When to go to Vietnam?

Vietnam can be divided in three regions (north, central and south), if you want to visit all three regions during your trip, the best time to visit Vietnam is in March, April or December. The best time to visit Northern Vietnam (e.g. Hanoi, Halong Bay and Sapa) is in March and April and from October to December, note that the north is colder than the other parts of Vietnam. The best time to go to the central region (e.g. Hué, Hoi An, Danang and Nha Trang) of Vietnam is from December to March, when the weather is dry and cool. The best time to visit the south of Vietnam (e.g. Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong delta) is from December to April, when the weather is dry and the temperature is the most comfortable.

The north can become cold and misty from December through February and hot and humid from June to July. The central part of Vietnam has the wet monsoon period from September through December. For both the north and central part of Vietnam, there is a possibility that a typhoon will strike from July to November. The south of Vietnam has a wet season from May to November, with the peak rain from June to August, the Mekong delta can be flooded.

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