When to go

  • JanuaryA good time to travel
  • FebruaryA best time to travel
  • MarchA best time to travel
  • AprilA best time to travel
  • MayA good time to travel
  • JuneA good time to travel
  • JulyA good time to travel
  • AugustA good time to travel
  • SeptemberNot Recommend
  • OctoberA good time to travel
  • NovemberA best time to travel
  • DecemberA best time to travel
The climate of Vietnam varies considerably from region to region. Although the entire country lies in the tropics and subtropics, local conditions vary from frosty winters in the far northern hills to year-round, subequatorial warmth in the Mekong Delta. All year round here, there is always a perfect place where it is pleasant to stay. Basically, the whole country falls into the tropic and subtropics but its stretching length and diverse topography allow it to span several different climate zones. 
The North of Vietnam is generally cooler than other South East Asian regions in the same longitude. It experiences two main distinct seasons. In winter months, the weather gets colder and colder from November to March and considerably warmer in April (a leap into summer).  This is also time to observe much cloud and frequent drizzle. In the summer (from May to October), the whole region is quite hot. Hanoi and coastal provinces around the Red River Delta generally enjoy equitable weather with high average humidity (80%) all year round though they may occasionally be subjected to typhoons and heavy rain in late summers.

The Central Vietnam with two sub-regions, coastal lowlands and central highlands, can be seen as an in-between climatic area of the North and the South. in particular enjoys nearly double the average rainfall of the country. Two biggest towns in this plateau, Dalat and Pleiku, are ideally cool throughout the year. Near-the-south coastal cities, Quy Nhon, Nha Trang  and Phan Thiet, on the contrary, experiences steamy hot weather (21°C-32°C / 70°F-90°F) all year round.

The South of Vietnam, merely 8 degrees north of the Equator, is typical of humid tropical climate which is excellent for growing rice. The region’s temperatures experience little variations in a year (around 27-32°C/80-90°F). There are two main seasons: the rainy and the dry. During the rainy/monsoon season (from May to November), downpours are expected to happen nearly every afternoon, resulting in occasional street flooding in and around Saigon. In the dry season, it is hot from late February to April then slightly cooler when first downpours come. Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) enjoys rather equitable tropical climate with high humidity all year round. December to March is said to be the most pleasant time to hit this region’s center.

 

Vacation Ideas in Vietnam

  • Lunar New Year
    The most important festival of the year in the whole Vietnam
  • Dalat Flower Festival
    Held early in the month, this famous event is an annual event to...
  • Bai Dinh Pagoda Festival
    It’s a long-lasting event in Ninh Binh, the only time of...
  • Buon Ma Thuot Coffee Festival
    Caffeine cravers should make for the Central Highlands during...
  • Ha Long Carnival
    Normally kicked off at the end of April, lasting for a week, the...
  • Da Nang firework festival
    Danang International Fireworks Competition is an annual...
  • Hue Festival
    Hue Festival is a big cultural event of Hue City that is held...
  • Nha Trang Sea Festival
    Nha Trang Sea Festival takes place every two years for a week in...
  • Mid-Autumn Festival
    Mid-Autumn Festival is held on 15th day of the eighth lunar month...
  • Mid-Autumn Festival
    Mid-Autumn Festival is held on 15th day of the eighth lunar month...
  • Khau Vai Love Market Festival
    On the 1st of September, Mong people from all over the place in...
  • Christmas Day
    This is not the national holiday but it is celebrated throughout...