What is the best time to visit Vietnam?

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What is first question come to your mind when you travel? Undoubtedly, the weather is one of these questions that you wonder. Do you know the best time to visit Vietnam? As a truth, travel to any part of Vietnam during any season is possible”

Vietnam has a tropical climate with a considerable amount of sun, a high rate of rainfall, and high humidity. It is also influenced by monsoon. In general, Vietnam’s climate including 3 main regions: the Northern, the Southern and the Central.

Northern Weather 

There are four distinct seasons: Summer, autumn, winter and spring.The summer with temperature from 25oC to 35oC, It is rainy season that is hot but is the best time to see Vietnam with blue sky and rainbow.The autumn will give you special moment to see a different Hanoi with yellow leaves fall everywhere on street. At that time the weather gets cool. In the winter, weather becomes cold and dry;the temperature is lowest in December and January. On some mountainous area as Sapa, Tam Dao, Hoang Lien Son, etc, it can be down to 0°C.. The spring gets warmer and drizzles.

Sapa in Summer

Sapa in Summer

Climate in the North is also able to be divided into two seasons: the rainy season from May to September (hot, heavy rain), and the dry season from October to April (cold, little rainfall).

Central Weather 

The weather in Central Vietnam is kind of a transitionary area climate-wise from the north to the south. There is different between climate in North- Central and South Central.

Belong to Hai Van Pass’s North. In the winter, the weather is cold and heavy rain (especially Thua Thien Hue). It is caused by the influences of Northeast monsoon that bring steam from ocean. In the summer, it has dry and hot weather because of Southwest monsoon. The temperature can peak at 40oC, thus the humidity is so low.

South- Central Coastal Provinces that belong to Hai Van Pass’s South, is not influenced by Northeast monsoon because this type of wind be weak and prevented by Bach Ma mountain. These provinces have dry and hot weather in the summer by Southwest wind from the Gulf of Thai Lan.

The most typical climate feature of this area is the rainy season and dry season don’t not happen at the same time with the rest climate (The North and the South). In summer all part of country has heavy rain, on the contrary, this is the hottest time in Central.

Southern Weather

The South of Vietnam is typical of humid tropical climate. There are two main seasons: the rainy and the dry.  The rainy season lasting from May to November while the dry season, it is hot from late February to April. At rainy time time you'll most likely see some flooding in Saigon. This time of the year can be a great time to visit if you don’t mind experiencing a few raindrops.

Southern in Rainy Season

Southern in Rainy Season

Thanks to the diverse by terrain in each region that create the different climate between Northern, Southern and Central.You can visit in Vietnam at any time of year. Plan you trip to see Hanoior Sapain October, November and December, Saigon in February or March. And visit Hue down to Nha Trang is great in the first half of the year, from January through to July.

“Just choose your suitable time and let us plan journey for you”

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