December is the most beautiful time to visit Vietnam with mild climate and pleasant in every region of the country. Check with us for best places to visit in Vietnam in December.

Best places to visit in Vietnam in December

Tourists will experience sunny days with a touch of wind in attractive beaches and spectacular sites in the South and the Center. Northern Vietnam may cooler than the Central and the South with low temperature.

December is suitable for visiting and traveling to beautiful beaches and attractive sites in the Center and the South, hiking or climbing in the North’s highland areas.

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The North of Vietnam in December is in the winter time with the low temperature, about 20 degrees Celsius with bright, windy sky.

The Central: The rainfall has decreased, the sunny days almost return to the attractive beaches. The average temperature is 24 degrees Celsius with clear sky.

The South area is returning to the sunny days, with the average temperature is 26 degrees Celsius with clear sky.

Events and Festivals

Christmas Day: This event lasts for 2 days, from 24th-25th December with a lot of attraction of Vietnamese and foreign tourists. Christmas Day is to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ and it is the traditional event of the Christians.

In this day, people will come to the church (both Christians and non-Christians), they will pray for good things and watch the spectacular decoration.

Two most attractive churches are the St. Joseph’s Cathedral in Hanoi, Duc Ba Church (Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica) in the Ho Chi Minh City.

Attractions in Vietnam in December

Ha Long Bay

Halong Bay or Bay of descendant Dragon, it is the national scenic spots from 1962 in the North of Vietnam. Halong has total 1,969 islands and islets, the most famous ones are Hon Lu Huong, Fighting Cock Rocks, Ngoc Vung island, Ti Top island, Tuan Chau island.

Halong Bay is the result of a creation of the west coast of Gulf of Tonkin in Vietnam. Halong Bay is recognized as a UNESCO’s World Heritage Site (1994) with romantic scenery, spectacular landscapes. It is recommended that you take a Halong cruise tour around this heritage to fully explore its natural limestone karsts and pristine islands.

Halong Bay is a place of heaven scene in Vietnam, it has never stopped spreading attraction for tourists in both domestic and international areas.

Halong Bay


Hue is the ancient citadel of Vietnam in Nguyen dynasty. Located in both sides of the Perfume River, which is the world’s cultural heritage, Hue possesses valuable historic relics: Imperial Citadel, Tomb of Minh Mang, Tomb of Gia Long, Thien Mu Pagoda, Temple of Literature. Hue is also admired by the scenic spots like Ngu Binh Mountain, Thuan An beach, Lang Co beach and Tam Giang lagoon. Royal Music (Nha nhac cung dinh Hue) is one of the unique cultures of this area.

Imperial Citadel is located inside the city of Hue, considering as the first place tourists should visit when traveling to Hue. After more than 100 years, these massive structures still remain in the Citadel with mysterious history, featuring the hidden charm of the feudal time in Vietnam. Imperial Citadel is quite large, it will take about 1 day to explore.

Ca Tru (folk music) on the river: The Perfume River is the pride of Hue tourism and local people. In the evening, when the weather is pleasant, tourists can experience the city at night and listen to the traditional melodies on a boat.

Trang Tien Bridge, Hue


Da Nang

Da Nang is one of the most beautiful and cleanest cities in Vietnam. This city has many famous scenic spots such as Marble Mountains, Cu Lao Cham Island, South River and many spectacular beaches. Especially, Da Nang has many legendary bridges with unique architecture as Dragon Bridge, Han River Bridge. Da Nang also has quality security service, tourist will experience peaceful moments when traveling to this area.

Da Nang is located between 2 World Cultural Heritages: Hue and Hoi An. This position plays an important role in developing regional tourism, including quality accommodation, service, and traditional cuisine.

In Da Nang, tourist should once visit Hai Van Pass. It is one of the historical sites remaining from the ancient time and the scenic route in the Center of Vietnam. Hai Van Pass was built in Tran Dynasty, rebuilt in Nguyen Dynasty (1826).

Son Tra Peninsula is another ideal place for tourists, with various beach sites: But, Rang, Bac, Nom. Tourists will enjoy interesting moments when they experience the splendor of the sunrise and sunset of a quiet, charming area.

Besides, tourists should not miss Han River Bridge – the first cable-stayed swing bridge in Vietnam. It was built by the contribution of all citizens and now becomes the symbol of a dynamic city. It seems that all the poetic beauties of Han River are perfectly exposed in the aera of the Han River Bridge.

Han River Bridge, Thuan Phuoc Bridge and Dragon Bridge are not only creating more convenient conditions for transportation, tourism, potential economy of a large area in the east of the city but also featuring cultural identity of Da Nang. Da Nang, together with atmospheric Hoi An, is worth spending 2 or 3 days to explore.

Hoi An

Hoi An ancient town is located in the downstream of Thu Bon river, Quang Nam Province. It is 30km from Da Nang to the south. In 17th -18th century, Hoi An was the busiest international trading port in Southeast Asia. But by the 19th century, the waterway is no longer favorable, boats of international customers were decreased, trading port of Hoi An was impoverished. Thanks to that, Hoi An, fortunately, avoid the distortion of urbanization, preserving the ancient beauty of a trading port. In 1999, Hoi An was officially recognized by UNESCO as World Cultural Heritage.

In Hoi An, tourists will explore more about local people and their lifestyle in customs, religious activities, folk arts, cultural activities with romantic natural landscapes, specialty dishes, making Hoi An as the attractive site for international and domestic tourists.

Hoi An is one of the most attractive destinations in Vietnam and the world. A Hoi An day-tour will offer you a chance to be immersed in this dreamy ancient town.

Hoian Ancient Town, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) is the busiest city in the South of Vietnam. It is also a major tourist center, with many historical sites, beautiful spots and museums. This area has also marked the war against the French and Americans in the 19th century in Vietnam. There are 11 must-visit museums in this area, including War Remnants Museum – the most famous war exhibition in Vietnam.

Vietnam in December

Saigon River in the sunset

Along with that, tourists should not miss many attractive sites in Vietnam’s most crowded city: Ho Chi Minh City Hall, Opera House, Central Post Office, Nha Rong Port, Ben Thanh Market and the Independence Palace. Recently, new projects such as Diamond Plaza, Bitexco Financial Tower, Saigon Trade Center are changing the trend as well as the modern lifestyle of Saigon-Ho Chi Minh city. On the city outskirts, there are also prominent attractive sites with the famous destination is the Cu Chi Tunnels.

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