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.
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.
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. Further south the beaches of Nha Trang are also enjoying blue skies and higher temperatures.
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.
Embark on a journey through Vietnam’s less-visited north - lush rolling hills, remote villages and friendly locals, with a side of morning noodles in Hanoi.