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The Best (and Worst) Times to Visit Vietnam, According to Experts

Here's when to visit Vietnam for sunny weather, lower prices, and excellent sightseeing.

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Best times to visit for good weather, best times to visit for lower prices, best times to visit for hiking in sa pa, best times to visit for cruising ha long bay, worst times to visit.

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Cinnamon and star anise perfume my memories of Vietnam, a country that lodged itself into my palate in fragrant, frenzied bursts. That alluring scent of pho was one of few constants as I traveled through vastly different landscapes, trekking through verdant rice terraces, dodging motorbikes en route to speakeasies, and standing face to face with an endangered monkey in my oceanfront outdoor shower — all within the span of two weeks. 

Vietnam is more than 1,000 miles long, a spectacularly slim country that’s only 30 miles wide at its narrowest point. Every region boasts its own allure as well as its own climate, which means you’ll need to carefully consider the time of your visit based on your desired itinerary. 

“As the climate varies so much from north to south, there will always be somewhere worth going in Vietnam, whatever time of year you travel,” says Melissa Matthews, regional director for Southeast Asia and North America at luxury travel company Red Savannah .

Here's a regional breakdown of the primary tourist seasons in Vietnam:

  • High Seasons: North: September to November, March and April; Central: April to August; South: October to April 
  • Shoulder Seasons: North: December to February, May to August; Central: September to March; South: September to December 
  • Low Season: North: May to October; Central: September to May; South: May to September

Before you start planning your trip, read on to learn about the best times to visit Vietnam for hiking the majestic, mountainous rice terraces of Sa Pa, cruising the limestone marvels of Ha Long Bay, and avoiding the rainy monsoon season. 

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The high season in Vietnam varies according to the region, so you’ll always be able to find a place that feels more secluded from the bustle of crowded beaches or cruise ships. Wet season attracts fewer crowds, says Matthews, which falls from May to October in the north, September to May in the central part of the country, and May to September in the south. 

Visiting during this time has plenty of perks, as you’ll likely be able to save on accommodations and travel costs. Popular restaurants and tours will be less overrun with tourists, offering a rare opportunity to better immerse yourself in the local culture as you tuck into bun cha on a sidewalk stool. However, bursts of rain and cloudy weather can dampen any plans to hike in Sa Pa or cruise along Ha Long Bay — two quintessential experiences you won’t want to miss. 

There are also an abundance of places that remain less crowded throughout the year, says Benjamin Kreuz, general manager of Six Senses Ninh Van Bay — the resort itself is one of them, nestled in a private cove of Nha Trang that became my personal definition of paradise. Many visitors tend to prioritize other attractions as they make their way south, so natural wonders in the north like Ban Gioc Waterfall and the network of caves in Quang Binh remain less busy. 

Meet the Expert

  • Melissa Matthews is the regional director for Southeast Asia and North America at luxury travel company Red Savannah.
  • Benjamin Kreuz is the general manager of Six Senses Ninh Van Bay in Vietnam.

No matter when you visit, you’ll always find good weather somewhere in Vietnam. “Vietnam is a beautiful country with tropical weather, making it suitable for visits throughout the year,” says Kreuz. 

For those hoping to see Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, and everything in between, it’s best to go in the dry season. “February and March are the best months to see the entire country from north to south in relatively dry weather,” says Matthews. She notes that Tet, or Vietnamese Lunar New Year, falls during this time and can last for up to 10 days. “During this time, most of the key sights in the cities are closed, as everyone goes back to their family villages to celebrate,” she says. She recommends heading to the beach during the festival and bookending your trip with time in the major cities. 

For a dry and temperate trip to Sa Pa or Hanoi in the north, head there from September to November, or in March and April, she suggests. A sunny beach visit to Hoi An or Nha Trang in the central region is best from April to August, while the Mekong Delta and Phu Quoc Island in the south are warmest from October to April. 

Vietnam is a relatively affordable destination all year long, with abundant and economical street food and comfortable hotels for all budgets. For your best chance at scoring low-cost flights and accommodations, consider traveling outside the peak tourist season. April, May, October, and November are excellent times, as you’ll still find warm weather throughout the country, but will have fewer tourists to contend with. 

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A visit to the verdant, terraced rice fields of Sa Pa are a must for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts alike. Overlooking the Muong Hoa Valley, the hills are surrounded by spectacular mountains and home to dozens of communities, including the Hmong and Red Dao peoples — many of whom open their homes for overnight stays and lead private or group trekking tours. You can reach this famed hiking destination by car from Hanoi in five hours, by a bus in six to eight hours, or on an overnight sleeper train. 

Matthews notes that this region tends to get colder from December to February, so it’s best to plan a trip from September to November or in March and April. Harvest season is also an unforgettable time to visit: In late August through September, the vibrant green hillsides turn a voluptuous shade of gold as the rice ripens. 

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Ha Long Bay, with its emerald waters and limestone towers, is one of the primary tourist destinations in Vietnam, and as such, has become increasingly overrun with cruise operators leading day tours. For a less crowded experience, consider booking an overnight cruise that will take you deeper into the bay — or to the equally beautiful, slightly less populated neighboring Lan Ha Bay. (I splurged for a two-night cruise with Orchid Cruises , one of the more luxurious tour operators). 

March, April, October, and November are ideal months to visit, as they tend to bring warm and sunny weather without as much humidity. You’ll also avoid the peak season, so while it’s still bound to be busy, you can enjoy kayaking through the tranquil waters and hiking Cat Ba island in relative peace. The UNESCO World Heritage Site is also a great opportunity for a snorkeling or scuba diving adventure. 

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While Vietnam’s varied climate means there’s never really a bad time to visit, you may want to avoid traveling to the country during monsoon season. 

“When the monsoon hits, it is hard and heavy and very humid,” says Matthews, who suggests sightseeing in cities during the wet season, where you can still visit museums and historic temples between rainstorms. “Avoid the mountainous region of Sa Pa and definitely don’t book a cruise in Ha Long Bay, as storms will occur and boats are grounded,” she warns. 

If you do decide to travel during the rainy season, it’s best to remain flexible in your planning, says Kreuz. “Consider not booking everything in advance due to unpredictable weather,” he says, adding that staying open-minded may help you to take advantage of potential low-season discounts. 

Tet, which marks the Vietnamese Lunar New Year, is another tricky time to visit, as many landmarks and businesses close for a week or more to celebrate. It typically lands in late January or early February — this year, it falls on Feb. 10. 

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Best (and Worst) Time to Visit Vietnam 2024

Vietnam experiences two main seasons: the rainy season and the dry season. Generally, the best time to visit most of Vietnam is from November through April, when temperatures are mild and rainfall is relatively low.

Vietnam doesn't seem very big, but it's very diverse, and the weather varies a lot from north to south. Planning the best time to go to Vietnam can be tricky. We would like to give you some insider suggestions and tips, and help you to find the right place to explore at any time of year.

  • Best Times to Visit Vietnam
  • Worst Times to Visit Vietnam
  • Travel Guide By Month

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Best Times to Visit Vietnam for Great Weather, Low Prices

As mentioned above, November to April is the best period to visit Vietnam . However, this can depend on which part of the country you plan to visit, what activities you want to do, budget, and weather preferences.

1) Best Time to Visit for Great Weather

Northern Vietnam , including Hanoi and Halong Bay, has a subtropical climate with four distinct seasons. The best time to visit this region is from October to April when the weather is cooler and drier. The summer months from May to September can be hot and humid, with occasional typhoons and heavy rain.

Central Vietnam , including Hue, Hoi An, and Danang, has a tropical climate with two seasons: a dry season from January to August and a rainy season from September to December. The best time to visit this region is from February to June when the weather is dry and mild.

If you and your children are planning to visit during the summer holidays ( between June and August), you could enjoy sunny and blue skies but expect high temperatures around 35°C (95°F) and crowds. Our 2-Week Vietnam Family-with-Teenagers Holiday is specially designed for a family summer vacation.

In Southern Vietnam , including Ho Chi Minh City and the Mekong Delta, the rainy season runs from May to October and the dry season runs from November to April. The best time to visit this region is from November to April when the weather is dry and pleasant.

2) Best Times to Visit for Low Prices

Vietnam is a very affordable destination throughout the year, though travelers typically find the steepest discounts on accommodations, flights, and tours during the rainy season (May to October in north and south Vietnam, September to December in central Vietnam).

Cultural and historical cities, like Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh, are less affected by the weather. And they have plenty of indoor activities, such as cooking classes and making lanterns. Thus, if you are flexible and prepared, the low season promises smaller crowds, big savings, and still plenty of things that can be enjoyed.

3) An Insider's Guide to the Best Times to Visit Vietnam

In our experience, if your travel time is flexible, the ideal times to travel are the period just before the peak season and the period just after the peak season (the periods of early May and late October) . At this time, the weather is still fine, crowds die down, and hotels are cheaper.

Check out more tips on planning your trip to Vietnam or contact our specialist , who would tailor-make an itinerary for you based on your requirements including available travel times.

The Worst Times to Travel to Vietnam (Monsoon and Typhoon Seasons)

If you don't like rain, you should consider avoiding the rainy season.

The truth is that even in the peak of the rainy season, the rainfall is not persistent , mainly coming in short downpours of one or two hours. You can still enjoy most of a day without much inconvenience.

One thing that needs to be noted is the disruptive typhoon season in north and central Vietnam . Your Halong Bay cruise can be canceled or delayed if you travel between July and August, when the bay is at risk of typhoons and storms. Your trip in coastal places of central Vietnam, such as Hoi An, may have to be interrupted due to typhoon flooding, usually occurring between September to October.

Although the rainy season has its drawbacks, it also means lower crowding and better prices . With a well-planned and flexible schedule, you can still enjoy a great trip.

Our flexible private tours are guaranteed to make your trip smoother and easier. You would get timely support and expert contingency plans, if the weather causes delays/cancellations or itinerary changes. 

Contact us to start your worry-free Vietnam trip.

Vietnam Travel Guide by Month

Vietnam weather in january.

  • Northern Vietnam: cool and dry, 15–20°C (59–68°F)
  • Central Vietnam: mild and damp, 22–27°C (72–81°F)
  • Southern Vietnam: warm and dry, 26–32°C (79–90°F)

January is generally a cool/mild and dry/damp month in the northern and central regions of Vietnam. However, it can be quite cold in the mountainous far north in places such as Sapa, with temperatures dropping below 10°C (50°F). The southern region tends to be warmer and dry.

January is a great time to visit most parts of Vietnam. However, if you're hoping to visit the beaches, keep in mind that the weather may be a bit cool for swimming or sunbathing.

Vietnam's Lunar New Year, known as Tet, sometimes falls in late January, and it can be an exciting time to visit Vietnam to experience the festive atmosphere and traditions. But get ready for more crowds and higher prices.

Learn more about Vietnam in January and the best places to visit .

Vietnam Weather in February

  • Northern Vietnam: mild and dry, 14°C to 22°C (57°F to 72°F)
  • Central Vietnam: mild and dry, 20°C to 25°C (68°F to 77°F)
  • Southern Vietnam: warm and very dry, 25°C to 32°C (77°F to 90°F)

February is a good time to visit Vietnam, with pleasant weather and little rainfall. The north can still be cool, while the south really starts to warm up.

February is considered part of the high season for tourism in Vietnam, but it's not as busy as December and January. However, it's important to note that the Lunar New Year (Tet) usually falls in February, and many Vietnamese people travel during this time, so transportation and accommodations may be more crowded and expensive. Book hotels as early as possible.

Learn more about Vietnam in February and the best places to visit .

Vietnam Weather in March

  • Northern Vietnam: warm and dry, 15–25°C (59–77°F)
  • Central Vietnam: warm and dry, 20–30°C (68–86°F)
  • Southern Vietnam: hot and very dry, 23–34°C (73–93°F)

As winter comes to an end, the weather in Vietnam becomes warm in March. The north and central regions can still be cool in the evenings and mornings, while the south tends to be hot and rainless.

March is a good month for outdoor activities like exploring the countryside around Hanoi and Hoi An. It's also a good time to visit the beaches in central Vietnam, as the sea is usually calm and the weather is warm.

Learn more about Vietnam in March and the best places to visit .

Vietnam Weather in April

  • Northern Vietnam: warm, moderately rainy, 19°C to 28°C (66°F to 82°F)
  • Central Vietnam: sunny and hot, 22°C to 33°C (72°F to 91°F)
  • Southern Vietnam: hot, low rainfall, 25°C to 35°C (77°F to 95°F)

April is generally a good time to visit Vietnam as it's mostly dry and warm, with temperatures ranging from around 20–30°C (68–86°F) in most regions. However, it can be hot and humid in the south, and sudden showers may come and go quickly.

It is a great time to explore Vietnam's natural beauty, such as cruising on Halong Bay, enjoying the beaches in central Vietnam, or visiting the Mekong Delta in the south.

Learn more about Vietnam in April and the best places to visit .

Vietnam Weather in May

  • Northern Vietnam: warm, medium rainfall, 25–30°C (77–86°F)
  • Central Vietnam: hot, light showers, 28–32°C (82–90°F)
  • Southern Vietnam: hot, high rainfall, 30–35°C (86–95°F)

May is the beginning of the hot season in Vietnam, particularly in the central and southern regions. Temperatures can reach up to 40°C in some areas.

A private tour with a flexible travel pace is essential to avoid the burning sunshine and have an enjoyable trip. You can choose to start your days earlier in the morning, have a siesta, and go out later in the afternoon, or plan some indoor activities such as cooking class.

The bright side of this month is that you can expect fewer crowds and lower prices.

Learn more about Vietnam in May and the best places to visit .

Vietnam Weather in June

  • Northern Vietnam: hot, heavy showers, 26–33°C (79–91°F)
  • Central Vietnam: hot, light showers, 26–35°C (79–95°F)
  • Southern Vietnam: hot and wet, 25–32°C (77–90°F)

June is one of the hottest months of the year in Vietnam. It is also the start of the rainy season in the north and south, with regular thunderstorms and heavy rain.

June can be a challenging time to visit Vietnam due to the hot and humid weather, especially in the south. However, if you're comfortable with the heat and enjoy outdoor activities, it can still be a good time to visit central Vietnam and enjoy the beaches. Just be prepared for heavy rain showers in some regions, and make sure to stay hydrated and protect yourself from the sun.

Learn more about Vietnam in June and the best places to visit .

Vietnam Weather in July

  • Central Vietnam: hot, humid, 25–34°C (77–93°F)
  • Southern Vietnam: hot, heavy showers, 24–32°C (75–90°F)

July is a hot and humid month in most parts of Vietnam, with regular rain showers due to the summer monsoon season.

However, you should see more pleasant weather in central Vietnam (Danang, Hoi An, and Nha Trang), where sunny days and blue skies are perfect for a beach vacation. Expect accommodation prices to rise and crowds to thicken due to Vietnamese students' summer holiday. Book your hotels several months in advance.

If you travel to northern Vietnam and southern Vietnam, you're suggested to take rain gear, choose more indoor activities, and always have a "tour plan B" for each day.

Learn more about Vietnam in July and the best places to visit .

Vietnam Weather in August

  • Northern Vietnam: hot, heavy showers, 26–32°C (79–90°F)
  • Central Vietnam: hot, medium rainfall, 25–34°C (77–93°F)
  • Southern Vietnam: hot, heavy showers, 23–32°C (73–90°F)

August is a hot and rainy month in north and south Vietnam. August experiences storms or heavy rains, which might affect your trip in Halong Bay, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, and the Mekong Delta. The good news is that the rains come and go quickly.

The central region of Vietnam including Hue, Danang, and Hoi An is the best choice, due to its sunnier weather. Be prepared for crowded beaches as domestic travel is at a peak because of summer vacations. Contact us for an early booking!

Learn more about Vietnam in August and the best places to visit .

Vietnam Weather in September

  • Northern Vietnam: hot, heavy showers, 25–32°C (77–90°F)
  • Central Vietnam: warm, very high rainfall, 24–32°C (75–90°F)
  • Southern Vietnam: warm, very high rainfall, 23–32°C (73–90°F)

September is a transitional month in Vietnam, with the weather starting to shift from the rainy season to the dry season or vice versa.

North Vietnam edges towards the end of its summer, although you can still expect plenty of hot weather as well as some rain. Central Vietnam enters its extremely torrential rainy season, with a high chance of storms or typhoons. Southern Vietnam also experiences hot temperature and frequent rain.

The best places to go are in Northern Vietnam including Hanoi, Halong Bay, and Sapa.

Learn more about Vietnam in September and the best places to visit .

Vietnam Weather in October

  • Northern Vietnam: warm, medium rainfall, 22–29°C (66–84°F)
  • Central Vietnam: warm, torrential storms, 23–29°C (73–84°F)
  • Southern Vietnam: warm, high rainfall, 23–31°C (73–88°F)

October is one of the best months to visit North and South Vietnam, with moderate temperatures in between the showers. The north is warm, while the south is still hot sometimes.

However, October is the worst time for a vacation in central Vietnam, which faces a high risk of typhoons and violent storms, leading to flooding in lowland cities.

Learn more about Vietnam in October and the best places to visit .

Vietnam Weather in November

  • Northern Vietnam: warm, light rain, 19–26°C (66–79°F)
  • Central Vietnam: warm, torrential rain, 21–27°C (70–80°F)
  • Southern Vietnam: warm, medium rain, 22–31°C (72–88°F)

November is the start of the dry winter season in the north, with cooler temperatures and less humidity/rainfall, which brings large numbers of travelers flocking to Hanoi and Halong Bay.

Meanwhile, the central region is still in the peak of its soaked and stormy typhoon season. If you are travelling in this region (Hue, Danang, Hoi An) in November, keep your itinerary flexible in case of flight delays or cancellations.

The south begins its dry season, with medium-to-low rainfall and sunny skies more likely than not. This month is a great time to visit HCMC, the Mekong Delta, and offshore islands such as Phú Quốc.

Learn more about Vietnam in November and the best places to visit .

Vietnam Weather in December

  • Northern Vietnam: becomes mild and dry, 15–22°C (59–72°F)
  • Central Vietnam: warm, high rainfall, 20–25°C (68–77°F)
  • Southern Vietnam: warm/hot, low rainfall, 21–32°C (70–90°F)

It's all good news in the north and south with some of the best conditions of the year, moderate temperature, and blue skies. Hanoi and the north experience excellent dry and clear days, however it can be cold, especially in the evenings. The southern islands of Phu Quoc can be a top pick for your beach vacation.

In central regions of Vietnam, the rains start to decrease, but stormy weather is still a strong possibility, especially early in December.

The Christmas and New Year holidays bring Vietnam into another high season for travel. Make sure you book a late December tour at least 3 months in advance.

Learn more about Vietnam in December and the best places to visit .

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The Best Time to Visit Vietnam

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The Weather in Vietnam

  • Monsoon Season
  • Typhoon Season
  • Key Events & Festivals
  • Frequently Asked Questions

Deciding the best time to visit Vietnam greatly depends upon how far north or south that you begin, as well as other factors such as festivals and holidays. In general, the best time to visit Vietnam is from December through February when temperatures are milder and rain is minimal.

Vietnam's long, narrow shape means that the three primary regions (north, central, and south) experience different types of seasons and weather events throughout the year. Choosing when to go to Vietnam is important, both for personal comfort and packing purposes. The south generally receives more rain and enjoys a tropical climate, however, Hanoi and points farther north have cooler winters than many travelers expect. The area is one of the few places in Southeast Asia you can really feel cold without going to higher elevations.

Vietnam can be enjoyed at any time throughout the year, however, weather plays a big factor—particularly if you plan to enjoy trekking and outdoor activities. There are two tropical monsoons that affect the country's climate, dividing the year into a wet season and a dry season.

The wet season is due to the southwest monsoon (May to September), which brings torrential rains and high temps. Sometimes monsoon rains can become so heavy in urban areas that streets flood and transportation shuts down completely!

