Best time to visit Hoi An [Overall Guide]

January 11, 2022 - 1175 views

Before planning trip to Hoi An, most travelers will wonder when is the best time to visit Hoi An to get the most complete trip. You can find this answer in our articles, please follow it carefully.

Like many other tourist destinations in the Central and South of the country, Hoi An's weather divides into two seasons: dry and rainy. The climate is generally stable and there is not much fluctuation in temperature so it is very convenient for visitors to come to this city year-round. 

Hoi An weather overview

Hoi An is located in Central Vietnam, the city has a tropical climate with 4 main seasons: spring, summer, autumn, and winter. However, the actual weather is divided into 2 particular seasons: the dry season (from January to July) and the rainy season (from August to December). The temperature in Hoi An is quite pleasant all year round with the lowest at 18°C (January) and the highest at 35°C (June).

The dry season of Hoi An normally starts from January to July every year with an average temperature from 18°C to 33°C. So it is the most suitable time for travelers to travel to Hoi An and enjoy tourism activities.

February, March, and April are the most enjoyable months because of their pleasant temperature and less rain. January and February are the lowest temperature months from 18°C to 25°C and it is suitable for foreign travelers to discover the unique heritage of Hoi An. June & July are the highest temperature months from 25°C to 35°C and it is best for Asian travelers for beach relaxation.

Hoi An weather overview

Rowing Boat in coconut forest Hoi An in sunny day


When is the best time to visit Hoi An?

I dare say every time is a good time to visit Hoi An because of its stable weather, but the dry season is always more preferable. The best weather to visit Hoi An is between January to July every year because it is dry & sunny most of the time.

From January to April, the temperature is not too high, ranging between 25°C - 33°C with plenty of sunshine and low rainfall. Visiting Hoi An during this time, you can freely join in any activity you want, visit every attraction you adore without worrying about the weather. So a sightseeing tour to the Hoi An ancient town, releasing lotus lanterns to Hoai river at night, going to the local market and joining a random cooking class… are perfect during these days.

From May to July, the weather is also very good to visit Hoi An. This is another perfect time for your journey to Hoi An when the sun shines all around and it hardly rains, making all your plans perfect. I mean there’s nearly no chance the bad weather can interrupt your schedule. Of course, the temperature will be a little bit higher than the previous 4 months, but it doesn’t matter. An Bang beach, Cua Dai beach, Cham island, and hundreds of fascinating activities are waiting for you. 

Best time to visit Hoi An


The best time to get great deals in Hoi An

August to December are storm & rainy season in Hoi An. Most people think that they should not travel during the rainy season; however, Hoi An is exceptional. It's a romantic beauty you can not find anywhere while walking along old alleys or enjoying a cup of coffee in an old coffee shop and watching the rain...  

From November to December, Hoi An has a cool, chilly atmosphere that can be a bit colder in the early morning and at night, so remember to bring warm clothes to keep yourself warm if you participate in evening activities. Just a few times in early December, you should not come to Hoi An because a flood might happen.

This time the rain appears a lot, so before you go out you need to pay attention to bring umbrellas to prevent sudden rain. At the end of the year, you can travel and enjoy the feeling of peace. Coming to Hoi An you can leave the noisy crowded places of the city, find the ancient feeling, with the peaceful, not noisy, noisy.

Hoi An Rainy Season

Hoi An rainy season

Best holidays & festivals in Hoi An

Hoi An Legendary night

Held monthly from 5 pm to 10 pm during the full moon of the lunar calendar, Hoi An legendary night is lit up by the moon and decorative multi-colored lanterns hung everywhere. Motorized vehicles and artificial light are prohibited. Visitors can see the inhabitants of Hoi An come, and appear in the traditional costume. Many activities are organized in different months so just come and discover what is waiting for you in this unique event.

Hoi An Legendary night

Hoi An Legendary night


Lunar New Year

In the whole of Vietnam, the first days of the lunar New Year are very important. On the first days of the New Year, the local people in Hoi An organize many activities and traditional and cultural festivals to celebrate this important occasion. Performances of many traditional dances like four noble-animal dance, unicorn dance, and dragon dance can be easily seen. Afterward, most of the people would go to the pagodas and shrines to pray for health and good luck will come to them in the upcoming year. Paying visits to relatives and friends’ houses, giving lucky money, and enjoying traditional dishes are the most popular and traditional activities that all Vietnamese people remain in for thousands of years.


Boat Race Festival

On the last Sunday of the third lunar month and at the beginning of the fourth lunar month on Cam An beach, Hoi An people organize boat races, playing traditional music, and dramatic shows to celebrate the new crop of the fisherman. By organizing this festival, the people believe that they will be protected in the whole working year by the ocean deities.


Packing tips: What should you bring along to Hoi An?

In dry season

  • Don’t forget to drink a lot of water because the hot and humid weather in June will make you sweat and thirst a lot.
  • Sunscreen, moisturizer, and sunglasses are certainly needed to protect your skin and eyes from the burning sun, especially in June and July.
  • Light clothes, hats, chargeable mini fan, power bank, umbrellas are unlockable stuff for a comfortable Hoi An trip in the dry season.
  • The dry season is certainly the peak time for traveling, so book your tickets and accommodation as soon as possible, at least 2 weeks before your trip to make sure that everything is arranged.

In rainy season

  • Check the weather forecast constantly to know how the weather would be in the next itinerary, you can always be aware of the rainfall time to plan your activities.
  • Traveling to Hoi An in the rainy season, you should go at least 3 days and 2 nights to visit the best tourist attractions, enjoy the most famous cuisines, and spare some time for bad weather situations.
  • In the rainy season, there are a lot of good tour promotions that can help you save money, which is perhaps even cheaper than booking every single service yourself, so don’t hesitate to contact BestPrice Travel and get the best deal for yourself.
  • Even if accommodations, transportations, and everything is cheap in this season, you should perhaps make some comparisons then take the best option at an adorable price. You don’t have to rush so take your time and consider all choices carefully.

Depending on the different viewpoints, the definitions of the best time to visit Hoi An are different. But we believe that at any time of the year, Hoi An offers you different beauty and different experiences that are invaluable. Just think about the trip and choose the right time to have the best Hoi An Tours with a great experience. 

Hue Pham

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How do we get a visa to travel to Hoi an and do we need anything else in orgder to enter the country?

@Jeanine Ashton:

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