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9 Best Places to Visit in Vietnam in July: Which ones to choose?

9 Best Places to Visit in Vietnam in July: Which ones to choose?

Spending time for traveling with family or friends in summer is a great idea. If you are going to take a tour to Vietnam, you will focus on the best places to visit in Vietnam in July.  The best time to travel to Vietnam is various because it depends on the place you are going to live long term or just a few days. The country has three different types of climate, so any visitor can come at any time.

Summertime is a common choice for us to plan a journey to this destination, but it would be better if we could list specific places. 

Best Places to Visit Vietnam in July


Phong Nha – Ke Bang

best places to visit vietnam in july

Phong Nha – Ke Bang was officially recognized by UNESCO since 2003, it is an outstanding national park in the North of Vietnam. Containing the oldest mountain in Asia, the karst is pretty as a picture and found nearly 400 million years ago.

It is not famous with the systems of a cave but also the tropical forests and underground rivers. Why should we visit Phong Nha National Park? This is because you have a chance to see another side of Vietnam’s nature that you probably have never seen before.

phong nha ke bang national park

Do you know that Phong Nha – Ke Bang is also called the Adventure Capital of Asia? There are many adventure tours that a lot of tourists book to this place. It is truly a benchmark of adventure tourism in Vietnam, Asia and around the world. When you want to make a journey to the North of Vietnam, Phong Nha – Ke Bang is the best places to visit in Vietnam in July.

Cat Ba Island

Nowadays, Cat Ba Island is among the most popular destinations to visit Vietnam; particularly the Northern area. Most of us know about Ha Long Bay, but we have not heard of Cat Ba Island yet.

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This archipelago is a part of making the southeastern edge of Ha Long. Additionally, Cat Ba is the biggest island in the archipelago with a variety of natural landscape.

Officially approved by the UNESCO, Cat Ba Island is the World Biosphere Reverse having several natural pieces of coral reefs, tropical rainforests, and cave systems. Cat Ba does not only have biosphere reserve but also a lot of beaches like Cat Co 1, Cat Co 2, Cat Co 3, etc.

Furthermore, we ought to book a cruise tour and enjoy Lan Ha Bay or discovering high mountains with small sandy beaches. Also, floating around Cai Beo village and Monkey Island is also a good idea. 

Nha Trang City and Cam Ranh Bay

Nha Trang is always one of the most attractive escapes that tourists should visit because of great beaches. You can enter to Nha Trang by bus or by plan relying on your first arrival.

bet places to visit in vietnam in july

There is no doubt that Nha Trang is one of the wonderful escapes in which you can lay back at the most stunning beaches of Vietnam. Just go on a bus and travel approximately 400 kilometers (from Ho Chi Minh City), and you will reach this destination.

Along with stunning beaches, Nha Trang is also a well-known place for traveling Buddhist temples; especially the Champa Kingdom. Moreover, we totally try out other activities like striking waterfalls, enjoying salt fields, and smelling various types of seafood.

This destination is the best places to visit in Vietnam in July because travelers ought to take a sunbath in the daytime and go around the street for relishing street food in the afternoon…without raining!

It will be a fantastic idea to go around the city from a bike renting from a local shop or a hotel. By doing this, it helps you discover all off beautiful landscapes and reaching out local cuisines.

If you have a long trip with Vietnam’s beaches, you will want to spend a day to travel to Cam Ranh Bay. It takes around one hour to get to that place from Nha Trang.

Binh Ba Island

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Binh Ba Island

Binh Ba Island is located in Cam Ranh and it is a new destination in Vietnam in recent years. This is a small island in Cam Binh Commune, Cam Ranh City, Khanh Hoa Province.

What does it mean? When traveling to Nha Trang, you are able to set a “combo tour” between Nha Trang and Binh Ba Island. It is just 60 kilometers away from Nha Trang, we could book a car or finding a bus to enter to that place.

Binh Ba Island was the military island and becoming a tourist destination nowadays. Because of military management, this island is still rustic and beautiful. The infrastructure development decreases the rustic nature but making the island is more modern.

Con Dao Island

In July, the South of Vietnam often has storm days or humid weather, but it does not happen to Con Dao Island. This is an oceanic paradise for travelers because of great scenes of the sea, white sands, and mountain. In a nutshell, Con Dao has several romantic beaches and landscapes.

best places to visit in vietnam in july

There is no doubt that Con Dao is one of the most attractive national parks and the best places to visit in Vietnam in July. And for visitors, it is a true paradise to absorb fresh air as well as taking tons of nice photos. What will you do in Con Dao? You can experience diving in the ocean, fishing seafood, and viewing colorful corals.

For those who want to enjoy unspoiled sceneries of natural beauty, Con Dao is a tremendous place to open your windows with a tragic history and nice echoes during the holiday season.

Phan Thiet and Mui Ne

This place has remarkable beaches with a long coastline and stable weather all months around. Phan Thiet – Mui Ne has marvelous beauty, tropical sightseeing, and white sand dunes.

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Photo: Phamhoanglinh

At the same time, we also grab plenty of traditional villages and old structures in architecture buildings. At night, chill out with a cup of cocktail and hearing the sound of the beach is also peaceful. Mui Ne has a lot of resorts and hotels with many funny activities that we surely take part in.

Ninh Bình Province

Besides of Cat Ba Island and Ha Long Bay, Ninh Binh is also a “hot” attraction in the North of Vietnam. Most people call Ninh Binh is “Ha Long Bay on land” because this place has a bunch of caves and mountain sightseeing to check out.

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If you are a nature lover, you will want to drop in these sites such as Trang An and Skull Island Village, Bai Dinh Temple, Hoa Lu Ancient Capital, Tam Coc Bich Dong, and Cuc Phuong National Park.

Cham Islands

Hoi An Ancient Town is also the best places to visit in Vietnam in July and we should not miss out another awesome excursion – The Cham Islands. These have 8 small islands in Quang Nam Province. This destination is also recognized by UNESCO as a biosphere reserve of the world.

best places to visit in vietnam in july

Do not think that you have nothing to do in the Cham Islands. With experienced travelers, they possibly enjoy the local market (on the core island), taking a wonderful time on the beach, and diving under the sea to catch colorful corals.

Can Tho City

Can Tho is well-known with some amazing floating markets, a lot of tropical fruits, and mouth-watering foods? Moreover, tourists ought to enjoy several Buddhist pagodas and friendly locals.

mekong floating market

Today, Can Tho is the largest of the Mekong River Delta area. When traveling to Can Tho, you should not miss these beautiful places and famous sites such as Ninh Kieu Wharf, Cai Rang Floating Market, Bang Lang Stork Garden, etc.

Visiting Can Tho, we should use sailing mode to go around the canal system, relishing the green gardens on two river banks, and observing how Can Tho locals buying or selling their products on their boats.

Furthermore, we are able to catch many of storks in different colors and kinds flying in the blue sky when coming to Bang Lang Stork Garden. 

How is Vietnam’s weather in July?


July is the summertime and a mixed combo of the weather. The North and Center’s climate are hot and dry while the South is wet with high temperatures. This month is ideal time for creating private space to relish ourselves with family and friends in unspoiled nature, tropical forests, and more.

Final Words

July is a great season for kids and relaxing vacation for adults. You can drop to a country or an island randomly, but be sure that you considered that pick more than one hundred times.

For us, we select Vietnam for our next destination and July is the most suitable time. Many of our friends told us that summertime is not a great option for landing off Vietnam as rain days happen a lot.

The fact is that if you ought to choose some ideal places, this thinking will not be a big issue at all. You can take into account those sites in our list.

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