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The best time to travel to Vietnam is during the seasonal weather

Content 30/09/2023 50

In this 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 has a tropical climate, and a year has four seasons: spring, summer, autumn, and winter. Let HoaBinh Tourist find out below article for the best time to visit Vietnam and each month's climate to help you choose the right time for you.

When is the best time to travel to Vietnam?When is the best time to travel to Vietnam?

When is the best time to visit Vietnam?

Choosing the best time of year to visit Vietnam can be difficult, as each person's weather and travel preferences can vary. In general, the best time to confidently visit anywhere in Vietnam is from February to April, but it is important to take regional differences into account.

We have collected some general rules in this article for you and hope you can use them when planning your itinerary to discover the best of Vietnam.

The best time to travel Vietnam by region

Northern Vietnam (Sapa, Hanoi, and Ha Long Bay)

The period from October to April is said to be the best month to visit Northern Vietnam. However, specific areas should be taken into account when making specific travel plans.

For example, the northern mountainous areas such as Sapa, Ha Giang, and Mu Cang Chai will be most worth going to in October, with the rice harvest season starting at the end of September and offering breathtaking views of the city. golden season”.

Hanoi's famous autumn starts from September to October, with rivers of yellow leaves on the streets. November is the perfect time to cruise around Halong Bay on an exciting day trip or overnight cruise.

How wonderful it is to visit Hanoi or experience famous places in Sapa, Ninh Binh... How wonderful it is to visit Hanoi or experience famous places in Sapa, Ninh Binh... 

Central Region (Hue, Hoi An)

Hue, or Hoi An, is one of the best places to visit in Vietnam. Although picturesque, during the stormy period (September to November) of the year, you should not go to Hue and Hoi An. Rainfall is not only quite high, but it can also be dangerous, potentially leading to flooding.

This is a permanent natural disaster that kills many Vietnamese people every year and destroys property. However, the beautiful coastline of this area will always be sunny at any time outside of the rainy season.

When traveling to Central Vietnam, don't forget to visit Hue, Hoi An, Da Nang...When traveling to Central Vietnam, don't forget to visit Hue, Hoi An, Da Nang...

South Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong Delta)

The heart of the South, Ho Chi Minh City, is sunbathing almost all year round. And favorable conditions have turned the Mekong Delta into one of the most fertile lands in the country.

However, in May and June, there are often heavy rains causing flooding, high tides, etc., easily causing traffic accidents. Therefore, you should avoid traveling to South Vietnam during this time.

Explore Southern Vietnam with many attractive destinations such as Ho Chi Minh City, An Giang, Kien Giang...Explore Southern Vietnam with many attractive destinations such as Ho Chi Minh City, An Giang, Kien Giang...

Monthly weather in Vietnam

January

Visitors to the north this month can expect cold and bitter winds, sometimes with fog and snow, while the further south you go, the more sunshine you get. Even travelers from cold climates may not be suitable for the northerly winter winds, which are said to be skin-sick and bone-chilling.

At the end of January and the beginning of February, the whole country celebrates Tet (Lunar New Year), the biggest festival of the year but of a family nature. Many attractions may be closed, and the streets will be deserted as people go home to their loved ones.

Traveling to Vietnam in January, visitors will be immersed in an extremely unique festive spaceTraveling to Vietnam in January, visitors will be immersed in an extremely unique festive space

February

The clouds may have cleared and the cold wind may have eased, but the rule of thumb still applies: north is cold, south is hot. No matter how sunny the weather is and the sky is clear, bringing an umbrella and raincoat with you won't go wrong, as some provinces may have showers at this time. In the south, the temperature is quite high but still at a comfortable level.

March

March is right in the middle of the best time frame to travel anywhere in Vietnam. Across the country, the provinces have dry and bright weather, with little rain and a bit of cold (but rising temperatures) in the north. The visibility for diving on the various islands dotting the coast is also ideal.

March begins the peak tourist season in Vietnam with many attractive activitiesMarch begins the peak tourist season in Vietnam with many attractive activities

April

At the end of the main travel period, those who don't like crowds can breathe a sigh of relief as they enjoy their stay in Vietnam. Many dry days still occur despite the hot and humid summer in the North. Central beaches still enjoy "blue sea, white sand, and golden sunshine," and so do southern beaches.

May

Choosing May to travel can be a bit controversial, given the possibility of increased rainfall and temperatures. The northern mountainous regions are still ideal for traversing, like Sapa and Mu Cang Chai, but Ha Giang in the same area has started to get more rain.

