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Vietnam Holidays

From bustling cities to sleepy shores; Vietnam boasts fascinating history, diverse culture and delightful cuisine that make for an unforgettable and iconic holiday of a lifetime.

Throughout the country the landscape offers complete contrast; from the unspoilt beaches in Danang, Mui Ne and Phu Quoc, to the authentic stilt-houses and floating markets on the Mekong Delta. 

Everywhere you turn, you’ll be faced with a stunning new vista, with tranquil villages, buzzing markets and green terrain making Vietnam the charming destination it is. Found in central Vietnam we recommend a visit to Hoi An, this ancient town has narrow streets, adorned with colourful Chinese lanterns and original wooden quaint buildings, take your time to wander around and a vibrant stroll like no other.

Destination Highlights
  • An overnight cruise on Halong Bay
  • Welcoming smiles of Vietnamese people
  • Interesting history, culture and cuisine
  • 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites throughout the country

Time Zone

GMT+7

Flight Time

Indirect flights available from Ireland.

Currency

Vietnamese Dong (VND)

Visa Information

Irish citizens need to obtain a visa for Vietnam

Health Information

All travellers should be up to date with routine immunisations. It’s important to contact your GP to check for the latest recommendations.

Vietnam is home to 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites throughout the country as well as many other landmarks, attractions and areas of outstanding natural beauty. Below is just a small selection which we recommend when visiting Vietnam all of which can be incorporated into a tailor-made itinerary for your trip, just contact our Destination Specialists for a quote.

  • Halong Bay at dusk

    Cruise on Halong Bay

    Just one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Vietnam your trip is not complete until you have taken an overnight cruise in a traditional junk boat on Halong Bay.The thousands of limestone islets create a very unique and interesting landscape like no other.

  • Spring rolls made in a cooking class

    Cooking Classes

    With food being such a core part of Vietnamese life its no surprise that activities related to the local cuisine are so readily available. Cooking classes, street food stalls and food markets throughout Vietnam will all add to your experience of this country.

  • Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

    Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

    Found in the capital of Hanoi at Ba Dinh Square for ten months of the year this is home to the embalmed body of Ho Chi Minh, once the President of the Communist Party of Vietnam from 1951 until his death in 1969. The well respected and the most popular leader among the people of Vietnam his body is preserved in a glass case for public viewing while surrounded by arms guards. Many Vietnamese nationals and tourist visit daily and the attraction is especially busy around the birthday of Ho Chi Minh on 19 May.

  • Hoi An lanterns

    Hoi An

    In central Vietnam is the ancient town of Hoi An, on the river of Thu Bon most of the quaint buildings are still the original wooden structures and colourful lanterns line the streets bringing light to the town by night. The Japanese Covered Bridge, Silk Village and shopping should not be missed and the best way to explore is on two wheels on a hired bike.

  • Phu Quoc Beach

    Beach Resort and Spa Retreats

    Vietnam has over 3'000 km of coastline featuring many beach resort including Danang, Phan Thiet and Nha Trang as well as islands such as Phu Quoc. Luxury beachfront resorts will ensure your stay in more comfortable than you could ever imagine and spa inclusive resort are also available if you are looking to indulge that little bit further.

  • Ci Chi Tunnels

    Cu Chi Tunnels

    Just outside of Ho Chi Minh City is Cu Chi where a complex of tunnels were constructed in the Vietnamese War by the local people to protect themselves. They lived their whole lives for many years in the tunnels and part of them are open to be explored during your visit.

