Dien Bien Phu, Vietnam: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Dien Bien Phu, Vietnam? If you're planning to go to Dien Bien Phu, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Dien Bien Phu, Vietnam

Based on the climate and weather in Dien Bien Phu, the best time to go is March. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Dien Bien Phu, Vietnam by month

January

January in this region is balmy. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Pants or jeans
  • Dresses
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Long skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Socks

February

Traveling to Dien Bien Phu in February, you will notice that it dry with little rain. Expect it to rain once in a while. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts
  • Light footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts or short pants

March

If you go to Dien Bien Phu in March, you will notice that it is warm. Expect it to rain occasionally. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Light footwear
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage

April

If you go to Dien Bien Phu in April, you will notice that it is extremely warm. Expect it to rain regularly. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light footwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts

May

May in Dien Bien Phu is extremely warm. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage

June

June is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses

July

Traveling to Dien Bien Phu in July, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot. Expect it to rain most days. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage

August

August in Dien Bien Phu is extremely warm. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Shorts
  • Umbrella
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion

September

September for Dien Bien Phu is hot. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts
  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion

October

October for Dien Bien Phu is warm. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Light footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof footwear

November

If you go to Dien Bien Phu in November, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Expect it to rain about a third of the time.

Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 60s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts or short pants

December

December in this region dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Long skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Socks
  • Umbrella
  • Pants or jeans
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Dresses
  • Standard footwear

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Dien Bien Phu, Vietnam

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Dien Bien Phu, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types A, B and C
  • A SIM card that works in Dien Bien Phu
  • Appropriate museum wear

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