DMZ, Vietnam: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

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

When to go to DMZ, Vietnam

Based on the climate and weather in DMZ, the best time to go is January. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for DMZ, Vietnam by month

January

Traveling to DMZ in January, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Expect it to rain once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

If you vacation in DMZ during February, you are likely to find that it is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 60s F (low 20s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March in DMZ can be sweltering. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) to 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

If you visit DMZ during April, you are likely to find that it is sizzling and dry with little rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the high 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Light shorts
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Light dresses
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Tank tops

May

Traveling to DMZ in May, you will notice that it can be very hot. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Shorts
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Short sleeve shirts

June

If you vacation in DMZ during June, you are likely to find that it can be blisteringly hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Tank tops
  • Sunglasses
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sandals
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Light dresses
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Light shorts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat

July

If you visit DMZ during July, you are likely to find that it can be blisteringly hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Tank tops
  • Light dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Light shorts

August

August in this region is sizzling. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Tank tops
  • Light dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Light shorts
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear

September

September in DMZ is unbearably hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 90s F (mid 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Tank tops
  • Umbrella
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light dresses
  • Light shorts
  • Rain coat
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses

October

October in DMZ can be very hot and very rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) to high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

If you are traveling to DMZ in November, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

If you go to DMZ in December, you will notice that it is warm. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Light footwear
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for DMZ, Vietnam

Here are some general tips on what to wear in DMZ, 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 DMZ
  • Appropriate museum wear

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