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Best time to visit Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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The best time to visit Ho Chi Minh City is December-February

Ho Chi Minh City can be visited year-round, but based on the ideal climate conditions, cost of travel, and avoiding peak holiday periods, December-February is the best time to go.

In the summer months, temperatures tend to get to a maximum of around 38℃ (100℉). In the colder months such as December, temperatures usually get down to an average minimum of 23℃ (73℉).

The sun stays up the longest in Ho Chi Minh City in April, so you’ll get the most out of your daytime activities if you visit around this time. You don’t want to get wet on your holiday, do you? Well if you’re trying to avoid the rain, then steer clear of Ho Chi Minh City in September. Head over there in February instead if you want to increase your chances of not being rained on.

Find out everything you need to know about when to visit Ho Chi Minh City below, including detailed information about the weather and tools to help you find the best prices and book your trip.

Warmest month

April

Least rainfall

February

Most daylight

April

Ho Chi Minh City seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Ho Chi Minh City as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Ho Chi Minh City is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

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

Average temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Ho Chi Minh City climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Ho Chi Minh City for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Ho Chi Minh City in January

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (90℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average humidity: 67%
  • Average sunny days: 21 days
  • Average rainfall: 18mm (1") over 9 days
21 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Ho Chi Minh City in January, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays pretty warm most of the time.


Ho Chi Minh City in February

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 34℃ (93℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average humidity: 61%
  • Average sunny days: 22 days
  • Average rainfall: 10mm (0") over 5 days
22 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Ho Chi Minh City in February, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Ho Chi Minh City in March

  • Average temperature: 30℃ (85℉)
  • Average high temperature: 35℃ (96℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 61%
  • Average sunny days: 21 days
  • Average rainfall: 17mm (1") over 9 days
21 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Ho Chi Minh City in March, make sure you pack t-shirts, shorts and sun protection.


Ho Chi Minh City in April

  • Average temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average high temperature: 35℃ (95℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average humidity: 65%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 78mm (3") over 17 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Ho Chi Minh City in April, make sure you pack t-shirts, shorts and sun protection.


Ho Chi Minh City in May

  • Average temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average high temperature: 34℃ (93℉)
  • Average low temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average humidity: 72%
  • Average sunny days: 2 days
  • Average rainfall: 139mm (5") over 28 days
2 days
of pure sunshine
28 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Ho Chi Minh City in May, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Ho Chi Minh City in June

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (89℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (78℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 2 days
  • Average rainfall: 164mm (6") over 28 days
2 days
of pure sunshine
28 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Ho Chi Minh City in June, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Ho Chi Minh City in July

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (88℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average humidity: 83%
  • Average sunny days: 4 days
  • Average rainfall: 152mm (6") over 26 days
4 days
of pure sunshine
26 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Ho Chi Minh City in July, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Ho Chi Minh City in August

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (89℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 3 days
  • Average rainfall: 168mm (7") over 27 days
3 days
of pure sunshine
27 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Ho Chi Minh City in August, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Ho Chi Minh City in September

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (88℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average humidity: 83%
  • Average sunny days: 1 days
  • Average rainfall: 175mm (7") over 28 days
1 days
of pure sunshine
28 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Ho Chi Minh City in September, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.

Ho Chi Minh City in October

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (88℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average humidity: 82%
  • Average sunny days: 2 days
  • Average rainfall: 172mm (7") over 28 days
2 days
of pure sunshine
28 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Ho Chi Minh City in October, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Ho Chi Minh City in November

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (89℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 5 days
  • Average rainfall: 111mm (4") over 22 days
5 days
of pure sunshine
22 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Ho Chi Minh City in November, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Ho Chi Minh City in December

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (88℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 32mm (1") over 14 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Ho Chi Minh City in December, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Ho Chi Minh City is usually April, where temperatures tend to rise to around 35℃ (96℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Ho Chi Minh City is generally around February. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in February first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Ho Chi Minh City is generally around September, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of September too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Ho Chi Minh City, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in April are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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