There is no bad time to travel, but there is always a better time to visit one place. Each season has its own beauty, and choosing a suitable time is an important thing to enjoy it.
Vietnam is a beautiful country with tons of places to see. But, where to go in 12 months of the year?
Surely you can find the answer after reading the post below!
Where to go in January?
January is the right time to travel to northern Vietnam. Those who love to explore and want to experience the cold winter cold can conquer Mount Mau Son (Lang Son) – the place with the lowest year-round temperature in Vietnam.
Mau Son mountain area has two distinct seasons. In the winter, sometimes the temperature drops below 0 degrees. If you are lucky, you can see snow covering with white grass.
It’s about 200 kilometers from Hanoi to Lang Son, so you can ride a motorbike or take a car. In the evening, you can walk around the mountain to take photos, take part in a campfire or some exchange activities.
Where to go in February?
As the North is cold with drizzle in February, southern islands like Phu Quoc are better choices. At that time, the southern sea welcomes visitors with sunny days, clear blue beaches and tranquility.
Phu Quoc is very developed with an international airport, a system of hotels, restaurants, and homestay resorts with different prices, depending on your choice. You can rent a boat to visit the small islands or simply lie on the white sand, drink coconut water, eat jaggery, and watch the sunrise and sunset at sea. From Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, there are direct flights to Phu Quoc, so it’s very convenient for you to travel there.
Where to go in March?
In March, when spring weather is spread across the Northwest, it is also the time of flowers blooming white in Moc Chau mountain. Ban flower has long been considered a symbol of the Northwest region, bringing an undying vitality.
Despite the harsh weather and topography, it still creeps up and grows strongly, embellishing the region with a pure white. You can see many blooming flowers in areas along Highway 6, Moc Chau town. It is captivating so many travelers across Moc Chau on this occasion.
Where to go in April?
Da Nang is an ideal choice for tourists in April.
Every year, the Danang International Fireworks Competition is held on 29 and 30 April. There are 3-4 international teams, and Da Nang – Vietnam teams participate in the competition, showing the fireworks in 2 days on both sides of the Han River. This time also opens a summer tourist season in the city.
On this occasion, a large number of visitors arrive in Da Nang, so you should book flights and hotel tickets in advance very early. If you want to have a nice place to see the fireworks, you are also advised to come early to line up.
Coming here, you have a varied choice of accommodation and places to visit. You can also easily move to the ancient town of Hoi An for a short 1-2 day trip. Da Nang and Hoi An are also outstanding spots on the map of Vietnamese cuisine, so do not forget to enjoy the specialties.
Where to go in May?
May is the best time to go to Ninh Binh when the rice fields turn yellow beside the picturesque rivers. Ninh Binh is known as a charming ancient capital city with pristine nature.
Ninh Binh is home to a lot of beautiful landscapes with mountains, rivers, caves, historical sites, temples, eco-tourism sites, and artificial constructions. The most famous ones are Trang An and Tam Coc scenic areas, Mua Cave, Hoa Lu, Van Long lagoon, Bai Dinh pagoda, and Cuc Phuong National Park.
Where to go in June and July?
Mekong Delta has a temperate climate all year round, which is suitable for tourism and entertainment activities. However, tourists often choose to travel there in the summer, especially around June to July, because this is the time of the fruit season.
It will be a memorable time when going into the vast fruit garden, picking fruits and enjoying them, or going to floating markets, buying fruits, and feeling the atmosphere of the typical Southwest river. That’s all you can get on a Mekong cruise.
You can choose the tourist routes: My Tho – Can Tho – Chau Doc, Cai Be – Can Tho – Chau Doc, My Tho – Vinh Long – Can Tho – Chau Doc, the stork gardens of Sa Dec, Ben Tre – Cai Mon – Cho Lach – Can Tho or Ca Mau – U Minh – Stork Garden – Tra Su
Where to go in August?
August is considered a good time when traveling to Nha Trang (Khanh Hoa), to end a vibrant summer. At this time, the coastal city is still in the dry season, the climate is not too hot, which is suitable for swimming and participating in outdoor activities.
From Nha Trang, visitors can visit the emerging islets such as Binh Ba, Binh Hung, Binh Lap, Diep Son Beach, Hon Mun, Hon Tam, Ninh Van Bay, or beaches at Hon Noi. Or if you just want to move around the city, you can explore the city’s rich cuisine.
Where to go in September and October?
September is the beginning of autumn – the most beautiful season in Hanoi. So even though there are occasional periods of heavy rain, people still feel relieved to enjoy the fragrance of the green rice, wrapped in fragrant lotus leaves. The dish becomes the soul of Hanoi. From green rice, people make many other delicacies.
Hanoi capital is also home to a lot of famous tourist destinations such as Hoan Kiem Lake, the Old Quarter, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, West Lake…
Where to go in November and December?
Once taking about traveling to Vietnam, it’s deficient if we do not mention Halong Bay – the World Natural Heritage of Vietnam. November and December are considered the best time to visit Halong Bay, especially for foreign tourists.
Gorgeous beaches, mysterious caves, stunning islands.. are attractive points of Halong. Coming here, do not miss the chance to take a Halong cruise tour to enjoy the beauty of the bay and take part in a lot of exciting activities such as swimming, kayaking, cooking class, or night squid fishing.
If you are wondering what the best cruises in Halong are, take a look at https://www.halong-bay-tours.com/page/best-sellers.html, where you can find the most suitable one for your trip.
No matter when you come to Vietnam, this country will always treat you well. Friendly people, breathtaking landscapes, and delicious cuisine will make your Vietnam trip memorable.