Anyone been? Thinking about a trip in January with my partner and little one (will be nearly two).Vague plans are for something family friendly and beachy but hoping to see some history, temples and stuff if accessible. Have been mainly looking at the central/southern areas (anyone been to Phu Quoc?) but any and all tips welcome!

I was there for a month but it was back in 2008 and I never went to Phu Quoc (can’t remember why). Went to a bunch of other places though - Hanoi, Halong Bay / Cat Ba / Monkey Island, Hue, Hoi An, Nha Trang (scuba diving), Dalat, Cat Tien (night safari), Mue Ne (sand dunes), Ho Chi Minh, Can Tho (floating markets). Avoided all the war stuff. Amazing place.

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We went a few years ago. Hoi An is beautiful and probably covers all the things in your list - temples, history, great food. There are plenty of beaches round there and Da Nang too. Don’t think I’d recommend Hue with a toddler from our experience there, but Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh would have plenty to see and do, though they’re very busy.


We took our (then) just 3yo and 5yo last year and they absolutely loved it.

Started in Hanoi, travelled down to Hoi An (stayed here halfway between the old town and An Bang beach), then on to Nha Trang (which is not a nice town, but there’s some great resorts down the coast) and finally HCMC. Spent about 3.5 weeks there in total and got around on overnight trains (kids loved those) and Grab taxis.

Would highly recommend.