Vietnam is an unskippable getaway due to its pristine azure waters, salubrious cuisine, unique culture, and lush green paddy fields. Tourists from all over the world flock to this Southeast Asian destination to witness its unique attractions.

The country hosted 3,440,019 tourists in 2022, nearly 98% up from the previous year. Vietnam embraces travellers with many memorable experiences they can treasure forever.

Whether you want to go on a trekking expedition up north in SaPa, explore the urban culture of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, or just go for an island hopping along Halong Bay, Vietnam caters to the needs of every traveller.

Vietnam entices in any season, but picking the best time to visit Vietnam depends on what you crave from a trip most.

The country is divided into the North, the South, and the Central. Each region has a distinct appeal and unique weather conditions, making it challenging for travellers to decide the best months to visit Vietnam.

To help you choose the best time to visit Vietnam, we have structured this guide so you can book your flights and hotels from Bookit N Go at discounted rates.

When is the best time to visit Vietnam?

July and August are the best months to visit Vietnam, as it is the peak season. However, the best time implies understanding the climate each region experiences in a specific month and which activities visitors plan to enjoy in these areas.

If you want to visit northern Vietnam, nothing could be better than March, April, May, September, October, and November. During this time, the weather remains dry and sunny.  Hanoi, Sa Pa, and Halong Bay host the most tourists during this time.

On the other hand, the best time to visit Vietnam’s southern regions (Ho Chi Minh City, the Mekong Delta, Ho Tran, Con Dao, and Phu Quoc) is between December and April.

 best time to visit Vietnam beaches

March is the best time to visit Vietnam beaches in the southern region. The Mekong Delta witnesses huge flooding during the monsoon season between June and September. But the area is accessible throughout the year as the rains may last for a shorter period in some parts.

If you want to explore the central parts of the country, like Da Nang, Hue, and Hoi An, the best time to visit Vietnam is between February and July. The area is famous for its heavenly beaches, trekking sites and cycling opportunities.

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Which is the best season to visit Vietnam?

Peak season

Are you looking for fun travel to Vietnam? You may need to alter your ideal vacation plans depending on what you want to do and which part you want to visit because the weather varies from region to region. Vietnam’s busiest time of year is from July to August.

The central areas and their well-known beaches are popular tourist destinations in July and August. During this time, there might be a downpour in the northern regions.

Shoulder season

The shoulder season in Vietnam lasts from December to March. This time of year combines winter and spring, so the weather can be cold, dry, or warm, depending on which part of the country you are planning to travel.

Low season

Vietnam’s low season is between April and November (excluding the peak season). The country doesn’t get many tourists during this time, so you will have a great time to explore it. If you correctly calculate the weather conditions of various regions, you will certainly cover most of the country’s incredible destinations.

A month-by-month guide to travel in Vietnam

Vietnam in January

January is a cold and dry month in Vietnam. Most of the Vietnam Mountains are located in the northern part of the country; hence this region is colder than the South.

The southern part of the country is warm and more pleasant. On the other hand, some downpours may observe in the central part of Vietnam.

Popular festivals like Tet Festival or Dalat Flower Festival may fall in January or February. Hotel rates will be significantly higher than usual due to the festival and holiday season.

Expected temperature: 20 Degrees Celsius to 26 Degrees Celsius

Vietnam in February

If you are an adventure buff and love cycling and trekking, this is the best time to visit Vietnam, particularly the central region.

The southern parts are warm, while the central areas are pleasant. The northern part of the country remains cold, with misty conditions in the morning.

You can relax and enjoy the sunshine on the beaches along the coastal line. If the Tet Festival falls in February, the prices of the hotels will increase exponentially.

Expected temperature: 20 Degrees Celsius to 26 Degrees Celsius

Vietnam in March

The country experiences spring in March, the best time to visit Vietnam.

It is the best month to visit Vietnam as the temperatures are rising in most of the country, and there is little to no rain.

You can go on hikes in the north and centre, and in the South, you can relax and explore Vietnam beaches. Two southern islands, Con Dao and Phu Quoc, are lovely getaways. The temperature can rise to excruciating levels in the South towards the month’s end.

Expected temperature: 20 Degrees Celsius to 40 Degrees Celsius

Vietnam in April

Due to the warm and dry weather, April is one of the best months to visit Vietnam. The temperatures have started to increase over the country, with the South being the warmest.

Since the rainy season is approaching, this is the last chance to indulge in activities like trekking, cycling, or just being a beach bum in central and southern regions.

