Ha Long Bay, Vietnam: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

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

When to go to Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

Based on the climate and weather in Ha Long Bay, the best time to go is December. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Ha Long Bay, Vietnam by month

January

If you vacation in Ha Long Bay during January, you are likely to find that it is mild and dry with little rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

If you vacation in Ha Long Bay during February, you are likely to find that it is mild. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March in Ha Long Bay is mild. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) to low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Umbrella
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Dresses
  • Light footwear

April

If you go to Ha Long Bay in April, 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:

  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Light footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Skirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Waterproof footwear

May

Traveling to Ha Long Bay in May, you will notice that it is extremely hot. Expect it to rain occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Shorts
  • Rain coat
  • Short sleeve shirts

June

If you visit Ha Long Bay during June, you are likely to find that it is constantly hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 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 about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Shorts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts

July

July in Ha Long Bay is consistently hot and somewhat 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:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses

August

August here can be sweltering and very rainy. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Rain coat
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts

September

In September, Ha Long Bay can be sweltering and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 80s F (low 30s C) and a bit less than half of the time jump into the low 90s F (low 30s C) range.

At night, lows are in the 70s F (mid 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Ha Long Bay, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sandals
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Umbrella

October

If you visit Ha Long Bay during October, you are likely to find that it is consistently hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Sunglasses

November

November in Ha Long Bay is warm. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) to high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sandals
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light footwear
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion

December

If you visit Ha Long Bay during December, you are likely to find that it is balmy and dry with little rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light footwear
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Ha Long Bay, 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 Ha Long Bay

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