Dien Bien Phu, Vietnam: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Dien Bien Phu, Vietnam? If you're planning to go to Dien Bien Phu, we have some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


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.

Important essentials 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.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards frequently get worn. An unreadable card can cause severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • Travel insurance

    If you or a companion get COVID-19, your amazing trip can be ruined. Good travel insurance can help. See plans


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of protection possible.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks don't exist for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an easy-to-carry plane-friendly choice.

General health necessities

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

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January

Traveling to Dien Bien Phu in January, you will notice that it is balmy. Expect it to rain sometimes. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

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February

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

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March

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

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April

If you are traveling to Dien Bien Phu in April, you will notice that it is hot. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 70s F (low 20s C).

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May

Traveling to Dien Bien Phu in May, you will notice that it is hot. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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June

June 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 two thirds of the time.

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July

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

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August

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

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September

If you go to Dien Bien Phu in September, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

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October

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

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November

If you are traveling to Dien Bien Phu in November, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 60s F (low 10s C).

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December

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

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Activities for Dien Bien Phu, Vietnam

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Dien Bien Phu.

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