Top Places to Visit in Vietnam for Each Season

Here is a quick guide about where to visit in Vietnam for each season. Let’s find out together. The stretching geographic position of this S-shaped country with north-to-south distance of 1,650 kilometers and is about 50 kilometers wide at the narrowest point that all bring to Vietnam the most various climate than any country else. The diversity has its own advantage whereby travelers can plan their visit by matching destinations and enjoy the most exquisite scenery for each season. 

Places to Visit in Vietnam for Each Seasons


Spring (January to March)
The Northern Vietman can be cold, damp and rainy in the early months of the year but snow can occur in mountainous provinces such as Sa Pa, Ha Giang. Besides, temperatures range from 20°C to 30°C, and up to 40°C in the hotter months in Southern Vietnam while in Central region has the similar temperatures and humidity, but just a bit cooler.

Northern provinces in Vietnam

This time is also traditional Tet holiday in Vietnam, for those who enjoy conventional, cultural and sacred occasions this is the best time for you.

Where to visit: Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City (during Tet holiday), Sapa (January, March), Dalat (January), Nha Trang (February, March).

Time to visit historical destination – Independence Palace

Summer (April to June)
Northern Vietnam hit maximum temperatures of around 30°C during the hot, wet summer months, and it can hit up to 40°C in the rest region.

Summer is the best time for beach holiday but it is not recommended during this period in the South due to rough seas. And if you are afraid of jam-packed destinations, it is better to travel before May when Vietnamese parents and families still have to wait for their children school holiday.

Where to visit: Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City (in late April, early May where the whole country celebrates Reunification Day and International Labor Day), beaches (mid of May to June), Hue (during Hue festival often in May or June), Central region of Vietnam.

Phu Quoc Beach

Autumn (July to September)
Although it’s autumn but in Vietnam it is hot and wet period. Domestic tourism will increase during this season because of school and most families with children will opt for holiday during this season. Those popular destinations are estimate to be occupied, the hike of service fees at tourist spots such as Halong Bay, Sapa, Danang, Nha Trang, Phu Quoc, etc.

Halong Bay – Recognized by UNESCO as World Nature Heritage

Winter (October to December)
The weather is considered the most lovely in the year in Northern Vietnam whereby the sky is clear blue and the wind is gentle. It will be rainy in the rest of the country but this season there will be a decline of local citizens travelling.

Where to visit: Hanoi, Halong Bay, Sapa and the other provinces in Northern Vietnam. Moreover, Ho Chi Minh City and non-beach areas are also good choices to go this time.


Travel Tips: You can visit the different destinations in Vietnam according to the season. Now is easier and faster to get Vietnam visa on arrival, applicants can apply online and then get passport stamped at arrival airports.

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