Vietnam Weather in April: Temperatures & Best Places to Visit
April is one of the best times to visit Vietnam. Before booking a ticket to Vietnam, here are things you should know about Vietnam weather and the best places to visit this month. Let's follow our article detail below about Vietnam weather in April.
Vietnam weather in April Overview
April is the last spring month in Vietnam with less rain and comfortable weather. The average temperature throughout the country in this month is about 27°C which is quite cool but when it comes to the end of April, you may feel hotter as the summer in May is coming to town.
On the other hand, although in general weather in April is really nice, it still varies according to the geographical location from North to South region, please see the details as below.
Weather in North
You can clearly see the change from spring to summer in North Vietnam’s April as the temperature rises continuously during this time. Although the average temperature is only around 25°C, there is a big difference in the temperature in the early of the month and at the end (generally from 21°C to 31°C).
As still being affected by spring weather, there are drizzles sometimes, they may come suddenly and the weather forecast isn’t right all the time. However, as it’s cool enough and the rain is light and stops fast, April still is one of the best months to visit North Vietnam.
Weather in Central
If you cannot come to Central Vietnam sooner, April is the final beautiful time to visit this region before the hot as fire summer comes and after that is the rainy season until almost the end of the year.
In fact, April in the central region is a lot hotter than in the North with an average temperature around 28°C and it may reach 35°C at the end of this month here to welcome the summer. If you travel to this region in April and want to enjoy comfortable weather, Da lat and Nha Trang are perfect destinations. In the early of this month, when the weather is not so hot, you can also spend time exploring Quang Binh, Hue, Da Nang, and Hoi An before the temperature rises in the second half.
Weather in South
Located near the Equator, South Vietnam weather is typically hot all year round and it is hotter than most regions of Vietnam in April with an average temperature is 31°C. The chances of sudden showers also increase as the coming May is the beginning of the rainy season here. However, thanks to these unexpected rains, this month is quite nice and comfortable as the high temperature and hot atmosphere are eased by the showers which come strongly but stop quickly. Thus, when visiting the south, besides sunscreen, just remember to bring an umbrella or a raincoat.
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Best Places to Travel in Vietnam’s April
In fact, Vietnam's weather in April is suitable to visit any destination throughout the country thanks to how comfortable it is. Below are some top recommendations for must-visit places this month.
Halong Bay is always packed with domestic tourists in the summer, especially from late May until the middle of August, and after that is the storm season which lasts for 2-3 months. Therefore, visit in April and you can avoid the extremely hot weather of summer, the crows, and also the storms. This destination is cool this month which is extremely comfortable and suitable for both leisure and soft adventure outdoor activities. Besides, except for some luxury places that apply surcharge fees for Easter Holiday, most of the hotels and Halong Bay cruises’ prices are not expensive, which can help you to enjoy this gorgeous destination at low costs.
For those who are first-time travellers in Vietnam, you cannot imagine how hot Hanoi Capital is in summer and how wet this city is in spring. April, the changing time between these 2 seasons, is the best time to visit Hanoi as it isn’t wet and also is quite cool with an average temperature under 30°C. If you miss the chance to visit Hanoi in April, you will have to wait until November to travel to this city under good weather.
Besides the nice weather, April is also the time that the International Firework Festival takes place in Danang. During this time, the city is crowded and packed with tourists from all over the world and throughout the country. It will be hot and noisy, but the firework performances every night will create your remarkable trip. If you want to join the Danang Firework Festival, you should buy the tickets immediately when they open to selling them as they will be sold out pretty soon and the price for a ticket in the black market is extremely expensive. A more comfortable option is that you book a sky lounge with a good view a few months before the festival and can enjoy the fireworks more comfortably.
The only problem with visiting Danang in April is that the service prices would be quite high, even extremely expensive, especially with the hotels and flights price. But it’s reasonable as this time is the peak season here, rooms and flights are sold out quickly. Therefore, if you want to visit Danang in April at the lowest cost, you should book all the services at least a half year ago for early bird prices.
Da Nang international firework
Event and festivals in April
April is a month of the most important and famous festivals in Vietnam, which are:
- Hung festival – Viet Tri city, Phu Tho Province
- Xen Xo Phon festival – Mai Chau province
- Hue Festival (Biennial) – Hue city (can be organized in April/May/June)
- Phu Day festival – Nam Dinh
- Hai Ba Trung Festival – Me Linh, Hanoi
- Hoa Lu festival – Hoa Lu, Ninh Binh
Travel tips in Vietnam April
- Book tours, hotels, flights, and festival tickets (if needed) before your trip for 3-6 months if you want to join the festival.
- If you can’t book the services or tickets you want, just forget them and change your travel plan, don’t try to buy anything in the black market or you may get scams.
- Bring along an umbrella to avoid the unexpected drizzles in April.
Vietnam weather in April is so comfortable for travelling activities. If you are about to make a Vietnam tour, do it in April because you can enjoy the best landscapes here at very competitive prices.
You might want to learn about Vietnam weather in May.
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