An

Suggestion: If you have extra budget and wish to upgrade to an overnight trip, do consider Mua Caves Ecolodge!

From Ho Chi Minh

5. Nha Trang

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Looking for a relaxing time on a beach? Nha Trang is known as one of the best beaches in Vietnam. It is well-maintained and well-organised, with designated swimming areas as well as manicured lounges. Besides the white sandy beaches, you can explore the ancient Po Nagar Cham Towers and other sites!

  • Recommended duration: 2 days
  • Travel Time: ~ 10.5 hours via overnight sleeping bus, 8 hours via Train
  • Estimated Cost: $130 USD (inclusive of transport, food and tips)
  • Must Visit: Vinpearl Cable Car, Vinpearl Land, snorkelling in Hon Mun

Suggestion: Looking for an extended stay, book a 3 day 2 night stay tour with Tubudd!

6. Da Nang

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Another recommended beach destination is Da Nang! Da Nang is the third largest city in Vietnam and it offers the perfect blend of modern and traditional touches, as well as serene riverside promenade and sandy beaches to relax!

Did you know that Da Nang also has Da Nang Golf Club, which is one of the 15 best golf courses in the world? Check out Da Nang for more exciting and relaxing options!

  • Recommended duration: 4 days
  • Travel Time: ~ 20 hours via overnight train, 1.5 hours via plane (highly recommended)
  • Estimated Cost: $220 USD (inclusive of airfare, food and tips)
  • Must Visit: Ba Na Hills, My Khe Beach, Non Nuoc Beach, Pham Van Dong Beach, Marble Mountain

Suggestion: Looking for an extended stay, book a 4 day 3 night stay tour with Tubudd!

If you are wondering what is the experience on overnight train looks like

7. Hoi An

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Hoi An is well known for being one of the prettiest cities in Vietnam and the Old Town here, with its 800 historic buildings, has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site! There is definitely an ‘old town’ feeling here, and visiting Hoi An is like stepping back into the Vietnam of ancient times.

Did you know that Hoi An was never bombed during the Vietnam War?

  • Recommended duration: 2 days
  • Travel Time: ~ 20 hours via overnight train, 1.5 hours via plane (highly recommended)
  • Estimated Cost: $130 USD (inclusive of airfare, food and tips)
  • Must Visit: Old Town, Hoi An Museum, An Bang Beach, Hoi An Central Market

Suggestion: Extend your stay by 1 to 2 days to cover Da Nang, as it is only 40 mins away from Hoi An!

Check out the Hoi An, The City of Lanterns in the video below!