According to many tourists, family travel in Vietnam during summer time from May to September is not regarded as a good idea but it is not correct. Those months are exactly the best time for family to travel in Vietnam, relax at paradise beaches as well as join outdoor activities. Your kids will surely have unique experience that other months can’t offer.
From May to September are considered as rainy season in Vietnam but it does not mean that rain comes everywhere and everyday. To be an expert in organizing tours in Vietnam, we can advise you best places to visit in Vietnam in summer and how to stay away from bad weather. In that case, you can consider to skip some days at the places where the weather is not good and to add some days at the places where you can get nice weather. During those months, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh city will be the rainiest places whereas Sapa, Hoi An, Nha Trang beach will get good weather. Then you should stay 2 nights in Hanoi, 1 night in Halong Bay, 2 nights in Sapa, 1 or 2 nights in Hue, 3 nights in Hoi An, 2 nights in Ho Chi Minh & 1 night in Mekong Delta. If you have more days in Vietnam, you can add 2 or 3 nights in Nha Trang beach.
Besides advice of best places to visit in Vietnam in summer, we should mention interesting activities for the kids that should not be missed for any family tour in Vietnam. Hanoi street food tour is a great way to experience a different side of Hanoi Old Quarter as well as explore the daily life of local Hanoians. Sapa trekking tours with ethnic markets is a great idea for family travel with teen-agers as there are numerous suitable trekking routes which are easy and fulfilled with unique experience. In Hoi An, you can plan a visiting to countryside areas where your kids can try farming & fishing activities like a local farmers. In Ho Chi Minh city, Vespa tour is a good option to see the real life-style of local people and A O show will give you better understanding of charming beauty and richness in culture of Vietnamese lives in the countryside and the country's urbanization. Finally, summer is also a good time for homestay tour and you can arrange them in Sapa or Mekong Delta region as it is one of the best ways to truly experience Vietnam.