Travelling in January
Expect dry weather throughout much of Vietnam in January, as wet season fades away and the sun comes out across most of the country. There are still showers in the central regions and the south tends to be hotter than the north. The best beaches are in the south.
Travelling in February
One of the best months to travel in Vietnam, with dry sunny weather expected throughout the country although the centre is likely to still be experiencing downpours. The beaches are gorgeous, and trekking conditions are optimal in the northern mountain regions. For guaranteed sunshine focus on the southerly beaches.
Travelling in March
With dry bright weather throughout the country, Vietnam is the place to find gorgeous sunny beach holidays in March. Temperatures range between 30°C in the south to 19°C in the north, where trekking conditions are optimal. You can expect hot and dry weather from top to bottom so take your pick of the beaches!
Travelling in April
April is the last month of peak season in Vietnam, so visitor numbers are dropping - but there's still plenty of warm sunshine, so it's a great time to go. The north and south are getting hotter and as you close in on May they can get wetter, whilst the central coastline is typically dry. In reality, April is still a month where you can take your pick of the beaches.
Travelling in May
The wet season in the north and south is definitely on its way, so expect some rain, especially towards the end of the month - but don't give up on the sunshine just yet! There's still plenty to be found on the beaches especially in the centre such as Hoi An, Danang and Nha Trang.
Travelling in June
Although June in Vietnam is a mixed bag weatherwise, it can still be a good month to travel there. For beach lovers, the central region remains dry and bright, while rains soak the south and north with daily afternoon downpours.
Travelling in July
The centre of Vietnam remains hot and dry, meaning excellent beach conditions in Hoi An, Danang and Nha Trang; while the south is experiencing a wet season. The north is hot but rainy, so trekking is inadvisable.
Travelling in August
August in Vietnam is very mixed weatherwise. The south is in the middle of wet season, while in the north 'summer' is in full swing, meaning hot and rainy conditions that aren't great for trekking. In the centre, though, the beaches of Hoi An and Danang are warm, dry and sunny.
Travelling in September
The rains that have drenched the north and south in recent months finally meet the middle of Vietnam in September, so expect rainfall across the country. Trekking conditions are improving in the north.
Travelling in October
Northern Vietnam continues to get clearer weather throughout October, and summer returns to the south, while the centre sees heavy rainfall and storms. This is a great month for trekking in Vietnam's mountainous north.
Travelling in November
This is one of the best months to visit northern Vietnam, especially for trekking. It's raining in the centre of the country, but the south is enjoying its best weather of the year, with blue skies and temps around 27°C.
Travelling in December
Weather is optimum in the north and south, and improving in the central regions, where there's a significant drop in rainfall but still a chance of storms. Temperatures range from 19°C in the north to 27°C in the south, on average.