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Ho Chi Minh Weather October: Temperature & Best Things to Do

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Many tourists choose to visit Ho Chi Minh in the dry season which is from November to April, and less travel in the rainy season from May to October as they are afraid that the rain can hinder their trip. However, it is not a bad idea to make your trip to Saigon in October. This month of the year has its own beauty that others do not have. Let's follow our article below about Ho Chi Minh weather in October and find all the needed information for your trip.

Ho Chi Minh weather in October overview

October marks the end of the rainy season in Ho Chi Minh City so you can expect a remarkable drop in rains. There is still a possibility of storms and floods throughout the city.

Temperature: The average minimum temperature in October is 23°C. The average maximum daytime temperature lies around 31°C. You may feel it is hotter than it actually is.

Rainfall: October falls in the rainy season with an average precipitation of 265mm. The humidity remains extremely high.

Sunshine: The sun will occasionally show itself with 115 hours of sunshine during the whole month.

Min Temperature 24.3°C Precipitation    204.9mm
Max Temperature 31.2°C Rainy Days   18.5 days
Humidity 85.1% Sunshine Hours 10.3 hours


Ho Chi Minh weather october

Pros and cons

Pros: October is not the peak season for tourism in Ho Chi Minh City, so you can easily travel to or within the city. You also do not have to queue a long time to be served at restaurants or other places

Cons: Heavy rains can hinder your plan for outdoor activities, so do not forget to have a backup plan before the trip.

You might want to learn more about Ho Chi Minh weather in other months.


Things to do and events in Ho Chi Minh in October

Sign up for a city tour

The temperature is high this month in Ho Chi Minh city, and you may meet some rain during the trip in this city. Therefore, it is best to sign up for a city tour, where everything is taken care of for you. There is no need to worry about the weather condition as the tour operator knows the weather conditions, he will have a backup plan if it rains. The tour normally runs without any problem. You will be visiting most of the must-see places in the city such as The Reunification Palace, War Remnants Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral, Saigon Central Post Office, and the local market.

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Ho Chi Minh city tour

Ho Chi Minh city tour


Learn how to cook a Vietnamese meal

Even if it rains, you can still join the cooking class. Before the class, you will be transferred to an indoor market to pick up the ingredients for the class. Then get back to the class with your own material. Under the instruction of the chef, you will be learning how to book Vietnamese dishes. There can be a competition among the participants, so try your best to be the winner and get the prize back home. This cooking class will be a lot of fun.

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Enjoy a cup of coffee

Another interesting thing to do in Ho Chi Minh City in October is to enjoy a cup of coffee. There are a lot of coffee shops in Ho Chi Minh city and it is easy to find one. At the coffee shop, you can enjoy a drink, listen to music, read your favorite books, or watch the local people in the busy street.

The below are some recommendations about the best coffee shops in Ho Chi Minh city

  • The Workshop Coffee: 27 Ngo Duc Ke, Ben Nghe, District 1
  • Teaspoon Coffee & Tearoom: 37 Ly Tu Trong, Ben Nghe, District 1
  • Okkio Caffe: 122 Le Loi, Ben Nghe, District 1
  • Little Hanoi Egg Coffee: 119/5 Yersin, Pham Ngu Lao, District 1


Watch culture show at Saigon Opera House

Saigon Opera House is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Saigon. This building is a fine example of French colonial architecture in Vietnam. Besides museums and other historical places, Saigon Opera House is a good place to learn more about Vietnamese culture by watching the shows there. 

A O Show

A O Show


Tips for travelling Ho Chi Minh City in October

What to wear and pack:

Traveling to Saigon in October, you should bring a waterproof rain jacket since it will often be raining. Also, bring your shorts or a skirt because it can be hot. With a water temperature of around 28.0°C, you can swim so bring your swimwear.


Tips for the best experience

Be careful when traveling on the street because the central streets are often flooded after heavy rains, you should walk, use a taxi instead of a motorbike.

When it starts to rain, stop moving, find a coffee shop to sit, wait for the water to recede, and then continue your tour.

In short, October is among the best months to visit Saigon in the rainy season. The rain is not too often, humidity and temperature are not too high, and you can enjoy the cool weather when the rain comes. Plan a trip to Ho Chi Minh next October by contacting us, we will have a great time there.

You might want o to learn about Ho Chi Minh weather in November.


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i plan to go to saigon Oct 24.I like a oom around 50 dollars to 60 a night.In the heart of town.I don't have credit card. Do I need a booking

@eric bahrt:

If you dont have card you can go and book direct at hotel. if it fully book you can look for some other.

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