Vietnam is a great vacation destination for all twelve months of the year for one simple reason: Weather patterns vary between northern, central and southern Vietnam, due to the country’s size.
This means that at any given moment, you will find at least one region in Vietnam where the weather is perfect for hiking, at least one region where the weather is perfect for a beach getaway, and at least one region where it’s a bit more rainy.
Vietnam is divided into seven climactic regions, making up three distinct weather systems
|All coastal areas north of the Hai Van Pass|
|South-central coast||Central Highlands|
|Everywhere south of the Hai Van Pass|
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The dry season in northwestern Vietnam lasts from October until April, while the wet season lasts from May to September. The best time to travel to northwestern Vietnam is during the dry season, as this region is well known for its stunning hiking trails. During the wet season, these trails are often dangerous and therefore closed off to the public.
Although the best time of year to visit is during the dry season, it is worth noting that December and January can be extremely cold.
The climate in northeastern Vietnam is similar to that of northwestern Vietnam. The dry season in northeast Vietnam is from October to March, while the wet season is from April to September.
It is best to visit northeastern Vietnam during the dry season in order to make the most of your stay and to avoid road closures and unsafe hiking conditions.
Northern Vietnam has two main seasons: Winter and summer. The winter starts in November and lasts until April, when the heat starts to pick up and lasts for the rest of the year.
During the winter months, you can expect cold and drizzly weather. However, during the summer, be ready to sweat! Summer months in northern Vietnam are hot and humid.
In north-central Vietnam, also known as the northern coast, winters are typically cold, cloudy and drizzly. Summers, on the other hand are hot, dry and filled with warm breezes.
From January until the end of August, the weather in south-central Vietnam is hot and dry, with temperatures reaching up to 35 degrees. From September through December, this area receives a lot of rain.
We would recommend visiting during the dry season, but if you decide to come during the rainy season, it is best to avoid October and November, as half of the total amount of rain for the year in this region falls during these months.
Because of the high altitude in Central Highlands, the temperature is typically lower than it is along the coast.
The wet season starts in May and lasts until October, while the dry season starts in November and lasts through April. The hottest (and driest) months of the year tend to be March and April.
The average temperature in southern Vietnam is 25-35 degrees all year long, making for ideal (and sometimes a bit hot) temperatures no matter when you choose to visit.
The dry season starts in November and ends in April. It’s during this time that the south experiences its hottest and most humid weather; from March to May. The wet season begins in May and lasts until November, during which time June-August are the months with the most rain.
We recommend planning your promotions around the different seasons of the year
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