Meanwhile, the northeast monsoon creates the cool, dry season (November to March). Although Vietnam still receives a little rain this time of year, the driest months for visiting the south of Vietnam ( Ho Chi Minh City ) are typically between December and April. Temperatures and humidity levels in March and April can be suffocating before monsoon rains begin to cool things off in the summer months.

The spring and autumn months are most pleasant for visiting the north of Vietnam ( Hanoi ). Winter nights can get relatively chilly, with temperatures dipping into the 50s. Much colder has been recorded. You'll certainly need a jacket when visiting Halong Bay in the winter, particularly if you're already accustomed to warmer temperatures in the south or other countries around Southeast Asia .

Visiting Vietnam During Monsoon Season

As with most destinations, Vietnam can still be enjoyed during the monsoon season , but there are some caveats.

You'll meet far fewer travelers and a lot more mosquitoes during the rainy season. Negotiating better prices for accommodation becomes easier, and tours may be cheaper, but outdoor activities such as exploring the Citadel at Hue become soggy experiences.

Transportation delays happen. Buses may not run during long periods of heavy rain—perhaps a good thing as roads become flooded and more dangerous to drive. Even the low-lying tracks along the north-south railway become flooded, causing delays in train service.

If your plan is to travel between Hanoi and Saigon , have a flexible itinerary in case the weather causes delays. You may be better off flying into the part of Vietnam you wish to visit rather than trying to travel long distances overland during monsoon season.

Visiting Vietnam During Typhoon Season

Regardless of the season, large weather events such as tropical depressions and typhoons blowing in from the east can create week-long downpours that disrupt trip plans. Sometimes they can devastate areas that are prone to flooding.

Although Mother Nature doesn't always play by the rules, typhoon season typically ends around December each year. The start dates depend upon which part of Vietnam (north, central, or south), but August is a general starting point. October tends to be a stormy month overall.

The good news is that typhoons don't normally sneak up on a country unexpectedly. Keep an eye on weather events as your trip approaches. If a typhoon is moving into the area, flights may be diverted or delayed anyway.

Key Events and Festivals in Vietnam

The largest national holiday in Vietnam is the Lunar New Year celebration known as Tet.

During Tet, transportation and accommodations go up in price or become booked solid as people move around the country to celebrate or visit family. An influx of Chinese tourists traveling for Chinese New Year hit popular beach areas such as Nha Trang. Although Tet is an extremely interesting and exciting time to be in Vietnam, your travel plans will certainly be affected, so book ahead and arrive early.

Tet follows a lunisolar calendar—after all, it is Lunar New Year—so dates vary from year to year, usually coinciding with Chinese New Year. It's one of the largest winter festivals in Asia and occurs between January and February.

Other big national holidays include May 1 (International Worker's Day) and September 2 (National Day). Reunification Day on April 30 celebrates the reunification of North Vietnam and South Vietnam at the end of the Vietnam War. Local families may be traveling during these times. The Mid-Autumn Festival ( Chinese Moon Festival ) is observed in September or October (based on the lunisolar calendar).

March and April in Vietnam are quite hot, with temperatures averaging around 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Typically, rain begins in full force by late April, and by May, the heat and humidity are intense. The upside: Fewer crowds.

Events to check out:

  • Thay Pagoda Festival honors Tu Dao Hanh, a Buddhist monk who invented Vietnamese water puppetry. Taking place during the third month of the Chinese lunar calendar, the event is celebrated with water puppetry festivals about 18 miles southwest of Hanoi.
  • International Labor Day is held on May 1. Celebrations and parades are held in central squares throughout the country.
  • Saigon Liberation Day is celebrated nationwide on April 30.

Summertime weather can vary depending on where you are in the country. The south is quite warm, with highs climbing above 90 degrees Fahrenheit regularly, and is often victim to frequent heavy showers. If you're in the northern part of the country, you'll want to bring plenty of insect repellant—mosquitoes are at their peak, thanks to frequent heavy rainfall. Plan to pack sandals and a travel umbrella that can withstand strong winds.

  • National Day celebrates the rise of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam on September 2 each year.

Rains continue through September and October, with the latter being the wettest month in Ho Chi Minh City (the city sees an average rainfall of 7.5 inches every October). Keep in mind that typhoons can cause rough seas; unsuspecting tourists should be aware that central regions of Vietnam are subject to hurricanes during the fall months.

  • During mid-September, Haiphong hosts the Do Son Buffalo Fighting Festival.
  • The Mid-Autumn Festival (Tet Trung Thu), also held in mid-September (on the half-moon of the eighth lunar month, to be exact), is popular with kids and includes dance, sweets, and toys for purchase.

At last, come December, the country dries out. Winter marks the best time for seaside vacations in Vietnam, but the northern part of the country can be quite cool and gloomy. Expect temperatures of around 50 degrees Fahrenheit and occasional drizzle.

  • Vietnam's Traditional Lunar New Year Festival ( Tet Nguyen Dan ) is celebrated countrywide. During this four-day event, you can expect lion dances, feasts featuring sticky rice and mung bean cake, and fireworks.
  • Celebrated during the first lunar month of the Chinese lunar calendar, the Lim Festival commemorates Ba Mu, a Buddhist nun at Lim Pagoda. Every year, visitors travel to Bac Ninh province to listen to traditional Quan Ho folk songs and watch weaving competitions.

December to February is the best time to visit Vietnam for mild temperatures and minimal rain, especially if you're visiting the south. However, northern cities like Hanoi can get surprisingly cold in the winter, so plan for spring if you want more heat.

The monsoon season in Vietnam lasts from April to October, so be prepared for humidity and rainy days. The peak of the rainy season lasts from June to August, so avoid these months if you want to enjoy outdoor activities.

Apart from the rainy summer months, Lunar New Year—known as Tet—is one of the busiest times around the country. It's an exciting time to be in Vietnam, but plane tickets and hotel rooms shoot up in price and making reservations will be extra difficult.

March through May is heat season in the south of Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh City), with temps reaching as high as 95 degrees Fahrenheit in April. In the north (Hanoi), June and July are the hottest months of the year, seeing average highs in the high-80s.

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Best time to visit Vietnam & weather

The weather and the best time to visit Vietnam vary enormously between the north and the south. Depending on where you want to spend most of your time, make sure you are prepared for the weather.

What is the best time to visit Vietnam

The best time to visit Vietnam is from December to April. The temperature is pleasant and there is almost no rain. But the best time to visit Vietnam also depends on where in Vietnam. In the north it can get quite cold in December and January. Therefore, view the weather by month for each region. March is the best month to travel throughout Vietnam.

High season (June-July)

High season for traveling to Vietnam is usually in June and July. Although this is a peak season for the Dutch due to school holidays, the Vietnamese school holidays are also overlapping at the moment. Prepare for busy airports and full flights, especially if you plan to explore more of Southeast Asia while you are there. If you want to travel cheaply, this period, as well as during Tet (early February), may not be the best time to visit Vietnam. You will find that many hotels and flights are fully booked if you look for it at the last minute. With many people on the move, it’s best to plan in advance to get some good deals on flights and accommodation.

Low season (September-October)

This is the cheapest time to fly to Vietnam. Not only can you save a lot on airline tickets, but you also have less crowds during your holiday!

Rain season (monsoon season)

As with most destinations, you can still enjoy Vietnam during the monsoon season (April to October), but there are some reservations. You meet fewer travelers and many more mosquitoes during the rainy season. Negotiating better prices for accommodation becomes easier, and tours can be cheaper, but outdoor activities become soaked experiences. Transport delays happen. Buses may not run during long periods of heavy rainfall, because sometimes roads get flooded and become more dangerous to drive.

Typhoon season

Although nature does not always play by the rules, hurricane season (typhoon season) usually ends every December around December. The start dates depend on which part of Vietnam: north, central or south. In general from August to November and October is generally the most stormy month.

When are the rice fields the most beautiful?

If you have ever dreamed of seeing the beautiful golden rice fields, be on time, the harvest season only lasts 1 month! Vietnam has beautiful rice fields in different locations in the countryside from north to south.

Terraced fields in the mountainous provinces in the north of Vietnam are the best at the end of September and October , when the harvest season starts and then show beautiful colors.

Best time to visit Vietnam per region

North vietnam.

North Vietnam (Hanoi, Halong Bay, Sapa, Mai Chau & Ninh Binh) has a clear winter and summer season. The cool but mostly dry winter lasts from November to April, at an average temperature of 17-22 ° C with the coldest months of January – March. The summer lasts from May to October when it is hot and humid and the region has the most rainfall. July to September are often the wettest months of the year.

Central Vietnam

Central Vietnam (Hoi An, Da Nang, Hue) has warm and dry weather from mid-January to the end of August, with temperatures often reaching mid-30 degrees. During the winter months, rainfall increases with the peak levels in October and November, sometimes in the form of typhoons.

South Vietnam

With temperatures remaining constant throughout the year, the climate in the south (Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong Delta, Mui Ne, Phu Quoc) is split into two simple seasons, wet and dry. The dry season starts in November and ends in April / beginning of May, with a little warmer and more humid at the end of February to May. The wet season lasts from May to early November, with the months of June, July and August receiving the most rainfall of the year.

Weather by month

View the weather each month to see what you can expect when you are in Vietnam. Keep in mind that the explanation below is an estimate of what you can expect in Vietnam, because in practice it happens that, for example, the rainy season starts later or earlier and continues longer or shorter. You can also read more about the holidays and events per month in Vietnam.

During this time of the year, dry and pleasant weather can be enjoyed in most of the country, with the only exception being the northern regions. Temperatures can drop dramatically in these areas, especially in the mornings and late evenings it feels much cooler. This is especially the case for Sapa and Ha Giang. For the best beach weather you have to go to Phu Quoc with guaranteed sunshine. It is good to know that the Halong Bay can be quite blurry at this time of year and you may not get the best views.

The cold mornings begin to disappear in the north and hot dry weather is expected in most of the country. North Vietnam remains an exception and feels colder. Good to know is that while traveling in February during TET (Vietnamese New Year) the majority of shops, museums and restaurants are closed for about a week.

This is high season for travel to Vietnam and the best time to visit. Beachgoers now have a better choice of destinations, with Mui Ne, Con Dao and Nha Trang all getting good weather. Hoi An is also a great beach destination by the end of the month. This is the perfect time to visit Halong Bay, which should have a clear blue sky without haze.

Like March, April is the best time to visit to travel to the country and you will see more crowds, with fantastic weather everywhere.

It is getting hot and May offers a wonderful opportunity to miss the April high season prices. Rain has yet to come, but by the end of the month you can expect a rain shower in the northern and southern regions.

You may get occasional rain in the north and south of the country, but Hanoi, Mai Chau and Halong probably have a clear blue sky most of the time. The best place to be is in Central Vietnam, where the sun is still shining. Very little rain is expected in Lang Co, and Hoi An serves as a beautiful beach destination. Grab your chance in the off season before the school holidays start next month.

Central Vietnam is the best place to be, with hours of sunshine and little rain. The rest of Vietnam is likely to experience some showers, but not enough to influence your pleasure.

Central Vietnam is the best place to visit at this time of the year, although the rest of the country is still worth a visit, if you don’t mind having occasional rain. Although flights can be more expensive, hotels offer great promotions during the Vietnamese low season.

Catch the last sun on the central coast of Vietnam before the rain occurs more often at the end of the month. The north and south are usually very wet at this time of the year, but hotels are cheap.

The sun is returning to the north of the country and this is a great time to go to Sapa or leave the beaten track in Ha Giang. Although this is not the best time for a beach vacation, Vietnam has so much more to offer and traveling in October means you skip the crowds.

The high season begins again and many people head to Vietnam for the colder winter months in the north. By the end of the month, the entire country is generally hot and dry, with the exception of the central region, which can have some showers.

There is still a chance of rain in the central part of the country; however, the rest of Vietnam will be hot and dry. The beach season starts again on Phu Quoc. It is advisable to book early for the Christmas period, because there is not much available.

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Vietnam is blessed with cultural and natural attractions throughout the three regions which means each region and destination has its distinct ideal time for visiting. For first-time visitors to Vietnam , worry no longer! In this travel guide, we’ll show you in detail what to notice in the weather in Vietnam, the best time to visit Vietnam, and when and best places to visit Vietnam month to month in the most visualized and easiest way to follow. Are you ready?

Table of Contents

  • 1.1 Here are Vietnam weather highlights
  • 1.2 Peak Tourism Season in Vietnam
  • 2 Best time to visit Vietnam
  • 3.1.1 Vietnam Weather in January
  • 3.1.2 Where to travel to Vietnam in January
  • 3.2.1 How Vietnam’s weather like in February is like?
  • 3.2.2 Where to visit Vietnam in February
  • 3.3.1 Weather in Vietnam during March
  • 3.3.2 Vietnam destinations for March
  • 3.4.1 Vietnam weather in April
  • 3.4.2 Best places to visit Vietnam in April
  • 3.5.1 Weather in Vietnam during May
  • 3.5.2 Where to visit in May
  • 3.6.1 Vietnam weather in June 
  • 3.6.2 Where to go in Vietnam during June
  • 3.7.1 Vietnam weather in July
  • 3.7.2 Where to visit Vietnam in July
  • 3.8.1 Vietnam Weather in August
  • 3.8.2 Where to visit in August
  • 3.9.1 Vietnam Weather in September
  • 3.9.2 Where to visit in September
  • 3.10.1 Vietnam Weather in October
  • 3.10.2 Where to visit in October
  • 3.11.1 Vietnam Weather in November
  • 3.11.2 Where to visit in November
  • 3.12.1 Vietnam Weather in December
  • 3.12.2 Where to visit in December

Brief Guide on Vietnam Weather Characteristics

Here are vietnam weather highlights.

North Vietnam – North Central Vietnam : four seasons with winter lasting from December – February, temperature dropping, and low humidity. Summer from June to August is hot, rainy, and humid.

Central Vietnam : Tropical wet climate or a tropical monsoon and trade-wind littoral climate. The hot temperature is almost all year round. Drier months last from November to April while in the summer months the region suffers from storms and flooding.

South Vietnam : only dry and wet season while the temperature remains high all year round. The wet season lasts from November to April and the wet season is from May to October.

Peak Tourism Season in Vietnam

For foreign tourists, the peak season of tourism in Vietnam starts around December and goes all the way to the end of March of the next year . These months fall right in the dry season of North Vietnam and Central Vietnam while in South Vietnam, it’s just the perfect time of flooding season in the Mekong Delta when life comes back to the vast plains and wet forests.

Best time to visit Vietnam

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Vietnam’s weather month by month (Best places to visit Vietnam in each month)

Vietnam weather in january.

January in Vietnam is one of the best months for tourism activities and also the month with the most diverse weather characteristics throughout the country. January is the first month of the year in the Gregorian calendar but the last month in the Lunar year. This makes the atmosphere in Vietnam generally bustling, festive, and happy. North Vietnam in January is blessed with the prime of winter which brings almost no rain, dry air, and low temperature (avg. 10-15 degrees Celsius). Water activities in Halong Bay, Cat Ba island, and other beaches in north Vietnam are quite impossible because of the cold temperature. In Sapa, there’s a chance that it might snow. Central and South Vietnam in January are warmer than North Vietnam with an average temperature of 20 and 30 degrees Celsius. If you’re seeking some tropical sunlight then we suggest you go south.

Where to travel to Vietnam in January

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How Vietnam’s weather like in February is like?

Not much different from January, February has dry, bright weather across the country with temperatures raising southward. This month is also the first month of the lunar new year, so you can you the festive atmosphere of the most important holiday in Vietnam everywhere you go.

North Vietnam still is in wintertime, with clear skies with little rain which bring a certain romantic feeling to the new year since people say if it rains on the first day, the whole year will be lucky. Northern mountainous areas are covered in pastel colors of plum, apricot, and peach blossoms with the backdrop of grey mountains.

The weather in Central and South Vietnam offers a great condition for a beach break with clear, sunny skies and warm seawater. The average temperature is from 25-27 degrees Celsius.

Where to visit Vietnam in February

Like January, you can visit a lot of places in Vietnam during February, especially since February is a season of flowers. As mentioned, this month is lunar new year month, so you should visit major cities to enjoy the culture and cuisine. Come to north Vietnam plateaus to breathe in the fresh air and enjoy the natural landscape of spring blossoms. Drift south if you want to work on your tan and enjoy the water. Da Lat also sees the beautiful sight of cherry blossoms at this time of year. If you have more time, you can also combine your Vietnam Trip with Cambodia. February is one of  the best months to visit Vietnam & Cambodia

Weather in Vietnam during March

March is one of the best months to discover Vietnam with ideal weather suitable for all kinds of activities. In North Vietnam, March is not as cold and dry as January and February while in central and south Vietnam, it’s warm and dry. March is the month that many festivals are held throughout the country, of which the most bustling and important is the Perfume Pagoda festival. People from all parts of the country come here to pray for luck, health, and happiness in the upcoming year.

Many central coast cities in this time turn into beach paradises with warm water, mild weather, and pristine culture. Southern islands are still the places to go for high blue sky and sunny beaches.

Vietnam destinations for March

It’s not at all to choose where to visit in Vietnam in March. It’s the month for almost all destinations both famous attractions and off-the-beaten-path destinations.

Tay Nguyen at this time has white coffee flowers season blooming all over the place and also the most bustling festival in the area – Elephant Racing Festival.

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Vietnam weather in April

April marks the end of tourism peak season in Vietnam. It’s the last month of spring, wrapping up the festive season of Lunar New Year as well as the winter in North Vietnam. From this month onward, the average temperature and humidity throughout the country rise. Still, the weather in March is still much milder than the summer months and there’re still many things to do and places to see at this time of year.

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Ninh Binh can be visited almost all year round. In North Vietnam, it’s getting warmer with fewer cold days, and slightly rainier but you can expect plenty of dry days to see around. In Central and South Vietnam, it’s not different much from summer with an average temperature of 25-33 degrees Celsius.

April is also a historical month in Vietnam history, marking the reunification of the whole country after the Vietnam-America War.

  • Best places to visit Vietnam in April

Hanoi in April turns vibrant red with the flags and flowers everywhere you go. Perfume Pagoda in the suburb of Hanoi is also in the month it’s most beautiful and less crowded since the festival ended.

April is also the month to visit Vietnam’s best beaches and islands like Halong Bay, Co To Island, and Ly Son . In North Vietnam, it’s the time farmers water the rice fields, making a gorgeous sight of nature. 

In central Vietnam, April is ideal to visit Da Nang city with an average temperature of 27-29 degrees Celsius. The beaches have blue water and calm waves. 

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Weather in Vietnam during May

May is the month right before summer hits north Vietnam. You can see the season changing in north Vietnam so blatantly and beautifully. The sun shines, nice breezes, and the temperature rise slightly to 30 degrees Celsius. However, you can barely feel the heat in early May. The rain happens more frequently but also ends quickly.

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Throughout the country, the summer holiday for students is about to start so you can feel a certain excitement of Vietnamese people. In central and south Vietnam, the rain starts to happen more but not as frequently as in the north. May is a great time to visit the major cities of Vietnam. Like April, May is also a historical month with two important events: Dien Bien Phu Victory on May 7 and Ho Chi Minh’s Birthday on May 19.

Where to visit in May

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Vietnam weather in June 

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Where to go in Vietnam during June

Halong bay , southern islands, and coastal line cities are the best destinations in Vietnam during June. Con Dao island has not only endless blue beaches but this month, it’s the month of turtles hatching season. Halong Bay is bluer than ever and Da Lat is one of the best places to stay away from the heat and enjoy the cool air.

Coastal cities have not only pristine beaches but also rich local culture. Nha Trang, Da Nang and Hoi An are the best places to go in this month. >>> Best Vietnam tours in June:

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Vietnam weather in July

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Where to visit Vietnam in July

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Vietnam Weather in August

Where to visit in august.

