Ha Long Bay, Vietnam: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

Traveling to Ha Long Bay, Vietnam? If you're planning to go to Ha Long Bay, I have some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

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 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.

Important essentials 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.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID protection available.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • A vaccine card protector

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


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks are not available 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 TSA-friendly option.


  • Travel insurance

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

General health necessities

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

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January

January for Ha Long Bay is balmy and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day.

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February

If you are traveling to Ha Long Bay in February, you will notice that it is mild. Expect it to rain once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

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March

March here is balmy. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains sometimes.

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April

If you vacation in Ha Long Bay during April, you are likely to notice that it is warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 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.

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May

May in Ha Long Bay can be very hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C).

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June

If you visit Ha Long Bay during June, you might find that it is extremely 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.

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July

If you visit Ha Long Bay during July, you will probably notice that it is really 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.

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August

Traveling to Ha Long Bay in August, you will notice that it can be very hot and very rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

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September

If you visit Ha Long Bay during September, you will probably notice that it is extremely 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 70s F (mid 20s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

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October

October in Ha Long Bay is consistently hot. 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).

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November

Traveling to Ha Long Bay in November, you will notice that it is warm. Expect it to rain once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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December

Traveling to Ha Long Bay in December, you will notice that it is mild and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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Activities for Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Ha Long Bay.

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