Halong, Vietnam: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Halong, Vietnam? If you're planning to go to Halong, the following is 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 Halong, Vietnam

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

Important essentials 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.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance

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  • 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).


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • A vaccine card protector

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


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of protection you can have.


  • 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 Halong, Vietnam by month

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January

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

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Quang Ninh Provincial Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

February

If you vacation in Halong during February, you might find that it is balmy. 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 once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Quang Ninh Provincial Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

March

March in this region is mild. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Quang Ninh Provincial Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

April

April in Halong is a perfect temperature. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 70s F (low 20s C) to high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Quang Ninh Provincial Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

May

May in Halong is extremely hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Quang Ninh Provincial Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

June

In June, Halong can be very hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 80s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 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:

If you see the Quang Ninh Provincial Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

July

July in Halong can be very hot and somewhat 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 see the Quang Ninh Provincial Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

August

In August, Halong can be sweltering and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 80s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Halong, with more than half of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Quang Ninh Provincial Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

September

September in Halong is constantly 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:

If you see the Quang Ninh Provincial Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

October

October in Halong is constantly hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Quang Ninh Provincial Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

November

November for Halong is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Quang Ninh Provincial Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

December

December in this region is mild and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Quang Ninh Provincial Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

Activities for Halong, Vietnam

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Halong.

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