August is a great month to explore the caves in Phong Nha Ke Bang and Halong Bay , relax on the white beaches of Cat Ba island, Nha Trang, stroll the ancient town of Hoi An, and have fun with sand sliding in Mui Ne . However, Mekong Delta isn’t ideal since it’s the rainy season this month while trekking to mountainous areas in North Vietnam can be dangerous. When there’re typhoons, stay away from the coastal beaches of the area where the typhoons hit.

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Vietnam Weather in September

As one of the best months to visit Vietnam, September offers diverse weather conditions and natural landscape features across the country. September is also the end of summer with the temperature dropping significantly. In northern Vietnam, there is still rain but not as heavy as rain in June – August. While in central highlands, it rains more frequently. In the south, rain is less and less while Mekong Delta enters its flooding season.

Cat Ba Island and Halong Bay have great conditions to enjoy the water and the scenery. Mountainous areas start their harvesting season: terraced rice fields turning golden.

Where to visit in September

Northwest Vietnam in general and Mu Cang Chai, in particular,  becomes a real cultural paradise with its gorgeous endless terraced rice fields and rich local culture. Bach Ma National Park in Hue should be your off-the-beaten path to explore. Mekong Delta is just so beautiful in the flooding season. September brings a romantic atmosphere to Hanoi.

Phong Nha Ke Bang is closed in its flooding season (September – November) and Hoi An suffers more rains in this month.

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Vietnam Weather in October

Autumn officially arrives in North Vietnam when October starts: the skies are blue, cooler breezes, and bountiful treats. Rain is lesser, the air is drier and the temperature drops a little bit further.

The beauty of the northwest in October is in its prime. When you go to a higher altitude, the air gets chillier. In central Vietnam cities like Hue, Hoi An, and Da Nang, the rain continues but doesn’t make these cities any less beautiful than themselves in any other month.

In the south, the average temperature is fixed at 24-31 degrees Celsius with much less rain.

Where to visit in October

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Vietnam Weather in November

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Where to visit in November

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Where to visit in december.

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The best time to visit Vietnam is between November and April. This is when the country experiences the least amount of rain.

Northern Vietnam

There are two distinct seasons. It’s hot from May to October, but the high humidity leads to significant rainfall.

The weather cools down from November to April and it’s much drier. December and January are the coldest months — temperatures drop as low as 50°F in most areas.

Central Vietnam

Central Vietnam’s summer season lasts from January until the end of August. The weather is hot and dry, with temperatures between 70°F and 95°F.

Conditions between September and December are much wetter, although temperatures remain balmy.

Southern Vietnam

Southern Vietnam’s hot and dry season starts in November and finishes at the end of April, with temperatures often reaching 86°F.

Rain falls between May and October, but the weather still remains warm, usually between 77°F and 90°F.

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Visiting Vietnam in January

Dry and pleasant weather can be enjoyed throughout most of Vietnam at this time of year. River travel is at its peak, with cruises along the Mekong Delta and the Red River. For the best beach weather, we recommend heading to Phu Quoc for guaranteed sunshine, with highs of 86°F.

However, temperatures can drop dramatically in the northern regions in January, with mornings and late evenings feeling much cooler. This is especially the case for Sapa and Ha Giang, with temperatures dropping to a cold 41°F. The air can get quite hazy at this time of year, especially in Halong Bay , so you may not be guaranteed the best views.

Hanoi locals burning fake money in celebration of Tet

Visiting Vietnam in February

The cold mornings begin to disappear in the north and hot dry weather is expected throughout the majority of the country. Northern Vietnam remains an exception and feels much colder. One thing to note when traveling in February is that during TET (Vietnamese New Year) the majority of shops, museums and restaurants are closed for about a week, so this may impact your stay.

Events & Festivals

  • The biggest festival of the year is Tet — Lunar New Year. It’s seen as a fresh start, so residents declutter their houses and throw firecrackers (or make other loud noises) to scare away evil spirits. You will see lots of red and yellow in the streets, because these colors are considered good luck. There are lots of free celebrations, with traditional shows and dragon dance performances. The date varies depending on the lunar calendar, but it normally takes place between late January and early February. Travel is busier at this time and many shops, restaurants and museums shut for the holiday.

Halong Bay

Visiting Vietnam in March

March is the peak season for traveling to Vietnam. Beachgoers have a better choice of destinations, with Mui Ne, Con Dao and Nha Trang all getting good weather. Hoi An is also a feasible beach destination toward the end of the month, with temperatures rising to 82°F.

March is the best time to visit Halong Bay, which should have clear blue skies without haze, and very little rain.

  • Phu Giay Festival takes place at Phu Giay Temple, Nam Dinh province, in the third month of the lunar calendar, which is sometimes March. Participants pay tribute to Lieu Hanh, who is one of the four immortal gods in Vietnamese culture, and take part in traditional activities like folk singing.
  • Thay Pagoda Festival commemorates the life of inventor Tu Dao Hanh with a procession and water puppetry performances. It takes place in either March or April each year.

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Visiting Vietnam in April

Great weather is expected almost everywhere in April, so you will notice more crowds.

The temperatures in northern Vietnam are in the high seventies by this time, so conditions are still good for those who want to hike around areas like Ha Giang and Sapa , where you can walk through paddy fields and visit the traditional villages of H’mong and Dao.

Beachgoers still have their pick, with the average temperature in central Vietnam around 82°F. In the south, temperatures are slightly higher, but there’s also a greater chance of rain.

  • The Hung Festival is a national vacation that marks the birth of the first kings in Vietnam. People congregate at the Hung Temple to make offerings, then celebrate by enjoying traditional performances.

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam

Visiting Vietnam in May

May offers a wonderful opportunity to miss the high season prices of April. It gets hot at this time of year, with temperatures reaching between 82°F and 86°F. Rain should hold off, but you may get the odd shower toward the end of the month in the northern and southern regions, normally in the middle of the afternoon.

Most of the central region stays nice and sunny, although there’s a chance of rainfall in the Central Highlands and Dalat.

  • Chua Xu Festival marks the time when the stone statue of Chua Xu is bathed.
  • International Labour Day (May 1) is a national holiday and also signifies the start of spring.
  • The holy day Phat Dan celebrates the birth, enlightenment and death of Buddha.

Fisherman, Hoi An

Visiting Vietnam in June

June is the perfect time to grab a low-season bargain before the European school vacations begin next month.

The best place to be in June is the central region, where the sun is out in full force. Very little rain is expected, and Hoi An serves as a lovely beach destination.

Temperatures in the north are in the early eighties, with regular rainfall and occasional storms meaning trekking is no longer an option, especially not in the mountains.

It rains daily in the south in June, but not for prolonged periods.

  • The summer solstice, known as Tet Doan Ngo, is celebrated in Vietnam.

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Visiting Vietnam in July

Central Vietnam is an ideal destination in July, with temperatures of 88°F, hours of sunshine and little rain. The beaches remain pleasant places to spend time on your trip, although the Central Highlands and Dalat are best avoided due to the higher volume of rain.

The rest of Vietnam will experience some showers, especially Hanoi and Halong Bay. But it’s still hot, with average temperatures of 86°F in the north and 84°F in the south.

Relaxing at Quyet Tiem Market, Ha Giang

Visiting Vietnam in August

Central Vietnam is the best place to visit at this time of year, although the rest of the country is still worth visiting providing you don't mind a few showers. Temperatures are reliably warm no matter where you go.

While flights may be more expensive, hotels offer great promotions during Vietnam's low season. And if you go to the Con Dao coastline, you have the chance to see sea turtles hatching and making their way to the ocean.

  • Tet Trung Nguyen is the Feast of the Wandering Souls and Hungry Ghosts. It’s viewed as the time to pardon condemned souls, thus releasing them from hell, and everyone is forgiven for their faults. Offerings of food are given to the homeless and animals such as birds are released.

Ninh Van Bay near Nah Trang, Vietnam

Visiting Vietnam in September

Catch the last of the sun on Vietnam’s central coast before the rains become more frequent toward the end of September. Temperatures start to drop (although they still reach the mid-eighties on average) and storms are far more likely to occur.

The north and south are usually very wet at this time of year, but the hotels are good value and the rains slowly start to ease off before the end of the month.

  • Mid-Autumn Festival is on a different date every year, but always on the full moon between September and October. It’s a harvest festival that celebrates gathering, thanksgiving, and praying. Dragon and lion dances are performed, lanterns are lit, and children are gifted with sweets and toys.
  • Vietnam National Day takes place on September 2. It’s a national holiday commemorating the Vietnam Declaration of Independence from France in 1945. This patriotic day is celebrated with a parade through the capital of Hanoi.

Tram Ton Pass, Sapa

Visiting Vietnam in October

The sun comes back to the north of the country and this is a great time to trek in Sapa or venture off the beaten track in Ha Giang . While this isn't the best time for a beach vacation, Vietnam has so much else to offer and traveling in October means you beat the crowds.

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Visiting Vietnam in November

The high season begins again, with many travelers flocking to Vietnam before the colder winter months in the north. Most of the country will be hot and dry toward the end of November, except the central region, which will experience some heavy showers.

The north remains at a very pleasant 75°F, with a significant reduction in rainfall, while the south begins its summer season again. The drop in humidity means conditions are far more comfortable and the sun shines brightly all day.

  • The Ooc Om Boc Festival, a boat racing festival in Soc Trang, can take place in November or December.

Tropical shores of Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam

Visiting Vietnam in December

There is still a chance of rain in the central part of the country; however, the rest of Vietnam will be hot and dry. Beach season begins again on Phu Quoc . We advise traveling before the Christmas period as availability is few and far between.

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Vietnam has over 2,000 miles of coastline, densely forested mountains, rapidly growing cities and surrounding limestone islands, and its popularity as a travel destination has grown immensely in recent years — from five million visitors in 2010 to 15 million in 2018.

Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi bustle with mopeds and motorcycles, while street vendors offer a culinary display of the country's deeply-rooted history and culture. Vietnam's location in Southeast Asia, along with its ecological and cultural diversity, draws travelers from around the world, from budget-conscious backpackers to leisure travelers searching for a slice of paradise at its white sand beaches.

While the natural, cultural and historical wonders of Vietnam can be enjoyed throughout the year, the best times to go depend on where you intend to travel and what you'd like to do. Extreme weather is not uncommon in Vietnam, but this doesn't mean you can't visit during the rainy season. Simply put, make sure you're prepared for whatever a specific region and season may throw your way.

The Best Weather in Vietnam

The weather in Vietnam can vary greatly between the northern, central and southern parts of the country. Due to the country's topographical and ecological diversity, the weather can even differ within one region — for instance, the weather on one side of a mountain range may be significantly different from the opposite side.

North Vietnam

In the north, winter — which occurs between December and March — can bring cooler temperatures even at lower elevations. In the mountainous northwest, it sometimes gets cold enough to snow. The dry season in the north is from October to April, but shifts later in the season as you head south (it doesn't start until November around Hanoi). With summer (May through September) comes warmer temperatures and higher rainfall. Some of the best weather occurs in the spring and fall, which tend to remain dry.

Central Vietnam

Central Vietnam is hot and dry from mid-January through late August. Typhoons are not uncommon between October and December, with most of the rain occurring in November and early December. January through September is the best time to visit this region if you're hoping to stay dry.

South Vietnam

The temperature in the southern part of the country remains fairly consistent, often reaching the mid- to upper 90s regardless of season. The dry season takes place from November through April, and the wet season dominates the remainder of the year. During the wet season (May through October), the rain often comes in high-intensity afternoon downpours, leaving the rest of the day dry and sunny.

When to Visit Vietnam for Events

Tet Nguyen Dan, or Tet, is usually celebrated nationwide beginning on the first day of the Lunar New Year, which occurs in January or February. Tet is traditionally a time for people to spend with their families and welcome the arrival of spring. Because of this, busier cities like Hanoi tend to be less crowded, but there are no shortage of celebratory events.

Every year, hundreds of thousands of Buddhists from around the country make the pilgrimage to the Perfume Pagoda — a series of sacred caves — near Hanoi. Many arrive on the 15th of the first month (which often occurs in February or March) of the Vietnamese Lunar Calendar, which is when the Perfume Pagoda Festival takes place. While travelers can visit the Perfume Pagoda year-round, visiting during the Festival offers a glimpse into this long-lived tradition.

National Day, which takes place on September 2 each year, celebrates the day Ho Chi Minh declared Vietnam's independence. This patriotic day is a great time to be in one of Vietnam's major cities — specifically Ho Chi Minh, Da Nang or Hanoi — to experience the marches, fireworks, parades and other festivities.

Also known as Tết Trung Thu or the Full Moon Festival, the Mid-autumn Festival takes place during the eighth lunar month (usually mid- to late September). While this originated in China as a celebration of agriculture and harvests, Vietnam has its own unique traditions and ways to celebrate. Dancers and colorful costumes can be found in city streets, and illuminated lanterns accompany children as they sing songs while walking through neighborhoods.

When to Explore Vietnam's Cities

Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City are two of Vietnam's most popular cities to visit. While an argument can be made for visiting both cities any time of year, some seasons have more of a benefit over others.

Hanoi, Vietnam's capital, is located in northern Vietnam and consequently experiences significantly different weather than south Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City. In the fall and spring, the weather in Hanoi tends to be mild and dry, while the weather in Ho Chi Minh City is most favorable during the winter. During the rainiest seasons, which occur from May to September in Hanoi and May to October in Ho Chi Minh City, travel plans can be disrupted, so travel to cities during this time may require flexibility — and plenty of rain gear.

When to Avoid the Crowds

Peak season in Vietnam generally occurs in the spring and fall throughout the country. Southern Vietnam can also get busy during the winter when the temperatures are cooler.

If avoiding crowds of other tourists is a priority, visiting during the summer is a safe bet throughout the country. In August (especially late August), daily temperatures may be slightly lower than in July but the fall crowds have not yet arrived. The colder temperatures in the north discourage many tourists from visiting the region during the winter as well, despite the fact that it is the dry season.

The Cheapest Time to Visit Vietnam

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Most trips to Vietnam either begin in Ho Chi Minh City in the south or Hanoi in the north. While the two regions offer unique experiences (which isn't to say you can't experience both), flying into Ho Chi Minh City is often cheaper.

Historical data collected by travel booking platform Skycanner.com suggests flying to Ho Chi Minh City from New York is cheapest in November. Flights from Seattle, Chicago, San Francisco, Dallas and Los Angeles all tend to be the cheapest around September. With the exception of Chicago and Dallas, which are around $576 and $731 round-trip, respectively, the lowest prices usually fall in the mid- $400 range.

If flying to Hanoi from New York or San Francisco, the cheapest month to travel is October ($531 from New York and $446 from San Francisco). If you are coming from Seattle, Chicago or Dallas, August and September are likely your best bet, with airfare from Seattle and Dallas dropping to the upper- $700 range and mid- $500 range from Chicago. Flights from Los Angeles can be found as low as $501 in November.

Affordable Lodging

An analysis of monthly data collected by hotel booking platform Priceline.com, looking at hotels 2.5 stars and above from 2017 to the present, shows average accommodation pricing across the country does not fluctuate much on a month-to-month basis.

"Priceline data reveals that hotel prices in Vietnam tend to remain close to the overall average daily rate of $85 per night, irrespective of the time of year," Kevin O'Leary, Senior Analyst at Priceline, told TPG in an email. "While they do fluctuate, they rarely stray far away from the midpoint."

According to historical data collected by Kayak.com , however, if you are headed for one of Vietnam's major cities, you likely will experience both more price fluctuation and higher prices overall.

In Ho Chi Minh City, which recently ranked as Kayak.com's top three trending destination , hotels run between $102 and $131 per night, with July being the cheapest and December being the priciest months. Hotel prices in Hanoi are similar, with the cheapest prices found in February and July and the most expensive in October and March. Da Nang, which is located in central Vietnam, is one of the more expensive cities to spend the night in. Prices drop to around $152 in January and February, but frequently exceed $200, hitting a high of $238 in May.

Bottom Line

While there isn't really a "bad" time to visit Vietnam, the season will depict which region will have the best weather. Regardless of when you decide to travel, there will always be moderate temperatures and sunshine to be found somewhere in the country. And for those lucky enough to have a flexible schedule and a specific travel goal in mind, be sure to choose the appropriate season for the area you'd like to visit.

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There’s no wrong time to visit Vietnam. The country has a tropical monsoon climate, with the south or southwesterly monsoon dominating from May to September and the northeast monsoon from October to April. So figuring out the best time to visit Vietnam depends on which parts of the country you want to visit – unless you’re willing to be caught in a daily downpour or don’t mind fierce temperatures and high humidity.

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If you intend to see a bit of everything, you need to work around the regional weather differences. Overall, autumn / winter (September - December) and spring (March and April) are probably the most favourable seasons if you’re planning to cover the whole country.

But, the best time to visit Vietnam varies depending on the region, as the country experiences a diverse climate due to its elongated geography.

North Vietnam

In the North, including cities like Hanoi and Sapa, the ideal time to visit is from October to April when the weather is cooler and less humid, perfect for trekking and sightseeing.

  • Best Time: October to April
  • Weather: Cooler and less humid
  • Activities: Trekking, sightseeing, cultural visits to temples and historical site
  • Avoid: May to September due to hot and humid conditions, heavy rainfall

Central Vietnam

The Central region, encompassing places like Hue, Da Nang, and Hoi An, is best visited from February to May when the rainfall is moderate and the temperatures are warm but not scorching.

  • Best Time: February to May
  • Weather: Moderate rainfall, warm temperatures
  • Activities: Beach visits, historical tours, water sports
  • Avoid: Late May to November due to typhoon season and heavy rains

South Vietnam

The South, including bustling Ho Chi Minh City and the Mekong Delta, is favourable for travel from December to April, avoiding the monsoon season and making the most of the tropical climate.

  • Best Time: December to April
  • Weather: Dry and less humid
  • Activities: Exploring urban areas, river cruises, visiting tropical forests
  • Avoid: May to November due to monsoon season, high humidity and rainfall

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"I recommend visiting during October to December. The weather is comfortably cool, perfect for exploring our vibrant cities and stunning countryside, without the heavy rains or intense heat of other months. Ideal for photography and outdoor adventures!"

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Make sure to visit the rice fields in Sapa © Shutterstock

Not sure about the best time to visit Vietnam? We divided Vietnam's weather by month to help you decide the optimal time for your visit, ensuring that you're prepared for whatever climatic nuances each region has to offer. From the chilly winters in the north to the tropical summers in the south, here's what you can expect in terms of weather throughout the year in this captivating country.

January: Best for festive celebrations and cool climates

In January , cold winter weather hits the north . This is often accompanied by fine persistent mists, which could spoil your views at Ha Long Bay. There’s also the chance of ground frost in higher regions, or even a rare snowfall. Don’t let it put you off outdoor activities though – while January is the coldest month in mountainous areas, such as Sa Pa, rainfall is at its lowest, making perfect trekking conditions. Hanoi averages a pleasant 20ºC.

The southern end of the country is firmly into the dry season come January, so it’s a good time to explore cities such as Ho Chi Minh . And for post-city downtime make for beaches within easy reach of the capital, such as at Phan Thiet and Mui Ne . It’s a fantastic time to try water-related activities, such as diving , around Phu Quoc.

Nha Trang and Da Nang beaches also start to beckon in January, as the central coast sees the tail end of the rains.

February: Best for Lunar New Year festivities and flower blossoms

Vietnam sees optimum weather conditions all-round in February . The south and the central coast, are perfect for beach bums, with just a smattering of rain perhaps on the beaches between Hoi An and Da Nang. If you can tear yourself away from the sands near Da Nang to dip into the back streets of the city, you’re in for some of the best street food in Vietnam . The north sees the chill lifting, leaving clear and warm days for hiking and exploring the region.

