The weather in Vietnam changes from North khổng lồ South and region lớn region. Influenced in tropical monsoon climate, Vietnam has 4 distinct seasons in the North: spring, summer, autumn và winter but 2 seasons in the South: dry season và rainy season. Each season has its own features và characteristics, which bring you different experiences about places and landscapes. Lớn know more about seasons in Vietnam và explore when is the best time lớn come here, keep reading and find your answer in the following article:

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Spring (February – April)

Spring is a short season in Northern Vietnam which lasts from February to early April. The weather starts lớn rise up, making it more pleasant & not too cold và dry lượt thích winter. Spring features a peaceful atmosphere, blue sky, bright sunshine and warm breezes. However, it expects lớn have drizzling rains sometimes.

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This is also festival time in Vietnam with the longest Tet holiday – Vietnamese Traditional Lunar New Year & many other cultural, historical và religious events. So come khổng lồ Vietnam during spring time, you will have chance to lớn immerse in yourself in festive atmosphere. In spring, you can see a lot of the flowers blooming, especially apricot và peach – two of the most characteristic flowers for Tet holiday.


Two women are making “Banh Chung” – a traditional food in Tet holiday of Vietnamese people

March & April must be the best months to lớn visit the whole country of Vietnam. It becomes warmer and drier in the North, ideal for adventure and trekking in mountains such as Sapa, Mai Chau or take a cruise trip on Halong cất cánh to admire the beauty of UNESCO Heritage Site. In the Central và the South, you can enjoy sunny days, mild weather, xanh skies and calm sea.

As the high tourism season with pleasant weather và climate, Vietnam welcomes a large number of tourists during springtime so it is recommended to lớn plan your trip & book all services as soon as possible khổng lồ get best experience.

Summer (late April – late August)

The weather is hot và humid in the whole country during the summer time in Vietnam. The average temperature is around 34°C but it can rise up above 40°C. It is very hot so people often avoid going out between 10am and 3pm. If you are traveling lớn Vietnam this time, remember lớn apply sun cream, wear hat & drink more water. However, keep in mind that heavy downpours & thunderstorms can occur in the afternoons.


Summer is a good time for swimming và water activities, especially in Central beaches of Vietnam

This period is rainy season in the South Vietnam, lasting from May khổng lồ November with the highest rainfall occurring from June lớn August. During the rainy time, you will most likely see sudden and heavy downpour rain in mid-afternoon in Ho chi Minh City and other surrounding provinces. Also, frequent heavy rains sometimes cause flooding. After raining, it comes back to lớn hot and humid.

In contrast, the Central portion is at its best. It enjoys a dry and sunny weather, making it perfect for idling getaway from summer heat & tropical rain. Summer is also the high season of domestic tourism. It is crowded in some famous beaches such as Nha Trang, My Khe & other popular destinations including Hue, Hoi An…

Autumn (September – November)

The autumn in Vietnam is very short. It is a transition between summer và winter, just lasts between September & November. You can feel clearly the autumn atmosphere in Hanoi & North Vietnam, especially in October, when the weather is mild, a bit cool, windy & sunny. And Hanoi is the best place for you to lớn experience the sense of autumn in Vietnam. This is considered as the most thắm thiết season và also called “wedding season”. It is perfect to go sightseeing or just sip a cup of coffee and enjoy the most beautiful time of the year.

If you are into trekking và outdoor activities, October and November are best months to vì in the North, such as Sapa, Ha Giang, Mai Chau, Mu Cang Chai… It is also a good time khổng lồ explore the golden rice paddies in the harvest season in these places.

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Best time lớn see the golden rice terraced rice fields in Northern mountainous region is during autumn time, from September to lớn November

However, the weather in Central & South Vietnam is experiencing another story. The precipitation reaches its peak in these month. Many tropical rains và storms cause flooding in Central Vietnam lượt thích Hoi An, Hue, quang Binh… so you should avoid lớn visit these places during October và November.

Meanwhile, the rainfall of South Vietnam gradually decreases và it becomes drier và warmer, especially in November. It’s not exactly a good time khổng lồ visit but there are still some sunny & clear days to lớn explore the places.

Winter (December – February)

Winter in North Vietnam is from December to lớn early February. It is relatively cold và dry. The temperature ranges between 14 – 20°C, sometimes drops khổng lồ below 10°C and even 0°C in remote mountainous areas lượt thích Sapa, Ha Giang, Lang Son…. January is the coldest month of the year. It often accompanies with fine persistent mists, which could spoil your views at Ha Long Bay.

The rainfall during these months in Central Vietnam decreases significantly but it is still wet, making it a bit cool and chilly at nights. The temperature is around 17 – 25°C, which is good lớn go a sightseeing in Hue Imperial Citadel or explore Hoi An Ancient Town.


The poetic Thu Bon River in Hoi An at sunrise

While the South Vietnam moves to dry season, lasting roughly from December lớn April with the glorious, warm, sunny weather. The sun shines almost all day, the skies are blue, the colors are brilliant, the air is clear, the heat is dry, the humidity is low, & temperatures in the mornings & evenings drop to pleasantly mild levels. All make the dry season is the best time khổng lồ visit Ho chi Minh City, Mekong Delta, Can Tho, Chau Doc…. For those who want lớn have sunbathing, head to lớn Phu Quoc Island or Mui Ne.

If you plan lớn travel from the North khổng lồ the South Vietnam during these months, you should be wise in choosing clothes as the weather changes from cold to hot.

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In conclusion, there is no wrong time lớn visit Vietnam. With the temperatures and weather varies from North to lớn South, region khổng lồ region, month lớn month, you will find your own most suitable period khổng lồ come to Vietnam, depending your interests, purposes and travel styles. In case, you don’t still figure out when & where to go in Vietnam, just contact us khổng lồ get useful advices.

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