The best time to visit Southeast Asia depends on which country you are planning to visit. Here is an overview of the best time to travel in our Asia destinations.
Travel to Bhutan during springtime, between March to May, when the rhododendrons and jacarandas in full bloom and many festivals are celebrated. Winter is an excellent season for birding enthusiasts and you can also indulge in rafting adventures in Southern Bhutan. With pleasant temperatures and excellent visibility, the autumn months between late September to the end of November, are ideal for traveling to Bhutan.
Spread over a vast expanse, the 17,000 islands of Indonesia naturally experience varied climates between regions. Indonesia experiences rain throughout the year, although in the dry season between April to October, rainfall occurs in short bursts. The monsoon season lasts from November to March. Therefore, it is best to travel to Indonesia between mid-April and the end of October, especially if you wish to visit Bali, Java, Lombok and Sulawesi.
Traveling to Japan is especially recommended during the springtime months of March to May, when the cherry trees are in full bloom, especially towards the end of April. In autumn, between September and November, the weather is mild and pleasant as well.
Cambodia experiences similar temperatures throughout the year, although rainfall can very greatly depending on which region you choose to visit. The dry months, between November and April, are the best time for Cambodia tours, when the humidity is low and daytime temperatures are below 30 ° C on an average.
The best time to travel to Laos is during the dry season between October and April. In the summer months of March and April, temperatures can rise as high as 40 ° C. As the Mekong river dries up considerably in summer, river cruises are not possible.
This paradise islands are blessed with amazing tropical weather throughout the year, and usually experience moderate climatic changes owing to their location on the Equator. Monsoon comes to the Maldives twice a year although there are no major cyclones as such. Rainfall and humidity levels are relatively low between December and April, making this the ideal time to visit The Maldives.
The best time to visit Borneo is between May to September. The months of February to April, October and November are also recommended. Plan your visit to the rest of Malaysia between June and September, although March to May, and October, are also pleasant.
The dry months from November to March are ideal for your trip to Myanmar. Although the dry season lasts until May, it can get quite warm and humid from April onward. Although traveling to Myanmar is possible in the rainy months of June to October, this time is not suitable for beach holidays or hiking.
The monsoon lasts from late June to mid-September in Nepal, although the rest of the year is rather dry. Traveling to Nepal in the rainy season is not recommended. The country is beautiful between October and November after the rains, with lush green landscapes, refreshing mountain breeze and mild temperatures.
This teardrop shaped island experiences varied climatic conditions, with at least one region in the country dominated by rainfall at any given time of the year. In the west and south of the country, dry season begins in November and lasts until the end of March. Traveling to Sri Lanka is not recommended during the monsoon months of April to October.
Thailand tours are best between November and February, when the temperature ranges between 30 to 35 ° C and humidity levels are at their lowest. From March to May, temperatures can rise up to 40 ° C, however, the climate also depends on which region you choose to visit. The months of April to June, September and October are not recommended for traveling in Thailand.
Travel to Tibet between the months of April to October. Once the snow begins to melt in April, the country experiences pleasant weather, gentle breezes and the occasional spell of rain. Many parts of Tibet that are inaccessible during the winter due to frozen roads, can be visited at this time. The winter months of October to March are not recommended for travel as it is freezing cold and many roads are blocked.
You can travel to Vietnam all year round, although the best time for travel depends on the region you visit. Travel to Northern Vietnam between October and April. Central Vietnam is most pleasant between February and April while Southern Vietnam is ideal for traveling in the months of December to February.
As you may have noticed, there are often drastic differences in climatic conditions between individual regions Southeast Asia. Deciding on the best time to visit Asia can be challenging, especially if you wish to combine a visit to several countries in your itinerary. With their extensive destination knowledge and having traveled extensively in Asia, our Travel Consultants are happy to advise you on the best time to travel to Asia according to your schedule and preferences. Let us help you plan your Asian journey of a lifetime. Contact us today for your tailor-made obligation-free itinerary.
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