Dominating the calendar is Tet , or the Lunar New Year, and the biggest festival in Vietnam. While it’s wonderfully festive throughout, note that much of the country shuts down during this period, such as restaurants and museums. Also, accommodation can be hard to come by, as the Vietnamese take their holidays, and the transport system is stretched.

March: Best for beach holidays and water sports

In terms of the weather, March is perhaps the best month to visit Vietnam, especially if you want to see the whole country . Temperatures in the north are rising, making March a perfect time for adventure and trekking in the highlands and mountains. Clear skies around Ha Long Bay make it an ideal time to take a boat tour, stopping off at the beguiling Cat Ba Island.

Dry weather means you can visit the awesome Phong Nha Caves in Phong Nha-ke Bang National Park , which boasts the world’s biggest cave.

You can be sure of sunshine and hot days in the south, which means lazy days on the beaches and water-based activities are a must, also on beaches on the central coast, such as at Nha Trang.

Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

Ha Long Bay, Vietnam © Shutterstock

April: Best for cultural festivals and spring beauty

Temperatures in the north are rising in April as summer approaches, and some rain is not uncommon. But it’s still very pleasant and great for hiking, with spring flowers in full bloom making the region especially beautiful.

The centre of Vietnam entices with blue skies and sunshine, so make for charming town of Hoi An and the nearby beach of An Bang, and the broad sands at Da Nang. Further south, Nha Trang is at its best. Temperatures in the city of Hué are agreeable and the highlands experiences great weather at this time.

There's a chance of some rain in southern Vietnam, but with mostly clear skies and temperatures hitting 31ºC it’s still great for sun worshippers on the south’s beautiful beaches.

May: Best for mountain escapes and ethnic markets

The south is getting wetter in May as it moves into its monsoon season , but it’s easy to avoid the short afternoon downpours. The north is hotting up and seeing more rain, although it’s still mostly dry and great for exploring the great outdoors. The central coast is the place to be this month , with hot, sunny days.

June: Best for island retreats and diving adventures

June isn't the best time to visit Vietnam. The rainy season in the south is in full swing and floods are common, and rainfall is increasing in the central highlands. The north is heating up and getting wetter too, meaning trekking can be hazardous – so bring appropriate footwear and outer layers if that’s on your itinerary. But don’t let the rain deter you from visiting Vietnam. The central coast is at its best , so perfect for idling away some time on the beaches near Hoi An, Da Nang and Lang Co, and the south still has plenty of dry hours in the day. Hanoi in the north and the Mai Chau Valley are still mostly dry. Added to which, visitor numbers in Vietnam tend to be fewer in June.

Read all about the weather in Vietnam in June .

July: Best for summer festivals and highland explorations

July is a similar story to June: heavy downpours occurring at both ends of the country. Temperatures reach their peak in the north and the central coast is a searing 31ºC, on average. But if you don’t mind a roasting, it’s still a good month to hit the beaches, as there are still plenty of clear days, and the rain offsets some of the heat. Rain in the central highlands means trekking conditions are poor. Also, transport can be more complicated, sometimes washing out roads and cutting off the more remote villages. Hanoi tends to be very wet.

Read all about the weather in Vietnam in July .

Danang, Vietnam © Galina Savina/Shutterstock

Danang, Vietnam © Galina Savina/Shutterstock

August: Best for culinary discoveries and local life experiences

If you intend to trek in Vietnam, avoid visiting in August : the mountains of the north and the central highlands are experiencing peak rainfall now. And the deluge of rain at Ha Long Bay means you should forget about going on a boat tour this month. Conditions on the central coast are, on the whole, still pretty good, especially at Nha Trang , although the fine days are coming to an end. While the south is fully ensconced in its wet season, it’s not exactly a bad time to visit, with plenty of rain-free hours in the day to enjoy.

September: Best for photography and rice harvest views

September is officially the start of the best time to visit Vietnam, although it can never be pinned down to months. The north and south are experiencing a similar story: temperatures are high but it’s getting drier, opening up the possibility of trekking once more in the north, around Sa Pa . The central coast and central highlands , however, are getting very wet indeed, with storms on the horizon.

Read all about the weather in Vietnam in September .

October: Best for pleasant weather and outdoor activities

If trekking and other outdoor adventure activities are your bag and you’re wondering when to visit Vietnam, October is a great month. The sun puts its hat back on in the north, and dry weather makes for ideal conditions in Sa Pa and the Dong Van Karst Plateau Geopark in Ha Giang province. It’s a good time to explore the picturesque Mai Chau Valley, its rice fields a golden colour during the harvest season, against a backdrop of jagged mountains, and visit the minority White Thai villages.

Sunbathing in central Vietnam is over, however, as the rain dumps down, and storms make it difficult to get around. It’s best to avoid Hoi An, in October and November, when serious flooding can mean water in the streets can be knee- or waist high.

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The Mekong Delta is a beautiful region to visit © Shutterstock

November: Best for heritage sites and less crowded tours

Balmy temperatures in the south and favourable conditions in the north make this an ideal month to visit either end of the country. Take your pick of the beaches in the south, or go trekking in the north. November is also the best time of year to visit Vietnam for a cruise at Ha Long Bay.

It’s a different picture along the central coast. The wet season starts with a flourish around Nha Trang, and be warned that when the northeasterly winter monsoon hits, the riptides between Da Nang and Hoi An become particularly dangerous.

Read all about the weather in Vietnam in November .

December: Best for cool-weather trekking and Christmas vibes

This is one of the most fun and certainly part of the best time to visit Vietnam. Most of Vietnam enjoys dry conditions and basks in sunshine by December . Central Vietnam is the exception, which is gradually emerging from its rainy season. So it’s a good time to head to the southern coast if you want to soak up some rays and rack up some time on Vietnam’s gorgeous beaches . Beaches such as Mui Ne, or on the island of Phu Quoc are great in this month.

It’s also a good time to visit Ho Chi Minh City , with temperatures averaging a comfortable 26ºC.

If you’re planning a Christmas getaway be aware that things get booked up way in advance, so plan ahead.

Outdoor activities in the north are good in December. It is somewhat chilly, however, especially in the mountains – so pack extra layers.

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Celebrate Newyears in Hoi An © Shutterstock

The best time to visit Sapa, located in northern Vietnam, largely depends on what you're looking to experience. For those keen on trekking and enjoying the lush landscapes, the optimal time is between September and November or from March to May.

During these months, the weather is fairly stable with warm days and cool nights, offering clear skies and stunning views of the Hoang Lien Son mountain range. September to November showcases Sapa in full harvest season, offering golden terraced rice fields that are nothing short of breathtaking. On the other hand, if you're fascinated by cultural experiences, visiting during the Lunar New Year, usually falling in late January to mid-February, offers a unique insight into local traditions, although it will be quite cold.

However, be prepared for a wetter experience if you opt for a summertime visit, as June to August is Sapa's rainy season. While the landscape is incredibly lush, trekking can be more challenging due to slippery paths. Choose your timeframe according to your interests, whether it's trekking, cultural immersion, or landscape photography, and Sapa will not disappoint.

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Come between September and November to see the rice fields! © Shutterstock

The best time to visit South Vietnam, including destinations like Ho Chi Minh City and the Mekong Delta, is from December to April. During these months, the region experiences dry, sunny weather with less humidity, making it ideal for urban exploration, river cruises, and tropical forest visits.

This is also a great time for beach activities along the southern coast. The absence of monsoons during this period means fewer disruptions to travel plans and more comfortable conditions for outdoor adventures. However, if you're interested in experiencing local festivals, the Lunar New Year, usually occurring from late January to mid-February, offers a unique cultural insight, albeit at a time when many services may be closed.

It's advisable to avoid the wet season from May to November if you're not a fan of high humidity and heavy rainfall, as these conditions can impact travel and outdoor activities. Overall, the dry months provide the most favorable conditions for a diverse range of activities and experiences in South Vietnam.

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Floating market on the Mekong Delta in Vietnam © Shutterstock

The rainy season in Vietnam varies depending on the region:

  • North Vietnam (e.g., Hanoi, Sapa ) : The rainy season typically lasts from May to September. During this time, the north experiences heavy rainfall, particularly in July and August. The mountainous areas like Sapa can be especially wet and slippery.
  • Central Vietnam (e.g., Hue, Da Nang, Hoi An): The central region has its rainy season from September to December. This period often sees typhoons and very heavy rains, particularly in October and November.
  • South Vietnam (e.g., Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong Delta): The rainy season here is from May to November. Rain usually comes in short, heavy bursts and is often at night, making it possible to still enjoy some daytime activities.

When you are deciding on when to go to Vietnam it's worth looking at the calendar of annual festivals, so that you can perhaps plot them on your itinerary.

The most important festival is Tet, the Vietnamese New Year, and lasts for seven days sometime between the last week of January and the third week of February. Families get together to celebrate and there's a party-like atmosphere in the cities, with colourful decorations adorning the streets, the scent of incense in the air, and glorious fireworks displays filling the skies.

The majority of festivals take place in spring, with a second flurry in the autumn months. One festival you might want to make a note of, however, is Tet: not only does most of Vietnam close down for the week, but either side of the holiday local transport services are stretched to the limit and international flights are filled by returning overseas Vietnamese.

TET: the Vietnamese New Year

If we're talking about the best time to visit Vietnam, we can't ignore TET. Tet or Tet Nguyen Dan, is Vietnam's most important annual festival lasting seven days. Typically falling between late January and mid-February during the new moon, Tet is a time for family reunions, welcoming ancestral spirits, and celebrating the New Year. Interestingly, everyone in Vietnam becomes a year older at Tet, as age is counted by the new year, not individual birthdays.

In preparation for Tet, the excitement builds, culminating in fireworks displays on the eve since firecrackers were banned in 1995. A week prior, the Ong Tau festival kicks off, honoring the god of the hearth. Families prepare by cleaning the house thoroughly and making offerings to Ong Tau.

Tet is a time for fresh starts. Debts are settled, and new clothes and haircuts are acquired if affordable. Charms for good luck are placed around homes, and the first moments of the New Year are considered crucial for setting the tone for the year ahead. The characteristics of the first visitor on Tet morning can also influence a family's fortune for the entire year, making this a significant aspect of the celebration.

What is Tet?

  • Full Name: Tet Nguyen Dan
  • Meaning: Festival of the first day
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Time: Last week of January to the third week of February, on the new moon night
  • Purpose: Celebrate renewal and hope for the New Year, family reunions, and welcoming ancestral spirits.

When Does it Happen?

  • Calendar: Falls on the new moon night between late January and mid-February.
  • Counting Age: Everyone in Vietnam becomes a year older as age is reckoned by the new year, not individual birthdays.

Crucial Moments

  • First Minutes and Hours: Set the pattern for the year.
  • Avoid: Arguments, swearing, or breaking anything, especially during the first three days.
  • The First Visitor: Good Luck or Bad Luck
  • Ideal Visitor: Respected, wealthy, and happily married individuals are considered good luck.
  • Avoid: Bereaved, unemployed, accident-prone, or pregnant visitors are considered ill-favored.
  • Responsibility: The first visitor's attributes could affect the family's luck for the whole year.

Old Vietnamese man preparing altar with foods for the last meal of year. The penultimate New Years Eve - Tat Nien, the meal finishing the entire year. Vietnam lunar new year © Vietnam Stock Images/Shutterstock

Old Vietnamese man preparing altar with foods during TET ©Shutterstock

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When is the best time to visit Vietnam?

The best time to visit Vietnam is between November and April.

The weather in Vietnam can be split by region. In Hanoi & the north, May to October is hot and humid with high rainfall; November to April is cooler and dry. In the far north, December & January can be particularly cold.

Central Vietnam experiences hot, dry weather between January & August when temperatures can hit the mid-30°C’s; whilst high levels of rainfall can occur in September, October & November.

Southern Vietnam is generally dry and hot from November to April, and warm and wet between May & October, with the highest rainfall in June, July & August. 

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There is not really a right or wrong time to visit Vietnam as during most months of the year you will experience both sunshine and rain in varying quantities - it is a country with 2000 + miles of coastline and three different weather systems after all.

Whilst Vietnam is typically warm and humid, the weather can vary significantly from one region to another due to the country's length. At times there has been snow (yes white snow!) in the mountainous far north whilst the beaches in the south enjoyed 32 °C and sunshine. 

It pays to imagine the country as three separate destinations when researching weather for your intended visit and the following information will hopefully help you unravel the complexities.

Mountainous Far North

Sapa, ha giang, bac ha, mu cang chai.

The climate in Sapa and Vietnam’s north-west region including Mu Cang Chai is divided into two seasons: the dry season runs from October to late March with the wet season lasting from April to September. It can get very cold and frosty in December and January, especially at night.

The best months to travel in the north-east ( Ha Giang ) is during the dry season, from October to April, although December and January can get very cold. We recommend avoiding travelling  in Ha Giang during the rainy season (May to September).

The best trekking conditions in Sapa and around Mu Cang Chai can be experienced between September & November, and from March to May. Daytime temperatures range from 15-28°C, and night-time temperatures from 10-18°C. Trekking and cycling are possible year round, however the winter time can be rather chilly, and the summer rather wet.

Hanoi, Halong Bay, Cuc Phuong, Mai Chau & Ninh Binh

Hanoi and North Vietnam has a distinct winter and summer season. The cool but mostly dry winter lasts from November to April when temperatures average 17-22°C with the coldest months being January - March.

Summer lasts from May to October when it is hot and humid and the region experiences its highest rainfall. July to September are often the wettest months of the year. During these months severe weather can prevent junks sailing in Halong Bay although such weather is rare.

Hoi An, Danang, Hue, Dalat, Quy Nhon & Nha Trang

Hoi An , Hue & Danang in the centre of Vietnam have hot and dry weather from mid-January to late August, with temperatures often reaching the mid-30's °C. During the winter months the rainfall increases with October and November achieving peak levels, occasionally in the form of typhoons.

Hue is often cooler than Hoi An, especially early in the year. In addition, with each sitting on opposite sides of a small mountain range the weather can often differ between the two greatly on any given day.

Quy Nhon is a six hour drive south of Hoi An and shares a similar weather pattern although the dry season is slightly longer due to its proximity to the southern system.  At the far south of Central Vietnam, Nha Trang benefits from a longer dry season (typically January to September), with high temperatures and little rain . The rainy season runs from October to early December with almost half the annual rainfall falling in October and November. 

Dalat, in the central highlands, is wet from June to October making outdoor pursuits problematic. From November to May it is far drier although cold in December & January. 

Ho Chi Minh City, The Mekong Delta, Phu Quoc & Con Dao, Phan Thiet & Mui Ne, Ho Tram & Long Hai

With temperatures remaining constant year round, the climate of the south is split into two simple seasons, wet and dry. The dry season begins in November and ends in April/early May with late February to May being slightly hotter and more humid. The wet season lasts from May until early November with the months from June, July & August receiving the highest rainfall of the year. Throughout much of the wet season rainfall is generally heavy but short lasting, often occurring in a mid-afternoon heavy downpour. The average temperatures in the south range between 25 - 35°C year round.

In the far south, the islands of Phu Quoc and Con Dao can be enjoyed year-round, with high chances of sunny days, although if visiting outside dry season, afternoon downpours should be expected.

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When is the Best Time to Visit Vietnam: Month by Month Guide

Vietnam is an incredible country to visit all year round, however due to its size and shape, the weather in Vietnam couldn’t be any more different between the North, Center and South of Vietnam – from the Northern Highlands to the hot, tropical like South. When you decide to go will really depend on the type of trip you want to have and what you want to experience. To help you decide when would be the best time of year to go to Vietnam for you, we’ve outlined below the different seasons you can expect, if there’s an overall best time to go to capture the best of both worlds as well as the weather by month and what kind of activities are possible in each.

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Is there an overall best time to visit Vietnam?

Climate of vietnam.

  • When is monsoon season in Vietnam?
  • Best time to visit North Vietnam
  • Best time to visit Central Vietnam
  • Best time to visit South Vietnam
  • Vietnam seasons
  • Vietnam weather by month

Many say that the best time to visit Vietnam is between November and early April, with the weather in Vietnam and temperatures in both the North and the South being perfect for trekking and adventures. The temperatures are cooler at this time of year, but they’re also very doable if you’re used to alpine or slightly colder conditions, even in the mountains however you are likely to get cloudy days. In central Vietnam, such as Hue and Hoi An the rains have calmed and a second high season is beginning. Whether November to early April is the best time to visit Vietnam really depends on what it is you have in mind for your trip. If you are planning to try and explore as much of the country as possible and want the best weather possible to enjoy, then November to early April is possibly the best time to go to Vietnam. It’s also worth noting that depending on the calendar for the year, Tet, the Vietnamese New Year celebrations happen either at the end of January or into February. If you plan to travel around that time, be sure to book your flights and hotel as soon as possible as many places become booked up very quickly and raise prices. It’s also important to keep in mind that because it’s a country wide, family celebration, many restaurants will close around the week of the celebrations. We’d recommend doing some research to see when Tet falls if this is the time period you’re looking to travel in. However, travelling around Tet can be magical and the best time of year to visit Vietnam if you’re looking for a truly authentic experience!

Many people ask what is the climate of Vietnam, but it can’t be answered simply – due to its size, there isn’t one specific climate in Vietnam, with different areas of the country experiencing highly contrasting weather throughout the year. You can get cold days in the Northern mountains and hotter than hot days in the South, so it’s worth thoroughly considering when to visit Vietnam in terms of the kind of weather you want to experience. However, a trip to Vietnam is about much more than weather alone as there is so much to experience. But with that said, when rainy and monsoon season in Vietnam hits, it can really curtail a lot of adventure based plans, so always plan ahead! It’s entirely individual, and the worst time to visit Vietnam for you might be the best for someone else – that is what is truly wonderful about Vietnam.

sailing through Bai Tu Long bay near Halomg Bay Vietnam

When is Monsoon Season in Vietnam?

Monsoon season in Vietnam is between June, July and August in the North and South of Vietnam and between September, October and early November in central areas where rainy season in Vietnam typically eases by late mid to late November.

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Best time to visit North Vietnam (Hanoi, Halong Bay, Sapa, Ba Bae National Park)

The best time to visit North Vietnam and places such as Halong Bay, Bai Tu Long Bay (Halong Bay’s much quieter neighbor) and Ba Bae National Park is between the months of October to April. Whilst October may still be a little unsettled, and you may still experience some rain, you can expect to see incredible colors in the landscape. You’ll also see an abundance of produce being harvested, such as rice so it’s a great time to be in the countryside. November is also a great month to visit Halong bay and neighboring, much quieter Bai Tu Long Bay as you’re more likely to get clear skies. From December, the temperatures have cooled slightly, so from December on, you will more likely see cloudy days, though there is still the chance of sunshine. October until April is when adventures in the North really come alive – trekking and hiking in the North, the Highlands and around Ba Bae National Park is truly magical. Hanoi one of the best cities in Vietnam to visit at this time of year also, with humidity at a much lower level making exploring the city a much more pleasant experience.

Best time to visit Central Vietnam (Hoi An, Hue, beaches etc)

Between February and May and November to December are great times to visit Central Vietnam. Between February and May, the temperatures are perfect for visiting the coastal areas such as Hoi An and Hue. Whilst they can become extremely hot, they are also doable. November and December are also great times to visit, but we’d advise the latter half of November would be a safer bet, depending on when the storms and rainy season end. At these times of year, you can expect some cloudy days, but mostly sunny with the odd shower. The perfect time to visit central Vietnam is April, however this is a very popular time to visit so prices can creep up very quickly. If you’re planning to visit around this time, we’d recommend booking in as much advance as possible.

Best time to visit South Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong Delta)

The south experiences some of the best weather in Vietnam and the best time to visit the South of Vietnam is between December and March. This is when the weather is more settled, not as hot or as humid. This time of year also makes for a much more enjoyable experience checking out Ho Chi Minh City and everything on offer in the south such as Mekong Delta and the Can Gio Mangrove Biosphere Reserve is just 40km outside of Ho Chi Minh City.

