Ho Chi Minh City has two different seasons: the sunny and the rainy. Rainy season starts in June and ends in November while sunny season begins from December to April. Overall, you can visit Ho Chi Minh City any month expect Lunar New Year days. On these occasions, local people usually return to their hometowns to enjoy the holiday with their family.
During festivals, shopping and entertainment activities in Ho Chi Minh City are so ebullient. On Christmas, the streets are full of beautiful lights, means of transportation and entertaining activities that do not stop until midnight. It is such an ideal option for you to visit Ho Chi Minh City at this time to enjoy the cool but warm atmosphere.
It takes about 3-4 days to visit Ho Chi Minh City. On the first day, you should travel around District 1, some popular places such as Bach Dang Harbor, Ho Chi Minh Museum, Ton Duc Thang Museum, Quach Thi Trang Square, Ho Chi Minh Opera House, the City people's committee, the City Post Office, Notre Dame Cathedral, etc. These destinations are around 2 kilometers in diameter so you can visit all of them in one morning.
In the afternoon, you can visit Ho Chi Minh zoo and have a rest. The evening is the suitable time for driving around and viewing Tao Dan Park, Turtle Lake, Le Van Tam Park, Tan Dinh Market. Besides, District 5 will be your perfect next destination. You can travel to Binh Tay Market, enjoy the beauty of Chinese Street and taste some Chinese cuisine here.
At night, you should hang out at Ben Thanh night market or some Sai Gon streets, drink coffee or go shopping at shopping malls, fashion streets. These activities give you the opportunity to enjoy the special of foreign cultures being introduced to Vietnam
On the next day, you should catch a bus to Cu Chi Tunnels, Dinh Harbor or Duoc Harbor. Then, do not forget to visit “Eighteen Betel Nut Gardens.” In the evening, let’s visit Phu My Hung to sightseeing the beauty of the new living center. Moreover, there are some other interrelating places such as Panorama river banks, Canals area, Paragon building, Anh Sao bridge or sparkling Semicircle Lake. From Phu My Bridge, have a drive to District 2 to visit the peaceful South Sai Gon at night. Enjoying the river's beauty and a sparkling Sai Gon at night on restaurant boats is such an amazing experience.
On the third day, according to your favorites, you can choose one of some destinations such as Van Thanh, Binh Quoi, Tan Cang, etc. or some popular parks like Suoi Tien or Dam Sen with a variety of entertaining activities, or some pagodas, churches of different styles. Buy some gifts for family or friends at supermarkets, souvenir stores in the evening. If you still have free time, have a visit to Sac Forest in Can Gio District, special zone of the South Army in Vietnam War.