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When is the best time to visit Vietnam?

To answer to this question, first you need to know where you are planning to travel in Vietnam. As Vietnam's weather can sometime be tricky to navigate. Vietnam has a unique long and thin shape with over 1,400 km from south to north. Basically Vietnam is divided into 3 climate zones: The north, the center and the south.

Fast Facts

  • Do you know that Vietnam is an S-shaped country

  • There are 3 different region with different weather patterns

  • The best time to visit Hanoi is from February to April ( Spring ) & September to November ( Autumn )

  • The best time to visit Da Nang is from February to May

  • The best time to visit Ho Chi Minh City is from December to early May

  • The coldest time in Hanoi is from December to early February

Hanoi Weather

Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam is located at the Northen part of Vietnam, generally it has a hot summer with lots of rain and a cold winter. Like any other places in Northen Vietnam, Hanoi has the four season including spring, summer, fall & winter.

  • Spring between February and April with average temparature 15-20'C

  • Summer between May and August with average temparature 32 - 39'C

  • Autumn between September and November with average temparature 20-25'C

  • Winter between December and February with average temparature 10-17'C

Da Nang Weather

Da Nang located at the center of Vietnam, the weather pattern are less complicated than Hanoi, with only 2 season: rainy and dry

With yearly average temparature in Da Nang are 28'C, but during its hottest time ( June to August ) the temparature can reach up to 39'C

  • Best time to visit Da Nang & Hoi An is from February to May

  • Rainy season from September to January ( sometimes with heavy shower and typhoon, this is the worst time to visit )

  • Hottest season from June to August ( Temparature can reach up to 39'C )

Ho Chi Minh City Weather

Ho Chi Minh is located in the Southen Vietnam, it is also the largest city of the country. The weather patterns are similar to Da Nang, however its said to be good all year round.

  • The dry season normally starts in December and last till April

  • The rainy season last from April to June


Do you know that

  • Vietnam does have snow in some areas! It's in a town named SAPA, located in the mountain area of Lao Cai Province.

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