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Vietnam Travel Guide

Remarkably exotic and undeniably intriguing, Vietnam is a land of gorgeous panoramas, rich culture and a street food scene that is well worth exploring – and that’s just the beginning. There are unforgettable beaches. History calling to be uncovered. Tangled backstreets filled with French-colonial architecture. Friendly faces that make you feel instantly welcomed. This is your adventure. 

The Highlights

The Basics

When to Visit

when to visit
  1. Peak Season

    June to August

    While Vietnam is a small country, the temperatures vary greatly between the north and south regions. But, despite the varying seasons, Vietnam is a year-round destination and you just need to make sure you pick the right time to suit your travel needs. June through August is when Vietnam is at its hottest and for travellers who prefer to avoid extreme heat, it would be best to travel at another time. For sun lovers, this is your time to shine – but be aware that it will rain heavily in the south but the north should be clear from the rain. If you’re on a budget, avoid August as school holidays will cause accommodation prices to rise. 

  2. Low Season

    November to January

    In the northern part of Vietnam, travellers will face the possibility of snow accompanied by cool temperatures. On the other hand, if you travel in the south, the dry season tends to last from December to late April and the climate will be warm (minimum 20°C on average) so it really does depend on where you want to explore most. If the weather patterns of Vietnam have only left you confused, the best time to explore the country overall would be during spring (March and April) or autumn (September or December) for the most favourable climate. 

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