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Best time to visit Vietnam

Our verdict

The best time to visit Vietnam is December-February

Vietnam is a place lots of people visit almost all year round, but if you’re looking for the best time to go, December-February is definitely the time you should visit. This is based on a number of factors such as the weather, cost of flights and accommodation, peak travel periods and more.

The very hottest temperatures in Hanoi, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Vietnam, tend to reach around 38℃ (100℉) in the height of summer. The weather at night in the winter, which is around January-time, can get down to a minimum of 10℃ (50℉) in Hanoi. Other destinations in Vietnam can sometimes get even colder than this, so if you’re planning on visiting a few different places, make sure you check out the climate comparison table below.

The longest days between sunrise and sunset in Vietnam are usually in June, so if you want to get the most out of your daytime activities, be sure to plan your visit around this time. August sees the most amount of rain in a month if you’re ok with chancing getting drenched, so if you’re looking to stay dry, visit in February instead.

Below you’ll find loads more detailed information about when to travel to Vietnam, including a monthly climate breakdown for the top destinations and loads of tools and recommendations to help you find flights and accommodation to suit your budget.

Warmest month

June

Least rainfall

February

Most daylight

June

Vietnam seasons

Before you plan your trip, it’s important to know when the seasons are as they may be different to yours depending on where you’re travelling from. Vietnam is in the Northern hemisphere, so the seasons fall on:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Best time to visit the top destinations in Vietnam

We’ve put together a breakdown of the average minimum and maximum temperatures by month, as well as the best times to visit for each. To learn more about these destinations including detailed climate breakdowns and much more, click or tap the city/destination name below.

CityBest time to visitJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Da NangFebruary
20℃
14℃
24℃
16℃
27℃
19℃
31℃
21℃
33℃
24℃
34℃
25℃
33℃
25℃
32℃
24℃
31℃
23℃
29℃
21℃
26℃
18℃
21℃
14℃
DalatFebruary
31℃
22℃
31℃
22℃
31℃
22℃
31℃
22℃
31℃
22℃
31℃
21℃
32℃
21℃
33℃
22℃
33℃
23℃
31℃
22℃
30℃
22℃
30℃
22℃
DanangDecember-February
27℃
23℃
27℃
23℃
27℃
23℃
27℃
24℃
28℃
25℃
29℃
26℃
29℃
26℃
29℃
26℃
29℃
26℃
29℃
26℃
28℃
25℃
27℃
24℃
HanoiDecember-February
21℃
14℃
24℃
17℃
27℃
19℃
31℃
22℃
34℃
25℃
35℃
27℃
34℃
26℃
33℃
25℃
32℃
24℃
30℃
22℃
27℃
19℃
22℃
15℃
Ho Chi Minh CityDecember-February
32℃
23℃
34℃
23℃
35℃
25℃
35℃
26℃
34℃
27℃
32℃
25℃
31℃
25℃
32℃
25℃
31℃
24℃
31℃
24℃
31℃
24℃
31℃
23℃
Hoi AnDecember-February
23℃
19℃
24℃
20℃
27℃
21℃
29℃
23℃
31℃
25℃
32℃
25℃
31℃
25℃
31℃
25℃
29℃
24℃
27℃
23℃
25℃
22℃
23℃
20℃
HueDecember
23℃
19℃
25℃
19℃
28℃
21℃
30℃
23℃
33℃
25℃
33℃
26℃
32℃
25℃
32℃
25℃
30℃
24℃
28℃
23℃
26℃
22℃
23℃
20℃
Mai ChauJanuary-February
21℃
14℃
24℃
17℃
27℃
19℃
31℃
22℃
34℃
25℃
35℃
27℃
34℃
26℃
33℃
25℃
32℃
24℃
30℃
22℃
27℃
19℃
22℃
15℃
Mui NeDecember
30℃
22℃
31℃
22℃
32℃
23℃
32℃
24℃
33℃
26℃
32℃
25℃
31℃
25℃
31℃
25℃
31℃
24℃
31℃
24℃
30℃
24℃
30℃
23℃
Nha TrangDecember-February
25℃
21℃
26℃
20℃
28℃
22℃
30℃
23℃
31℃
25℃
31℃
25℃
30℃
25℃
31℃
25℃
30℃
24℃
28℃
24℃
27℃
23℃
25℃
22℃
Ninh BinhJanuary-February
20℃
15℃
23℃
17℃
25℃
20℃
29℃
22℃
33℃
25℃
35℃
27℃
33℃
27℃
32℃
26℃
31℃
25℃
29℃
23℃
26℃
20℃
22℃
16℃
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