The great time to visit Vietnam

This is the first time you come to Vietnam and you don’t know when is the best time to visit Vietnam and discover the beauty of Vietnam.

Please don’t worry about your travelling time after reading this post

Vietnam has the tropical monsoon climate which is divided by two seasons- the southwest monsoon from April to September and the northeast monsoon from October to late March or early April

From January to March

From January to March, this is the lowest tourism volume period for both international and domestic tourists that is characterized by cool, light rain in the North and dry in the Central and South of Vietnam.

  • The best place to visit from January to March: Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, Sapa (January, March), Dalat (January), Nha Trang (February, March)

From April to June

From April to June is generally a fine weather in Vietnam and also an unpredictable time: the wet period in the central part of Vietnam, hot and dry weather in the South and Southern coast.

This period also coincides with the long holiday in Vietnam such as Hung Kings Temple Festival, Independent Day or Labor Day which is the crowded day in any beautiful destinations. Avoid off-city spots, since you will be caught in the cream and not be able to enjoy to the fullest of the trip

  • The best place to visit from April to June: Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, beaches (from mid of May to June), Hue , province in Centre of Vietnam

From June to September

From June to September, Vietnam weather is mainly wet and hot which is also the high season of domestic tourist with popular destinations like Halong Bay, Sapa, Danang, Nha Trang or Phu Quoc.

It doesn’t sound like the great ideal time for travelling, but if you are beach and sun lovers, this period will be the most suitable time.

  • The best place to visit during June and September: Halong Bay, Sapa, Danang, Nha Trang, Phu Quoc

From September to December

If June to September is a great time for sun, sand and sea travelling, September to December will be the golden time for visiting the North of Vietnam such as Hanoi, Sapa, Halong Bay, Ninh Binh with the clear sky, gentle wind and moderate temperature.

This perfect period is not the best fit for the Southern beach like Nha Trang- rainy months from October to November, Hue and Hoi an- heavy rain in November and December.

  • The best place to visit in Vietnam from Sep to Dec: Hanoi, Ninh Binh, Ha Long, Sapa, Ho Chi Minh City, etc.

Generally, the best time to visit Vietnam is spring (February to April) and autumn (August to October) with the light moderate and rainfall.



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