Angel Eye Mountain near Cao Bang Vietnam

Vietnam Seasons

High season: july, august.

  • Best time for relaxing on the beach in central Vietnam
  • Book well in advance, very popular
  • The South is hot, and the north has monsoons

Shoulder Season: December, January, February, March, April

  • Best overall time to visit Vietnam due to calmed climate which is suitable in most places
  • Best time for checking out Hanoi and the North, such as Ba Bae National Park, Cao Bang, Highlands, Sapa
  • Best time for adventures, trekking and backpacking
  • Drier and colder, but warm and pleasant with less chance of rain
  • One of the best seasons in Vietnam for visiting as much of the country as possible
  • During Tet, the Vietnamese New Year festival, either in late January or early February depending on the calendar that year, a lot of things can be closed, and prices do get higher in hotels
  • Weather is great in April, maybe even one of the best months to visit Vietnam

Low season: May, June and September, October and November

  • The start of Monsoon season in the South and rainy season and storms in the North
  • If visiting at this time, it’s better to focus on visiting cities and central Vietnam
  • October and November are great for checking out the harvest and floating markets along the Mekong Delta
  • Checking out Halong Bay in November is great because you’re likely to get clear skies
  • Much quieter with less tourists

Vietnam Weather by Month

January in vietnam.

  • Mostly dry season across the country
  • Cold in the North
  • Shops and Restaurants close for Tet

In January, it is generally dry in the North and South of Vietnam, but it’s important to remember that in the South it is still the end of rainy season, so you can expect some inclement weather. If you’re planning to visit the North and visit Halong Bay you can expect it to be colder, but it is none the less a really nice time to visit. It’s about 50/50 in January as to whether you’ll get a cloudy or sunny day for your visit, but it is spectacular at any time and even the cloudier days give the interesting rock sculptures you’ll see a beautiful feel. Hanoi is also a great place to visit in January as the slightly cooler, dryer temperatures make taking in the city and exploring a much nicer activity. You also have Dalat flower festival to look forward to in January too. If you’re looking for a quieter experience in the countryside and in nature, travelling to the far North of Vietnam to around Ba Bae National Park and Cao Bang is a great thing to do at this time of year. At higher elevations, you’re likely to experience colder temperatures, but January is a great time for adventures such as trekking, cycling and backpacking. It’s worth keeping in mind that depending on when Tet (the Vietnamese New Year celebration) falls, January can be a very busy time in the hotels all over Vietnam, with some of them even closing. So if you plan to travel as this time of year, you should look to book in as much advance as you can.

February in Vietnam

  • Warmer temperatures in most areas of the country
  • Great month for partaking in for adventure sports, hiking, canoeing etc.
  • Beach resorts become busier due to increased temperatures

February is a great month for visiting Vietnam as the warmer more stable climate allows you to visit much more of Vietnam. If you’re planning to travel from North to South Vietnam, or vice versa, February is a great month to look at. It’s a great month for outdoors activities across the whole of Vietnam, particularly in the North and in the Highlands where you’ll find the temperatures mild but not too hot or too cold. The coast and central Vietnam are becoming busier at this time too. If Tet (the Vietnamese New Year festival) falls in February, it’s worth noting that hotels can get very busy, and because this is a popular month anyway, can be even busier than if Tet lands in January. It’s worth looking at when Tet falls on the particular year you’re looking to visit and planning accordingly. February can also be the best time to visit Vietnam and Cambodia on the same trip, due to the warmer temperatures and lack of rain.

March in Vietnam

  • South Vietnam becomes much hotter
  • Ideal time for hiking and exploring the North and one of the best times to visit Vietnam

March is a very popular time to visit Vietnam due to the warmer and much dryer weather you’re likely to experience. It’s also one of the best months to visit Halong Bay where you’re likely to find exceptionally sunny skies and little to no winds for the ultimate experience. Due to the sunnier skies and warmer temperatures, it’s also a really lovely time to take a trip to the North of Vietnam and visit places like Cao Bang, Angel Eye Mountain and Ban Gioc Waterfall. Depending on the particular year, you can even start to see the beginning of the spring flowers in the countryside and mountains towards the end of March if spring comes early – a truly beautiful sight to see. Nature truly feels like it is coming alive in the North of Vietnam in March, and the farmers you see will be in full action.

April in Vietnam

  • Likely to see a profusion of Spring flowers
  • Beach destinations are very popular
  • Potentially the best month to visit Vietnam

April could very well be the best time to visit Vietnam, especially if you want to visit as many places as possible within the country. Whilst the South of Vietnam is becoming very hot around areas like Ho Chi Minh City, it is still doable. The North of Vietnam is wonderful in April and at this time of year you’re likely to see spring flowers cropping up everywhere in the countryside, which is well worth a visit! It’s also a fantastic time to visit Central Vietnam and the coast in areas like Hue and Hoi An, where temperatures are high, but can make for an amazing time, especially if you want to spend some time relaxing on the beach within your trip.

Ban Gioc Waterfall near Cao Bang Vietnam

May in Vietnam

  • Very hot temperatures in the South of Vietnam
  • Showers to be expected in most locations

In May it is extremely hot in the South of Vietnam with temperatures reaching around 40c at times. Ho Chi Minh City is best avoided at this time due to the humidity and temperatures you’ll experience. If you’re planning to visit in May, its best to organize your trip around Hanoi or the central coast in areas such as Hoi An and Hue. You can still visit the mountains in the North of Vietnam in May, but there is likely to be rain as it’s approaching rainy season, though it can still be doable. However, because the weather is quite changeable in May, it’s possible to get a real deal on your trip with costs being much lower.

June in Vietnam

  • Generally at the height of Vietnam’s monsoon season in the South
  • Heavy rains and storms to be expected in the North – with adventure, hiking, trekking, and exploring off limits

In June the North of Vietnam experiences heavy rains and storms which can result in paths, roads and trails being flooded or very muddy, so unfortunately things like trekking and hiking are off limits. Whereas in the South of Vietnam, monsoon season has begun and so this isn’t the best time to visit and can lead to extensive flooding especially around the Mekong Delta. In June, you’ll need to focus your trip on central Vietnam in the areas of Hue or Hoi An. Central Vietnam is a much better option and you can often get a good deal as the coast is usually dry. The weather around central Vietnam is actually doable in June, with pleasant temperatures that make exploring much more possible. It can also be the best time to travel to Vietnam if you want to get a good deal on travel, due to the country generally being quieter at this time.

July in Vietnam

  • Still at the height of rainy season in Vietnam: Generally wet in the North and South of Vietnam with monsoons continuing
  • Good time to visit the central coast of Vietnam

July, in terms of weather in Vietnam is generally the same as June as it’s still at the height of Vietnam’s rainy season. Except you can expect monsoon and heavy rain conditions to potentially worsen in both the North and South of Vietnam. However, the coast and beaches of central Vietnam can be really beautiful to visit in July with temperatures reaching similar to what you’d expect in the Mediterranean at around 30c.

August in Vietnam

  • Very rainy in the North of Vietnam and the Highlands
  • Central coast is great to visit
  • South of Vietnam is very hot with rain

You’ll have a great time in Vietnam if you’re planning to visit the center in August as temperatures are holding well from July with little rain and sunny skies. It’s a great time to visit places like Hoi An. In the North of Vietnam, August isn’t a good month to explore due to the heavy rains and storms which may well have caused significant impassable areas. The South of Vietnam is still very rainy at this time and extremely hot too. Due to flooding that is likely to have been experienced in the South of Vietnam, visiting the Mekong Delta wouldn’t really be possible in August, and visiting Ho Chi Minh City would be unpleasant because of the humidity.

September in Vietnam

  • Storms start to come into central Vietnam
  • The North of Vietnam is passable from late September
  • Possible great time to see fall/autumn foliage if this comes early

Things start to really switch around in September with the weather in Vietnam when central Vietnam becomes stormy and very rainy. However, from mid September, depending on the year, the storms have eased off in the North and trekking, hiking and exploring the Northern mountains and countryside again becomes possible. At the end of September is also a great date to put into the calendar where the major harvest festival takes place in alignment with the full moon. The countryside is spectacular with goods being harvested and a flurry of activity to see. If Autumn/fall comes early that year, the colors to be seen in the countryside are truly beautiful, but this is more likely in October.

October in Vietnam

  • Hiking and adventure in the North and South are easily enjoyed again
  • Central Vietnam is wet, stormy and sometimes a lot cooler
  • Rice harvest

In October, Central Vietnam is not a great place to visit as it is very stormy with heavy rains – if you visit in October, you won’t be able to take advantage of what central Vietnam is famous for (typically its paradise-like beaches and incredible cultural cities). However, October is a fantastic time for visiting the countryside of the North of Vietnam and into the mountains to see the rice harvest as well as the wonderful colors that pop up at this time of year in nature. In the South of Vietnam, there is also a flurry of activity, and it again becomes a great place to visit. If you’re visiting at this time, be sure to head to the Mekong Delta where the famous floating markets are packed full of incredible fresh produce and traditional, artisan offerings.

November in Vietnam

  • Central Vietnam is still wet, stormy and colder
  • Great time to visit the beaches of South Vietnam
  • One of the best times for adventures in the North of Vietnam and one of the best months to visit Vietnam overall
  • Clear skies in Halong Bay

November sees the start of the second high season that Vietnam experiences, but it really is at the beginning, so temperatures can be changeable. However, November is, aside from April, the best month to go to Vietnam to visit Halong Bay due to the clear skies. Much like earlier in the year, in April, you’re likely to have the best chance of experiencing Halong Bay in clear visibility. The temperatures in both the North and the South are also hot and dry at this time, with temperatures in the mountains pleasant because of the low humidity. However, it’s best to avoid central Vietnam at this time due to continued stormy conditions.

traditional junk boats in Bai Tu Long Bay North Vietnam near Hanoi

December in Vietnam

  • Temperatures are hot across the country, but cooling to more manageable temperatures
  • Christmas makes Vietnam busy, with it being a popular destination for Christmas holidays so prices can go up
  • Rain calms down in Central Vietnam

Much like January, December is a great time to visit Vietnam as you have the opportunity to visit many locations in Vietnam from North to South and experience the best of all. There is still a good chance of rain in central Vietnam in December, however through the month, this becomes less and less as January gets closer. Both Northern and Southern Vietnam have great opportunities for adventure trips and treks at this time as the mountains are dry and warm but becoming cooler at night (and sometimes cooler in the day). However, because Christmas falls in December, it is advisable to book early to secure at a reasonable price as it does become busier and more expensive at this time.

As you can see, there really is no best time to visit Vietnam as this depends completely on what you want from your trip. Whilst November – April are some of the best times to visit Vietnam if you’re looking to explore as much of the country as you can. It’s also possible to find great deals at some of the quieter times of year if you’re on a tight budget and want to devote time to one particular area only. We hope this guide makes it easier for you to find the best time to travel to Vietnam for your plans and what you have in mind. For more Vietnam travel guides and information such as the key cities in Vietnam to visit and other resources, check out our Vietnam travel hub .

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Discover Best Time To Visit Vietnam 2023 | A Seasonal Guide

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Vietnam, a land of mesmerizing diversity and cultural richness, beckons travelers with its captivating landscapes, historic treasures, and vibrant traditions. As you embark on the journey of exploring this Southeast Asia gem, one crucial consideration stands paramount: the best time to visit Vietnam.

This article serves as an impartial guide, dedicated to aiding travelers in their quest to pinpoint the ideal time for their Vietnamese adventure. So, whether you’re seeking cultural enrichment, outdoor exploration, or simply an escape from the every day, let us assist you in making informed decisions to unlock the splendors of Vietnam, regardless of your travel aspirations!

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How To Choose The Best Season To Visit Vietnam?

Before you decide to visit Vietnam, it’s important to grasp the country’s diverse climate. From the rugged north to the tropical south, Vietnam’s weather is shaped by its varied landscapes. This creates distinct seasons that impact different regions. Whether you’re exploring the north, central areas, or the south, knowing what to expect weather-wise will guide your travel plans and help you make the most of your journey.

High Season (June-July): Energizing Summer Season

June and July mark Vietnam’s High Season, bustling with energy as Dutch and Vietnamese school holidays coincide. Airports thrive with activity, and flights can be in high demand, especially for Southeast Asian adventures. However, it’s worth planning ahead due to elevated prices for accommodations and flights in this peak season. Early bookings ensure seamless travel and optimal deals.

Low Season (September-October): Tranquil Allure

From September to October, the Low Season beckons with tranquility and affordability. Reduced crowds create a serene atmosphere, ideal for those seeking a more intimate connection with Vietnam’s wonders. While rain showers are possible, it’s still the best time to visit Vietnam in some ways. Since it’s a trade-off for budget benefits, as accommodations and attractions offer traveler-friendly prices.

Rainy Season (April-October): Nurturing Growth

Embracing Vietnam’s Rainy Season (April to October) unveils a different charm. This is also monsoon season in Vietnam. With fewer tourists, the cultural experience deepens, while bargains abound for accommodations and tours. Yet, be mindful of mosquitoes and outdoor limitations during heavy downpours. While the typhoon season (August to November) poses a slight risk, diligent weather monitoring can ensure a safe and rewarding journey.

Best Time To Visit Vietnam – From North to South

Vietnam’s enchanting landscapes and diverse culture are deeply intertwined with its unique climate, which shifts dramatically across its different regions. From the vibrant capital city of Hanoi in the north to the bustling metropolis of Ho Chi Minh City in the south, each region boasts its own distinct weather patterns that play a pivotal role in shaping the travel experience.

In this segment, we delve into the intricacies of Vietnam’s weather across its northern, central, and south Vietnam. Understanding the weather nuances in each area is not only crucial for packing the right attire but also for crafting an itinerary that aligns seamlessly with the local climate, ensuring an unforgettable journey through this captivating country.

Exploring Northern Vietnam’s Seasons

Northern Vietnam, encompassing Hanoi, Halong Bay, Ninh Binh and mountainous far north like Sapa, and Mai Chau, reveals its charm through distinct winter and summer seasons. The dry winter months, spanning November to April, offer average temperatures of 17-22°C, creating an ideal environment for exploration. Hanoi’s historical sites beckon, Halong Bay’s iconic karsts gleam under clear skies, and Sapa’s misty terraced fields captivate trekkers.

The rainy season, from May to October with its peak in July to September, showers the region with life. While outdoor activities might be hindered, this is the time to uncover Mai Chau’s and Ninh Binh’s rural splendor. Verdant mountains and rice paddies come alive, offering a different, tranquil perspective on northern regions natural beauty. Whether you prefer the brisk allure of winter or the lush charm of the rainy season, Northern Vietnam presents an authentic and captivating journey.

Venturing Central Vietnam

Central Vietnam, home to Hoi An, Da Nang, and Hue, offers distinct experiences across its seasons. From February to August, the region enjoys warm and dry weather, with temperatures reaching the mid-30s Celsius. This High Season is perfect for exploring the enchanting beaches of Da Nang and the historic charm of Hoi An’s ancient town for best beach weather with sunny skies and tropical climate. Tourists can relish outdoor activities, cultural immersions, and vibrant local life.

Come September to January, Central Vietnam enters its Low Season, marked by increased rainfall, peaking in October and November. While this period might be wetter, it brings lush greenery to the landscapes and fewer crowds, allowing a more intimate exploration. Those who embrace the rain can find beauty in Da Nang’s Marble Mountains and the atmospheric streets of Hoi An. Regardless of the season, Central Vietnam captivates with its rich history and natural allure, ensuring an unforgettable experience.

Experiencing Southern Vietnam

Southern Vietnam, including Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong Delta, Mui Ne, and Phu Quoc, experiences just two distinct seasons: the dry season (November – April / Beginning of May) and the wet season (May – Early November).

During the dry season, from November to April, the region enjoys consistent temperatures and minimal rainfall, making it ideal for exploration. Touring Ho Chi Minh City bustling streets, cruising the Mekong Delta tranquil waterways, and indulging in Mui Ne’s natural wonders are perfect activities during this time. In the later dry season, humidity increases, leading into the wet season, which lasts from May to early November. While rain is more frequent, it’s often in short bursts, providing breaks for outdoor adventures.

Visiting Vietnam and engaging in Vietnamese culture, indoor explorations, and spa retreats can be just as rewarding during the wet season, showcasing a different side of Southern Vietnam’s allure. Travelers can choose between vibrant dry months and the lush, authentic charm of the wet season based on their preferences.

Weather By Month – Explore The Best Time To Visit Vietnam!

Vietnam’s ever-changing landscapes are complemented by its unique climate, which varies dramatically across the country’s different regions and seasons.

Each month unveils a new facet of Vietnam’s weather, presenting travelers with distinct opportunities to immerse themselves in its beauty. From the chilly mornings of the north, and central highlands to the sun-drenched beaches of the south, and the vibrant festivals that mark the calendar, understanding the weather by month is crucial for a well-rounded exploration of this captivating destination.

In this section, we delve into the intricate tapestry of Vietnam weather, offering insights into what to expect and how to make the most of your journey, no matter when you decide to visit.

As the calendar turns over, January presents an intriguing mix of weather patterns across Vietnam. Throughout most of the country, dry and comfortable conditions prevail, providing a pleasant atmosphere for exploration. However, a notable exception lies in northern Vietnam, where places like Sapa and Ha Giang experience dramatic drops in temperatures, especially during the mornings and evenings. This cold winter weather adds a unique touch to the mountainous landscapes, creating an opportunity for cozy experiences and awe-inspiring views.

For those with a penchant for beach escapades and guaranteed sunshine, Phu Quoc emerges as the ideal destination. Its inviting shores and azure waters offer respite from the cold, making it a hotspot for travelers seeking warmth. Yet, travelers should be aware that Halong Bay, while captivating, may appear slightly hazy during this time, potentially impacting visibility and panoramas.

February marks the gradual transition into warmer and drier conditions for most parts of Vietnam, bidding adieu to the cooler mornings in the northern reaches. As the temperature rises, the majority of the country experiences a shift towards hot dry weather, inviting visitors to explore its diverse landscapes. However, North Vietnam continues to retain its relatively cooler atmosphere. Therefore, trekking and cycling in north and central Vietnam in this month is also a good choice!

It’s important to note that February is also the month of TET, the Vietnamese New Year. This celebration brings forth a unique cultural experience but also entails a temporary closure of numerous establishments. Shops, museums, and restaurants often shut down for about a week during this period, impacting the availability of services for travelers. This celebration marks the best time to visit Vietnam!

March proves to be the best time to visit Vietnam. This month heralds the peak of high season in Vietnam, making it an opportune time to embark on a comprehensive exploration of the country’s wonders. During this period, the weather is at its finest, creating a comfortable and inviting environment for travelers. It’s also a season of choice for beach enthusiasts, with various destinations offering pleasant weather conditions.

Mui Ne, Con Dao, and Nha Trang in Central Vietnam beckon with sunny days and soothing waves, presenting excellent opportunities for beach activities and relaxation. As March draws to a close, Hoi An in the central coast emerges as a captivating beach destination, where travelers can bask in the sun’s warmth and partake in coastal delights.

This is also the perfect time to visit Halong Bay at its finest. The clear blue skies devoid of haze allow for stunning vistas and breathtaking landscapes, making it a visual treat for travelers seeking natural beauty.

Following the vibrant aura of March, April continues to offer splendid weather across the country. Whether you choose Northern Vietnam, Central Vietnam or Southern Vietnam, this period remains an excellent choice for travel. It draws in larger crowds of visitors eager to immerse themselves in a variety of activities and experience Vietnam’s diverse landscapes. The combination of warm temperatures and minimal rainfall creates a favorable environment for exploration and adventure.

May ushers in rising temperatures, presenting a chance for travelers to escape the busier and more expensive April high season. Although the peak tourist influx has subsided, the weather remains inviting, making it an appealing time to explore various destinations. Rainfall has not yet become a significant factor, although sporadic rain showers may occasionally dot the landscape, particularly in the northern and southern regions towards the end of the month.

