Vietnam in February offers the perfect weather with dry, bright weather throughout the whole country. There are multiple beach options as southern and central of Vietnam all enjoy warm weather, perfect for sun bathing. Whilst the north still experience the winter time, however, skies are clear with just a little rain, making it a good time for trekking and adventure-activities. Besides, February is also the time of Lunar New Year ( The biggest holiday in Vietnam), you can expect to enjoy the festive atmosphere as well as participate in some traditional activities in Vietnam at this time. Thus, February is amongst the best time to visit Vietnam.
Weather in Vietnam in February
- North Vietnam: Temperature in the north will be quite cool with average temperature of 17°C. You can expect plenty of sunshine and clear blue skies. Rainfall is at its lowest in February although a misty haze is not unusual, especially in coastal areas and around Halong Bay. In the far north conditions are dry but chilly and sometimes foggy, especially at night, so suitable clothing is recommended.
- Central Vietnam: Summer returns to central parts of Vietnam with the beaches of Hoi An and Danang likely to be basking in sunshine with just a light sprinkling of rain expected from time to time (avg temp: 25°C). Hue is also warm and dry whilst in Dalat and the Central Highlands the climate will be cooler due to altitude and warm clothing is recommended for the evenings, however conditions are good for trekking and adventure activities. Further south the beaches of Nha Trang are also enjoying blue skies and higher temperatures.
- South Vietnam: Good weather is expected in the south throughout February. The beaches of Phan Thiet & Mui Ne; Long Hai & Ho Tram, and the southern islands of Phu Quoc and Con Dao are experiencing clear blue skies, plenty of sunshine and little or no rain (avg temp: 27 °C). Temperatures remain high but comfortable with the really hot weather at the break of the wet season still a few months off (avg temp: 28°C).
Best places to visit Vietnam in February
1. Hoi An- Da Nang
While many provinces in the north side of Bach Ma mountain such as Hanoi, Halong Bay or Ninh Binh bear the cold in February, Hoi An, Da Nang which lies on the southern side of Bach Ma, enjoy its warmness with temperature ranging 19 to 24 degree Celsius. This kind of weather make it great to wander around Hoi An anccient town, swimming or sun bathing at the top world beach – An Bang Beach, etc or explore debeatable centre cuisin.
2. Mekong Delta
Located in the South of Vietnam, Mekong Delta is known as “a vast rice bowl of Vietnam”, which is home to floating markets, Khmer pagodas and villages surrounded by rice paddies. Visit Mekong Delta in February, you will expect of brief and heavy showers, usually in the afternoons, but quickly bright again. During this season, the levels of water are high enough for boat markets and sailing trips, a stunning chance to watch the busiest river life.
3. Con Dao Island
Con Dao Island is a group of islands off the southeast coast of Vietnam – it is a star destinations in Vietnam with sandy beaches, diverse coral reefs and marine life, a breading ground for turtles and many dive sites in the surrounding clear waters.
Besides, Con Dao island is also famous for its horrifying history. Con Dao Prison is one of the most brutal prisons in the world, about 20,000 of political cadres and patriotic Vietnamese who followed Communism were imprisoned and died there, earning it the name” hell on earth” or “Devil’s Island of Indochina”.
February is a good month for diving around Con Dao, with clear waters and visibility averaging 20-30 metres.
4. Phu Quoc Island
Phu Quoc Island is Vietnam paradise island getaway for any travellers. From the soft, white-sand beaches to the deliciously cheap beer , Phu Quoc Island in Vietnam has it all. A relatively new international airport and fexible visa rules for Phu Quoc visitors make this paradise resort island the most accessible to international tourists it’s ever been.
Phu Quoc Island in February offers very nice weather with clear blue skies with low humidity and the average temperatures at 27.5°C. This weather is ideal for a wide range of outdoor activities. It also has mountains and unique wildlife on the northern part and pristine beaches on the southern end.
Hanoi- the capital of Vietnam, – one of the most ancient capitals in the world, where you can find yourself in a vibrant city, delectable cuisine as well as a multi-cultural community that’s made up of East and West influences. There are tons of great activities in Hanoi and the best way to explore them all is on foot.
Since February is wintertime in Hanoi, the weather is quite cool and pleasant with clear blue skies, making it great for outdoor activities. You can explore shopping streets, colonial buildings, ancient pagodas and unique museums, etc. without breaking a sweat.
Moreover, if you are really keen on culture things, why not enjoy the festival atmosphere in Hanoi as it is time for Tet Holiday ( Vietnamese New Year) to see how the local celebrate their most important holiday.
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