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Nha Trang Weather in January: Temperature & Things to Do

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Planning to travel to Nha Trang in January but don’t know what the weather is like at that time and what is waiting for you, Keep reading as the following information will make you clear.  


Nha Trang is a famous tourist attraction in Vietnam that every year attracts thousands of tourists to come and spend their vacation. As most people come here to enjoy the beach and take part in outdoor activities, the weather plays an important role. In Nha Trang, each month features a different weather condition that will provide tourists with a different experience when they come here. If you are planning to travel to Nha Trang in January, you should spend some time getting to know more about what the weather then is like to have some proper preparation for your trip. Let’s check it out with the following information. 

Nha Trang weather in January 

Like many other provinces in Vietnam, Nha Trang is located in the tropical monsoon climate, which is supposed to be hot and humid all year round. However, due to lying along the coast, the city itself features the weather that is dominated by oceanic climate, making it rather mild but not too harsh as in the North or not too erratic as in the South. In Nha Trang, there are two seasons. One is the dry season, which sets in between January to August. Another is wet and takes place from September to December. The two are not too different from one another in temperature, rainfall, or humidity. Therefore, you can feel quite comfortable getting to Nha Trang in any season. 

The good news for you is that the weather in Nha Trang in January is quite beautiful as it falls between the late wet season and the early dry season. On coming at this time, you can feel quite comfortable due to the low temperature and chilly atmosphere. The average temperature ranges from 21°C to 27°C and is similar to the previous month. During the daylight, it will be warmer due to 7.4 hours of sunshine, while at night, the temperature can drop by some degrees, make it colder. 

Besides, rain is likely to occur but with relative frequency. The rainfall is 73.5 mm and the number of rain days is 8.5. Therefore, it is quite comfortable for you to take part in activities this time. 

Pros & Cons of travelling to Nha Trang in January

Pros: Mostly dry and cool weather, considerable sunshine time, storms are rare 

Cons: High humidity leading to heat exhaustion and respiratory diseases

In general, January features the most comfortable weather of all time. Compared to the summer months, also the peak season, weather in January is more relaxed, rarely experience rain, and of course, the storms are even rarer. It is suitable for sightseeing, sunbathing, and eating. Here is the overview of weather in January. 

Temperature  Humidity  Rainfall  Rainy days  Sunny hours 
21°C - 27°C 83.3% 73.5 mm 8.5 7.4


Nha Trang weather January


Things to do Nha Trang in January 

The coastal city of Nha Trang is located in a region less affected by storms. The climate here is very pleasant. That's why Nha Trang tourism year-round is always ready to welcome visitors. The ideal weather of January makes it even more convenient to take part in several activities like sightseeing, beach activities, and cultural experiences. Below are what you should never miss.  

Do not forget to visit locations such as Vinpearl Land, Nha Trang night market, Ponagar Tower, and Hon Chong as they are all must-see places in the city. Vinpearl Land Nha Trang is one of the biggest entertainment centres that include a marine park, outdoor and indoor playgrounds, and an aquarium. On spending a day here, you can take part in many games and activities. Especially, if you come with a group of friends or family that has kids, then enjoying yourself in Vinpearl Land will be the best way. 

After your day in Vinpearl, you can spend the night wandering around the Nha Trang night market. Here, you can find street foods, souvenirs, clothing, and handicrafts sold at a reasonable cost. The locals are pretty friendly so try bargaining to get to the best deal. 

While the formers offer you chances to have fun and interact with the locals, Ponagar Tower will give you a peaceful and cultural experience. Coming here, you can immerse yourself in nature and explore more about the local culture. 

Besides, you should never miss Hon Chong, a seashore rocky complex consisting of various shaped and sized rocks overlapping each other is a good place for both climbing and sightseeing. From here, one can enjoy the enchanting scene of immense sea and majestic mountains.

Hon Chong Nha Trang

Hon Chong Nha Trang


Tips for travelling to Nha Trang in January

What to wear & pack 

As the weather is quite comfortable, you can bring anything you need to get the best experience during your time in Nha Trang. There are some things that you should take note of so as not to forget. They are

  • Warm clothes, long sleeves shirts, jeans, shoes, and maybe some skirts or dresses
  • A pair of sandals, your swimsuits, sunglasses, and sunscreen for beach activities
  • A raincoat or an umbrella for rainy days
  • A camera to shoot the stunning sceneries and capture some unforgettable moments. 

Tips for the best experience

  • You can get to Nha Trang by any vehicle. Planes, buses, and trains are available.
  • On booking a tour or vehicle, book it online or through a travel agency
  • Use the high SPF sunscreen lotion to protect your skin 
  • Put all your papers in a waterproof file so they will not get wet in the rain 
  • Sightseeing and other physical activities like hiking or climbing are recommended 

Above is our recommendation for Nha Trang weather in January. If you are seeking more detailed information, please contact us through our website or call. Besides, we offer some Nha Trang tour that you might be interested in, so visit to know more. 

Duc Anh

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