48 Hours

City Breaks: Vietnam

Whether you’re just passing through or making a weekend of it, we give you the 48-hour lowdown on cities across the globe. What to see, what to do, what not to miss...

  • Ho Chi Minh City

    Ho Chi Minh City Asia, Vietnam

    Travel Time

    12hrs 10mins

    Merging colonial architecture with a buzzy and contemporary restaurant scene, the river city formerly known as Saigon is seriously on the up, finds Blossom Green
  • Hanoi

    Hanoi Asia, Vietnam

    Travel Time

    11hrs 30mins

    Hanoi, the northern Vietnamese city exploding with energy after years of restrictive regimes. Expect a buzzing café culture, glamorous champagne bars on West Lake and some of the most tantalising street food in Asia. The old quarter is a colourful tumble of alleys that lure you in with tailoring and trinkets, and keep you coming back for encounters with local characters and cool spots where you can sip pomegranate juice and watch this metropolis’s many stories unfold.
  • Hoi An

    Hoi An Asia, Vietnam

    Travel Time

    15hrs 10mins

    Blending colonial style with vibrant South-East Asian flavours, this historic merchant town amid the paddy fields of Vietnam has oodles of charm, finds Blossom Green
  • Ho Chi Minh City

    Ho Chi Minh City Asia, Vietnam

    Travel Time

    12hrs 10mins

    Rebecca Holman pays a visit to Vietnam’s largest city – and former French colonial capital – discovering its war museums, markets and the fresh flavours of pho.

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