October is considered to be the best month to visit Vietnam. In terms of weather, October is filled with celebrations while most parts of North Vietnam have been cooled off as compared to the southern region making the avg. winter temperature a near around 17°C. Being a mountain area the winters start from October itself. This is also the time to see frequent sights of cloud formation and drizzles on your glasses. While in South of Vietnam mostly experiences typical tropical humid climate making it suitable for rice growth. The rainy or dry are the only two seasons it sees. Month of October is rainy season with few downpours with average temperature ranging between 25°C-30°C. Central Vietnam in October experiences lot of rain but still less than the month of September. The average temperature stays around 25°C while the month’s average amount of precipitation is around 270mm. Thus carry your umbrellas whenever you go on tour as a total of 16-17 days sees rainfall which suddenly hikes up the average humidity till 80%.

Average Temperature of Vietnam in October

Average Temperature of Vietnam in October

It is advised to stay in the northern region more than any other place in Vietnam when it comes to matter of October. The northern region is generally cooler than other place which makes the sigh- seeing wonderful. The hills of Sa Pa experiences a minimum temperature of 20°C and few chances of rainfall making around an avg. of 10 day downpour in the month of October. Thus the north is ready for trekking in this month and one can enjoy the beauty of rice fields with their golden hue and bask in the Prettiness of silence of this town. Make sure you visit the capital of Vietnam in the month start of October. As on 10th of October is Hanoi’s Liberation day due to its announcement of being called as new capital city of Vietnam. To celebrate and honor this day Hanoi organizes cultural activities, cuisine festivals, fashion festivals to mark this day and photo exhibitions depicting Hanoi’s French resistance war. But the most awaiting part of the festival is the dragon dance symbolizing Vietnam as ‘Land of Descending Dragons’ and ending the festival with fireworks lighting the sky with colors of victory.

Planning your trip to South Vietnam in the month of October is incomplete without a duly respected visit to Ho Chi Minh City. Though it will be the rainy season but it only rains for few hours with less hours of sunlight. The average temperature is around 25°C and the average precipitation around 250 mm which makes the humidity rise till 80%. Start your day here with war remnants museum following the visit to the famous Giac Lam Pagoda and embrace its meditating power. End your day by walking the hustle bustle street of Pham Ngu Lao.

Mui Ne Vietnam weather

Mui Ne Vietnam weather

Apart from that Mui Ne is a resort town in South of Vietnam with long exquisite beaches which comes in handy with lots of adventure sports. In the month of October make it possible to visit the south of Vietnam at the end days of month as it is the beginning of dry season and hence gives more chances to travel and explore properly. At the end of month average temperature stays around 22°C with less amount of rainfall with 10-12 days of downpour in this month which is generally covered in the beginning. Choose a dry day to visit the beaches and enjoy the wind surfing, Kite surfing, sailing and other water sports. For cuisine save your stomach at every stop around the corner as the food is outstanding. The trip to Mui Ne is incomplete without a visit to sand dunes famous for its red and white sand dunes.

Since October is a high season for tourists then it is recommended to book your flights and hotels and plan your trip accordingly otherwise you might need to rush here and there. It is easier to travel through flight to save money as trains run slower. October month in Vietnam is a calmer month for the native people as well as for the people paying visit. In the north the temperature has commenced to fall down till it reaches its peak in the month of December. But in October you can acknowledge the nature and its beauty watching leaf turn yellow in the dry silent air. Though in the central region the rain is frequent in places such as hue and Hoi An with average rainfall for the month reaching up to 550 mm. it is likely that the days of this month are mostly spent being washed by rain. In south the temperature remains normal ranging between 22°C-30°C with comparatively less rain.

Written By Disha Grover

Vietnam Weather of top cities in October

City Name Temperature (° C) Humidity (%) Wind Speed (mph) Precip (inch)
Max Avg Min Max Avg Min Max Avg Min
Hanoi 34 27 20 100 75 38 18 10 3 0.00
Ho Chi Minh City 34 28 24 94 78 46 16 12 2 0.00
Da Nang 33 27 21 100 82 46 18 12 2 0.24
Hue 34 26 20 100 86 42 64 13 3 0.24
Da lat 35 28 24 94 76 52 106 21 4 0.00
Ha Long Bay 34 27 20 100 75 38 18 10 3 0.00
Nha Trang 32 28 23 90 71 47 20 15 4 0.09
Can Tho 34 28 23 100 79 46 20 11 2 0.00
Ninh Binh 34 27 20 100 75 38 18 10 3 0.00
Phu Quoc 32 28 23 97 77 42 146 17 3 0.31

Vietnam Weather by Month