Best Time to Visit Vietnam

As a home to a wealth of attractions, Vietnam seduces both top-range travelers and their budget. Since the 1980s, Vietnam, as an enterprise, has been welcoming foreign tourists and their money (dollar). Vietnam well-trodden trail of attractions has been rapidly developed by the fast-paced Communist country.

Vietnam is known for its rivers, plentiful beaches, near-endless shopping in the bustling cities, amazing cuisine, and the Buddhist pagodas; these are all enough reasons to visit the South Asian country. Vietnam is an amazing country to experience but visiting the major destinations at the right time makes it more fun and enjoyable.

1. North Vietnam


Hanoi remains one of the most beautiful among all the colonial Indochinese cities. The best time to visit Hanoi is between October-December because Hanoi experiences cooler temperatures, clear and sunny days during this period and that makes it the ideal and most appropriate time to visit Hanoi.

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Ha Long Bay

Also known as the Descending Dragon Bay, Halong remains the representation of a pinnacle of experience to many travelers. The best time to visit Ha Long Bay is between November-April because it is always a cool and foggy season, and this is the time the key events in Vietnam takes place; Vietnamese New Year takes place in January or February as dates vary, Cat Ba Island (Fishing Village Festival) on April 1, with performances of traditional music and dance, and dragon-boat racing.

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Sapa is a hill stationed on a mountain and a vestige of the colonial era of the French. The best time to visit and the best time most visitors visits Spa is March-May & September-November because the nights are always cool and the days are always warm during this period of time. The rainy season falls in May-September and winter, December-February.

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Ninh Binh

The best time to visit Ninh Binh is between November-April because it is the dry season and it is always mild with cool temperatures due to the winter in December-February. It is also the best time to visit due to the fact that Vietnamese New Year event holds between January and February. The Truong Yen Festival also holds on March/April in Hoa Lu. 

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2. Central Vietnam


The best time to visit Hue in Vietnam is during the dry season which falls between January-August because you are liable to experience large storms during the rainy season in September-January. It rains more often in Hue than any area of the country. January-August is also the best time because Vietnamese New event (Jan/Feb) comes up in between this period. Other notable events like the biennial Hue Festival featuring music and dance performances, film screening, and food stalls, also comes up in April/May which falls between January-August. 

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Quang Binh

The best time to visit Quang Binh in Vietnam is between April-November the weather is warm and humid with monsoon rains.

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Hoi An

Hoi An is known for its well-preserved Ancient town which is cut through canals. The best time to visit Hoi An is between December-April & July-August because you experience the full moon celebrations during this period with a cool and pleasant weather conditions. Also, key events such as Vietnamese New Year, which comes up Jan/Feb; the Nguyen Tieu festival; and the energetic Mid-Autumn Festival (known for lion dances and traditional eating of mooncakes) also falls in between December-April & July-August. 

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3. South Vietnam 


It is popularly known as Ho Chi Minh City and it gains its fame by playing a pivotal role in the Vietnam War. You can’t wait to experience the food stalls on a row in the city’s streets especially around the bustling Ben Thanh Market. The best time to visit Saigon is between December-April because the tropical weather is dry and warm during this period and you will also get to experience the Vietnamese New Year event. Mekong Delta: Tours in Mekong Delta region often starts from Saigon.

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Mekong Delta

Mekong Delta is located in the southern part of Vietnam and it is known for being a huge maze of swamps, rivers, and islands. Mekong Delta is a destination where villages are surrounded by rice paddies and a home to Khmer pagodas (floating market). The best time to visit Mekong Delta is during the dry season which is between November-April. You will get to experience Oc Bom Boc, a Khmer festival in November and Vietnamese New Year event in Jan/Feb.

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4. For Your Beach Holidays in Vietnam, you might consider visiting:

Mui Ne (Phan Thiet)

Mui Ne is a beach resort town in Vietnam located in the Southeast part of the country. Phan Thiet in Mui Ne is the best place to be for your next beach holiday in Vietnam. The best time to visit Mui Ne is during the dry season, October-April because it has steady wind conditions during this period. This makes Mui Ne (Phan Thiet) a top destination for kitesurfing, sailing, windsurfing, and other water sports which gives you a memorable experience during your beach holiday. Phan Thiet is a beach of Hon Rom, Fairy stream, and Red Sand Dunes.

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Nha Trang

Nha Trang is coastal resort city located in the southern part of Vietnam. The beach resort city is known for its diving sites, offshore and beaches. The best time to visit Nha Trang for your beach holiday is between November-April because it’s the dry season.

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Phu Quoc

Phu Quoc is a Vietnamese largest island known for its white sand beaches and resorts. The best time to visit Phu Quoc National Park is between November-April which is the dry season. Phu Quoc National Park consists of mountains, wildlife, hiking trails and dense tropical jungle.

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Quy Nhon

You can also choose to spend your beach holiday in Quy Nhon. Quy Nhon is located in Binh Dinh Province situated in central Vietnam. Quy Nhon is coastal city and that makes it one of the best cities to have your beach holiday in Vietnam. 

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So, don’t let your watch stop and schedule the visits as you tour around Vietnam. You won’t want to miss any of this experience. Consider more destinations and tours here:


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