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Vietnam Weather October: Temperature & Best Places to Visit

July 12, 2023 - 4996 views

Is October a good time to visit Vietnam? Which part of the country is at its best this month? If you have free time in October and wonder which places are good to visit this month, read the article below about Vietnam weather October: Temperature & Best things to do, you will have the answer.


Vietnam Weather October Overview

In general, as the time that marks the end of autumn, Vietnam weather in October is like a mix of late autumn and early winter. The average temperature throughout the country this month is around 26°C - 27°C which is really cool and very comfortable.

There will be a huge amount of rain in early October and the rainfall will decrease strongly when it comes to the end of the month. This means if you want to visit Vietnam in October, from 20th to 31st Oct should be the best time.

Let's take a look at the weather difference in each region from North to South!


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October weather in North

In North Vietnam, October is clearly the end of the wet season, the weather is cool, chilly with a little drizzle. While there might be some floods in the early of this month, the second half of October sees a decrease in heat and humidity. The average temperature ranges from 23°C to 26°C with a pleasant atmosphere. 

Early October is a particularly picturesque time of year to visit remote mountainous areas such as Sapa, Mu Cang Chai, and Ha Giang, as it’s the harvest time and you can see the magnificent scenery of golden rice terraces here.

Also, the weather is dry and sunny (temperatures of 16-17°C ) which is perfect for some soft adventure activities such as trekking. On the other hand, if you are expecting a cruise in Halong Bay this month, just book in the 2nd half of October so you may avoid the storm season here.


October weather in Central

Unfortunately, October is not really a good time to travel to Central Vietnam. Although the average temperature here will be from 24°C to 27°C which seems quite comfortable, it’s right in the middle of the rainy season here, and all you can see may be just heavy rains and severe floods or storms.

Due to the bad weather, Phong Nha caves are inaccessible, while strong storms may harm you in Danang and Hoi An becomes the Venice of Vietnam thanks to the floods. Therefore, if you have a plan to travel to in October, you had better avoid visiting Central.

Central Vietnam weather in October

Hoi An in October


October weather in South

In South Vietnam, October is the month for change towards its dry, hot summer month as rainfall continues to decrease especially towards the end of the month. Temperatures slowly increase towards the upper 20’s and sunny days are a frequent occurrence.

The average temperature this month reaches 27°C and it is great for beach vacations. Many tourists travel to Phu Quoc Island and Phan Thiet coastal city at this time as they have less rain and the seawater there is quite warm, especially towards the end of the month.

Vietnam weather October

Vietnam's destination to visit in October


Pros and Cons

Pros Cons
  • Best time to see the golden rice fields in Vietnam as October is the harvest time.
  • Cool-weather with comfortable temperature (under 30°C).
  • Cheap services price thanks to the low season of tourism.
  • Can’t visit Central Vietnam as it’s the flood and storm season here.


Best Places to Visit in Vietnam’s October

Golden rice fields in North Vietnam

As mentioned above, North Vietnam’s harvest time is October and this is the only time of the year that you can see the most gorgeous beauty of golden rice fields and terraces here. The further destination you reach the better view of the ripe paddies fields you may see. You can start your trip from Ninh Binh with the classical beauty of plain rice fields and then go further to see the special scenery of golden terraces in Mu Cang Chai or Ha Giang. 

Learn more about golden rice fields in Vietnam by reading 4 Best Places to See Golden Rice Fields in Vietnam

Vietnam Golden Rice in October

Vietnam Golden Rice in October


Mekong Delta

Travelling down south to the Mekong Delta, October is in the middle of the water floating season here although it has less rain. In other regions, rain may prevent you from travelling; however, in the Mekong Delta, this time is the most beautiful moment here when the rain helps to reveal the natural charm of the land. 

As a place where both nature and humans have to depend mostly on the river, rain is important as it brings life here. Mangrove forests, floating markets, bird reserves, and small islets are where you should visit the Mekong Delta in October as they are impressive, crowded, and easy to access after a long time of having rain.  


Travel tips in Vietnam October

  • Avoid traveling in Central Vietnam as it rains continuously in October and there are severe storms and floods.
  • Bring along umbrellas, rain ponchos, waterproof shoes, or flip-flops to deal with the sudden rains.
  • Bring along flu medicines as it will be chilly and wet, especially on rainy days which may affect your health negatively.
  • Choose the Vietnam tour packages wisely as October’s the time of big promotions throughout the country.

Vietnam weather in October is quite suitable for travelling and going sightseeing. Wherever you go in Vietnam, the locals will be very outgoing and welcoming. Let’s pick up your luggage and start a trip to Vietnam in October!

Looking for other adventures in Vietnam? You can see the top amazing things to do in Vietnam.


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