Expected temperature: 20 Degrees Celsius to 40 Degrees Celsius

Vietnam in May

Central and northern areas could be the better options for exploring Vietnam during this time.

Southern Vietnam is really scorching this time, as the temperature touches almost 40 degrees Celsius. The southern part may expect some downpours at the month’s end due to the rainy season in Vietnam.

Expected temperature: 30 Degrees Celsius to 40 Degrees Celsius

Vietnam in June

This time the central parts of Vietnam, such as Hue, Nha Trang, Hoi An, and Da Nang, attract plenty of tourists due to the region’s pleasant weather.

Due to the onset of the monsoon, the southern part experiences rain. The northern side of Vietnam, too, experiences rain and sunshine. The showers in the north may halt trekking and hiking activities through the Vietnam mountains.

Expected temperature: 30 Degrees Celsius to 40 Degrees Celsius

Vietnam in July

It could be the best month to visit Vietnam beaches in the country’s central areas. The region remains warm and dry this time.

The monsoon still rules over the southern region and may lead to flooding. But overall, the rain comes in short bursts, which may only affect your plans a little.

Some regions of northern Vietnam may also experience heavy downpours.

Expected temperature: 30 Degrees Celsius to 40 Degrees Celsius

Vietnam in August

Vietnam experiences a combination of hot and wet during this month. The northern and southern parts of the country witness rain, while the central parts remain mostly dry and hot.

The best places to go in the country are the central beaches to get away from the rainy, grey clouds elsewhere.

Expected temperature: 30 Degrees Celsius to 40 Degrees Celsius

Vietnam in September

Weather patterns are swinging this month. The first half of the month replicates Vietnam’s August weather patterns, while the second half keeps changing.

The rain takes a break in the country’s central and northern sides by the end of the month, but the central part experiences the beginning of typhoons, making this the worst time to visit central Vietnam.

Expected temperature: 20 Degrees Celsius to 25 Degrees Celsius

Vietnam in October

The dry weather grabs the southern and the northern regions, with the rains ending and humidity levels dropping.

But the central parts of the country experience heavy downpours and storms. But towards the end of the month, this part becomes favorable for trekking and cycling.

Are you a trek lover? Then, you can visit the northern part of Sa Pa, surrounded by mountains and other hilly areas.

Expected temperature: 20 Degrees Celsius to 25 Degrees Celsius

Vietnam in November

The southern and northern parts of the country are blessed with pleasant weather; thus, November is the best time to visit Vietnam.

During this time, globe trotters prefer the north for trekking and the South for pristine Vietnam beaches. Apart from the central highlands, the rest of the central region experiences huge rain.

Expected temperature: 20 Degrees Celsius to 25 Degrees Celsius

Vietnam in December

The entire country gets pleasant weather during December. If you are looking for an ideal vacation, this could be the best time to visit Vietnam.

The northern side is warm during the day and chilly at night. The Southern Vietnam beaches are ideal year-end escape destinations for vacationers.

The central region also experiences lesser rain at the month’s end. Vietnam could be an ideal place in December for holidaymakers who want to end the year with a vacation. Book your tickets and hotels in advance because you can expect a huge rush at this time.

Expected temperature: 20 Degrees Celsius to 25 Degrees Celsius

Conclusion

Weather plays a significant role in arranging a fantastic holiday, and everyone must consider it before booking a Vietnam vacation. Hope, our guide helped you decide when you should visit Vietnam for a blissful and hassle-free travel experience.

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FAQs

When is the cheapest time to visit Vietnam? 

Vietnam observes low seasons in April, May, June, September, October, and November. These are the cheapest time to visit the country as it experiences extreme heat and rain in certain parts. So, vacationers find it challenging to figure things out.

Which are the hottest months in Vietnam?

The summer season starts in Vietnam in May and can continue until August. These are the hottest months in Vietnam, particularly in the southern part, where the temperatures are nearly 40 degree Celsius.

How many days in Vietnam are enough?

You need at least 10 days to two weeks to explore all the major attractions in Vietnam. If you have time, you can extend your vacation to three weeks and discover the country more deeply.

Though 5-7 days may not be adequate to explore Vietnam, you can still visit the most famous tourist destinations of the country.

When is the best time to visit Vietnam for island tours?

The best time to visit Vietnam for island tours would be between February and April. It is spring season, so the weather remains pleasant and ideal for ideal hopping. Some famous islands include Phu Quoc, Con Dao and Cham Island.

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