What is the best time to visit Vietnam? Our destination experts share an overview on the best time for Vietnam holidays and when to visit each part of this tropical country.
Vietnam is a youthful nation fueled by the desire for modernization and commercialization while protective of its traditional past. It is the contrasting characteristics of the country, from its historical past to its modern developments and diverse landscapes and people that will leave a lasting impression.
Vietnam has a tropical climate and the temperatures range between 22 ̊C and 30 ̊C. While there are only two seasons in the south, the monsoon and the dry season, a third season is added to the north: the winter. However, there is no bad travel time to undertake a tour of Vietnam.
When planning your trip to Vietnam, you should consider that the climate varies greatly from region to region. One part of Vietnam can be quite warm, whereas another can be cold. The temperatures from September to January are the mildest in the south, while in winter you can expect low temperatures of 10 ̊C. During this time it is foggy and cloudy in the north. In July and August it is rainy season, when it is cooler, but also has high humidity. In the afternoon you can expect an overcast sky and short rain showers.
Tip: Packing for a trip to Vietnam can be a challenging task, and depends on where you plan to be visiting. Larger cities like Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi offer upscale restaurants and bars, so pack some clothes and shoes for a nice evening out. It’s not advisable to bring flashy jewelry. Check with your Travel Consultant if you have any doubts.
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