June embodies a mix of weather patterns across Vietnam, offering varied experiences for travelers with diverse interests. While sporadic rain might impact the northern and southern regions, central areas like Hanoi, Mai Chau, and Halong Bay tend to enjoy clear blue skies and pleasant weather. This creates an ideal environment for outdoor activities and exploration.

However, the true gem of June lies in central Vietnam, which boasts abundant sunshine and minimal rainfall. Destinations such as Lang Co and Hoi An beckon travelers with their picturesque beaches and serene atmospheres, making them perfect retreats for relaxation and coastal enjoyment. Furthermore, June provides an exceptional opportunity for an off-season getaway, allowing travelers to experience the country before school holidays commence in the following month.

July continues to offer diverse weather experiences throughout Vietnam, with central regions emerging as the preferred destination due to its consistent sunshine and limited rainfall. In central Vietnam, the climate is ideal for outdoor activities and relaxation on the beach, providing travelers with a splendid opportunity to soak in the sun and partake in water-based activities.

While sporadic showers may make appearances in other parts of the country, they typically do not significantly impact travel plans. For those who wish to explore Vietnam’s enchanting landscapes during this time, July still offers a favorable environment for a memorable journey.

August invites travelers to embark on a journey through Vietnam, exploring its multifaceted regions and experiencing their distinct weather patterns. Central Vietnam, once again, emerges as the favored destination during this period, with inviting weather and ample sunshine.

While central areas continue to shine, the rest of the country still presents a wealth of opportunities for exploration, even with occasional rain showers. The Vietnamese low season prompts hotels to offer attractive promotions, creating a budget-friendly environment for travelers seeking affordability without sacrificing quality experiences.

September presents a unique opportunity for travelers to experience the tail end of the dry season along the central coast of Vietnam. This period is characterized by a last burst of sunshine before increased rainfall occurs later in the month. It’s a prime time to capture the natural beauty of coastal destinations and engage in various outdoor activities.

Both the northern and southern regions of Vietnam typically experience more frequent rain during September. However, this season also brings about the advantage of cost-effective travel, as accommodations and services tend to be more budget-friendly.

October ushers in a dynamic shift in weather patterns across Vietnam, offering travelers a chance to explore a new facet of the country’s beauty. The return of the sun to the northern Vietnam creates an optimal setting for adventure in destinations like Sapa and Ha Giang. These areas showcase stunning landscapes, making October an ideal time for trekking and exploring off-the-beaten-path routes.

While October might not be the prime season for a traditional beach vacation, it offers a wealth of other opportunities for discovery. Travelers seeking a unique and less crowded experience can relish the diverse landscapes, cultural treasures, and engaging activities that Vietnam has to offer.

November ushers in a renewed sense of travel enthusiasm, as high season returns to Vietnam, drawing visitors eager to explore the country’s diverse regions. The colder winter months in the north attract travelers seeking cooler weather and cultural immersion. As November progresses, the entire country transitions into a hot and dry period, save for the central Vietnam, which may experience sporadic showers.

Despite the possibility of occasional rain in the central Vietnam, the vibrant atmosphere and numerous attractions in other parts of the country continue to beckon travelers. From bustling cities to tranquil landscapes, Vietnam’s November landscape offers an array of experiences for every type of traveler.

December invites travelers to celebrate the year’s end amid Vietnam’s captivating landscapes and diverse cultural offerings. The weather remains hot and dry for most of the country, creating an inviting atmosphere for exploration and adventure. While the central region may still experience occasional rainfall, the rest of Vietnam offers an environment conducive to a variety of activities.

Phu Quoc’s beach season makes a grand return, captivating travelers with its golden shores and clear waters. For those planning to visit during the Christmas period, early booking is advisable, as availability might become limited due to the holiday rush. Whether travelers seek cultural exploration, outdoor adventures, or tranquil beach escapes, Vietnam’s December promises a rewarding and memorable journey.

In Conclusion – Figure Out Best Time To Visit Vietnam?

Navigating the optimal time to visit Vietnam is akin to unraveling a rich tapestry of weather, festivities, and exploration. As the seasons ebb and flow, so too does the country’s allure, offering a diverse array of experiences for every kind of traveler. Whether you’re drawn to the lush landscapes of the northern Vietnam, the bustling cities of the south, or the tranquil shores that dot the coastline, Vietnam’s multifaceted charm promises something unique for everyone.

Ultimately, the best time to visit Vietnam is a subjective endeavor, guided by your interests, preferences, and desired experiences. By delving into the nuances of each month’s weather, festivals, and offerings, you’re equipped to make informed choices that align with your travel aspirations.

Keep in mind that while this guide provides insights into the country’s rhythms, Vietnam’s ever-evolving nature ensures that every season and month has its own treasures waiting to be uncovered. So, whether you seek vibrant festivities, serene natural beauty, or immersive cultural encounters, let the best time for you be the moment you embark on your unforgettable Vietnamese adventure.

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Vietnam , with its diverse landscapes and climates, offers travelers a year-round destination. From the misty mountains of the North to the tropical allure of the South, each region of this captivating country boasts unique experiences waiting to be discovered. To make the most of your journey, it’s crucial to understand the best time to visit Vietnam in each region in the country.

In this comprehensive guide, we’ll unveil the optimal seasons for exploration in five distinct regions:

  • the Mountainous Area in the North,
  • Hanoi and its neighboring cities,
  • Central Vietnam,
  • Ho Chi Minh City and Southern cities,
  • and the enchanting Mekong Delta.

Whether you’re seeking an autumnal escape among terraced rice fields or yearning for sun-soaked adventures on pristine beaches, this guide will help you plan your Vietnam adventure with precision. So, prepare to embark on an unforgettable journey through a land of contrasts, where each season brings its own charm and allure.

Vietnam’s Climate and Weather Overview

If you’re seeking an unspoiled destination with warm weather, pristine beaches, and a rich cultural experience, Vietnam beckons. This country offers all these delights at a fraction of the cost compared to other tropical getaways.

Vietnam has rapidly emerged as a coveted tourist hotspot, with a flourishing infrastructure to cater to visitors. Once enticed by Vietnam’s charms, the next question arises: when is the ideal time to visit? Spanning over 600 miles from north to south, Vietnam encompasses diverse climate zones, amplified by its mountainous terrain. Before pinpointing the best time to travel to Vietnam for each region, let’s delve into the nation’s climate and geographical nuances.

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Vietnam, with its elongated geography stretching from north to south, experiences a diverse range of climate characteristics. The country broadly exhibits a tropical monsoon climate, but there are distinct regional variations.

Generally, Vietnam can be divided into two primary seasons:

  • the wet season : typically occurs during the summer months, from May to October, when warm, moist air masses from the South China Sea bring heavy rainfall, particularly to the central and northern regions. This is the time when you’ll encounter lush, green landscapes but also the occasional tropical storms. Conversely
  • and the dry season : this season unfolds during the winter months, from November to April. During this period, northern Vietnam enjoys cool and dry weather, while the central and southern regions experience warm temperatures. It’s an ideal time for outdoor adventures and beach vacations.

However, it’s essential to recognize the regional variations within these broad seasons. Northern Vietnam can be quite cold during the winter months, whereas the southern regions remain warm throughout the year. Vietnam’s climatic diversity offers travelers the opportunity to explore different parts of the country at various times, catering to a wide range of preferences and activities.

Best time to go to Vietnam – Explore the country by each region

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For a well-rounded visit to Vietnam, the optimal periods are from November to January , delivering the most favorable weather conditions. During these months, you can relish Vietnam’s pleasant climate while avoiding the brunt of heavy rainfall and extreme temperatures.

It’s also important to take local holidays into account, with Tet, the Vietnamese New Year, standing out as the most significant nationwide celebration. You can choose whether to immerse yourself in the vibrant Tet festivities by planning your visit during this period, which typically falls in January or February according to the lunar calendar. Alternatively, if you prefer a more tranquil experience, you may opt to explore Vietnam during less hectic times.

For tailored recommendations based on your specific region of interest, below you’ll find more detailed guidelines for determining the best time to visit Vietnam by region

Northern Mountainous Area (Sapa, Lao Cai, Ha Giang)

Ha Giang Tham Ma slopes

Best time to visit: September to November (Autumn)

The Northern Mountainous Area, encompassing captivating destinations like Sapa, Lao Cai, and Ha Giang, truly comes to life during the autumn months. This season, spanning from September to November, offers a splendid window to explore the highlands of Northern Vietnam. 

Autumn graces this region with its finest weather – cool and dry, often accompanied by clear, azure skies. It’s during this time that the terraced rice fields that adorn the undulating landscapes transform into a mesmerizing tapestry of lush green and shimmering gold. This picturesque scenery provides a backdrop that’s nothing short of enchanting, making it the perfect season for outdoor enthusiasts.

For those who revel in trekking and hiking, autumn in Northern Vietnam’s mountainous areas is a dream come true. The comfortable weather conditions and breathtaking vistas of terraced fields and forested hillsides beckon travelers to explore and immerse themselves in the beauty of this unique and culturally rich region.

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Hanoi and Neighboring Cities (Halong Bay, Ninh Binh)

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Best time to visit: October to April

The prime period for discovering the enchanting city of Hanoi and its neighboring gems, including the renowned Halong Bay and picturesque Ninh Binh, is from October to April. During these months, Vietnam’s capital city and its surroundings experience cool and dry weather, creating ideal conditions for exploration. While December and January can bring a touch of chilliness to the air, this time frame allows you to steer clear of the heavy rains and stifling humidity that characterize other parts of the year. 

Halong Bay, with its iconic limestone karsts and emerald waters, is especially captivating during these months, offering visitors a serene and visually stunning experience. Ninh Binh’s lush landscapes and historic sites are also at their most alluring when the weather is comfortable and dry. So, for a delightful journey through Hanoi and its neighboring cities, plan your visit between October and April to make the most of this beautiful region.

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Central Vietnam (Hue, Da Nang, Hoi An, Nha Trang)

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Best time to visit: February to July

Central Vietnam, encompassing vibrant cities like Hue, Da Nang, charming Hoi An, and the coastal allure of Nha Trang, revels in a tropical monsoon climate. The ideal time to explore this region is during its dry season, stretching from February to July, when sunny skies grace the landscape and rainfall recedes. 

February to April, in particular, emerges as a sweet spot, offering travelers the perfect combination of agreeable temperatures and an abundance of sunshine. This period is ideal for those seeking to explore the historical wonders of Hue, bask in the cultural richness of Hoi An’s ancient streets, or soak up the sun on Nha Trang’s captivating beaches. Da Nang, with its picturesque Marble Mountains and vibrant city life, is also a must-visit during these months.

Central Vietnam, with its diverse attractions and favorable weather conditions, beckons travelers to uncover its treasures and relish its welcoming climate during these delightful months.

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Ho Chi Minh and Southern Coastal Cities (Ho Chi Minh City, Vung Tau, Phu Quoc, Phan Thiet)

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Best time to visit: November to April

Ho Chi Minh City, the bustling heart of southern Vietnam, and its nearby coastal gem, Vung Tau, experience a tropical climate characterized by distinct wet and dry seasons. The prime time for a visit is during the dry season, spanning from November to April, when the weather is considerably drier and less humid, creating a more comfortable environment for travelers. 

The peak of the tourist season in this region occurs from December to February, particularly during the vibrant Lunar New Year, or Tet, celebrations. During this period, the streets of Ho Chi Minh City come alive with festivities, offering a unique cultural experience. Additionally, the pleasant weather further enhances the allure of exploring the southern cities, indulging in the rich culinary scene, and enjoying the coastal delights of Vung Tau, Phu Quoc and Phan Thiet. 

Whether you’re captivated by the urban charm of Ho Chi Minh City or seek the tranquility of seaside getaways like Vung Tau, Phu Quoc and Phan Thiet, visiting during the dry season ensures you can make the most of your Southern Vietnam adventure.

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Mekong Delta

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The Mekong Delta, often referred to as the “Rice Bowl” of Vietnam, boasts a unique and vibrant landscape characterized by an intricate network of rivers, canals, and lush greenery. To truly appreciate the splendor of this region, it’s ideal to plan your visit during the dry season, spanning from November to April.

During these months, the Mekong Delta reveals its full charm, as the waterways are at their most inviting for boat excursions. This is the prime time to leisurely explore the region’s iconic floating markets, where bustling trade takes place amid the picturesque backdrop of river life. As the weather remains pleasant and rain is infrequent, you can comfortably embark on journeys along the Delta’s water highways, witnessing the daily routines of local communities and immersing yourself in the captivating culture of this fertile land.

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Final thoughts

The diversity of climates across its regions means there’s no one-size-fits-all answer to the best time to visit Vietnam . But on the other hand, this unique climate characteristic also makes Vietnam one of those destinations you can select for a perfect vacation year round. Whether you’re yearning for the colorful terraced fields of the North, the vibrant culture of central Vietnam, or the tropical allure of the South, timing is crucial. Plan wisely, and you’ll unlock the full beauty of this S-shaped nation.

Viland Travel understands these nuances, offering Vietnam’s customized tours that align with the ideal time to explore each region. No matter if you’re seeking a crisp autumn adventure in the North, a sunny sojourn along Central Vietnam’s coast, or a dry-season escapade in the South, we cater to your preferences. Don’t leave your Vietnamese adventure to chance; let Viland Travel’s experts tailor your journey to perfection. From the mountainous landscapes to the bustling cities and tranquil waters, we ensure you experience Vietnam at its finest. 

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Are you planning a trip to Vietnam and wondering about the best time to visit? Look no further! In this article, we will delve into the intricate details of Vietnam’s weather patterns throughout the year and provide you with valuable insights to help you plan your travel itinerary effectively. Whether you prefer exploring bustling cities, pristine beaches, or breathtaking mountains, understanding Vietnam’s climate by month will allow you to make the most out of your journey. So, let’s dive right in!

Understanding Vietnam’s Weather by Month

Vietnam is a diverse country boasting a varied topography, resulting in contrasting weather conditions across different regions. To ensure an enjoyable experience during your visit, let’s examine the weather patterns month by month.

January – March: Northern Vietnam

During these months, Northern Vietnam experiences cool and dry weather, making it an excellent time for outdoor activities such as trekking in Sapa or exploring Hanoi’s historical sites. Temperatures can range from 15°C (59°F) to 20°C (68°F), so don’t forget to pack some warm clothing.

April – June: Central Vietnam

As spring turns into summer, Central Vietnam welcomes warm and sunny days with occasional showers. This period offers ideal conditions for visiting charming towns like Hoi An and Hue, where you can immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage while enjoying pleasant temperatures ranging from 25°C (77°F) to 35°C (95°F).

July – September: Southern Vietnam

Southern Vietnam experiences its peak rainy season during these months, accompanied by high humidity. While heavy rainfall is common, it usually occurs in short bursts, leaving plenty of time for exploration. With temperatures averaging around 30°C (86°F), this is a great time to visit the bustling Ho Chi Minh City or relax on the stunning beaches of Phu Quoc.

October – December: All Regions

The autumn and early winter months mark a fantastic time to explore Vietnam as the weather becomes milder and more pleasant throughout the country. From the iconic Halong Bay in the north to the vibrant Mekong Delta in the south, you can expect comfortable temperatures ranging from 20°C (68°F) to 30°C (86°F) during this period.

Vietnam Travel Opportunities

Apart from its diverse weather patterns, Vietnam offers a plethora of travel opportunities that cater to every type of adventurer. Let’s explore some of the must-visit destinations and experiences in Vietnam.

Hanoi: A Cultural Hub

Start your journey in Vietnam’s capital city, Hanoi. Immerse yourself in its rich history by visiting iconic landmarks like the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and the Temple of Literature. Take a stroll around Hoan Kiem Lake or indulge in the tantalizing flavors of Vietnamese street food in the bustling Old Quarter.

Halong Bay: Majestic Natural Beauty

No visit to Vietnam is complete without witnessing the breathtaking beauty of Halong Bay. Embark on a cruise through the limestone islands, taking in the awe-inspiring landscapes and exploring hidden caves. Marvel at the emerald waters and enjoy activities such as kayaking or squid fishing under the starry night sky.

Hoi An: Ancient Charm

Step back in time as you wander through the ancient streets of Hoi An. This UNESCO World Heritage site is known for its well-preserved architecture, colorful lanterns, and vibrant markets. Don’t miss the chance to have clothes tailored to your specifications by local artisans, offering an unforgettable souvenir of your visit.

Ho Chi Minh City: Vibrant Metropolis

Experience the energy of Vietnam’s largest city, Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon). Explore the War Remnants Museum, delve into the Cu Chi Tunnels’ history, and get lost in the bustling streets of District 1. Indulge in the city’s vibrant nightlife and savor delicious Vietnamese cuisine at rooftop restaurants.

When it comes to visiting Vietnam, it’s essential to consider the country’s weather patterns and plan accordingly. Whether you prefer exploring the cool mountains of Sapa, wandering the ancient streets of Hoi An, or basking in the sunshine on a pristine beach, understanding Vietnam’s weather by month will guide you towards an unforgettable travel experience. So pack your bags, book your tickets, and embark on an adventure through this captivating Southeast Asian gem!

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Best Time To Visit Vietnam – The Best Guide For Your Trips

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Vietnam is a country located in Southeast Asia with a diverse climate that is affected by its geography, altitude, and seasonal monsoons. The country can be broadly divided into three regions, each with its own distinct climate. To make the most of your trip, it’s essential to understand the climate and weather patterns of the different regions.

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Weather in Vietnam – Revealing the Best Time to Plan Your Dream Trip

Show table of content, 1. overview of climate in vietnam, 1.1 northern vietnam.

The North of Vietnam, including Hanoi, experiences a humid subtropical climate with four distinct seasons. Summers are hot and humid with temperatures averaging around 32°C (90°F) and frequent afternoon thunderstorms. Winters are chilly and dry with average temperatures around 17°C (63°F). There will be hoarfrost and snowfall in various areas of the Northwest. Spring weather is warm and Autumn offers cool temperatures and are considered the best times to visit this region.

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1.2 Central Vietnam

Central Vietnam, including Hue, Danang and Hoian, experiences a tropical monsoon climate with high humidity and frequent typhoons from September to December. Summers are hot and dry, while winters are cold and wet. South Central Vietnam (including cities like Nha Trang and Quy Nhon) has a more consistent tropical climate, with a dry season from January to August and a rainy season from September to December.

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1.3 Southern Vietnam

The South of Vietnam, including Ho Chi Minh City, experiences a tropical savanna climate with two distinct seasons. The dry season is from December to April with temperatures averaging around 33°C (91°F). The wet season is from May to November, with high humidity and frequent afternoon thunderstorms. Temperatures during this time average around 27°C (81°F).

da lat flower

2. When is the best time to visit Vietnam?

The weather in Vietnam has a remarkable distinction among the regions. Therefore, it is essential for travelers to have well-prepared and knowledgeable to choose suitable destinations for their schedule. The best time to visit Vietnam is often March, as the weather is pleasant and not too dry or cold. However, it is crucial to understand the weather for each region to have a smooth experience in Vietnam.

The best time to visit Vietnam by Month

2.1 Best time to visit North Vietnam

For the best travel experience in Northern Vietnam , plan your trip during the Spring (February to April) or Autumn (August to October). During these months, the weather is pleasantly mild and there are only a few showers. You can witness the awe-inspiring beauty of blooming flowers in spring or the breathtaking autumn foliage.

mua cave in ninh binh

2.2 When to visit Central Vietnam

The ideal time to visit North Central Vietnam (Hue, Da Nang) is during the dry season, which falls between March and August. Enjoy the region’s historical sites, picturesque beaches, and delectable cuisine without worrying about heavy rainfall. Visitors can also visit South Central Vietnam during the dry season, which lasts from January to August. This time of year has the most favorable weather for outdoor activities and sightseeing.

