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

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

When to go to Halong, Vietnam

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

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

January

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February here is mild. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March in Halong is balmy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

If you vacation in Halong during April, you are likely to find that it is a perfect temperature. 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 once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

May for Halong is extremely hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June in Halong can be sweltering 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:

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

July

If you are traveling to Halong in July, you will notice that it is consistently hot and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

August is really hot 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:

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

September

In September, Halong can be very hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 80s F (low 30s C) and regularly 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 Halong, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October in Halong 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).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

If you go to Halong in November, you will notice that it is warm. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

If you visit Halong during December, you are likely to find that it is mild 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:

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

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

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

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