Best Time To Visit Vietnam & Weather Each Month

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In an S-shaped country over 1,600 kilometers (1,000 miles) long, the weather in Vietnam changes dramatically as you go from north to south, from temperate to tropical. Vietnam is influenced by the humid tropical monsoon climate, a year has 4 seasons: Spring – Summer – Autumn – Winter. So when is the best time to travel in Vietnam? Read the article below to know the best time to visit Vietnam and the climate of each month of of Vietnam travel guide to help you choose the right time for your Vietnam 10 day itinerary, 3 week Vietnam itinerary.

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When is the best time to visit Vietnam?

Choosing the best time of year to visit Vietnam might be difficult, as each person’s preferences in weather and travel may be different.

Overall, the best time to visit Vietnam in any place is February to April, but regional differences should be taken into account. We collected some general rules of thumb in this article for you and hope you can use them when planning your journey to see the best of Vietnam. 

The best time to travel in Vietnam depends on many different things
The best time to travel in Vietnam depends on many different things (Source: Internet)

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Seasons in Vietnam

When is the rainy season in Vietnam?

The rainy season in Vietnam is usually from the end of April to October. There are some reservations when you travel to Vietnam in the rainy season:

  • The number of insects will increase
  • The street is rarely dry
  • The sky is always cloudy
  • Transportation delay

On the opposite, there are some benefits when you travel this wet season:

  • Less crowded tourists
  • Lower cost of accommodations
  • Fresher air

However, June to the end of July is the high season in Vietnam. At this time, many businesses and schools will let their employees and students take a break. Therefore, both domestic and international travel in Vietnam will be booming.

There will be a lot of people who have already planned their summer vacation. Therefore, airplane tickets and means of transportation are often sold out. In addition, hotels and motels in Vietnam will have a large number of tourists. So, don’t be surprised when your travel and hotel rental costs increase more than usual.

It’s advisable to make travel and lodging arrangements well in advance to have better deals.

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When is the dry season in Vietnam?

Typically, the dry season lasts from November through April or early May. The humidity is low and the temperature ranges from 23 to 38 degrees Celsius on average throughout this time. The South’s dry season might start a bit earlier or a little later depending on the year.

Before that, September to October is considered as low season, which means there are many families decided against taking a trip. Therefore,  It is a fantastic time to travel to Vietnam. More specifically, traveling to Vietnam at this time of year is less expensive than in other periods.

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Best time to travel in Vietnam per region

When to visit North Vietnam (Sapa, Hanoi, Ha Long Bay)

The period between October to April is said to be the best time to visit north Vietnam. However, specific regions should be taken into account when travel planning. 

For example, the Northern mountainous areas such as Sapa, Ha Giang, and Mu Cang Chai are most trek worthy from October, with the rice harvest season beginning in late September offering spectacular views of the “golden season”. Hanoi’s famous autumn begins in September-October with rivers of golden foliage on city streets. November is ideal for cruising around Ha Long Bay on a delightful day trip or overnight.

MonthsAverage TemperatureAverage Rainfall
January17°C13.0 mm
February18°C11.9 mm
March21°C29.2 mm
April25°C52.5 mm
May28°C126.3 mm
June29°C160.1 mm
July29°C204.0 mm
August29°C226.2 mm
September28°C173.8 mm
October25°C84.8 mm
November22°C45.0 mm
December18°C14.1 mm

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