Travel guide for distinct weather seasons in Vietnam

vietnam Autumn, Mu Cang Chai

Vietnam is one of the most attractive countries in the world. From lush jungles to breathtaking delicacies, your vacation will surely be memorable and fun. After you have a Vietnam tourist visa, it’s time to start learning some tips and tricks for traveling and start planning your journey. What you pack and the activities you take part in when you visit will depend largely on the weather, so be prepared. What is the weather like in Vietnam? Like most locations, the weather varies from location to location, even during the season. Be sure to carefully check the weather in the areas you will come before going out.

Vietnam has 2 distinct seasons: the rainy season (May – October) and the dry season (November – April). When making your travel plan, you can use this seasonal division as an easy way to know which season is best suited for what you want to do.


Winter in Vietnam includes December, January, and February. These months bring nice weather with mild to warm temperatures and little rain. If you want a holiday on a world-famous beach, winter is the best season of the weather to make the trip. In southern Vietnam, winter weather means temperatures in the range of 70 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit.

Winter in Sapa, Vietnam

Winter in Sapa, Vietnam

In northern Vietnam, the weather varies a lot. Although drier than usual, the winter months still drizzle for most of the season. The temperature is between 50 and 60 degrees Fahrenheit as opposed to the south where things are still warmer. The sea can be a little volatile during the winter months, but with an experienced guide, you can explore it the way you want without worrying. Central Vietnam is similar to northern Vietnam, although the central regions have a milder version of weather in the north.


Spring in Vietnam includes March, April and May. This season is beautiful and can be quite hot. It can rains quite often though. Therefore, if you plan to travel during this time, be prepared for high temperatures and lots of rain. As the temperature rises in the spring, so does the temperature of the sea, and the water often becomes too hot to swim.

Spring in Vietnam

A woman meticulously takes care of flowers at My Phong village in My Tho City, Tien Giang Province.

In the south of Vietnam, the temperature is about 70 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit. For those with some health problems or Restricted Mobility, it’s not a good time to visit this beautiful country due to the high temperatures, humidity and rain.


summer in Vietnam

Danang Beach, Vietnam

In the summer, the weather in the three regions in Vietnam drastically changes. During 3 summer months, the temperature is on an increase. In southern Vietnam, the daytime temperature is hot and there is a lot of rain, which can last up to several hours a day but the frequency is different.
In the Central region, it is a little bit milder as the coast regulates the heat quite well. But from August, this region can also be affected by typhoon season. If you are planning to travel to central Vietnam, August may not be the best month to go. The northern region has hot days, cool nights, and downpours. Because of the humidity, a bug repellent is a must-have item.


The sun and the sky are gentler during the autumn. The weather remains hot throughout September and October, but November brings a drastic reduction of precipitation. For those who want to get out and explore, November is a great month to travel in the north and central parts of the country.

vietnam Autumn, Mu Cang Chai

Mu Cang Chai

According to the warning, autumn can be a dangerous time in central Vietnam due to occasional raging hurricanes with all the consequences. Always be extremely careful when planning a trip to central Vietnam in the autumn.

Vietnam is a beautiful country with a rich culture. This lovely country has a lot of things to look forward to, so check the weather and start planning today!

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