The dry, cooler weather has firmly returned to north Vietnam making November one of the best months to visit. The central regions are receiving the lion’s share of the rain with stormy weather a possibility at times. In the far south it’s a different story with blue skies and sunshine ensuring that the beaches of Phu Quoc, Phan Thiet & Mui Ne are back to their best, a situation that will remain for the coming six months. Good conditions for adventure activities continue in the mountains of the north and also return to the Central Highlands.
By November the hot and wet summer is becoming a distant memory in the north and the region is now enjoying some of the best conditions of the year. Temperatures remain moderate and the little rain there is becomes infrequent and light (avg temp: 24°C).
In the far north the weather in the mountainous regions of Mu Cang Chai, Sapa and Ha Giang is dry and clear promising some of the best trekking conditions of the year. November is also considered to be one of the best months to experience a junk cruise on Halong Bay.
The rainfall in the centre of the country is at its peak and heavy storms can occur. Hoi Ai in particular is prone to flooding in November. The temperatures in Hoi An and Hue differ with Hoi An and Danang being the hotter end of the Hai Van Pass (avg temp: 23- 25°C). Further south Nha Trang (sitting in its own micro-weather system) will be seeing plenty of rain with nearly half the city's annual rainfall falling in October and November. Up in the Central Highlands and Dalat it’s a different story with clear skies and little if any rain expected.
Come November the south welcomes back the summer in all its glory with some of the best weather of the year, thanks to clear skies and a drop in humidity (avg temp: 27°C). The beaches within easy reach of Ho Chi Minh City - Phan Thiet & Mui Ne, Ho Tram & Long Hai - are experiencing blue skies and plenty of sunshine. The islands of Phu Quoc and Con Dao are also enjoying warm, dry weather, making the southern beaches the pick of the bunch in November.
From your morning noodles to the northern hills