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VIETNAM Best Time to Go
Vietnam’s elongated shape includes tropical and subtropical zones and is the reason for the varied climate in the country. Generally speaking it is fine to travel in Vietnam all year round.
May to September
The South (Ho Chi Minh City to Phan Thiet)
The South is hot year round and has two seasons; one wet and the other dry. The wet season lasts from May to October and you can expect brief daily downpours. The dry season from November to April is generally sunny and humid.
The Centre (Nha Trang to Hue)
For most of the year Nha Trang is bathed in beautiful sunshine. However, between November and December the area has heavy rain. Dalat, at an altitude of 1,500 metres is cooler than the coastal area, particularly from November through to March. Danang, Hoi An and Hue experience typhoon activity from mid-October to mid-December when the climate becomes cooler, more overcast and wetter.
Summer in the north lasts from May to October when temperatures range between 30 and 35 degrees Celsius with high humidity and bursts of heavy rain. The temperature varies from 10 to 15 degrees in Winter (December to March). February and March can be damp with drizzle.
Approximately 20th December – 10th January
GMT + 7 hours
Visas are required for most nationalities and can be obtained in the guest’s home country or Buffalo Tours can arrange them in advance. Visitors can obtain a visa on arrival but must have a letter of approval. Otherwise, visitors must have a valid visa on arrival. Passports must be valid for 6 months after final departure date.
The North (Hanoi to Sapa)
Ho Chi Minh City’s Tan Son Nhat airport is approximately 7 kilometres northwest of the city centre. Hanoi’s Noi Bai airport is approximately 35 kilometres north of the city centre.
ho chi minh city (south)
High Season October to April
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