What Is The Best Time To Visit Vietnam

The best time to visit Ho Chi Minh city- April 30- May 2
The best time to visit Ho Chi Minh city- April 30- May 2

Choosing the best time to visit Vietnam is not difficult, you can go at anytime you want. This is because Vietnam is a country with the length of thousands of miles from the North of Sapa to the South of Mekong Delta.

There are two relatively different climate areas here. The North climate has four seasons while the South climate has only two seasons of rainy season and dry season. So Vietnam will satisfy visitors needs with different things in different months and seasons.

Because of those features, it is relatively difficult to tell you exactly which is the best time to visit Vietnam. It depends much on your need. You can take the following suggestions to consider to find out the best time for you to go.

January – March- The best time to visit Vietnam

The best time to visit Vietnam: Tet holiday
The best time to visit Vietnam: Tet holiday

The period of time between January and March has the most lively and enjoyable festivals occurring around the country, especially Tet holiday.

The specific weather of Vietnam from January to March is cool and sometimes has showers in the North and dry in the Central an the South. It is relatively good for leisure travel.

In addition, this period of time is not peak-season; therefore, it is the best time for people who like the quiet and peaceful atmosphere to visit Vietnam.

If you’ve made a plan for walking to the countryside of the North Vietnam, make sure to bring coats with you to keep you warm. You can also enjoy the fairly cold weather of the neglected and impressive mountains such as Sapa. It will surely give you new feelings!

Those are suitable times for you to visit some famous places: Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh city (Tet holiday), Sapa (January-March), Dalat (January), Nha Trang (January-March).

April – June

The weather is fine, but there are not many festivals. Some suggestions you can take are to visit Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City in the time of April 30- May 2 which is also the time for long days off in Vietnam.

The best time to visit Ho Chi Minh city- April 30- May 2
The best time to visit Ho Chi Minh city- April 30- May 2

You can see many beautiful cities and enjoy the fresh air without facing much with traffic jam. It is also a perfect time to visit museums and tourist destinations.

Those are suitable times to visit: Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City (the late of April and the early of May), beaches (period between May and June), Hue (Hue festival-in May or June).

June – the early of September

The specific weather of this time is hot and wet. It doesn’t appear to be an ideal time to go travel; However, it would be perfect for people who enjoy swimming and sunbathing. They will not find anytime better than this time to visit Vietnam.

The weather is not fine during this period of time in the North of Vietnam such as Hanoi and Sapa while it has storms in the Ho Chi Minh City. If you come from a tropical country, fortunately! You’ve accustomed to this kind of weather. If you don’t, use suntan cream to prevent you from sunburn.

If you don’t like crowded places, avoid traveling at weekends because in this time beaches and tourist destinations are very crowded with people. The best time for you to go to these places is from Monday to Wednesday.

Mid-September – December

It is the best time to travel to Vietnam to visit famous places in the North of Vietnam such as Sapa, Ha Long Bay and neighboring provinces with clear sky and breezes. It is also the best time to visit Hanoi.

The late of September and the early of October is also a good occasion to visit Sapa to enjoy breathtaking and colorful terraced fields ready for collecting. The temperature is cool which varies around 200C.

Whereas, it is not likely the good time to go to the beaches of the South. In October and November, Nha Trang is usually rainy and wet. It may badly affect your vacation.

The best time to visit Hoi An
The best time to visit Hoi An

The Central of Vietnam is also the same, especially Hue and Hoi An, is usually rainy in November and December. However, if you travel in this time, you can avoid the heat of summer.

Vietnam is really an ideal destination of choice to go throughout the year with its features. You need to know clearly what you need and what you want to choose the best time to visit Vietnam and perfectly enjoy your vacation! 

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  1. I have never been to Vietnam but with this article, i know more things and the best time to visit Vietnam once i want to travel there. I learnt the place is cool and the weather is welcoming. Kudos to ops!

    • Remember Vietnam is a long and thing country and its climate and weather can vary significantly. Don’t forget to do your homework especially in the North, as the mountains can often be very much cooler than Saigon and the Mekong Delta. When traveling on the bus dont forget to bring a jumper, just in case you find yourself under an airconditioning unit.

  2. In spite 0f the fact that I’ve never been to vietnam before, I now have a 100% good reasons to visit vietnam. I can’t wait to visit vietnam, Thanks for this article

  3. Actually I love travelling but I’m not always good at deciding when to do this! Thanks for the information. Now, I can get ready to visit Vietnam before the year runs out.

  4. I’ve got my tickets booked and bought for Vietnam in September. Thanks for letting me know about the weather (why didn’t I actually do research beforehand, haha?)!

  5. I was in Vietnam in 2015 and started in february on the north. Had a lot of luck with the weather.
    Obviously the north like Hanoi and Sapa were still cloudy, but the middle and south were sunny but no too hot.

  6. Thanks for aharing this post. We are traveling to Hoi An in this months. I really hope the weather charts are true and that the weather will be fine thanks for sharing the amazing information about the visit time of Vietnam 🙂 .

  7. Can’t wait to go to Vietnam. I want to go to Asia this year so I’ll see if Vietnam is possible, the fall sounds awesome! This is so helpful as i’m planning a trip this year! thank you so much!!! 🙂 🙂

  8. Vietnam is the top country on my list for when I make it back to Asia. All of your pictures are gorgeous specially April season !Thanks for Such a great guide to visiting Vietnam! I would love to visit one day. It looks incredible!

  9. Vietnam is a wonderful country. I’m desperate to go to Vietnam! I think the fall is the time of year for me The tips are great and useful for any traveler.

  10. Great round up. Vietnam is such a massive country and is quite complex about seasons.
    I’ve been in November and it was great in the south, but upper north, got some chilly nights in Ninh Binh and Hanoi.

  11. I’m going to visit Vietnam in last week of August and I really hope that this is a great time for a beach holiday! Of course, I would like to see a bit of the country itself, but it will depend on the weather.

  12. I like to travel around this country at any time of the year! Every time it opens from different sides. I was here in summer and in winter and in autumn. And I never regretted that I came. There was always something interesting.

  13. Great article! It is very accurately described all the seasons, when and what is better to watch and do. Although a little sorry that I was not so well prepared for my trip (it was in the spring), one could spend time more interesting.

  14. We are only planning to go to Vietnam. Have never been to Asia, traveled more in Europe. Is this really an interesting country? We travel with children, so we select a place and time fairly selectively.

  15. June it is then! If possible I like to squeeze some sunbathing in between visiting popular tourist attractions and exploring local cuisine whenever I visit a new country.

  16. I absolutely hate it when it’s so hot you can barely breathe so we’re planning to visit Vietnam in February as a gift for our 10-year anniversary. Can’t wait, Vietnam is such an amazing country and it’s been on my to visit list forever.

  17. I think I’ll be visiting in January of next year. It makes everything so much easier and more fun. There aren’t that much people doing what you’re going to be doing, so it makes it worth the while