January, February, March
Most of the country enjoy dry and pleasant weather during the two months. Beaches in Phu Quoc, Nha Trang, Mui Ne are absolutely among the best places to enjoy your beach break as the sunshine is guaranteed not only this time but the entire year. But in northern Vietnam, temperatures vary very much between daytime and night time.
The whole area including Ha Long bay and Ninh Binh, where is home to “Ha Long in land” can get quite hazy and you may not be guaranteed the best views. In mountainous area including Sapa, Ha Giang, Ba Be,… the temperatures drop dramatically at night time.
It is also worth noting that Tet – Vietnamese New Year (the same time to Chinese New Year) is the biggest festival and longest holiday of the year. During TET the majority of shops, museums and restaurants are closed for about a week. But it is definitely amazing to observe hectic and colorful local markets before the festival. Tet’s date varies date varies but mainly falls on second half of January and first half of February.
Below are the dates of TET till 2023
2019: February 5
2020: January 25
2021: February 12
2022: February 1
2023: January 23
April – May
Another good time to visit Vietnam. Great weather is seen everywhere. Blue sky is seen in Halong bay, Cat Ba island as well the entire Vietnam. Some odd showers may happen somewhere. Beaches in Halong bay, Cat Ba island are warm enough to swim till mid October.
June, July, August
You will see clear blue sky for majority of the time and showers in North and South while it is pretty dry in center where is home to some stunning beaches: Lang Co (Hue), My Khe (Danang), An Bang (Hoian), ect. It is all worth noting that June is the hottest month of the year when the noon temperature may be up to 38 degree Celsius or more. Besides, some tropical storms will hit northern Vietnam this time.
The blue clear sky is still seen through out Vietnam thought the North and South are wet sometimes. Phu Quoc island normally see the highest rainfall of the year. Great time to visit northern Vietnam featuring stunning terraced rice fields in Mu Cang Chai, Sapa, Ha Giang,.
Warm jackets are necessary if you visit north of Vietnam this time of the year as winter in North Vietnam normally starts from early November and lasts till late next March.
Temperatures can drop to 10-12 degree Celsius or event lower in Sapa. In the mean time, dry season in South Vietnam also begins. Beach season in Phu Quoc island returns Center of Vietnam, stretching from Quang Binh to Nha Trang has more chance of showers during this time.