Explore The Best Traveling Destinations For Your New Year Holiday

These places have always been famous with many tourists from all over Vietnam, but it is particularly crowded during this time of the year when 2022 nearly ends and the New Year is just around the corner.

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This first Sunday of the year 2023 is a great occasion to gather around with your family and friends or spend your time traveling to new places. Even though it is only a few days, nothing is better than spending your time getting away from the stress and tiredness of daily life.

Sa Pa

Sapa is a famous tourist destination that is loved by many travelers, especially during the end of the year and New Years’ days. Tourists from everywhere flock here to enjoy the cold and the spring scenery of this land, and families pick up their luggage for a long, relaxing vacation before coming back to work.

Photo: Gia Dinh
Photo: Gia Dinh

Sa Pa at the beginning of the new year has a very unique and typical beauty of the Northern mountainous region. At the beginning of the new year, the weather here is quite cold, but people still desire to come and admire the works of art from snow and flowers covering the fields and hillsides.

Arriving in Sa Pa at the beginning of the new year, visitors can also be immersed in the unique traditional festivals to welcome spring in this highland. From above, you will have the opportunity to see a lovely, poetic view of the majestic mountains covered in thick layers of fog in the early morning, which gives the photographers a chance to take the most unique shots.

The best time to visit Sapa is in September and October when the rice terraces are at their most splendid; or in April and May when the weather is ideal and skies are clear. For those who don’t mind hot weather, June to August is a fine time to visit. Expect chilly weather from November to March.

Tam Dao

Only about 80 km from the center of Hanoi, Tam Dao is considered the most amazing destination that is convenient for a short trip during this time of the year.

Photo: Bach hoa XANH
Photo: Bach hoa XANH

Tam Dao now is a complex of different amazing types of both leisure and relaxation, including an amusement park, resorts, guest houses, hotels, garden villas, sports fields, a swimming pool park, a dance floor, etc. Located about 900 meters above sea level, Tam Dao is touted as Da Lat in the North because of the cool weather all year round with an average temperature of 20 to 22 Celcius Degrees and a little bit cold like early winter at night. Going to Tam Dao to relax, take a long rest in the purely fresh air, contemplate the open sky with free-flying clouds, eat delicious local foods and freely have a walk on sloping roads are interesting activities for two-day trips at weekends.

Although average temperatures in Tam Dao vary greatly, it generally is quite cool all year round. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Tam Dao, the hottest months are June, July, and then August, when the highs are regularly approximately 33.8 Celcius degrees. You should have a look at the kinds of weather and temperature by season below to have a specific and reasonable plan for your trip.

This place brings a fresh, quiet, and private atmosphere that can ease your stress and give you peace of mind. Therefore, this place is always one of the top choices that are suitable for a fun trip during the New Year.

Ninh Binh

Photo: Vissai Hotel
Photo: Vissai Hotel

Famous for its beautiful scenery and incredible landscapes, from ancient temples to hidden caves and green rice fields, Ninh Binh is one of the top destinations in Vietnam. It is also called Halong Bay on land. Some of the best things to do in Ninh Binh consist of boat trips on the rivers, cycling through the countryside, and visiting ancient temples and pagodas.

This place has an ancient and majestic beauty, the mountains in the middle of the fields form a beautiful scenery that makes anyone stop and admire. Ninh Binh is a great place to stay a bit longer. If you just want to visit some of the highlights then two or 3 days can be enough. But this area is also perfect for a longer stop to recover from traveling around. Enjoy a day sitting at the pool or in a hammock overlooking the rice fields, lotus lakes, and mountains.

Dalat

Photo: Wander - Lush
Photo: Wander – Lush

Dalat is the capital of Lam Dong province. At an elevation of 1,500 meters above sea level, Dalat has a cool climate and become the ideal vacation city in the South of Vietnam. Just about 300 km from Ho Chi Minh City and 130km from Nha Trang city, Dalat is a great place for tourists to escape the hot weather of the southern delta.

Often referred to as the city of eternal spring, Da Lat’s temperate climate is a highlight of every visit. Be sure to bring a jumper if you visit between November and January, and an umbrella for the rainfall from April to November. If you prefer a warmer stay, May offers the perfect window.

Vung Tau

Photo: iVIVU
Photo: iVIVU

Only about 2 hours drive from Ho Chi Minh City, Vung Tau is one of the most famous destinations for guests during spring break and New Year.

Every year, the locals in Ba Ria-Vung Tau hold many festivals and events reflecting their culture, traditions, and religious beliefs that attract tourists from all over the world. Make sure to check out these festivals and events in Vung Tau when you have the chance to visit this beautiful coastal city.

Charlotte Pho