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2.3 Best time to visit South Vietnam

To explore Ho Chi Minh City, the Mekong Delta, and other Southern regions, plan your visit during the dry season from December to April. The comfortable weather allows you to experience the vibrant culture and rich history of this region to the fullest. However, if you prefer to avoid the crowds and high prices, you can also consider visiting during the off-peak season from May to November.

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3. Vietnam weather by month

In January, Vietnam’s rainy season is ending in most areas, but the north can still be chilly especially in mountainous areas, but it’s the perfect time to explore the cultural treasures of Hanoi and Halong Bay. Central Vietnam is also cold and wet, while the South is warm. The Lunar New Year (Tet) often falls in January or February, and visitors can go to Hoi An or Da Nang to experience this traditional festival.

lantern festival in hoian

February offers favorable weather throughout Vietnam. Northern Vietnam is cool, making it an ideal time to visit Sapa and Ninh Binh. Central Vietnam enjoys sunny days, perfect for exploring Hue and the ancient town of Hoi An . Southern Vietnam basks in warm weather, inviting travelers to relax on Phu Quoc Island’s beautiful beaches.

The warm, dry weather of Vietnam in March sees the onset of the peak season, although it starts to get uncomfortably hot in the South by the end of the month. Beach resorts are very busy, while March is also considered the best month to cruise around the magnificent limestone islands of Halong Bay or explore majestic caves of Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

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April brings lovely weather to Vietnam, with various destinations enjoying a mix of sunshine and pleasant temperatures. Northern Vietnam offers the chance to explore stunning landscapes in Pu Luong and Mu Cang Chai. Central Vietnam is perfect for sightseeing in Hue and Da Nang. Southern Vietnam invites travelers to immerse themselves in the vibrant atmosphere of Ho Chi Minh City and discover the Mekong Delta.

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May in Vietnam is hot and humid, with some rain and thunderstorms across the country. It’s an ideal time to visit the beaches and enjoy water sports, particularly in the coastal regions of Southern Vietnam, such as Nha Trang, Vung Tau, and Mui Ne, which offer picturesque beaches and activities for beach lovers.

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June brings hotter temperatures and higher humidity to the North and Central regions, while Southern Vietnam enjoys dry and sunny weather, making it an attractive destination for beach vacations and city explorations.

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Similar to June, July experiences hot and humid weather throughout the country. In this sweltering weather, choosing to relax at beautiful beaches or islands such as Nha Trang, Phu Quoc island and Con Dao island is the best option. Those looking for adventure might also consider visiting the Northern part of Vietnam like: Sapa, Mai Chau and Ha Giang.

August is one of the most lovely times of year to visit various tourist attractions from North to South. This Autumn weather is pleasant and cool, perfect for sightseeing and exploring historical sites inside the Hanoi capital. It is also an excellent time to discover the rich history and charming architecture of Hue and Hoi An.

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In September, the weather starts to cool down in the North, although it’s still hot and humid in Central and Southern Vietnam. Southern Vietnam enters its wet season, but the rain is less intense compared to other regions, making it an ideal time to explore the bustling city streets and the floating markets of the Mekong Delta.

October brings cooler and drier weather to the North with less rain while Central and Southern Vietnam experience cooler weather with occasional rain and thunderstorms. It’s peak tourism season for highland destinations like Da Lat, Yen Bai, Ha Giang, Binh Lieu, and the Northwest provinces.

November marks the beginning of winter in North and Central Vietnam, while Southern Vietnam enjoys a dry and pleasant climate. With cool climate and pleasant weather, it is best to visit the pure white rapeseed flower field of Moc Chau and the peaceful seascape of Cat Ba Island.

If you prefer to avoid the stormy weather of Central Vietnam during December, it is an ideal to visit Southern Vietnam, which offers cool and dry conditions with occasional rain and thunderstorms. This is a great time to explore the countryside and visit historic sites without having to contend with large crowds.

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4. Tips for Traveling to Vietnam

Here are some tips to ensure that you are comfortable during the time in Vietnam:

  • Winter (November – January) : Pack warm clothes for the chilly weather in the North and in Central Vietnam. 
  • Spring (February – April) : Bring a light jacket or sweater for the cooler evenings in the central region. It’s also a good idea to pack an umbrella, as there may be occasional rain showers.
  • Summer (May – July) : Pack lightweight, breathable clothing for the hot and humid weather in the south. Don’t forget sunscreen and a hat to protect yourself from the intense sun.
  • Autumn (August – October) : Bring a mix of warm and cool clothing for the fluctuating weather. It’s also a good idea to pack insect repellent, as mosquitoes can be a problem in some areas.

1. What is the peak tourist season in Vietnam?

Peak tourist season in Vietnam is during the summer months from June to August as the Vietnamese school holidays are happening at this time. Besides, the number of visitors to Vietnam also significantly increases during important holidays such as Reunification Day, International Labor Day, and National Day.

2. Are there any months to avoid visiting due to extreme weather conditions?

Typhoon season is from October to November, so travelers should consider visiting during this time. December is the peak of the rainy season in Central Vietnam and may not be the best time to visit.

3. Can I visit Vietnam during Tet (Lunar New Year)?

Yes, you can visit Vietnam during Tet (Lunar New Year), it is a popular time for locals to travel but tourist sites may be crowded

4. How long should I plan to stay in Vietnam?

Plan to stay in Vietnam for at least a week to fully experience the beauty of the country.

5. What are the visa requirements for traveling to Vietnam?

Visa requirements for traveling to Vietnam vary depending on your country of origin, but most visitors need a visa to enter the country. For more information, please check our article on E Visa For Vietnam.

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Vietnam tips: a first-timer's guide

James Pham

Aug 12, 2019 • 6 min read

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Halong Bay is a World Heritage Sight and a highlight for many visitors to Vietnam © ©César Asensio / 500px

There's a lot to love about travelling in Vietnam , which stretches from the soaring mountains and fascinating ethnic groups of the north to the endless rice paddies and vibrant waterways of the Mekong Delta in the south, with more than 3000km of glorious coastline in between.

Throw in a good transport infrastructure of buses, trains and flights and an abundance of cheap but excellent street food and it's no surprise Vietnam graces countless bucket lists. But, like any country, it has its challenges, and some visitors come home with tales of scams, hectic roads and pushy vendors. Following these top tips will help you avoid the major pitfalls, and ensure you come away from your first visit to Vietnam with happy memories, as well as your souvenir conical hat.

Two women pose with baskets of street food in Hanoi. Both women are wearing conical hats, which are common in the country.

Vietnam 's long exposure to foreigners means that many local residents aren’t as overtly curious about visitors as some of their counterparts in Cambodia , Myanmar and Laos . Also, because most Vietnamese are not confident with spoken English despite learning it in school, people tend to ignore lost-looking foreigners unless you actually ask for help. But be assured that the Vietnamese really are friendly people. If you ask someone a question with a smile and in slow, clear English, you’ll almost certainly have it answered and the smile returned. Simple phrases such as  xin chào ('hello', pronounced 'seen chow') and cám ơn ('thank you', pronounced 'kaam uhn') go a long way.

Get connected

While most hotels , cafes and restaurants have wi-fi, you can easily buy a SIM card and get connected to the internet for as little as US$3. Vietnamese street names are notoriously long (most are named after people), so digital maps trump paper ones for many travellers. You’ll also find having a local phone number handy for meeting up with tour guides and making last-minute bookings on the road. SIM cards are widely sold in corner shops and are easy to top up. Once you have a card, the process to register for internet can be tricky, so ask the shopkeeper or your hotel to do it for you. Lonely Planet's Guides app covers Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City .

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Know your dong from your dollar

The Vietnamese dong is the currency of Vietnam and comes in denominations ranging from 200 to 500,000 (about US$22 at the time of writing). While it’s thrilling to become a Vietnamese millionaire, dealing with that many zeros can become frustrating, especially since some of the currency is very similar in colour. For example, the 10,000d note and the 200,000d note are both tan while the 20,000d and 500,000d notes are both blue. It’s very easy to hand over the wrong bill to a taxi driver while in a rush. Spend a minute in your room before going out to sort your bills to avoid overpaying. Even if you do end up overpaying a small amount for certain things, take it in stride. In the grand scheme of things, it’ll likely not be worth the aggravation.

While international credit and debit cards are accepted at most larger hotels, restaurants and travel agencies (sometimes with an added fee), cash is still king in Vietnam for day-to-day transactions. ATMs are widely available, and currency can be exchanged at banks (and some gold shops, although this practice is frowned upon by the government).

Note that the official system of separate prices for Vietnamese and foreigners – which applied to everything from train tickets to entrance fees – is a thing of the past.

Be wary of taxi scams

For many, motorcycle taxis are the best way see the thronging streets of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. However, scams can happen, and your best protection is a decent knowledge of where you are going and points along the way. Always agree on a price beforehand and be prepared to be quoted a higher price than the locals. For regular taxis, stick to the two major companies of Mai Linh and Vinasun (both have apps). Smaller, independent taxis are known for fast meters and aggressive drivers. If you’re in one of the larger cities, ride-sharing apps like Uber and Grab are good, offering both car and motorcycle taxis. Sometimes the driver will call to confirm, so having a Vietnamese-speaking friend nearby will come in handy.

The sweeping rice terraces beneath Fansipan in Lao Cai province, Vietnam. Beyond the green rice terraces a number of mountains are visible.

Know your transport options

Overnight buses are a good way to cover long distances and save on accommodation costs. However, the layback seats don’t offer much legroom, so tallish passengers (anyone over 1.6m) will find it impossible to stretch out fully. While the top bunk offers slightly more privacy, they can be right at the height of street lights. Sleep masks, ear plugs and noise-cancelling headphones (especially if the bus is playing music or movies) are recommended.

That said, sometimes you can pay a few more dollars and fly – the more convenient but less sustainable option . Vietnam has several budget airlines, which offer cheap fares but are notorious for being late and strictly enforcing carry-on limits. The national carrier, Vietnam Airlines, has better service and comparable pricing if booked in advance.

More comfortable than buses and cheaper than flights, train travel is another option for getting around Vietnam. A railway line spans the length of the country, following the coastline from HCMC all the way to Hanoi and beyond. It's a must for rail enthusiasts, with the ride considered amongst the most amazing train journeys in the world .

Be aware of your surroundings

Violent crime is extremely rare in Vietnam, and firearms are heavily regulated. But snatch-and-grabs and, to a lesser extent, pickpocketing, do happen. It pays to be vigilant. Use your phone and other electronics sparingly when outside (even while sitting at a sidewalk cafe or on the back of a motorbike). Leave your passport at the hotel; there’s rarely a reason to have the original on you.

Also, while Vietnam has some of the cheapest beer in the world, be careful about overdoing it. Inebriated tourists wandering back to their hotel in the morning hours when there is little traffic around can be seen as easy targets. If you come home late at night, go with a friend and splurge the extra dollar or two on an automobile taxi instead of a motorcycle taxi.

Aerial view of a selection of mopeds driving down a concrete street in Hanoi

Be safe on the roads

Traffic in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City can seem terrifying at first glance. Just walking across the street during rush hour can feel like an impossible task! But there is method to the madness and, like a school of fish, the traffic will inevitably glide around you as long as you keep moving at a slow and steady pace. If unsure, do as the locals do and raise one hand high to be seen above the sea of helmets.

If you’re looking to drive a motorbike yourself, it’s best to save it for one of the quieter destinations like Hoi An , Dalat or Phu Quoc . Always wear a helmet, and be aware of the exhaust pipe, which has caused many a leg burn. As motorbikes tend to drive closely to each other, keep your feet pointed inwards and think of wearing closed shoes which offer extra protection for your feet.

For more tips on planning a trip to Vietnam, including what to wear and what to book in advance, see our planning tips .

This article was originally published in July 2012 and most recently updated in August 2019.

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Best Time To Visit Vietnam (Including cities)

  • February 28, 2023
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You live in another country and you are planning to travel to Vietnam . You wonder when is the best time to visit Vietnam ? The answer will be in this article. We will provide you with useful information about the weather of regions in Vietnam as well as the best time to visit Vietnam. Let’s get started!

Trang An - Ninh Binh

Vietnam is a country with S – shape, stretching thousands of kilometers. The country is divided into 3 regions North, Central, South and the climate is also divided into different regions. You can imagine, while people are wearing warm jackets in the cold winter in the capital of Hanoi (North Vietnam), at the same time in Ho Chi Minh City (South Vietnam) people are walking with T-shirts and short pants in sunny summer.

Xich lo in Hanoi

Remember, Vietnam’s peak domestic tourist season starts from May to September. This is the summer in the North and rainy season in the South. The weather in Vietnam is mainly sunny and hot. At this time, tourist areas in Vietnam are often crowded with visitors, mainly tourists from Vietnam, China, Korea, Japan…

Best Time To Visit Vietnam

So if you are from Europe or America, September to April next year will be the best time to visit Vietnam. This time is autumn and winter in the North, dry season and not too hot in the South. It is also the high season of international visitors to Vietnam. If you visit Vietnam at this time, you will experience both winter and summer. You will feel most comfortable and have the best service.

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Northern Vietnam

Summer begins from May to September. During this season, the temperature in the day is quite hot, sometimes with heavy rain, the hottest month is usually June. Fall begins from September to November, this is the most beautiful season of the year in northern Vietnam . Winter is usually in December to February next year, this season is cold and dry.

Best Time To Visit Northern Vietnam

Southern Vietnam

There are usually two seasons: dry and rainy seasons (rainy season from May to November, dry season from December to April next year). All year round, the temperature of this area is high, about 30°c during the day, and cooler in the evening.

Best Time To Visit Southern Vietnam

Best time to visit Hanoi (North, Vietnam)

The best time to travel to Hanoi is autumn, from September to November. Because of this time, the rainy season is often over. The weather is nice. The sky is clear, the sun is light. The temperature is at medium, cool air. It is the best condition for visitors to have a wonderful trip to Hanoi .

Best time to visit Hanoi

If you want to learn about places to visit in Hanoi, read the article 15 Top Tourist Attractions in Hanoi

Best time to visit Halong Bay (North, Vietnam)

Halong Bay is a famous tourist destination in Vietnam with its majestic natural beauty. Halong bay is one of the attractions that you cannot ignore when coming to Vietnam. When is the best time to go to the Halong bay?

Read more:  Top attractions in Halong bay

Best time to visit Halong bay

How is the weather in Halong bay

Halong Bay is part of the Gulf of Tonkin, where the weather has 4 seasons, most notably: Summer from April to October with very hot weather, winter from November to March next year with very cold weather.

Best time to visit Halong bay

The best time to visit Halong bay for domestic tourists

For domestic tourists, the summer season (April to August every year) is the best time to go to Ha Long Bay. At this time, you can swim, participate in fun activities to explore the bay such as kayaking, windsurfing, parachuting … However, in July and August, storms may occur so sthe activities on the bay will be banned.

Best time to visit Halong bay

The best time to visit Halong Bay for international tourists

For international tourists, the best time to visit Ha Long Bay is summer from April to June, or autumn from September to November. Autumn in Ha Long Bay is very with sunshine, clear sky. The weather is not very cold and you can still swim. At this time, the domestic tourists are decreased so it would avoid crowds.

Best time to visit Halong bay

How to go from Hanoi to Halong bay?

Hanoi – Halong highway has officially operated, shortens the travel time by car from Hanoi to Halong city to 2 hours instead of 3.5 hours as before.

Best time to visit Sapa (North, Vietnam)

Sapa is a very unique tourist destination. It is different from other destinations. It’s hard to choose the best time to visit Sapa because Sapa is beautiful and attractive in all four season Spring – Summer – Autumn – Winter.

Best time to visit Sapa

How is the weather in Sapa?

Sapa has a cold temperate climate with two typical seasons. The summer in Sapa is quite pleasant. The highest daytime temperature is only 30°c, there will be a little cold at night. The rain will focus from May to October.

Best time to visit Sapa

Winter will start from November to April next year. The weather is very cold and less rainy. Winter temperatures in Sapa often maintain around 10°c, sometimes temperatures below 0°c.

The best time to visit Sapa for domestic tourists

The most crowded time in Sapa is from April to the end of August every year. Almost guests are Vietnamese because during this time the climate in Sapa is very suitable for summer holidays. In addition, around this time Sapa is very beautiful with blooming flowers and green fields.

Best time to visit Sapa

At the end of August and early September is the time of rice harvest in Sapa. You will see the beautiful terraced fields. Many tourists like going to Sapa during this time because Sapa is wearing a new coat – a golden color throughout the hills.

Best time to visit Sapa

The best time to visit Sapa for international tourists

Time from November to March next year, the weather becomes very cold. But in return you can watch the sunrise from the valley in the early morning. Especially in recent years, Sapa often appears snowfall. If you come here on this occasion you will surely witness lots of romantic scenes.

Best time to visit Trang An, Ninh Binh (North, Vietnam)

Trang An is an eco-tourism site located in Ninh Binh province. It has been ranked by Vietnam Government as an important national monument and recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage since 2014.

Best time to visit Trang An, Ninh Binh

Trang An has a system of limestone mountains with geological age of about 250 million years. The long time of transformation brings it hundreds of valleys, caves and lakes.

Best time to visit Trang An, Ninh Binh

The period from September to November (autumn) or from January to March (spring) is considered the best time to visit Trang An. At this time, the weather is pleasant not too cold or too hot. Spring is also the peak season of Trang An tourism .

Best time to visit Trang An, Ninh Binh

There are a lot of Vietnamese tourists coming here and often overloading. If you are an international tourist, we suggest you come here from September to December.

Best time to visit Hoi An (Central, Vietnam)

Hoi An ancient town is always in the list of places to travel in Vietnam. This small town is the intersection of the East-West culture, the quintessential combination styles of Vietnam, China, Japan and Europe in both cuisine , architecture and culture.

Best time to visit Hoi An

The climate in Hoi An is divided into two distinct seasons: the dry season and the rainy season. The rainy season starts from August to the end of December. The dry season is from January to July.

Best time to visit Hoi An

The most ideal time to visit Hoi An is from February to April, when the climate is in spring and early summer. The weather is cool and the sun is not too harsh. If you want to learn about places to visit in Hoi An, read the article 6 Top Tourist Attractions in Hoi An

Best time to visit Hue (Central, Vietnam)

The weather in Hue has its own characteristics of each season. You need to choose the best time to come here and you will have a perfect trip.

Best time to visit Hue

In the summer from May to July, it is sunny but very hot, the temperature is over 30°c. In the rainy season from October to January, rain and storm may occur. Winter weather is also cold, sometimes the temperature drops under 10°c.

Read more: Hue city tour

Spring is from January to April; the temperature is quite cool. But the best time to visit Hue is autumn from August to October. At that time, the weather is not too hot nor cold, quite cool and convenient for your excursions in Hue . If you want to learn about places to visit in Hue, read the article 7 Top Tourist Attractions in Hue city

Best time to visit Nha Trang (South, Vietnam)

Nha Trang is one of the few places where nature is favored by the landscape and the weather. Remember that Nha Trang is a beach place that you can visit at any time of the year.

Best time to visit Nha Trang

Unlike most of the seas in Vietnam, where you only get in the summer or fall, you can swim in Nha Trang all year round even in the New Year.

How is the weather in Nha Trang?

Nha Trang’s climate is relatively pleasant, divided into 2 distinct seasons, the rainy season and the dry season. The average temperature is around 26°c. Nha Trang is less affected by storms. It is convenient for visitors to visit all seasons of the year.

Best time to visit Nha Trang

From January to August is the dry season in Nha Trang. At this time, the weather is dry and cool, suitable for vacation trips in Nha Trang . You can participate in many water activities, island tours…

Best time to visit Mui Ne (South, Vietnam)

Mui Ne belongs to Phan Thiet city , about 200km from Ho Chi Minh City. This place is typical of a tropical climate, with lots of sun and wind, little storms and no fog.

