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

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

When to go to Southern Vietnam, Vietnam

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

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

January

If you visit Southern Vietnam during January, you are likely to find that it can be sweltering and dry with little rain. 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).

Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion

February

If you visit Southern Vietnam during February, you are likely to find that it is extremely hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

Humidity is generally around 50 during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Shorts

March

If you vacation in Southern Vietnam during March, you are likely to find that it can be very hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses

April

If you are traveling to Southern Vietnam in April, you will notice that it is a scorcher. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (mid 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Light shorts
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Light dresses
  • Skirts
  • Tank tops
  • Waterproof footwear
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear

May

If you visit Southern Vietnam during May, you are likely to find that it can be very hot and somewhat stormy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

If you vacation in Southern Vietnam during June, you are likely to find that it is constantly hot and somewhat stormy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

In July, Southern Vietnam is constantly hot and somewhat stormy. 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 Southern Vietnam, with most of the days of the month having rain. In July, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

August can be sweltering and somewhat stormy. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

In September, Southern Vietnam is extremely hot and somewhat stormy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 80s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

This is also a rainy time for Southern Vietnam, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In September, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October for Southern Vietnam is extremely hot and somewhat stormy. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November in Southern Vietnam is consistently hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December in Southern Vietnam is constantly hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C), although night temperatures can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Southern 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 Southern Vietnam
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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