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

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

When to go to Sa Pa, Vietnam

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

What to wear/what to pack for Sa Pa, Vietnam by month

January

January in Sa Pa is crisp. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C), with a few days below 32 F (single digits C). It tends to rain once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February can be chilly. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

Traveling to Sa Pa in March, you will notice that it is chilly. Expect it to rain once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April in Sa Pa is balmy. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

Traveling to Sa Pa in May, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Daytime temperatures are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Light footwear
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion

June

In June, Sa Pa is a perfect temperature and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 70s F (mid 20s C) range.

At night, lows are in the 60s F (high 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Sa Pa, with more than half of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

July for Sa Pa is warm and very rainy. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

If you visit Sa Pa during August, you are likely to find that it is warm and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

September in Sa Pa is a perfect temperature and somewhat rainy. 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:

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

October

In October, Sa Pa is mild and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 60s F (low 20s C) range.

At night, lows are in the 50s F (low 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Sa Pa, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

If you are traveling to Sa Pa in November, you will notice that it is chilly. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

If you visit Sa Pa during December, you are likely to find that it is cool. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Sa Pa, Vietnam

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Sa Pa, 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 Sa Pa
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear

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