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

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Traveling to Northern Vietnam, Vietnam? If you're planning to go to Northern Vietnam, this 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 Northern Vietnam, Vietnam

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

Important essentials 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.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards may wear away. An unreadable card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • Travel insurance

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


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good plane-friendly product.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks don't exist for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID-19 protection you can have.

General health necessities

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

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January

January is balmy and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day.

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February

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

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March

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

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April

Traveling to Northern Vietnam in April, 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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May

May here is really hot. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains sometimes.

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June

June in Northern Vietnam is consistently hot and very rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) to low 80s F (low 30s C).

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July

If you go to Northern Vietnam in July, you will notice that it is really hot and very rainy. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (low 30s C).

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August

If you go to Northern Vietnam in August, you will notice that it can be very hot and very rainy. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (low 30s C).

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September

September can be very hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

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October

October in this region is hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

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November

Traveling to Northern Vietnam in November, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Expect it to rain occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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December

December in Northern Vietnam is mild and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (low 20s C) during the day.

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Activities for Northern Vietnam, Vietnam

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

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