The country of Vietnam can be divided broadly into three parts – North Vietnam, Central Vietnam, and South Vietnam. There is no best time to visit Vietnam since these regions have very different climate and weather conditions. Depending on this, it is advised that the tourists choose the region they want to tour.
Hanoi is the capital city of Vietnam and located in the northern region and the second largest city in the country. It served as the capital for the French Indochina from 1902 to 1954 and the effects and the influence of the French are still visible in many areas. At the same time, you can immerse yourself in the modern metropolis and appreciate the beauty it has to offer. It is a very picturesque city and dubbed as the “Paris of Asia”. The best time to visit Vietnam if you want to travel the north would probably be during spring (February to April) or autumn (September to November) as they feature the most pleasant weather conditions. With the spring, you get to see the floral beauty of the city in full glory while the fall offers a beautiful, serene, and peaceful weather.
The far northern region of the country is famous for its mountains with the north-west being known for many activities typical of mountainous regions. The climate is divided into two main parts here – the dry season runs from October to late March while the wet season starts in April and ends in September. It is preferable to travel this region during the dry season as the weather conditions will be ideal for trekking and adventure activities. It is discouraged to travel the mountainous region of Ha Giang during the wet months. The daytime temperatures range from 15 to 28 degree Celcius while the night time temperatures fall between 10 to 18 degrees Celcius.
The central Vietnam is a hub of historical heritage, the most iconic beach of the country, and fantastic native delicacies. Hoi An, Hue, and Danang are popular tourist destinations and have hot and dry weather from mid January to late August and temperatures can often reach and exceed 30 degrees. The rainfall increases in October an November and can sometimes come in the form of typhoons. The central Vietnam has enchanting and picturesque beauty which tourists and travelers would love.
The south Vietnam is also no lesser than the other regions of the country and has a stable and more constant temperatures throughout the year. The weather is also pretty stable and split into two simple seasons – dry and wet. The dry season begins in November and ends in February while the wet season lasts from May to early November. The period from June to August receives the highest rainfall. The southern coastal region is popular and much loved because of its beautiful Ho Chi Minh City, The Mekong Delta, and Phu Quoc.