Best time to visit Vietnam for New Zealanders

For citizens of New Zealand who have a plan to visit Vietnam, it is known as the country’s tropical monsoon climate. The weather is dominated by the south or southwesterly monsoon from May to September and by the northeast monsoon from October to April. Therefore, deciding the time to visit the right places in Vietnam is the most important thing in your preparation.

Also, this can help you schedule your time to prepare for Vietnam Visa from New Zealand – the compulsory thing you need to bring along to enter Vietnam legally.

The feature of the weather between January and March is various based on the location. You will feel cool with random light rain in the North, but it will turn to be warm and dry in the Central and the South. There are a lot of colourful festivals across the country. In general, it is great time to visit Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City (during Lunar New Year), Sapa (January, March), Dalat (January), Nha Trang (February, March) because of great weather, abundant festivals and uncrowded attractions.

Take notice of how crowded the number of Vietnam visa applications can be during these best time in Vietnam Embassy in New Zealand.  Therefore, we recommend you choose VOA Vietnam – Vietnam Visa On Arrival to avoid driving, queuing in Embassy & get visa to Vietnam in the most convenient way.



Visiting Hanoi in Lunar New Year is great experience


The time between April and June is the transforming period from spring to summer. During this time, you can visit many beautiful beaches such as Da Nang, Quy Nhon or Cat Ba.  Visiting Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City during April 30th – May 2nd is also an interesting option. It is perfect occasion to visit tourist attractions such as historical sites, museums, etc. thanks to families leaving the cities in this national holiday. However, you should avoid suburban area because it will be too crowded to enjoy the fullest of your trip.

From June to early September is a wet and hot period. For beach and sun lovers, they can not find any better season to visit Vietnam than this. Many popular places such as Halong Bay, Sapa, Danang, Nha Trang, Phu Quoc are the most favorite choice of travellers. During this season, it will be better to book your hotel in advance as well as finding all information clearly because you will have to compete with others to have a good accommodation at above tourist attractions.



Stunning Nha Trang coastline in February



Dry season will last from Mid-September to December or March to April, the mild temperature will make the trip even more enjoyable with sightseeing and outdoor activities. It is the best time to visit Hanoi, Sapa, Quang Ninh and other provinces in the North of Vietnam because of clear sky and gentle wind. In early December, temperature decreases and it seem to be not a tropical weather as usual. From late September to early October, Sapa is covered by beautiful colour of terraced rice paddy field just waiting to be harvested.

Overall, there is not really a right or wrong time to visit Vietnam when the sunshine and rain can appear in varying quantities during most months of the year. Destinations such as Hanoi, Da Lat, Sai Gon can be visited around the year and Sapa and Ha Long Bay are great in March to June, September and October. All information about how to enter Vietnam for New Zealanders can easily found on or you can contact via [email protected] to get detailed support.