Vietnam summer is always charming and delightful thanks to the pristine beaches, colorful valleys, fresh and cold cuisine, flavorful tropical fruits, and more. That's why heading out to Vietnam in the summer is a must that travelers should never miss. Zoom in on one of the most travel-favorable seasons here and get ready to spice up your Vietnam travel with sunlight!
1. When is Vietnam summer? How is the weather this season?
Vietnam summer often starts in late April and ends in late August. It is known as one of the peak seasons for tourism as it coincides with the public holiday and Vietnam summer vacation.
Paying attention to Vietnam weather during the summer will help you plan your trip better. And here are some differences between the three regions of Vietnam:
- North Vietnam: The hottest months are June and July. The temperature in rural, mountainous, and highland areas will be more comfortable than in big cities. Therefore, it is the ideal time for exploring Moc Chau, Tam Dao, Quang Ninh, Sapa, etc.
- Central Vietnam: The summers here are always dry and harsh, with heat waves and sometimes typhoons. However, tourists are still racing to visit here because this region nestles the most breathtaking coasts.
- South Vietnam: Summer in the south is not as harsh as in the north or the central region. However, sudden rains can be annoying. If you plan to travel here, remember to prepare a light raincoat or waterproof jacket.
Tips for travelers: in summer, whether in the south, central, or north, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. is the hottest and quietest time. Locals tend to stay inside and become more active in the early morning or late afternoon.
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2. Should you travel to Vietnam in the summer?
Like in many other countries, the summer season in Vietnam is not the most comfortable. Still, seasoned travelers love visiting this country in the hot months for various reasons.
Firstly, Vietnam owns hundreds of beautiful beaches, many of which are considered the most beautiful beaches in the world. And nothing could be better than soaking in the fresh, cool water during a hot day.
Secondly, Vietnam Summer in the highlands, rural areas and valleys is breathtaking and comfortable. Tourists can immerse themselves in the pleasant atmosphere of Mai Chau Valley, admire the green rice terraces in Ha Giang, enjoy the romantic scenery in Dalat, etc. There are plenty of options for you.
Thirdly, Vietnam's cuisine during the summer is unique and tasty. Tropical fruits, fresh smoothies, sweet cane juice, salads, coconut cream… are refreshments you must try.
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3. Where to go during the summer months in Vietnam?
Vietnam boasts thousands of pristine natural landscapes, many of which only present their best under the sun. If you find it difficult to select where to spend your Vietnam summer holiday, go for the five stopovers below:
3.1. Ha Long
Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO-listed wonder, is one of the most famous Vietnam summer destinations. This stop is renowned for its pristine and impressive scenery amid the sea. Visiting here, tourists can admire the incredible natural setting from the cruise ship and helicopter.
The best time to visit Ha Long is from April to June, when the weather is mild with low rainfall and few storms. This climate is ideal for challenging yourself with kayaking, climbing mountains, exploring nearby attractions, and enjoying the freshest seafood at reasonable prices.
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3.2. Hoi An
Hoi An Ancient Town is a 400-year-old urban area in central Vietnam. The attraction of this place comes from the old architecture, moss-roofed houses, colorful lantern streets, and many unique traditional festivals and cultures.
Hoi An weather comes in two separate seasons: wet and dry. January to August is the dry season, which is more convenient for traveling. If you plan to visit Hoi An during the summer, you should make it there from April to June, when the temperature is around 26°C to 31°C.
Wandering through streets, soaking in the cool water of An Bang Beach, and visiting nearby attractions like VinWonders Nam Hoi An, Cham Islands, Hai Van Pass, etc. are some must-tries.
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3.3. Nha Trang
Nha Trang, the coastal city of Vietnam, is always the best destination for Vietnam summer travel. This city is blessed with beautiful beaches, bays, pristine islands, and many other stunning landscapes. Besides, there are now many recreation centers for visitors to enrich their journey.
Nha Trang weather is quite cozy all year. However, visitors often visit here from January to May because of its excellent climate: mild temperatures with little rainfall. If you want to travel without the tourist masses, come here in July or August. Nha Trang is still enjoyable in the low season.
Hon Tre Island is the most prominent tourist spot in Nha Trang. This island is home to one of the most beautiful beaches and the leading amusement park in Vietnam: VinWonders Nha Trang. Besides, visitors can choose any of the five Vinpearl resorts here to experience a luxury stay. If you want to live inside the city, Vinpearl Nha Trang has a beachfront hotel that could meet your needs.
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3.4. Da Nang
Known as one of the most livable cities in Vietnam, Da Nang can satisfy the travel hunger of all tourists with its rich culture, gorgeous natural scenery, modern pace of life, and many tourism experiences. Besides, kind locals and delicious specialties are two big pluses of this city.
Like any other city in central Vietnam, Da Nang weather has wet and dry seasons. The ideal time to visit this city is from April to August – the dry season, as it is best for moving around and sightseeing. Besides, famous Vietnamese summer festivals at this time attract thousands of visitors yearly. That is why it quickly becomes the peak tourism season here.
However, the wet season is also a good choice, especially if you want to see only a fraction of visitors. On rainy days, you can still admire the natural beauty of your staycation. Choose Vinpearl Resort & Spa Da Nang for the charming views and excellent cuisine. You can still go outside when the rain ends and explore the region.
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3.5. Phu Quoc
With peaceful and untouched natural beauty and favorable climate, Phu Quoc is the best spot to pop up some Vitamin D. This island could be the symbol for Vietnam summer traveling thanks to amazing landscapes with beautiful beaches, 99 mountains, hills, and pristine forests.
Phu Quoc weather is different from other regions. The weather is sunny and comfortable from October to April, ideal for sunbathing and outdoor activities. The rainy season often starts in May, but the climate is still enjoyable. After August, Phu Quoc comes into the wet season with rain and even storms.
Long, white, sunny, and crystal-clear beaches are the typical features of Phu Quoc. Therefore, if you visit pearl island in Vietnam in the summer, you should prefer to stay at a beachfront resort so as not to miss the fantastic scenery.
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Traveling to Vietnam in the summer months has both pros and cons. The heat, some extreme weather, and high tourist density are minus points. However, as the Vietnam summer is diverse in each region, there is a lot for tourists to explore and experience. Hopefully, the information in this article can help you to perfect your summer holiday in Vietnam with fun!
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