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

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

When to go to Northern Vietnam, Vietnam

Based on the climate and weather in Northern Vietnam, the best time to go is March. See below for details.

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

January

If you go to Northern Vietnam in January, you will notice that it is balmy and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Socks
  • Pants or jeans
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Standard footwear
  • Dresses
  • Long skirts

February

February in Northern Vietnam is mild. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C) to high 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

Traveling to Northern Vietnam in March, you will notice that it is balmy. Expect it to rain once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

If you are traveling to Northern Vietnam 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:

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

May

If you are traveling to Northern Vietnam in May, you will notice that it is really hot. Expect it to rain occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

If you vacation in Northern Vietnam during June, you are likely to find that it can be sweltering and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 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:

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

July

July in Northern Vietnam is consistently hot and very rainy. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

If you vacation in Northern Vietnam during August, you are likely to find that it is really hot and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 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 two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

If you visit Northern Vietnam during September, you are likely to find 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 low 70s F (low 20s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

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

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

Traveling to Northern Vietnam in December, you will notice that it is balmy and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Dresses
  • Socks
  • Pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Long skirts

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Northern Vietnam, 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 Northern Vietnam
  • Pickpocketing is an issue, so wear a money belt or neck pouch

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