The best time to visit Vietnam is December-February
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.
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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:
|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.
|City||Best time to visit||Jan||Feb||Mar||Apr||May||Jun||Jul||Aug||Sep||Oct||Nov||Dec|
|Ho Chi Minh City||December-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℃|
Check out these guides for the top must-see destinations in Vietnam: