Vietnam stretches over a considerable distance from the mountains of the north bordering China, to the Mekong Delta and islands in the south.
Vietnams’ climate is varied and is affected by two different monsoon systems and also by the prevailing geography.
The South of Vietnam generally experiences the driest conditions between November and April. Nha Trang, Mui Ne, Phu Quoc and Con Dao normally experience excellent weather at this time of year.
Hoi An is best visited between March and September. November to January can see higher rainfall in Hoi An and temperatures in the low twenties.
In Hanoi, temperatures can be an issue in the Winter months, when it can be quite chilly at night and in the early mornings. Jackets required! Cruising on Halong Bay is beautiful at any time of year but cruising in Halong Bay in the winter months means dressing for cooler weather.
Those heading into the mountains north of Hanoi should be prepared for cold conditions in the Winter and hot days but chilly nights and early mornings in the summer.