Viet Nam is an ideal destination all year round. In the North, the climate is divided into four seasons: spring, summer, autumn and winter.

From January to April is the change period of living beings, very suitable for festive and spiritual tourism activities, because most festivals in the North take place in the spring. From May to September is appropriate for sea tourism and leisure tourism in mountainous region. The period of October to December is an ideal time for ones who love nature and want to explore wild and majestic beauty of Northern mountainous region.

Climate of the South includes two distinct seasons (rainy and dry seasons) and mild year-round with average temperatures of 27°C. The South has diversified tourism types such as culture, eco-tourism, sea, community-based tourism…

Vietnam Climate Guide

The best time to visit Vietnam is spring (February to April) and autumn (August to October). The temperatures are more moderate and rainfall is lighter. In spring, March and April have the lowest rainfall across all destinations and temperatures are pleasant, though still cool in the far north.

If you plan to see the whole country, deciding on the best time to visit Vietnam can be complicated. Vietnam is over 1,000km (600 miles) in length and has huge regional diversity, however as a truly year-round destination, travel to any part of Vietnam during any season is possible.

Vietnamese Traditional Lunar New Year Festival (Tet) takes place in late January or early February. During this time, most Vietnamese take their vacations, so transport and accommodation options are often full and prices rise. Visitors to Viet Nam this time will have opportunity to enjoy the bustling atmosphere in flower markets and explore unique traditional customs of Vietnamese people.