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When Is the Best Time to Travel Vietnam and Sapa in Particular

Vietnam stretches over 1, 800km up the eastern coast of the Indochina peninsula and has various climates at the same time in different parts of the country.

Winter season lasts from November to April in the north with temperatures averaging 16 degree centigrade. The rest of the year is considered summer time with heavy rainfalls and occasional storms.

The rainy season lasts from May to October in the south. However, it only rarely rains the whole day long. It gets dry after rainfall as quickly as it comes. The dry season is generally from November to April.

The central parts of Vietnam are affected by the South West monsoon from Laos during May - June which causes a muggy heat and sometimes produces typhoons and tropical storms during November - December, with long lasting rains. Despite of this fact, the months of November and December are constantly considered the peak period of incoming tourists. January and February are still cloudy and rainy occasionally.

The best time for a long tour from North to South Vietnam would be from January till April and for those who wish beach holidays can come to enjoy warm water and sunshine in the central coast during summer time, from May to October.

When is the best time to visit Sapa?

The best time to visit Sapa is from April to September. Although, each season has its own special qualities and surprises.

During this period the temperature is ranging from 15 - 25 Degree Celsius, it is not a raining season in Sapa so the trekking routes are dry and bear great opportunity to do longer treks and to conquer Mount Fansipan. This is also the time for rice season and all other crops in Sapa, the green colour covers all the large mountain and the field, September is the time for rice harvert, the best time to compose Sapa rice terrace pictures.

During the winter months, the temperature is much cooler and it is advised to bring a some warm clothing (hat, sweater, wool socks) for after you days fo trekking. Also, during the winter months there are periods of light rain, which brings in the fog. This puts Sapa in the clouds and allows for some fantastic photo opportunities.

 

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