Vietnam weather & when to go: February
February is amongst the best months to travel in Vietnam; conditions are at their very best with dry, bright weather expected along the entire length of the country. There are a number of great beach options, with southern and central parts all enjoying premium conditions for sun worshipers. At the northern end of the country skies are clear with just a little rain expected whilst in the mountains and highlands good trekking and adventure-activity conditions return.
February's weather in detail
Hanoi, Halong Bay, Sapa, Ha Giang, Mu Cang Chai, Ninh Binh & Mai Chau
Whilst you can expect plenty of sunshine and clear blue skies, temperatures in the north will be quite cool (avg temp: 17 °C). Rainfall is at its lowest in February although a misty haze is not unusual, especially in coastal areas and around Halong Bay. In the far north conditions are dry but chilly and sometimes foggy, especially at night, so suitable clothing is recommended.
Ho Chi Minh City, Phan Thiet & Mui Ne, Mekong Delta, Long Hai & Ho Tram, Con Dao & Phu Quoc
Good weather is expected in the south throughout February. The beaches of Phan Thiet & Mui Ne; Long Hai & Ho Tram, and the southern islands of Phu Quoc and Con Dao are experiencing clear blue skies, plenty of sunshine and little or no rain (avg temp: 27 °C). Temperatures remain high but comfortable with the really hot weather at the break of the wet season still a few months off (avg temp: 28°C).
February is a good month for diving around Con Dao, with clear waters and visibility averaging 20-30 metres.
Hoi An, Danang, Hue, Nha Trang, Quy Nhon, Dalat & Central Highlands
Summer returns to central parts of Vietnam with the beaches of Hoi An and Danang likely to be basking in sunshine with just a light sprinkling of rain expected from time to time (avg temp: 25°C). Hue is also warm and dry whilst in Dalat and the Central Highlands the climate will be cooler due to altitude and warm clothing is recommended for the evenings, however conditions are good for trekking and adventure activities as experienced in Insider's. Further south the beaches of Nha Trang are also enjoying blue skies and higher temperatures.
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Where's the sun and sand?
Hoi An, Danang, Quy Nhon, Nha Trang, Phan Thiet & Mui Ne, Long Hai & Ho Tram, Con Dao & Phu Quoc
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Key Festivals & Religious Ceremonies
Tet. Vietnamese New Year
Celebrations usually last of up to six days when many Vietnamese will return to their ancestral homes. Expect some tourist sites, shops and markets as well as all government offices to be closed during the celebrations.
In 2021 Tet will take place between the 12th - 17th February.