Nature, history and culture don't even scratch the surface of the draw that Vietnam has for travellers. Plus, if you're thinking of travelling to Vietnam in February you can expect perfect weather with dry, bright weather throughout the whole country.
With multiple beach options as southern and central of Vietnam, all enjoy warm sunny days - perfect for sunbathing. Whilst the north still experiences the wintertime, however, skies are clear with just a little rain, making it a good time for trekking and adventure activities.
Besides, February is also the time of Lunar New Year which is the biggest holiday in Vietnam - you can expect to enjoy the festive atmosphere as well as to participate in some traditional activities in Vietnam at this time.
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The weather in the north is quite cool with an average temperature of 17°C - you can expect plenty of sunshine and clear blue skies.
Rainfall is at its lowest in February although a misty haze is not unusual, especially in coastal areas and around Halong Bay - the conditions are usually dry but chilly and sometimes foggy, especially at night.
Summer returns to central parts of Vietnam with the beaches of Hoi An and Danang likely to be basking in the sunshine with just a light sprinkling of rain every now and again.
Hue is also warm and dry whilst in Dalat and the Central Highlands the climate will be cooler due to altitude, however, conditions are good for trekking and adventure activities.
Good weather is expected in the south throughout February - the beaches of Phan Thiet & Mui Ne, Long Hai & Ho Tram, and the southern islands of Phu Quoc and Con Dao are experiencing clear blue skies, plenty of sunshine and almost no rain.
Vietnam's capital is one of the largest cities in the country - featuring an interesting mixture of Eastern and Western culture.
In Hanoi you can find various architectural structures in the country - for instance, there are Vietnamese motifs combined with a hint of French influence.
Its streets are filled with scooters riding for the right of way amid the din of constantly blaring horns, and all-around layers of history reveal periods of French and Chinese occupation.
Famed for its picturesque terraced rice fields, the region is a real rural highlight and well worth taking the half-day journey from Hanoi.
Sapa is northern Vietnam's premier hiking destination and also one of the best places for cycling.
Whether you want to wander through the foothills for a few hours or do some lengthier and more strenuous exploring, you'll be able to enjoy the views as you travel between the small villages dotting the landscape.
Halong Bay is probably the most popular tourist destination in Vietnam - there are a large number of small islands clustered around the bay, with sheer cliffs ideal for adventure-seeking climbers and beautiful sandy beaches. The less adventurous folk can simply relax on lovely traditional boats with large sails.
Sometimes you really need to believe the hype - Ha Long Bay is twice granted World Heritage status for a reason: It is really that picturesque. The trademark emerald green water and 3,000 islands of towering limestone are worth your visit.
The Ninh Binh province is blessed with natural beauty, cultural sights and the Cuc Phuong National Park - highlights here include boat trips amid karst landscapes at Tam Coc and the Unesco World Heritage-listed Trang An Grottoes.
Slightly confusingly, the state is also known as Ninh Binh, with Ninh Binh town also acting as the capital city - often when people refer to this part of Vietnam, they are talking about the whole Ninh Binh district which includes several towns, and key attractions.
Ninh Binh is a great spot for anyone with an interest in nature thanks to its craggy limestone scenery. If you want to take the road less travelled, then Ninh Binh is the ideal choice.
Hue is often skipped by travellers looking to focus their time in Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City, and Hanoi. However, Hue is well worth a visit, as it's packed with world heritage sites, imperial palaces, rivers, and historic places.
Hue owes its charm partly to its location on the Perfume River - picturesque on a clear day, atmospheric even in less flattering weather. Today the city blends new and old as sleek modern hotels tower over crumbling 19th-century Citadel walls.
Also known as Saigon and long considered as the Pearl of the Far East - is the most dizzying city of commerce and culture in Vietnam. A visit to Saigon is like an encounter with exotic delicious food, French colonial architecture and memories of the Vietnam War.
With a fortress of new skyscrapers constantly jockeying for the top spot, this city is bursting with development - buildings, bars, restaurants and parks open at such an incredible pace that it can be hard to keep up.
This metropolis allows you to witness change and evolution right before your eyes.
If you're longing to visit an unspoilt paradise island that combines foodie delights with glorious nature, we have good news and some not-so-good news: Phu Quoc is still very much that place, but the secret is already out.
Phu Quoc is called "The new Phuket" for a reason - more and more tourists are finding it, and nature is disappearing as big resorts take over the island.
It's a beautiful little island where life is simple and you can get a beautiful vacation with amazing beaches, food and drink for very little money to speak of. You just need to find your way around the worst crowds to discover your own paradise.
Known as the rice bowl of Vietnam - it is one of the most fascinating places to see in Vietnam. With nothing but river behind you and nothing but the river in front of you - taking a trip along the Mekong Delta is an unforgettable experience that will show you a snapshot of the Mekong people's lives.
You'll see many local residents wearing a 'non la' or Asian rice hat, paddling their way through the canals, and sellers offering products that are sold directly from their boats.
Goods on offer include tropical fruits, fresh vegetables, local produce and plenty more besides. This authentic trading in Vietnam dated back a hundred years ago and still being practised in the Mekong Delta region.
Voted as one of 10 most beautiful and mysterious archipelagos around the world by famous Travel&Leisure magazine, Con Dao now is being chosen as a paradise for leisure travel and for exploring nature.
If you are usually enchanted by long sandy beaches with clear blue water, visiting Con Dao is definitely a good option for you - wander around the island and you will find many accessible beaches and each with a unique and wild beauty that is unlike any other.
As one of the exciting activities in Con Dao, diving is always the first choice of tourist when exploring this place.
Con Dao includes a lot of smaller islands such as Tai island, Tre Island, Trung island, Cau island - having the most beautiful, colourful coral reefs with the highest density in Vietnam.
This two week family adventure takes you from Hanoi in the North to Saigon in the south, visiting Hoi An en route. Paced to suit families with children this tour is packed with adventure to keep the children occupied throughout.
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