Best time to visit Vietnam

The best time to visit Vietnam is not an easy question to answer, as the weather varies between different regions. A lot depends on what you are looking for from your trip – if it's time on the beach on the central coast, you probably want to stick to the drier months from February to October, before the peak summer crowds arrive; if you're here to go trekking in the highlands, October to March is the optimum season.


The best time of year to visit Vietnam is generally during the dry season, which varies across the country's different regions. The dry season offers pleasant weather for outdoor activities and exploration. However, it is important to note that weather patterns can vary slightly each year. It is always recommended to check the specific forecast for the period you plan to visit.

Vietnam: A Seasonal Snapshot

Spring into Vietnam: March to April is the sweet spot for a countrywide tour, with mild weather and minimal rain. It’s the perfect time to explore from the mountains to the sea.

North Vietnam’s Seasons:

  • Winter Wonderland: December to February, chilly nights drop to 4°C—bring a coat!
  • Summer Sizzle: May to August, hot and humid.
  • Best Bets: March to April and September to November for warm, sunny days.

Central Vietnam Climate:

  • Typhoon Time: August to November, unpredictable but usually wet.
  • Sunny Spells: February to August, with July and August peaking at a toasty 30°C.

Southern Charms:

  • Year-Round Warmth: Always a good time with a dry spell from December to May.
  • Monsoon Magic: June to November, short showers make for epic photos and lush landscapes.
  • Heat Wave Alert: March to May can soar to 40°C
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