When to Go

High Season (Jul & Aug)

  • Prices increase by up to 50% by the coast; book hotels well in advance.
  • All Vietnam, except the far north, is hot and humid, with the summer monsoon bringing downpours.

Shoulder (Dec–Mar)

  • During the Tet festival (late January or early February), the whole country is on the move and prices rise.
  • North of Nha Trang can get cool weather. Expect chilly conditions in the north.
  • In the far south, clear skies and sunshine are the norm.

Low Season (Apr–Jun, Sep–Nov)

  • Perhaps the best time to tour the whole nation.
  • Typhoons can lash the central and northern coastline until November.