Best time to visit Vietnam

General weather


In the north, the weather starts getting colder. The temperature in some places can drop less than 10 degrees and snow occasionally comes and leaves in Sapa.
In the central, the rainfall is at its peak and storms can occur. While the temperature of the south remains steady, ranging from 24 to 31 degrees with little rain.

 

Where to visit


Tet, or Vietnamese New Year, is the most important celebration of Vietnamese culture

The north:

Hanoi – the capital of Vietnam, lying in the heart of the Red River Delta, its architecture blend the eastern charm with the western charm. Visiting here, you can wander through 36 streets and sightsee Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Hoan Kiem Lake, The Huc Bridge, one-pillar pagoda, etc. Sapa in spring is poetic with peach blossom forest covered by foggy.

Climbing on Ham Rong Mountain to contemplate the beauty of flowers and enjoy aboriginal food such as: sticky rice in bamboo tube, black chicken, grilled eggs, grilled corn, etc.

Visiting the north highland provinces, you can see plum blossom, apricot blossom or “Ban” flower on the early of February, etc.
 
 

The central:

It is the perfect time to travel to coastal provinces, let you relax on sunny beaches with the pure water of Nha Trang, Da Nang, Quy Nhon, etc.
Or just to sightsee unique architecture in Hue, Hoi An, etc With the weather is opposite to coastal provinces, central highlands of Vietnam attracts visitors by the imposing beauty of forest and mountains, not only be surprised by its picturesque beauty but also can observe the unique custom and the traditional way of living of natives.
 
 

The south:

It is the perfect time to travel to coastal provinces, let yourself relax on sunny beaches with the pure water of Nha Trang, Da Nang, Quy Nhon, etc.

Or just to sightsee unique architecture in Hue, Hoi An, etc With the weather is opposite to coastal provinces, central highlands of Vietnam attracts visitors by the imposing beauty of forest and mountains, not only be surprised by its picturesque beauty but also can observe the unique custom and the traditional way of living of natives.
Ho Chi Minh City has many sights that should not be missed, take a city tour to discover its charm through the Opera house, Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral and War Remnants Museum, etc or enjoy delicious street food at Ben Thanh market.
In this time, the weather of the south of Vietnam is hot and dry, it is the best time to go to Phan Thiet, Mui Ne, Vung Tau, Phu Quoc Island, etc to avoid the heat and play with the sea, enjoy world-class services of resorts.
Tours to eastern provinces are also chosen: Ha Tien, Ben Tre, Can Tho, Bac Lieu, etc. Coming to these destinations, visitors will have a chance to visit float market, “Ba” pagoda, Tra Son cajuput forest, etc.


 

Festivals and events:


  • The last day of the previous year to 3rdday of 1stLunar month: Tet festival.
  • The 4th day to the 10thof 1st Lunar month: Long tong festival of Tay, Nung and Dao ethnic groups, Tuyen Quang province.
  • The 10th day of 1st Lunar month to the last day of 3rd Lunar month: Yen Tu Festival, Yen Tu Mountain, Quang Ninh province.
  • The 13th day of 1st Lunar month: Lim Festival, Bac Ninh province.
  • The 15th day of 1st Lunar month to the15thday of 3rd Lunar month: Huong pagoda Festival, Ha Tay province.

General weather


This is the time when spring transforms to summer in the north of Vietnam, the rising of temperature and the humidity makes the weather is hot with a little of rain In Hanoi, because of the greenhouse effect with the volume of traffic and the dust make the heat become worse.

In the central, this time is perfect for vacations and activities on beaches, trekking and adventure activities in the highlands with cooler weather to stay away the heat, the temperature may up to 35 degrees. The south is hot and dry with the average temperature is from 29 to 32 degrees.


 
 

Where to visit


Although rare, it sometimes snows in Vietnam (mainly in Sapa)

The north:
 

With the cool weather in the summer, Sapa attracts visitors to come to this place. On this time, Sapa is a picturesque landscape with the lush green of terraced fields.

Tam Dao which is a town of Vinh Phuc province is located in the height of 900 meters with a cool and fresh climate; travelers coming to this place can visit Tam Dao ancient church, Silver Waterfall, Ba Chua Thuong Ngan temple, Rung Rinh Mountain or have a panoramic view of the whole town at the heaven gate, etc.

Moreover, visitors can go to highland provinces of the north to contemplate the imposing beauty of mountains and forest in Dong Van (Ha Giang province), Ba Vi (far from Hanoi center 50 km), Moc Chau, etc. In addition, coastal provinces are also selected as favorite destinations by many visitors such as Ha Long, Hai Phong, etc.
 
 

The central:
 

Da Lat located in Lam Dong province is an ideal destination for visitors to escape the hot weather of summer. It is famous not only by its poetic beauty but also by its romantic charm with sightseeing: Bao Dai palace, Domain church, Datanla Waterfall, Liang Biang Mountain, Truc Lam monastery, Tuyen Lam Lake, etc.

Bach Ma Mountain which belongs to Hue province is one of places having a pleasant climate. Its temperature in summer is always less than 26 degrees. Coming to Hue, visitors can contemplate the ancient architecture of Vietnam and have a romantic night on charming Huong River.

Of course, in summer, coastal provinces are famous destinations for travelers; visitors not only can play on sunny beaches but also enjoy fresh seafood: Da Nang, Nha Trang, etc

 

The south:
 

Coming to Ho Chi Minh City, visitors will not only visit famous sightseeing and unique pagodas but also enjoy delicious street food at Ben Thanh market. Cu Chi tunnels are also a famous spot for visiting to learn more about Vietnamese history in the past.

