A trip to Vietnam is an adventure! It will open a new window for you to see lives in the world. Whether you come for a week or a month, you will be welcomed, celebrated, and made to feel like home. Vietnam will grab hold of your heart and won’t let go. This is a list of useful tips before travelling in Vietnam.
Only citizens of certain countries can visit Vietnam without an entry visa (valid for visit within 15 to 30 days depending on the nationality).
Those countries include: most ASEAN countries, Korea, Japan & Scandinavians, Germany, England, France, Italy, and Spain. All other citizens are required to get an entry visa before departure or a pre-approved entry visa supplied before arrival in Vietnam.
The south has two seasons: the wet (May to November, wettest from June to August) and the dry (December to April). The hottest and most humid time is from the end of February to May. The central coast is dry from June to October.
Hanoi and the north of Vietnam have a distinct winter and summer season with the mainly dry winter lasting from November through to April with average temperatures of 18-20 degree Celsius. Summer lasts from May to October and is hot and humid with temperatures around 30 degree Celsius. Hue and Danang in the center of the country have very hot, dry weather from February to August with temperatures reaching the mid 30s Celsius.
When to go
There is no best time to visit Vietnam. When one region is or cold, or steamy hot, here is always somewhere else that is sunny and warm.