If you are planning to visit Vietnam, it is worth taking a look at some Vietnam travel maps and provincial maps to understand our country and prepare a suitable itinerary to Vietnam.
Vietnam is a combination of natural beauty and cultural distinctiveness, bustling metropolis and rural villages. Since Vietnam is a long and narrow country with an S shape, it may be difficult for tourists to plan destinations and transportations to our country. Our comprehensive Vietnam travel maps will provide you with information about interesting tourist destinations of our country to help you schedule an itinerary for a tour to Vietnam.
Vietnam Travel Map
Vietnam is located on the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia. The country borders China to the north, Laos, and Cambodia to the west, the Gulf of Thailand to the south, and the Gulf of Tonkin and the Vietnam Eastern Sea to the east. Vietnam’s total length is 1,650 kilometers with a long coastline of 3,260 kilometers from Mong Cai in the north to Ha Tien in the south. The south of Vietnam is wider than the north.
There are plenty of natural landscapes for your discovery trip to Vietnam since our diverse topography includes mountains, hills, deltas, highlands, and beaches. Three-quarters of our territory is made up of tropical lowlands, hills, and densely forested highlands. Vietnam is characterized by its monsoon and humid climate with different weather in the north, central, and south.
The Vietnam travel map includes some most famous travel destinations in Vietnam such as Hanoi, Halong Bay, Sapa, Hue, Da Nang, Hoi An, Nha Trang, Da Lat, Mui Ne, Ho Chi Minh City, and Mekong Delta.
Northern Vietnam Travel Map
Northern Vietnam is divided into two parts: Northeast and Northwest. This region possesses a temperate climate with four seasons. It is sultry in summers and bitterly cold in winters as the temperature may drop to 0 degrees Celsius in the mountainous areas. Bear in mind that there may be typhoons between July and September in the Northern mountainous region, so carefully if you want to travel to Sa Pa or Ha Giang during this time.
When traveling to Northern Vietnam, you can have a chance to admire mesmerizing rice terraces, imposing mountains, turquoise islets, and beautiful hill tribes. It is also the best region to explore Vietnam’s long-lasting history and culture since Northern Vietnam is the home to Hanoi – the capital and the heart of our country.
You can consider Hanoi, Halong Bay, Sapa, Ninh Binh, Mai Chau, and Ha Giang if you love to discover this region.
Northeastern Vietnam Travel Map
Most ethnic hill tribes in Vietnam live in the northeast and northwest. Northeastern Vietnam includes Tuyen Quang, Thai Nguyen, Phu Tho, Quang Ninh, Ha Giang, Cao Bang, Lang Son, Ban Kan, Bac Giang, Hanoi and Ninh Binh.
Northwestern Vietnam Travel Map
Northwestern Vietnam consists of Son La, Lai Chau, Yen Bai, Hoa Binh, Lao Cai, and Dien Bien.
Central Vietnam Travel Map
The central part of Vietnam is endowed with beautiful coastline with crystal-clear water, golden sand and clear sky for your perfect beach vacation in Vietnam. Central Vietnam has two seasons: wet and dry season and you may experience heavy downpours from September to January. The Central Highlands, including Da Lat and Buon Ma Thuot, is cooler all year-round.
Da Nang is the economic and cultural hub of this region. You cannot miss Hoi An, the ancient town which is 30 kilometers from Da Nang when traveling to Central Vietnam. Other travel destinations of this region are Phong Nha, Hue, Nha Trang, Mui Ne, and Da Lat.
Central Highlands Travel Map
Tay Nguyen (Central Highlands) is an exotic and off-the-beaten-track in Vietnam which is not well-known yet to foreigners. This region consists of five provinces: Kon Tum, Gia Lai, Dak Lak, Dak Nong, and Lam Dong. Endowed with the cool climate, you can escape from the heat of summers in Vietnam here. Also, Tay Nguyen is the largest coffee production area of our country and you will be served the best coffee when traveling to Buon Ma Thuot or Gia Lai.
Southern Vietnam Travel Map
Southern Vietnam has warm weather all year-round with the average temperature of 26-28 degrees Celsius. This region has two seasons: rainy and dry and it will rain from May to the early November. Despite high temperature, the summer here is not as humid as it is in the North and there is no chilly winter in the south.
Travelling to Southern Vietnam, you can visit the metropolis Ho Chi Minh City with outrageous nightlife, beautiful Vung Tau and Phu Quoc’s beaches, and exciting Mekong Delta, one of two most arable areas in Vietnam besides the Red River Delta.
Southeastern Vietnam includes Ho Chi Minh City, Binh Duong, Binh Phuoc, Ba Ria – Vung Tau, Dong Nai, and Tay Ninh. Southwestern Vietnam, also known as the Mekong Delta region, includes 13 provinces: Can Tho, Ben Tre, An Giang, Hau Giang, Tien Giang, Ca Mau, Dong Thap, Long An, Vinh Long, Soc Trang, Tra Vinh, Bac Lieu, and Ca Mau. This Southern Vietnam travel map will show you some well-known places in the region:
Hanoi City Travel Map
Hanoi is one of the most unique places in Vietnam due to its quaint and rustic atmosphere. This city is a combination of traditional beauty and colonial architecture. Hoan Kiem Lake and the Old Quarter are the two must-visit attractions in Hanoi. Taking a cyclo-rickshaw around this area, you can see the bustling daily life of local people, visit some ancient houses, and immerse in the colorful culture of this 1000-year-old capital city. There are many other colonial relics, museums, pagodas, music shows and concerts in Hanoi. Make sure you try some local dishes such as Pho and Bun cha, and buy some traditional souvenirs in the Old Quarter.
Ho Chi Minh City Travel Map
Ho Chi Minh City (also known as Saigon) is the most dynamic and bustling city in Vietnam. It is remarkable for the harmonious blending of traditional values with northern and western cultural features. Skyscrapers dot the city and everywhere are the signs of growing status cars, mobile phones, upscale cafes, fine dining and trendy nightlife. This city will be an ideal destination for history buffs who love to discover our colonial era. There are many colonial architecture and museums for your tour to Ho Chi Minh City: Reunification Palace, War Remnants Museum, Museum of Vietnamese History, Notre Dame Cathedral, Central Post Office, and Saigon Opera House. For shopaholics, don’t forget to check out Ben Thanh Market and many other shopping malls.