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Hoi An Weather in January: Tips for Best Travel Experience

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Traveling to Hoi An in January can be a really interesting experience as many things await. The following lines about Hoi An weather in January and traveling trips will make you clear. 


Lying about 30 km from the city of Danang, Hoi An is an ancient town that possesses many stunning sceneries, old-styled houses, and a lot of traditional values. Therefore, it is no doubt that the town has been one of the best destinations in Vietnam for tourists from all around the world to visit and spend their vacation. On coming to Hoi An for the first time, you will be strongly impressed by how beautiful the town is and how life here goes on every. It will be like a completely different world to you, which promises to be an unforgettable experience. 

However, the experience will be different each month due to Hoi An weather and temperature. If you are planning to visit the town in January, let’s take a look at what the weather is like during January and whether you should come at this time of the year or not. 

Hoi An weather in January overview

Like many other central provinces of Vietnam, Hoi An features two seasons with distinguished weather conditions. One is dry and hot, occurs from February to July. During this time, the average temperature ranges from over 20°C to 35°C. Warmness and dryness will be what you can feel. Another is the wet season taking place from August to January with low temperature, high rainfall, and sudden thunderstorms. 

In January, the town experiences warm winter weather which quite comfortable. Though being within the cold wet season, Hoi An weather in January is not greatly affected by sudden rains or thunderstorms as it is at the end of the season. Instead, due to being near the hot and dry season, January weather is blessed with a little sunshine and warmers.

Coming to this ancient town in the first month of the year, visitors will experience a relaxed atmosphere. The temperature in Hoi An ranges from 19°C to 24°C. Every day, there are about 11 hours of daylight, in which sunshine is warm and pleasant. Rains are also reported this month with the precipitation in Hoi An of around 92 mm. The number of rainy days is 5. 

In general, the weather in January is suitable for sightseeing activities. If coming to the town during this month, you will have chances to take part in many interesting activities. Are you interested yet? Why don’t your pack your bag and join us on Hoi An tour the next January? Many exciting things await. 


Hoi An Weather january


  • Coming to Hoi An in January seems to have many advantages. Among them, favourable weather is something you should take into consideration. During the time, the weather is great for any travel plan. Besides, it can make the scenery even more stunning than usual.
  • In addition, in January, you will have a chance to take part in quite many events and festivals as this is the beginning of the new year when the Tet holiday, Lantern festival, etc. are held. Joining these activities with the locals will bring you an off-the-beaten-track experience.
  • Though a time that quite many tourists come to Hoi An, January is not the peak season of Hoi An tourism. Therefore, you don’t have to worry about being stuck in the crowd or interrupted by strangers. 


The only disadvantage of travelling to Hoi in January is that sometimes it can rain suddenly as the weather is still in the cold and wet season. To avoid this, you can pack more types of clothes before your trip starts. 

Hoi An beautiful in Jan

Hoi An beautiful in Jan


Things to do in Hoi An in January 

Coming to Hoi An in January - the time when Hoi An people are busy preparing to welcome the Lunar New Year, you will be immersed in the bustling and vibrant atmosphere and enjoy the lantern festival - Traditional culture symbol of the ancient and quiet land. This is also the beauty that contributes to the attraction of Hoi An.

Visiting Hoi An in favourable weather like this, tourists can explore tourist attractions such as Ong Pagoda, Hoi An Ancient Town, traditional craft villages (Tam Thanh mural village, Thanh Ha pottery village, Moc Kim Bong village). If you travel to Hoi An at the right time of the full moon in January, do not miss the festival of releasing lanterns to wish for a peaceful year on the dreamy Hoai river. This is one of the meaningful spiritual activities in this land.

Hopefully, after learning about Hoi An weather in January, you can arrange your trip more reasonably. Have a memorable trip.

Events & festivals: One of the most famous festivals in Hoi An that is held in the middle of every month is the Lantern Festival. By joining the festival, you will have a chance to immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of colourful lanterns that are lighted and float on the river. At night, the scene will be mesmerizingly beautiful. Don’t forget to take some photos as that will make your travel collection more stunning. The meaning of floating the lanterns on the river is wishing for luck, happiness, health, and especially love for couples. If you want to join in the activity with the locals, you can buy the lantern for just $0.22, float it on the river, and enjoy the warm atmosphere.  

Hoi An lantern festival

Hoi An lantern festival


Tips for travelling to Hoi An in January 

  • Flight, bus, and train are available to offer trips to Hoi An so you can choose one according to your demand
  • Flights are the most expensive and also the fastest and most comfortable transport
  • Bus and train are money-saving and flexible in time. 
  • In the town, you can get around by taxi, motorbike, bicycle, or even seat on a cyclo admiring the scene of Hoi An streets.
  • In January, it is suggested that you should try some chicken rice, Cao Lau noodles, steamed rice pancake, and Quang Nam noodles.
  • To enjoy them, you can get to a random food stall along the streets. 

What to pack? 

On travelling to Hue in January, though the weather is quite favourable, you should bring along some essential things. For clothes, some jeans, long sleeve shirts, shorts, skirts, or dresses. Besides, as the weather can get cold sometimes so don’t forget to bring some warm clothes to avoid catching a cold during your vacation. Though in January, the UV is not so highly dangerous, you should bring along a tube of sunscreen lotion, and a hat for form sunny days. Remember to have your camera with you as the scenery here issue stunning that you will never want to miss it. Take some great pictures and then show them to your friends or families. They will get impressed right away. 

Above is our recommendation on Hoi An weather in January. For booking tours or more detailed information, please go to our website. Wish you have a good time in our country. 

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