This time of the south of Vietnam is in the dry season, provinces with beaches are chosen mostly by visitors: Phan Thiet, Mui Ne, Vung Tau, etc.


 

Festivals and events:


- The first day to the10thday of 3rdLunar month: Phu Giay festival.
- The 3th day of 3rd Lunar month: Hon Chen temple festival, Hue province.
- The 4th day to the 7th day of 3rd Lunar month: Hat Mon temple festival, Ha Tay province.
- The 10h day of 3rd Lunar month: Hung King Festival.
- The 8th day to the 9th of 4th Lunar month: Phu Dong Festival, HaNoi.

General weather


In July, the weather of the north is still hot, the temperature in July decreases from more than 32 degrees to averagely 28 degrees averagely in August and September. With downpours, thunders and lightings, sometimes, there are floods in the delta and flash floods in the mountainous region in the north.

While in the central, the storm season starts, there are few typhoons which from the east sea go to the central of Vietnam make floods, flash floods, strong winds. The south now is firmly into the wet season with the average temperature is about 29 to 32 degrees.


 
 

Where to visit


Although rare, it sometimes snows in Vietnam (mainly in Sapa)

The north:
 

 May be Hanoi is the most beautiful in autumn, visitors can wander around to contemplate the romantic and charming view of Hanoi. From Hanoi, visitors can travel to nearby provinces to visit some sightseeing: Ba Be Lake, Ban Gioc Waterfall, etc

Sapa in autumn brings a gorgeous landscape of bright yellow terraced fields. In dawn, the town is engulfed in cloud, which makes the whole panorama become more peaceful.

Ha Long cuisine is a great idea, the fall brings magical moonlit nights on the bay. In a quiet night, visitors can eat under moonlight and stars to enjoy a romantic night.
 
 

The central:
 

In this time, coming to Da Lat, visitors will not only contemplate a numerous of flowers but also can visit Bao Dai palace and many unique architecture of natives.

Nha Trang with many gorgeous islands attracts visitors by its beautiful beaches and landscapes such as: Van Phong Bay, “Ong” islet, Vinpearl land, etc.

 

The south:
 

Phu Quoc Island is one of ideal destinations to go in autumn, with beautiful beaches stretching from the north to the south of island, visitors can relax on sunny beaches and enjoy fresh seafood or visit famous sightseeing such as: “Tranh” stream, pepper garden, “Nguyen Trung Truc” temple, “Ganh Dau” cape, “Cau” palace, “Thom” island, “Tranh” stream, “Da Ban” stream, “Da Ngon” stream, “Dai” beach, “Coi Nguon” Museum, “Cay Dua” prison, etc


 

Festivals and events:


Visiting western provinces, you will be surprised when floating on small boat to admire scenic rivers or pick and enjoy delicious ripe fruit at laden luxuriant orchards.

General weather


In the north, the weather starts getting colder. The temperature in some places can drop less than 10 degrees and snow occasionally comes and leaves in Sapa.
 

In the central, the rainfall is at its peak and storms can occur. While the temperature of the south remains steady, ranging from 24 to 31 degrees with little rain.


 
 

Where to visit


Although rare, it sometimes snows in Vietnam (mainly in Sapa)

The north:
 

 Sapa is the place where visitors can travel in any time of the year. However, in winter, the weather of Sapa is cold and snow sometimes. This is also an attractive factor of Sapa in winter.

Mai Chau highland in winter is beautiful with sparkling ice on streets, colorful wildflowers, cows which graze leisurely on the vast steppe. In here, you can discover “Da Bac” cave, Bat cave, Thung Nai or relax in Kim Boi hot spring, etc.

In addition, you can see tam giac mach blossom in Ha Giang province, Lao Cai province, Cao Bang province on the late of October to the early of November, Da Quy flowers in Ba Vi or many kinds of flowers in Moc Chau, Son La province in November, etc
 
 

The central:
 

Da Lat in winter is a popular destination with some famous sightseeing: Love valley, Liang Biang Mountain, Da Lat Cathedral Church, etc.

Hue – an imperial city during the Nguyen dynasty with many historic monuments and architecture such as: Tu Duc tomb, Minh Mang tomb, etc. Enjoy a romantic boat ride along Huong River to discover the poetic landscape of Hue.

Hoi An has been designated a world heritage site. Coming to this place, visitors can contemplate ancient architecture and shop for some interesting souvenirs. Especially, visitors can not by pass local specialty such as Cao Lau, My Quang (noodle soup with a foray of ingredients), etc.

Da Nang attracts visitors by its clear air, beautiful beaches, imposing mountains and various delicious dishes. In addition, visitors can visit My Son Sanctuary, Linh Ung pagoda, Marble Mountain, Non Nuoc tourist area, Ba Na, Son Tra Peninsula, Hai Van Pass, museum of Cham sculpture, etc.

 

The south:
 

Vung tau is far from Ho Chi Minh City 125 km. Beside familiar scenic spots: statue of Christ, the light house on Nho mountain, visitors can explore beautiful beaches which not many people know: Vong nguyet, Chi Linh, Doi Nhai, etc.

Phu Quoc is known as the pearl island where has pristine beaches with white sand. Visitors will not only discover the beauty of pristine forest but also can dive to contemplate the beauty of colorful coral reefs, learn making fish sauce process, etc.


 

Festivals and events:


The 14th day to the 15th day of 10th Lunar month: Ok Om Bok Festival.

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