Best Time to Visit the South of Vietnam

The South of Vietnam is beautiful from the plain to the city, with many famous places with tourists from all over the world such as Ho Chi Minh City, Mui Ne – Phan Thiet, Phu Quoc, The Mekong Delta…. But do you know when the best time to visit this area is? Let’s explore and have the best plan for your Vietnam trip!

Ho Chi Minh City


The climate of Southern Vietnam

This region is characterized by a warm year-round weather due to the typical monsoon tropical climate. The annual average temperature is about 250C-300C. There are only two main seasons in the South of Vietnam, which is dry season and rainy season. Dry season is from December to April. It is sunny with low humidity and rainfall. Rainy season lasts from May to November. Throughout much of the rainy season, rainfall is generally heavy but short-lasting.

Best time to visit Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City, also known by the local name "Saigon", is the largest and most modern cities of Vietnam. It is a noisy, bustling tropical city with skyscrapers, boulevards under trees and numerous dishes. December to April is considered as the best time to visit Ho Chi Minh City, because this is the time of the dry season. The weather is hot and sunny but still comfortable, and less rainy, which makes it possible for visitors to fully explore this vibrant city.

Best time to visit Phan Thiet - Mui Ne

Mui Ne is the name of a sea tip, a popular tourist center in Phan Thiet, which is included in the list of Vietnam national tourist resorts. Mui Ne – Phan Thiet is famous for its stretching white sand, blue sea and rows of coconut trees. Visitors can come to Mui Ne at any time in the year, because each season in this paradise of sea has a different beauty. From April to August is the most beautiful time in Mui Ne. At this time the sea is clear and cool. August to December will be suitable for surfing and adventure sports enthusiasts.

Best time to visit The Mekong Delta

The Mekong Delta is dubbed the "rice bowl" of Southeast Asia, with immense rice fields that do not see the end. It has a sunny climate all year round and wild weather, so tourists can come to visit this place in every season. Each season, the Mekong Delta has its own unique and interesting beauty. From June to August is the time of a ripe fruit season, allowing you to explore the lush fruit gardens and enjoy a wide variety of fruits. From September to November are the months of the floating season, which is the time for tourists to enjoy unforgettable and exciting experiences on traditional boats as well as floating markets.

Best time to visit Phu Quoc Island

If you plan to visit the South of Vietnam, don’t ignore Phu Quoc, the resort paradise island of Vietnam. Phu Quoc is also the largest tropical island in Vietnam, where has clear blue beaches, golden sand dunes, interspersed with awe-inspiring mountains. The weather here is not stable, but changes throughout the year. It is cool and pleasant with sunny days, clear sky and less rainy from November to March, while April to May is much hotter. The rainy and wet weather lasts from June to October, so it is not recommended to visit this island at this time.