Weather & Packing List


There is good weather somewhere in Vietnam all year round! Vietnam stretches over 2000 km from North to South. The climate differs all year round from one region to another. Overall, the north of Vietnam experiences more marked seasons than the rest of the country with two distinct seasons: wet and dry. The mainly dry winter lasts from December to March with average temperatures of 18-20°C  (≈64 - 68°F) but it can drop to as low 10’s at times. Summer lasts from May to October and is hot and humid with temperatures around 30°C (≈86°F).

 North and Central Vietnam can encounter tropical storms and typhoons from October to January. Hue, Danang, and Hoi An in the center of the country, have very hot, dry weather from March to August with temperatures reaching the mid-30-39°C (≈86-102°F), but can experience cool weather and some heavy rainfall between September and February. During these months, seas can be rough with high tides and beach swimming may not be possible.

The South, including Ho Chi Minh City and the Mekong Delta, benefits from sunshine and warm weather all year round. However, the rainy season lasts from May to November (with showers once or twice a day in general), and a dry season from December to April. The Central Highlands can be chilly. Nha Trang has warm – sometimes hot - weather all year round, with a rainy season from the end of September until December.

Packing List

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 Comfortable lightweight clothing in natural fabrics such as cotton is most suitable for traveling in Vietnam. The dress code is fairly casual as in most parts of the tropics, but it is advisable to cover arms and legs in the evenings against biting insects. Shoes must be removed before entering some religious building or a private home. 

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Vietnam mainly uses 220V but in some areas, 110V is also used. A mixture of flat and round 2-pin outlets are used throughout the country. It is recommended to bring a universal plug adaptor.