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

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

When to go to Vietnam, Vietnam

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

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

January

January in Vietnam is warm. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Dresses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Light footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts

February

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sandals
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Light footwear

March

March for Vietnam is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Light footwear
  • Skirts

April

April is hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain boots
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses

May

If you visit Vietnam during May, you are likely to find that it is extremely hot. 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.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Rain boots
  • Rain coat
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sandals

June

If you vacation in Vietnam during June, you are likely to find that it is constantly hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 80s F (high 20s C).

Humidity is generally around 70 during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Shorts
  • Umbrella
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain boots

July

If you vacation in Vietnam during July, you are likely to find that it is consistently hot. 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.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts
  • Rain boots
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunscreen lotion

August

August in Vietnam is consistently hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C), although night temperatures can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Rain boots
  • Dresses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Sunglasses
  • Shorts
  • Rain coat
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals

September

September in Vietnam can be sweltering. 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), although night temperatures can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Rain boots
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear

October

October here is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain boots
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Dresses

November

November in 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), although night temperatures can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Light footwear
  • Shorts or short pants

December

If you go to Vietnam in December, you will notice that it is warm. Daytime temperatures are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Light footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Long and short sleeve shirts

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in 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 Vietnam
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Theft can be a problem, so pack theft protection, including locks for luggage and a money belt or pouch
  • Appropriate museum wear
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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