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Average weather in January

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Ho Chi Minh City
32ºC
14mm
Hanoi
20ºC
16mm
Hoi An
25ºC
97mm
Phan Thiet
29ºC
5mm
Phu Quoc
30ºC
29mm
Nha Trang
28ºC
42mm

Average weather in February

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Ho Chi Minh City
33ºC
4mm
Hanoi
21ºC
30mm
Hoi An
26ºC
39mm
Phan Thiet
29ºC
3mm
Phu Quoc
30ºC
18mm
Nha Trang
15ºC
29mm

Average weather in March

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Ho Chi Minh City
34ºC
12mm
Hanoi
23ºC
38mm
Hoi An
28ºC
30mm
Phan Thiet
30ºC
5mm
Phu Quoc
31ºC
84mm
Nha Trang
30ºC
24mm

Average weather in April

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Ho Chi Minh City
34ºC
4mm
Hanoi
28ºC
87mm
Hoi An
31ºC
31mm
Phan Thiet
32ºC
33mm
Phu Quoc
32ºC
142mm
Nha Trang
32ºC
43mm

Average weather in May

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Ho Chi Minh City
33ºC
220mm
Hanoi
32ºC
196mm
Hoi An
33ºC
54mm
Phan Thiet
32ºC
168mm
Phu Quoc
31ºC
319mm
Nha Trang
33ºC
56mm

Average weather in June

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Ho Chi Minh City
32ºC
331mm
Hanoi
33ºC
241mm
Hoi An
34ºC
89mm
Phan Thiet
32ºC
178mm
Phu Quoc
31ºC
405mm
Nha Trang
33ºC
45mm

Average weather in July

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Ho Chi Minh City
31ºC
313mm
Hanoi
33ºC
309mm
Hoi An
34ºC
72mm
Phan Thiet
32ºC
210mm
Phu Quoc
30ºC
464mm
Nha Trang
33ºC
38mm

Average weather in August

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Ho Chi Minh City
32ºC
267mm
Hanoi
32ºC
334mm
Hoi An
34ºC
113mm
Phan Thiet
32ºC
174mm
Phu Quoc
30ºC
620mm
Nha Trang
33ºC
49mm

Average weather in September

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Ho Chi Minh City
31ºC
334mm
Hanoi
31ºC
253mm
Hoi An
31ºC
327mm
Phan Thiet
30ºC
207mm
Phu Quoc
30ºC
463mm
Nha Trang
32ºC
139mm

Average weather in October

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Ho Chi Minh City
31ºC
268mm
Hanoi
29ºC
117mm
Hoi An
29ºC
532mm
Phan Thiet
30ºC
210mm
Phu Quoc
30ºC
303mm
Nha Trang
30ºC
292mm

Average weather in November

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Ho Chi Minh City
30ºC
115mm
Hanoi
26ºC
40mm
Hoi An
27ºC
388mm
Phan Thiet
30ºC
72mm
Phu Quoc
30ºC
175mm
Nha Trang
29ºC
278mm

Average weather in December

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Ho Chi Minh City
31ºC
56mm
Hanoi
22ºC
20mm
Hoi An
25ºC
214mm
Phan Thiet
30ºC
27mm
Phu Quoc
30ºC
55mm
Nha Trang
28ºC
157mm
  • Emma, Destination Manager

    Emma

    Destination Manager

     “After a busy day exploring Ben Thanh Market, the Notre Dame Cathedral and War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City, head to the rooftop bar of the Caravelle Hotel for live music and cocktails with a view. ”

  • Barbara, Destination Specialist

    Barbara

    Destination Specialist

    “A great excursion from Hoi An is The Red Bridge cooking school. You visit the local market to purchase the ingredients, then take a boat trip to the school where you will be shown how to prepare and cook various dishes. Then it’s your turn to do the cooking, and best of all, you get to eat what you’ve cooked. ”

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Frequently Asked Questions

Direct flights to Vietnam currently take around 12 hours. There are currently direct flights from London Heathrow to both Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City with Vietnam Airlines. There are other indirect flights available with Thai Airways, Emirates, Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific and Malaysia Airlines as well as other international carriers, durations will vary depending on where you travel via. 

There are various organised tours that include the 100 mile journey from Hanoi to Ha Long Bay, by road this takes around 4 hours.  

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