Best time to visit Mui Ne

The average temperature in Mui Ne ranges from 26 to 30°c. In general, the weather here is relatively stable, so you can visit Mui Ne in all four seasons. April and May are the hottest seasons, temperatures sometimes reach 30°c.

Best time to visit Mui Ne

The period from April to August is the best time to visit Mui Ne. At this time, the sea is clear and the weather is pleasant. In September, Mui Ne often rain. Some beaches are blown down by red sand, making the sea water red like silt.

Best time to visit Quy Nhon (South, Vietnam)

Quy Nhon attracts many tourists to visit, swim and relax every year. This place is loved by the beautiful natural scenery and the beautiful beaches.

To enjoy the beauty of the sea here, you should go to Quy Nhon beach  in the dry season from March until the end of September.

Best time to visit Quy Nhon

The rainy season usually starts around October until the end of February next year. Despite the rain, the rainfall in Quy Nhon is not much, this area is rarely affected by storms.

So you can come and visit Quy Nhon in any season of the year without hesitation or thinking.

Best time to visit Phu Quoc

Phu Quoc is called “Pearl Islands” of Vietnam. It is an extremely interesting destination, attracting both domestic and international tourists. It is also the largest and most famous island of Vietnam with thousands of tourists visiting every year. So when is the best time to visit Phu Quoc island ?

Best time to visit Phu Quoc

How is the weather in Phu Quoc?

The climate here is divided into two distinct seasons: rainy and dry seasons. In the dry season, Phu Quoc Island is influenced by the northeast monsoon, so the temperature will increase in April and May.

Best time to visit Phu Quoc

Phu Quoc usually has few tourists at the end of May to early October because this time often has heavy rain, sometimes storms occur.

The best time to visit Phu Quoc for international tourists

Of course, you can go to Phu Quoc at all times of the year. However, if you want to avoid rain and rough seas, come here between November and April next year.

Best time to visit Phu Quoc

These months coincide with winter holidays and Christmas holidays of European and American tourists, so the island will be crowded with tourists coming here.

Best time to visit the Mekong Delta (South, Vietnam)

Mekong region is mentioned the most fertile river delta of Vietnam. Famous cities in the Mekong Delta are Can Tho, Vinh Long and Ben Tre with the most attractive tourist destinations. Floating markets attract a large number of domestic and international tourists each year.

Best time to visit the Mekong Delta

Tourists are often impressed by the dense river system, large gardens filled with fruit trees, and especially the hospitality and friendliness of the people here.

Best time to visit the Mekong Delta

At this point, you may have found the answer: The best time to visit Vietnam . And we want to provide another useful information for you, don’t forget to read The 9 Best Dishes To Eat in Vietnam to explore Vietnamese cuisine. Vietnamese Lunar New Year usually starts in early February. If you come to Vietnam at this time you will be immersed in the festive atmosphere, a lot of big and small cultural events. This is also the occasion that most Vietnamese people look forward to in the year.

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The best Vietnam holiday destinations: When to travel and where to stay

V ietnam, a southeast Asian country bountiful with charm, cultural diversity and culinary delights, boasts striking scenery for both a blissful holiday on white sands and backpacking adventures through Unesco World Heritage Sites such as Ha Long Bay.

The versatility of the Vietnamese landscape, with its urban hubs such as capital Hanoi , rolling rice fields and limestone mountains, is what makes Vietnam an oasis for nature lovers and adventurers alike.

Buddhist pagodas, lantern festivals and wellness retreats are highlights of a visit, alongside tours (fuelled by local coffee made with condensed milk) through fresh food markets. Meanwhile, heritage trails to historic sites from the Vietnam War (known in Vietnam as the American War) and the Communist era are sure to entice history buffs.

There are also small island archipelagos clustered offshore for paradise-like beach holidays, while global tourist hotspots, like the largest city Ho Chi Minh , beg to be explored.

From where to stay and when to travel, here’s  The Independent’s  selection of holiday destinations to inspire your next trip to Vietnam.

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Vietnam’s cosmopolitan capital in the north, Hanoi , is home to buzzing night markets, narrow trade streets and Buddhist temples, with a fusion of historical and 21st century sights creating its lively atmosphere. Ancient paths through the 14th-century Old Quarter jostle with contemporary art galleries, while the city’s authentic cuisine is best tasted by indulging in street food such as Pho and bun cha, the budget options abundant between pint-sized watering holes on the chaotic urban track of Train Street.

When to visit Hanoi

A good time to visit Hanoi is from April to November, as temperatures are the highest and rainfall predictions are the lowest. Average daily temperatures reach highs of 28C in the April shoulder season.

Where to stay

Scent Premium Hotel is the ultimate modern stay in Hanoi. Elegant rooms are fitted with en-suite bathrooms, mini-bars and have city and lake views, with diverse breakfasts complimentary to the stay in the heart of the Old Quarter.

Ho Chi Minh City

Formerly known as Saigon , Ho Chi Minh City in the southeast is the economic capital of Vietnam and is also its most heavily populated region. In a marriage of tradition and modernity, Ho Chi Minh is the metropolis where pagodas meet skyscrapers and innovative commerce hubs thrive. Elaborate French colonial architecture, including the Notre Dame Cathedral and landmarks such as the War Remnants Museum and Cu Chi tunnel network used by the Viet Cong during the American War, are historical highlights in this fast-paced city.

When to visit Ho Chi Minh City

It’s dry season from December to March, which is an ideal time to go. The hottest month for a trip to Ho Chi Minh is in April, where average highs of 35C can be sweltering compared to comfortable lows of 24C in the coolest month, December.

Fusion Original Saigon Centre  offers guests a rooftop pool, a restaurant and an attractive central location. Eccentric artwork accents the walls of spacious rooms with cosy seating areas, sprawling city views and comfortable beds.

Postcard-perfect scenery greets visitors cruising to Halong Bay in northeast Vietnam. A Unesco World Heritage Site since 1994, Halong, meaning “descending dragon”, is one of Vietnam’s most spectacular natural wonders. Emerald waters, 1,600 islets, off-shore islands – mostly uninhabited – and caves dot the diverse landscape, where limestone rock formations are millions of years old. Scuba diving and sea kayaking with marine life to floating fishing communities are popular pastimes on this part of the Gulf of Tonkin. On land, rock climb and hike in mountainous Cát Bà National Park or absorb the mystical aura of Halong Bay from a long stretch of golden beach.

When to visit Ha Long Bay

The shoulder tourism seasons of March, April, September and October are the best time to visit Halong Bay for optimum weather conditions that avoid the monsoon season. The year-round daily temperature is 29C, with June being the hottest month.

Budget stays at  Bao Phuc Hotel  offer guests a shared lounge, terrace and cosy doubles just 600m from Tung Thu Beach. There’s also a garden, bike hire and friendly staff at the accommodation ideal for a stopover in Cat Ba on a boat tour of Halong Bay. 

Think seafront resorts on white powder beaches and palm-fringed shores in Phú Quốc island in the Gulf of Thailand, a protected Unesco Biosphere Reserve since 2006. The largest of Vietnam’s islands, with 150km of unspoiled coastline, it’s the ideal tropical holiday destination with secluded coves, vibrant nightlife and authentic day and night seafood markets in Duong Dong town. The fish sauce in particular is hailed as a treat for the tastebuds. Phú Quốc National Park blankets more than half the island with dense jungle and rainforest and hiking trails are plentiful. Coined “Pearl Island” by the locals for its gleaming sands and pearl farms, Phú Quốc offers winter sun and spectacular sunsets from the famous beaches of Sao Beach and Long Beach.

When to visit Phú Quốc

October to April are the driest months to visit Phú Quốc, with daily temperatures reaching up to 32C.

A few steps from Long Beach,  Salinda Resort  in Phu Quoc exudes luxury and authentic Vietnamese charm. Buffet breakfasts fuse American and Asian cuisines and are included in your stay, while an in-house bar, terrace and billiards tables await guests staying in the sea view rooms.

Step back in time to the ancient charm of Hoi An city on Vietnam’s central coast. Colourful temples, shophouses and budget boutique hotels line canals and the rustic Old Town district amid several family farms cultivating local produce for the markets. Sometimes referenced as the “Venice of Vietnam”, the beguiling former trading port at the mouth of the Thu Bon River was a settlement for merchants in the 15th century and the legacy of the Chinese, Japanese and European cultures remains evident in the cuisine ( Bahn mi is a speciality) and grand design of the lantern-lit streets.

When to visit Hội An

The best time to visit Hội An is between February and July, the height of the summer season. The daily temperatures are around 26-35C during these months before the monsoon season takes hold in winter.

Hoi An Golden Holiday Hotel boasts modern rooms with skyline views for bargain prices. A five-minute drive from the centre of Hoi An, an outdoor pool, shuttle services and complimentary breakfasts welcome visitors to the ancient town.

Nha Trang, Vietnam’s crowning jewel of coastal resorts in the south, is a tourism hub with 6km of golden sand beaches, untouched archipelagos and azure waters framed by a high skyline and rolling hillsides. The popular scuba and backpacking spot is also home to ruins and architecture from the ancient Champa Kingdom, including the Po Nagar towers. Intersecting streets make it easy to explore the unique salt fields, hot springs and waterfalls of Nha Trang on foot and there’s even an island theme park for families and thrillseekers to enjoy, connected to the mainland by a 3,320m sea-crossing cable car.

When to visit Nha Trang

Head to Nha Trang during February-May for average daily temperatures of around 26C, or in June and July for higher temperatures but a greater risk of rainy days but a chance to catch some of Nha Trang’s summer festivals.

If affordable rooms and sea view swimming pools in a beachfront location are your hotel non-negotiables,  Azura Gold Hotel  should fit the bill. Less than 100m from Nha Trang Beach, the tropically decorated Azura is an ideal spot for soaking in the sunshine. 

Once the national capital of Vietnam (from 1802 to 1945) and the seat of the ancient Nguyen Dynasty, the dynamic city of Hue boasts a long history of imperial glory as seen in the ornate shrines and palaces that surround the intersecting Perfume River. Reminders of the once royal riverside town include an Unesco designated site, the Complex of Hue Monuments in Thua Thien, and the Forbidden Purple City, once home to the imperial family – their tombs remain, highlighting the decadent and luxurious lives once lived in the 19th-century Đại Nội citadel. Embrace Hue’s slow pace of life while exploring the exotic landscape and feast like a king on Bun Bo Hue and local produce from the fertile landscape.

When to visit Huế

January to April is an ideal time to visit Huế, as it’s after the peak of monsoon season. While you can still expect daily rainfall from Huế’s tropical climate, a light drizzle can be a refreshing break from average daily temperature peaks of 25-35C.

Pilgrimage Village Boutique Resort offers unrivalled luxury and world-class service in the tranquil Thua Thien Hue. The rustic resort features Vietnamese restaurants, spa treatments and hospitality with complimentary busses shuttling travellers into Hue. Huts, bungalows and villas dot the lush jungle – some with private pools and wellness facilities.

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When is the best time to visit Vietnam? 

Lat afternoon sun over the islands of Halong bay, Vietnam

The best time to visit Vietnam is from March to April when rainfall is low and temperatures are milder.

In a country more than 1,600 km long, the weather in Vietnam varies considerably as you go from north to south, from a temperate to a tropical climate. While this variety makes Vietnam a year-round destination, spring (March to April) is typically the best time to visit the entire country, when days are generally pleasant, temperatures are moderate and rainfall is light. Tropical monsoons bring heavy rains and occasional flooding during other parts of the year, while extreme temperatures can make summer days uncomfortably hot and sticky.

Here is our guide for the best time to visit different regions of Vietnam.

The north of Vietnam experiences cold dry winters from December to February, where overnight temperatures can dip to 4°C. The summer months (May to August) are typically very hot and humid. The best time to visit northern Vietnam is during spring (March to April) and autumn (September to November), when days are generally warm and sunny.

The coast of central Vietnam is often battered with typhoons during its wet season. It’s difficult to predict when these heavy rains and hurricane-like winds can hit coastal cities like Hoi An, but generally typhoon seasons runs from August to November. The rainy season usually subsides in February, when you can expect warmer temperatures and more sunshine. While travellers will experience pleasant weather in Central Vietnam any time between February and August, sunny 30°C days are the norm in July and August.

South Vietnam experiences warm, pleasant temperatures year-round, making travel good at any time. The dry season generally runs from December to May and the rainy season runs from June through November. While flooding can occur, rain usually comes in short bursts and rarely impacts travel. In fact, the monsoon season is often the best time for photography as dramatic thunderheads float across the Mekong Delta and rice fields turn a vibrant emerald green. Some, however, might find temperatures unbearable from March to May, when the mercury regularly reaches 40°C.

Best for: exploring Hoi An’s Old Town, swimming and other water-based activities.

While it might be winter, January is considered one of the best times to visit Vietnam as the country experiences warm, sunny and relatively dry weather. Temperatures and weather patterns can differ slightly depending on your location in the north, south or central part of Vietnam but, on average, you can expect highs of around 25°C and low humidity levels.

The atmosphere is also likely to be festive thanks to various Luna New Year (Tet) celebrations happening around the country, so make sure you get involved as much as you can. Popular destinations to visit during January include Hoi An and the southern islands of Phu Quoc and Con Dao for some much-needed beach time.

Best for: bar hopping in Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong Delta day trips and lounging at rooftop pools.

Weather patterns are generally at their best in February, meaning mostly dry and sunny days with temperatures at an average of 23°C. Central and south Vietnam tend to be warmer than the north, so if you’re after a beach holiday, head to the southern islands for ultimate relaxation or to Ho Chi Minh City if you want those rooftop pool vibes.

February is also likely to be busy with Luna New Year (Tet) festivities ongoing, but you can escape all the hustle and bustle on a day trip to the Mekong Delta, where water levels are high enough to see the floating markets in all of their glory.

Best for: exploring national parks, rainforest walks and dining on Vietnamese cuisine.

Temperatures in March are on the rise, especially in central and southern Vietnam, where highs can get to a sweat-inducing 29°C+. Northern Vietnam is still relatively cool with plenty of sunshine during the month, so you can get outside and start exploring some of this country’s beautiful national parks and rainforest areas. There’s also never a bad time to try Vietnamese cuisine, but March is one of the best months for growing star fruit and rambutan, so make sure to taste these sweet snacks during your trip.

Best for: Hue Festival celebrations, learning about ancient traditions and temple visits.

April is still firmly entrenched in Vietnam’s ‘best time to visit’ season and enjoys warm but comfortable temperatures; however, a transitional period (weather-wise) is just around the corner, so expect an increase in rainfall and humidity levels, especially in the south.

The peak season crowds are also starting to thin out in April, so it’s a good time to visit popular temples such as Tran Quoc Pagoda in Hanoi and Thien Mu Pagoda in Hue.

Best for: pottery village visits, exploring historical buildings and wandering through markets.

While May is technically the first month of the wet season, it still remains a popular time to visit Vietnam because of its generally favourable weather. However, you can expect different weather patterns depending on your location due to the varying climates. Rainfall is starting to increase in the northern regions, such as Hanoi and the Sapa Valley, while central Vietnam retains temperatures of around 30°C and enjoys blue skies and relatively dry days.

Best for: museum visits, cycling and trips to Con Dao National Park.

While it boasts the title of ‘hottest month in Vietnam’, June is still a relatively good month to visit the central regions of the country with sunny days that are perfect for cycling and relaxing on the beaches in Danang and Nha Trang. The same can’t be said for the south, where downpours are now a daily occurrence. The slight positive, if you’re visiting Ho Chi Minh City and Can Tho in June, is that while these daily showers are heavy, they’re often short-lived and occur in the afternoon, giving you plenty of time to wander outside in the mornings.

While it’s raining, you might want to spend your time in some of the fascinating museums in Ho Chi Minh City, such as the War Remnants Museum and the Reunification Palace or do some serious shopping while you wait for the rain to ease up. June also marks the start of Green Turtle nesting season on the beaches of Con Dao Island. If you’re in the vicinity, visiting Con Dao National Park to hear about their conservation program will add another layer of awesomeness to your trip.

Best for: beach days, diving and checking out UNESCO World-Heritage-listed sites.

July is considered to be in the middle of the low season in Vietnam, so popular destinations like Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi are less crowded and accommodation is generally cheaper. However, the weather varies a lot from region to region, so you must plan accordingly to avoid disappointment or disruption to your travel plans.

Central Vietnam’s weather patterns remain relatively the same as in previous months, so spending time in Hue and Hoi An are good options if you’re into plenty of sunshine and rain-free days. The northern regions, such as Halong Bay and Sapa, experience hot, stormy weather with temperatures reaching 30°C+ most days, while the south is still firmly in its wet season, so a mix of rainy days and sunny weather is the norm.

Best for: watching baby Green Turtles hatch, learning how to cook Vietnamese food and beach lounging.

If you’re set on trekking through the mountainous regions of northern Vietnam, then August isn’t the month to travel in, but if you’re more interested in lounging out on beaches in Hoi An and Danang, then start blocking out the dates in your calendar – you’re good to go.

Yes, temperatures in central Vietnam can reach beyond 30°C+, but short bursts of rain are common (especially towards the end of the month), and they’ll give you a slight reprieve from the heat. Watching baby Green Turtles hatch should also be on the agenda if you’re visiting Con Dao Island as they start their slow but adorable journey to the sea from mid-August onwards.

Best for: Mid-Autum Festival celebrations, trips to Hoan Kiem Lake and exploring the Mu Cang Chai valley.

September sees both the northern and southern regions emerge from their hot and humid seasons while central Vietnam enters its monsoonal era – think torrential downpours and flooding in places such as Hoi An and the caves of Phong Nha. While typhoon season technically started in June (and runs until November), they’re more likely to occur in September, so be aware of changing weather conditions and keep up to date with local advice.

Destinations like Hanoi and Phu Quoc experience 14 and 17 days of rain, respectively (out of the month), so they still promise plenty of days where the sun is shining and temperatures aren’t too warm. There’s also celebration in the air thanks to the Mid-Autumn Festival and Vietnam Independence Day, both occurring in September. Why not make the most of these cultural events and immerse yourself as much as you can?

Best for: Keo Pagoda Festival celebrations, Halloween festivities and day trips to Moc Chau.

While October’s weather isn’t optimal country-wide, it’s still possible to have a great holiday in Vietnam during this time - in fact, it’s probable. Temperatures are starting to come down again after summer heat in the northern regions, while typhoons are less likely to occur in the south. However, central Vietnam is still in the thick of its wet period, so it’s best to avoid those areas if you want to spend your holiday outside enjoying the country’s beautiful landscapes.

Best for: Halong Bay cruises, fishing and mountain hiking.

Move aside central Vietnam; November is the northern regions’ time to shine (literally). The rainy days of the summer season are finally gone (mostly) and temperatures are no longer stifling, so it’s the perfect time to explore the country’s breathtaking mountains.

Beachside destinations such as Phan Tiet and Mui Ne in Vietnam’s south are also ready to wave goodbye to typhoon season and hello to excited travellers looking to make the most of the region’s sunny, clear weather. Indulge in 27°C days and spend your time laying out on pristine beaches or swimming in crystal-clear waters.

Best for: island life, performing Tai Chi and Christmas and New Year's Eve celebrations

Fantastic weather is well and truly on the cards for southern Vietnam in December with near-perfect conditions and comfortable temperatures. Humidity levels are also low with little to no rainfall expected throughout the month. Enjoy your time outside by walking in parks, laying out on a beach or participating in some Tai Chi.

Central Vietnam should still be avoided if you’re not keen on stormy weather; however, expected rainfall does decrease dramatically, so it’s entirely possible to get lucky with a few clear days if you’re travelling to this region in September. Preparations for Christmas and the New Year also ramp up as the month goes on with cities nationwide getting into the festive spirit by decorating storefronts and hosting markets. 

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