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When is the best time to travel to the north part of Vietnam

28/10/2018 11:55 PM
Weather is the most important thing when we travel
If you have a planning to Vietnam for vacation, im sure that you always ask when is the best time to travel to the north part of Viet nam
Basically, due to geographical position, Northern Vietnam has a temperate climate with four distinct  seasons: Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter. Take a look at the table below for best places to visit in the North of  Vietnam in each season.
Seasons Best places to visit
Spring time( March -May) Moc Chau, Ninh Binh
Summer time (June - August) Cat Ba,CoTo, HaLong bay, Sapa
Autumn time (September - November)  Ha Noi, Ha Long bay, Sapa, Mu Cang Chai, Ha Giang
Winter time SaPa, Mau Son, Mai Chau, Moc Chau

01: Spring time in the north of Vietnam
How is weather in the North of Vietnam during Spring time ?
In the North, the weather in Spring is warm and humid with drizzling rain sometimes, you will have a chance to enjoy a peaceful and tranquil atmosphere.
Where is best places to visit in the North of Vietnam in Spring time?
Spring is the festive season in Vietnam. We celebrate the Lunar New Year – Tet holiday. No matter how bustling modern life is, we still keep our traditions for Tet: cooking traditional dishes, visiting other families, praying in pagodas and attending spring festivals after Tet. Some popular spring festivals in the North are Lim festival, Yen Tu festival and Huong Pagoda (Perfume Pagoda) festival.
Spring is the best time to enjoy flower blooming in Moc Chau. Located in the mountainous Northwest area, Moc Chau is captivating with cool weather around the year and romantic flowery sceneries. Plum flower and ban flower can be found in Moc Chau from March to April. Be aware that plum flower will droop after two or three weeks, so prepare your time! 
Some best tours to the North of  Vietnam in Spring time
BaiDinh – Trang An- TamCoc-BichDong 2 Days 1 Night
VanLong Nature Reserve –CucPhuong National Park- ThungNham  Bird Valley–Mua  Cave -HoaLu  Acient 2 Days 1 Night
Ha Giang – Bac Ha –SaPa Adventure 7 Days 6 Nights
Tips for traveling to the North of  Vietnam in Spring
Take care of your belongings when attending a festival. There may be pickpockets concealing in the crowd.
Pack some bug sprays: Mosquitoes may cause diseases, so don’t get caught without bug sprays in case the bugs are out.
Wear appropriate clothes when attending festivals in religious sites.
Bring an umbrella in case there is a drizzling rain.
Bring medicine, humidity may cause sneeze.
02. Summer time in the North of Vietnam
How is weather in the North of Vietnam during Summer time?
In the summer, due to the effect of monsoon, the Northern area is very hot and humid and experiences high rainfalls. The average temperature is around 29 to 32 degrees Celsius. It can reach 37-39 degrees  some days.
Best places to visit in the North of  Vietnam in Summer?
It is obvious that summer is the best time to head to a beach, enjoy sunshine, turquoise water, gentle wind and fresh air. Co To Island in Quang Ninh and Cat Ba Island in Hai Phong will amaze you with unspoiled landscapes and friendly people.
Ha Long bay: Halong Bay means “Descending Dragon Bay”, is actually the most popular travel destination of Vietnam. This bay is the part of Halong city and is quite popular for the limestone rock formation. Its impressive and sunshine whole day during summer time
Best Tours to the North of Vietnam in Summer
Over night trip on Cruise in Ha Long bay
Explore the beauty of  SaPa
Tips for traveling to the North of Vietnam in Summer
Due to high rainfall, the roads become more dangerous in the Northern mountainous area (Sa Pa, Ha Giang, Cao Bang, Mai Chau, etc.). Check with your tour operator about the local weather.
There may be storms in Northern beaches in summer. Pay attention to the weather forecast before your trip.
Water, water and water. Stay hydrated all the time.
Bring sunscreen, sunglasses, and hats. Protect yourself from brutal sunlight.
Prepare an umbrella or raincoat in case it rains.
03. Autumn  time in the North of Vietnam
How is weather in the North of Vietnam during Autumn time?
Autumn is the most pleasant time in Northern Vietnam. The weather is cool and dry with light breeze. The average temperature is from 22 to 28 degrees Celsius.
Best places to visit in the North of  Vietnam in Autumn?
Hanoi Old Quarter
Hanoi turns into a romantic and dreamy city in autumn with clear sky and soft sunlight. The weather is a little bit chilly but not as cold as it is in the winter. When arrive Vietnam this time,  don’t forget to head to the Old Quarter and French Quarter, take some photographs of autumn leaves and enjoy truly quaint Hanoi.
Halong Bay
Summer is the peak time for domestic tourists to visit Ha Long Bay. However, September is considered as an ideal time for international travelers. The rainfall reduces and you can enjoy swimming, kayaking, and sightseeing in this famous UNESCO Heritage site.
If you are interested in seeing rice terraces, we recommend you to travel to Sapa at the end of September or beginning of October. This is the harvest season when you can admire a romantic view of yellow terraced rice fields. Moreover, the weather is lovely with light breezes, which is extremely suitable for your hiking activities to Fansipan Mountain.
Ban Gioc Waterfall
The best time to enjoy Ban Gioc Waterfall’s spectacular view in Cao Bang is autumn. This waterfall will not be as thunderous as in the rainy season (April to September).
Triangle flower in Ha Giang
320 km away from Hanoi, Ha Giang is located at the northernmost point of Vietnam. Ha Giang is famous for its green mountains, gorgeous rivers, blow-minding roads, diverse culture and of course buckwheat flower. Don’t forget to see buckwheat flower at the end of autumn (September to November).
Best Tours to the North of  Vietnam in Autumn time
Explore Ha Noi city
North – West and East Vietnam Vacation touring Ha Giang, Ban Gioc, Bac Ha, Sa Pa, Ba Be, Mu Cang Chai
Ha Long Heritage site
Tips for traveling to the North of  Vietnam in Autumn time
Bring appropriate clothes. It will be a little bit cold in the evening, especially in the mountainous area.
Prepare adequate gears and equipment for your hiking trip in the mountainous area.
Enjoy Mid Autumn festival and try our delicious Moon Cake.
04. Winter time  in the North of  Vietnam
How is weather in the North of  Vietnam during Winter time?

