best places to visit Vietnam in January

How many best places to visit Vietnam in January?

Vietnam is preparing for a new year in January, so if you have a plan visiting Vietnam this time, not only you will have a chance to get familiar with the Vietnamese culture but you also can enjoy the good weather here. How many best places to visit Vietnam in January you know?

Vietnam weather January

In the North of Vietnam, the weather in January is cold and sometime chilly, but in the South, it is warmer and sunny. For example, in the Northern parts, the temperature is around 15 degree, meanwhile in the Central and Southern regions is around 20 to 30 degree. There are multiple choices for you, if you like cool weather, let’s go to the North of Vietnam, typically Hanoi; if you like warm weather, let’s choose Central and Southern provinces as Saigon, Nha Trang, Da Nang, Hoi An, Hue…

Best places to visit Vietnam in January

1. Mekong Delta

Do you know Cai Rang Floating Market? This is the best floating market in Vietnam, it is a feature of this land. Thanks to several rivers and canals, Mekong Delta is a land of fruits. Because the weather in Mekong Delta in January is mostly dry, visitors will feel free to relax beneath a clear blue sky.

This is the time Vietnamese people get ready for Tet (the Vietnamese New Year) so visitors will have opportunity to see Mekong Delta in a new color, very unique and beautiful with flower blooming and exciting atmosphere.

mekong delta - best places to visit Vietnam in January

When coming here, you can visit the floating markets, enjoy the lovely weather buy number of local fruit on the floating markets. Not only the people in boats are friendly and kind but foods are also very delicious. That’s why Mekong Delta is ranked first in list of best places to visit Vietnam in January

2. Nha Trang – one of best beaches in Vietnam in January

How about swimming and sunbathing in such a wonderful weather, with sunshine and white sand?  Known for its beaches, diving places and offshore islands, Nha Trang is a famous coastal resort city in the South of Vietnam.

nha trang - best places to visit Vietnam in January

Besides the picturesque beaches, hot spring, colorful coral reef underwater, mud bathing… Nha Trang also is one of the best spots for snorkeling and scuba diving.

Together with sightseeings, seafoods in Nha Trang is a spotlight for you to try. Try once and you will not forget! The various kinds of seafood can make you be amazed, but taste by far delicious.

How long have you been waiting? Let’s take a trip to Nha Trang in January!

3. Phu Quoc Island – best time to visit Vietnam 

Phu Quoc is a beautiful island which is in the distance of 200 kilometers away from Rach Gia city and 45 kilometers away from Ha Tien city. It is  is the largest island in Viet Nam and also know as Pearl Island.

phu quoc - best places to visit Vietnam in January

When it’s January, this tropical paradise become peaceful, suitable for outdoor activities such as visiting sightseeings, sunbathing, diving and water activities. Temparature is around 25 and 28 degree, sky is sunny and windy, it’s the perfect time to take a trip to Phu Quoc.

4. Hanoi – Capital of Vietnam

Ha Noi, the Capital and the heart of Vietnam, is the cradle of heritage. The weather in Hanoi weather is completely different from the summer because the climate is colder and no sunshine. Coming to Vietnam, you must go to Hanoi, if not, your trip isn’t perfect.

ha noi best places to visit Vietnam in January

When temparature occasionally goes down to 8 degree, visitora can walk to explore the super small alleys or Hanoi Old Quater, experience “Pho”- a Vietnamese traditional dish in cool weather.

5. Ban Gioc Waterfall

Ban Gioc Waterfall is in four greatest greatest waterfall on this planet and also one of most attractive natural destinations in Vietnam. When you come to Ban Gioc Waterfall, you can be impressed by the sound as thunder when water hit the cliffs and even feel the water spraying on your hair and skins.

ban gioc waterfall - best places to visit Vietnam in January

This waterfall is 30 metres in height, 300 meters across, that make Ban Gioc Waterfall is the widest in the country. Day by day, there are more and more visitors come to , road access are improvedbut it is still difficult to get there. If you go to Ban Gioc Waterfall in January, you are welcomed with cool climate and the best memorable lanscape ever.

6. Moc Chau

From January to February, Moc Chau Plateau is covered with a white paradise of plum flowers. The best greeting that cannot be warmer!

moc chau - best places to visit Vietnam in January
Do you like flowers? Moc Chau is a place where you will have chance to see variety of mountainous flowers, a colorful pictures with pink French peach flowers as well as wild peach flowers on the green grasses.
Where you can find those beautiful plum flowers? It is suitable if you come to Thong Cuong, Ban Ang pine forest, Long Luong, Ba Khe minor area….
Because this type of flower is quickly wither, you should reach Moc Chau as soon as possible in January.

7. Mui Ne – last one in top best places to visit Vietnam in January

If Nha Trang is the best beautiful beach in Vietnam, Mui Ne is the second one. Planing to Mui Ne and you will be clear that i’m not wrong.
beach resorts in January, then heading to Mui Ne.

Mui Ne, besides Nha Trang, is also the coastal resort city with its string of beach resorts, shops bars and restaurants. The climate in January is almost hot and dry, around 27 degree in average – perfect time for you to visit trendy destinations and get your skin tan.

best places to visit Vietnam in January

In addition to famous for white sand dunes and even marshes in the middle of sandy topography, Mui Ne also has hot air balloon service for those who likes adventurous activities.


Finding out a true destination is important, because it will affect you experience and feeling when traveling. This article is written for those who don’t know best places to visit Vietnam in January. How many places have you been?

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