Vietnam is a long and narrow country, shaped like an ‘S’. This South East Asian jewel is a tropical country and is bordered by China, Cambodia and Laos. The country sees three different regions divided by North Vietnam, Central Vietnam and Southern Vietnam. Due to the vertical spread of the country, the climate and weather in all parts of the country are usually not the same. So before you plan a trip to Vietnam, it is ideal to decide what is the best time to visit Vietnam according to your weather preferences and budget. 

If you are looking for the single best time to visit Vietnam entirely, you may not find one as Vietnam is an all season travel destination.

Climate In Vietnam 

Learn in detail about how the climate is during each weather in Vietnam. If you want to enjoy one particular climate, visit a particular place or get help planning your trip on your desired budget, this will help you. 

Winter In Vietnam

best time to visit Phu Quoc
Visit Phu Quoc in the winter season
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December: The weather in December starts getting drier as the rains have ended. Temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City and southern Vietnam are soothing. Northern Vietnam tends to get a bit chilly, especially the mountains. 

January: January tends to get colder in Northern Vietnam and mornings can be quite misty. Hanoi and neighbouring cities are quite welcoming. Central and Southern Vietnam are dry and sees some sunny days.

Things To Do:

  • Head to the southern coast and beaches like Mui Ne and Phu Quoc
  • Water sports in South Vietnam

Spring In Vietnam

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Spring blossom in Vietnam
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February: Most of Vietnam has favourable weather. The weather is clear and warm for hiking in the northern mountains. Southern and Central Vietnam run warm and dry. You also get to experience Vietnam’s most important festival – the Vietnamese New Year. 

March: Relatively, the weather all around Vietnam is at its best. All three regions have clear skies and it is the perfect tropical climate. 

April: Spring peaks in April. It is perfect to enjoy beach days along Vietnam’s central coast. You can be greeted with monsoon winds in Southern Vietnam. 

May: North and Central Vietnam mainly sees clear skies and warm temperatures, ideal enough to go out. It’s practically monsoon season in the south now with daily afternoon downpours.

Best Things To Do in Vietnam

  • Hiking in the North
  • Celebrating the New Year
  • Overnight cruise on Halong Bay
  • Beach day in South & Central

Monsoon In Vietnam

Coconut Boat Ride: Rainy mornings in Vietnam's monsoon
Coconut Boat Ride: Rainy mornings in Vietnam’s monsoon
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Muaz Jaffar

June: Rains are more frequent in the south. North and Central Vietnam are relatively but not completely dry. 

July: Both north and south see rampant rains with flooding. Even the coastal region is hot and humid. 

August: Almost all of Vietnam is drenched in the rain by now. It is not a good time for activities like trekking and camping.

Things To Do 

  • Visit the beaches along the central coast.

Autumn In Vietnam

Trekking the Hang En in Bang National Park
Trekking the Hang En in Bang National Park
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September: Rains are less frequent in North and South but in full swing in Central Vietnam. 

October: It is the best time to trek in North Vietnam and soak in the lush greenery. Central Vietnam is off-bounds because of rain.

November: North and South Vietnam are still promising venues. The central region is still in the grip of monsoon. 

Things To Do

  • Hiking/trekking in North
  • Beach days in South

What Is The Best Time To Visit Vietnam?

According to the weather, the best time to visit Vietnam is from January to April. This is a high season in Vietnam also making it one of the most crowded months in Vietnam. 

What Month To Avoid Vietnam?

It is best to avoid the rains in Vietnam, making September to November the worst time to visit Vietnam. However, if you are on a budget this can be the cheapest time to visit the country. 

Vietnam is one of the ideal tourist destinations, especially for Indians. The country provides a Vietnam eVisa for Indians. There are frequent flights to and from Vietnam for India. The cost of transport in Vietnam and accommodation options in the country are also relatively cheap. Getting a Vietnam Tour package is the best way to explore the lengths and breadths of the country. 

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