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Halong Bay Weather October: Temperature & Things to Do

October 06, 2023 - 740 views

October is one of the best months to visit Halong Bay. It is the time when the weather is pleasant, it is not too hot, or not too cold. The article below contains information about Halong Bay weather in October, some tips for Halong Bay weather in October, and some tips for your traveling.

  • Halong Bay weather in October is breezy and pleasant for all outdoor activities
  • The best month to explore not only Halong Bay but also other parts of Vietnam
  • Remember to bring mosquito repellent cream to avoid viral hemorrhagic fever

Halong Bay October Weather & Temperature


Avg. 24.5°C

Average precipitation

54 mm

Rainy days

11 days

Humidity level


Sunshine hours

7 hours/ day


The average in Halong Bay in October is 24.5°C, with the highest and lowest temperatures at 28°C, respectively. The bay experiences a light, cool, and fresh breeze with a little dry sunshine, and the average sea temperature is quite warm, and pleasant at 27°C.


We can expect about 7 hours of proper sunlight every day, and nearly 12 hours between sunrise and sunset. You will have a chance to enjoy many hours in the sun or be involved in many exciting outdoor activities.

Humidity & Rainfall

This month is the beginning of the dry season in Vietnam, the level of rainfall decreases dramatically to 54 mm while the humidity level is 72%.

Halong Bay Weather October

An overview of Halong Bay weather October


Best Things to Do in October

Swimming & kayaking

  • Best for: Active travelers

With an average seawater temperature of 27°C, the weather in October is perfect for swimming. You can swim for hours without worrying about the temperature.

Moreover, you can go kayaking to each and every corner of islands, caves, and grottoes is another great thing to do in Halong Bay in October. Kayaking in cool weather, you will not sweat too much, but burns your energy and helps you keep fit.

Kayaking in cool weather and nice blue sky

Kayaking in cool weather and a nice blue sky


  • Best for: Active travelers & Adventure seekers

If water activities are not your interest, try cycling one of some of the beautiful islands in Halong Bay - Viet Hai village, a small village belonging to Cat Ba National Park.

Cycling to this village, you can see the local fishing village, go through rain forests and dark tunnels, and enjoy the stunning scenery of rice fields. It is a great chance for you to see a typical local fishing village in Vietnam.

Cycling to Viet Hai village in group

Cycling to Viet Hai village in a group

Taking a private cruise

  • Best for: Couples

A private cruise is an excellent choice for travelers who prefer privacy and want to avoid crowds. You can have an intimate time with your beloved by admiring the Halong Bay scenery on the sundeck together, exploring various mysterious caves, and savoring a romantic dinner at night.

Moreover, if you want to celebrate an anniversary or birthday on board, organizing special events upon request is always available.

It’s only US$ 450 per pax for a Halong overnight cruise provided by BestPrice Travel.


Travel Tips For A Halong Perfect Trip

When traveling in October, there is not too much thing to worry about. The perfect weather will make your trip a memorial trip.

Booking tips

  • Choose a Halong Bay day trip if you are on a budget but still want to see a beautiful bay, it is much cheaper than an overnight cruise.
  • Unlike booking a hotel, you will stay all your time on the cruise. If you are not tight with your budget, book a cruise that is 4 stars or above for better services.
  • Besides booking a cruise to Halong Bay, you can book a northern Vietnam tour, so do not hesitate to let us know if you need any help.

Packing tips

  • A light sweatshirt or sweater will be great for your early mornings and evenings in Halong Bay
  • Bring a hat and sunglasses when joining outdoor activities
  • Sun cream is very important. Although the sun is not as harsh as summer, ultraviolet rays are still harmful to your skin
  • Do not forget to bring your swimsuits if you love soaking in the bay’s emerald water
  • Prepare a waterproof bag for your phone or camera to protect your device when joining in water activities


Pros & Cons of Visiting Halong in October


  • Halong Bay weather in October is pleasant and perfect for traveling, making your cruise trip an unforgettable experience
  • The climate is dry, allowing us to organize outdoor activities without worrying about rain
  • Need not bother about your cruise getting canceled due to a low possibility of storms this month


  • There is a chance of a Northeast monsoon at the end of October and may experience some chilly days when November comes
  • Because this month is one of the best months to visit Halong, the bay may be quite crowded


October is the beginning of peak season in Halong Bay, so booking a cruise in advance is highly recommended.

You may get a promotion when doing it early in advance. Contact BestPrice if you need any assistance booking the best tour.

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