Similarly, Da Lat in central Vietnam is experiencing periods of rain and dryness that can hit unlucky travelers. Short but intense downpours in the South can cause delays in travel plans.

May in Vietnam is an ideal time for beach tourismMay in Vietnam is an ideal time for beach tourism

June

At this time, summer is approaching in the North with temperatures of 30 degrees Celsius or more, accompanied by rain that can turn into storms. It is not safe to move through the mountains because they are currently quite wet.

The Central Region continues to be an ideal tourist destination with warm, sunny days. This is also the beginning of the nesting season of the endangered Con Dao sea turtle, making it an ideal time to travel here.

July

This is one of the wettest months in Hanoi. Besides, Ha Long Bay often has showers. Across the country, climbing and adventure activities would be unwise due to the heavy rainfall. However, the rain can come as a blessing to combat the uncomfortable heat in the Central Region. This is also the last month for ideal diving in Con Dao waters.

Traveling to Vietnam in July, there will be many destinations from North to South for you to choose fromTraveling to Vietnam in July, there will be many destinations from North to South for you to choose from

August

Continuing that trend, August in the North promises to ruin many travel plans with frequent showers and thunderstorms. Locals as well as tourists will avoid this inclement weather for their own safety by suspending their plans to visit the central beach of Vietnam. 

But with Nha Trang, the weather will be quite enjoyable, as the temperature changes are more pleasant during this period. Con Dao sea turtles will hatch and return to the sea with the support of rangers and volunteers in mid-August.

September

Although the heat and rain are still there, the North is entering the clear last days of summer. At the end of the month, Sapa starts to dry out and can continue the climbing journey. At the end of September, the rice fields in Mu Cang Chai turn golden, waiting for harvest and welcoming tourists to take pictures. 

In September, the rainy and storm season begins in Vietnam, visitors can travel to the Northern provincesIn September, the rainy and storm season begins in Vietnam, visitors can travel to the Northern provinces

The rain has now shifted to the Central Region as the temperature drops and the possibility of storms increases. Some parts of Phong Nha Cave may be inaccessible due to flooding.

It was the turn of Da Lat and the Central Highlands to rain too heavily to be able to go on a safe trip. The South has mixed rainy and sunny days, making plans to be delayed and more flexible to adapt.

October

Now is the ideal time to hike in the northern mountainous area to enjoy the verdant nature and vast man-made terraced rice fields. Unfortunately, storms currently threaten central Vietnam, with Hoi An and Da Nang prone to flooding because of their proximity to water bodies. Almost half of Nha Trang's annual rainfall will be released in October and November, so it's best to stay away from this coastal city during this time.

Instead, to enjoy the sun and sand, head south, where the area is entering its arid season, and baby sea turtles continue their journey into the ocean.

Traveling to Vietnam in October is an ideal time to worship and spiritually travel, or take a boat to check-in and admire the scenery...Traveling to Vietnam in October is an ideal time to worship and spiritually travel, or check-in and admire the scenery

November

Lovers of dry and cold weather can rejoice as the North's November weather is perfect for travel. Clear skies and mild conditions make this one of the best times to enjoy a cruise on the waters of Halong Bay.

Even as the rest of central Vietnam continues to grapple with storms and floods, Da Lat and the Central Highlands enjoy clear skies and little rain. The southern beaches bask in the sunshine, many of which are easily accessible from Ho Chi Minh City, such as Phan Thiet and Mui Ne.

December

In the last month of the year, this is the time when conditions are ideal across the country. As one of the driest months of the year, December ensures that the northern mountains are still well worth the trip, but visitors are advised to pack and dress warmly.

In December, the weather in Vietnam turns cold, suitable for tourists to explore and check-in at unique placesIn December, the weather in Vietnam turns cold, suitable for tourists to explore and check-in at unique places

The storm has started moving from central Vietnam, but Hue is forecast to have more rain than Hoi An. Rainfall in Nha Trang will decrease throughout the month. The South has nothing to worry about, as they have nothing but sunshine and clear skies. This is the best time to travel to Vietnam!

Above are some shares from HoaBinh Tourist about the best times to travel to Vietnam. Hopefully this article will help you in your journey to explore the S-shaped strip of land. For any information you need advice on, please contact us via hotline: 0939.311.911 - 0913.311.911 for advice. 24/7 support.

 


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