Weather in Vietnam during winter is different from north to south. Northern Vietnam endures a humid cold weather in the winter. The temperature may drop to below 10 or 12 degrees Celsius in the delta area. There may be snow in mountainous areas such as Sa Pa, Mau Son, and Ha Giang.
Best places to visit in the North of  Vietnam in Winter time?
Snow in the mountainous areas
If you are interested in romantic snowy scenery, mountainous areas (Sa Pa, Ha Giang, Yen Bai, Dien Bien, Cao Bang, Lang Son, etc) are your destinations. Mount Mau Son (Lang Son Province) is considered an attractive place for snow watching. Surrounded by clouds and mountains, Mau Son is totally covered in white color in the winter which is spectacular to take photographs.
Lac Village in Mai Chau
140 km from Hanoi, Mai Chau offers you off-the-beaten-track experience with peaceful sceneries and unique ethnic culture. Lac Village is one of the most notable attractions in Mai Chau with emerald rice paddles, beautiful stilt houses and tasty specialties such as sticky rice cooked in bamboo cylinders and  bitter bamboo shoots.
Best Tours to the North of  Vietnam in Winter time
Explore Mai Chau in 2 Days
Ha Giang Adventure in 5 Days
Sapa tour in depth
Tips for traveling to the North of  Vietnam in Winter time
Don’t forget sunscreen: The winter sun can harm your skin as it is in the summer.
The demand to visit the mountainous areas will be higher in the winter, so it will be hard for you to prepare transportation and book a hotel. Consult a reputable travel agency to plan your snow-watching trip in advance.
Bring warm clothes, gloves, hats, and boots to protect you from chilly weather in the mountainous area.
Prepare all necessary medicines, coldness may cause flu.
Keep some snacks handy, hunger may reduce blood sugar level which is very dangerous in winter.
Drink adequate water. Don’t forget chapstick.

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