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Vietnam: Best Time to Visit


The best time to visit Vietnam is in spring, from February to April and the fall, August to October as the temperatures are moderately lower and the rainfall is lighter.

Hanoi and North Vietnam have distinct winter and summer seasons. The cold but mostly dry winter lasts from November to April with the coolest months being January to March. Summer is from May to October when it is hot and humid and the area has its highest rainfall.

The central coast is influenced by the northeast monsoon. Nha Trang has a wet season which begins in November and continues through to December. Hue and Hoi An have rain from September to February. The best time to visit these places is February to May. It gets very hot from June to August.

Southern Vietnam has a dry season which lasts from December to late April or even May. Ther rainy season is from May to November. However, you only experience brief afternoon downpours. The climate of the central highlands including Dalat has cooler temperatures, especially at night.

Average Temperatures.

 

Jan

Apr

Jun

Aug

Oct

Hanoi 19 C/66 F 26 C/79 F 32 C/90 F 32 C/90 F 28 C/82 F
Ho Chi Minh City 32 C/90 F 34 C/93 F 32 C/90 F 32 C/90 F 31 C/88 F
Hue 23 C/73 F 32 C/90 F 35 C/95 F 34 C/93 F 29 C/84 F
Dalat 24 C/75 F 30 C/86 F 31 C/88 F 30 C/86 F 29 C/84 F

NOTE – All quoted temperatures are daytime average highs unless otherwise stated and can vary.


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