Best (and Worst) Times to Visit Hanoi 2024/2025 | Travel guide

If you ask Hanoian people when the best time to visit Hanoi  -  It's should be from September to early February (Especially in the autumn, September, and October). During these months, the weather is good, not too cold, not too hot. All days seem to be so convenient for you all to come and travel. That is the best time of year to visit Hanoi when the sky is blue and the weather is cool and fresh. You do not need an umbrella every day or cold water whenever walking outside. The gentle temperature is so kind that many foreigners come to enjoy their tours in Hanoi these days.

1. Hanoi weather characteristics

Location in the North of Vietnam, Hanoi has tropical weather with four seasons: spring, summer, autumn, and winter.
Hanoi weather from February to April - Spring season
The weather in spring is cool. This is also the time of Tet traditional Luna New Year with peach flowers blooming and kumquat trees. When spring comes, the weather is less cold and there is little rain.

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Vendors sell peach flowers to prepare for Tet New Years

Hanoi weather from May to July - Summer season
This is the summer season. The temperature average at night is 28 degrees Celsius, and 75% humidity is hot even at night. While the daytime is 35 degrees Celsius, the peak of hot days also rises to 38 degrees Celsius and sometimes has heavy rain, it can rain cats and dogs, and you do not want to go out.
Although it is at a high temperature, travelers can enjoy outdoor activities such as kayaking, swimming, and climbing. You can even try amazing street food such as beer, ice tea, sugarcane juice, Fruit Smoothies, and Che. At night, people will go out jogging and chatting. They sit along the pavement late at midnight. You can join and enjoy the local lifestyle when you are in Hanoi.
On May is also the best time to visit Tam Coc – Ninh Binh, a famous place nearby Hanoi- that is the harvest season for rice, and all the scenery seems to be filled with golden yellow color. It's incredible scenery!!!

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Tam Coc - Ninh Binh on May

Hanoi weather from August to October - Autumn season
The autumn weather is pleasant and cool, not only suitable for visiting relics inside the capital but also suitable for visits outside Hanoi such as Halong bay, Ninh Binh, and especially Sapa on September, where visitors can watch the rice ripe files, which is gorgeous.

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Hanoi in the Autumn

Hanoi weather from November – January - Winter season
In the winter, the weather in the capital is quite cold and cool. Visitors should bring warm clothes and an umbrella.

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Hanoi in the Winter

2. The best time to visit Hanoi.

Each season Hanoi will bring its own beauty. The most beautiful time to go to Hanoi is from September to February. The ideal time to go to Hanoi is September or October.
Because at this time, especially in August, September, and October. The rainy season in Hanoi has ended now, the weather is dry, and the sky is clear. Clear blue sky with soft sunlight and cool temperatures. This also time trees rise, and flowers blossom, bringing a new color to the city.
 November and December are good choice for visitors like chilly air, visitors can also enjoy many delicious winter specialties in Hanoi, besides visit some famous attractions.
 During this time, you can feel the weather is a bit cold. It is not the time for swimming in the sea but it is great for visiting. It is also the time for many festivals in the early years. Tourists can participate and visit great places, and enjoy Tet Holiday with local people.


3. When should you NOT visit Hanoi Vietnam? It’s may worst time to visit Hanoi

The capital Hanoi always welcomes you with its own colors at different times. However, there are a few times of the year when you might want to avoid visiting Hanoi.
Monsoon season (May – July)
weather will not be favorable for sightseeing, such as summer days, Hanoi has quite high temperatures, an average of about 30 degrees Celsius, with a peak of 40 degrees Celsius. If you’re planning to visit Hanoi during these months, it’s best to check what the weather will be like before you go.
Traditional Tet holiday
This is the biggest holiday of the year, generally around the beginning of February. This time, most people will come back to their hometown to unite with family, many restaurants, shops, and tourist attractions will be closed.
However, this is also a great chance if you want to see something different in Hanoi with many traditional festivals, fewer tourists, and all the streets decorated for New Year's.
If you’re planning to visit Hanoi Vietnam during this festive season, make sure to do your research ahead of time to see what’s open and what’s not.


4. Suggestion for 1-day Hanoi itinerary travel

Ho Chi Minh relic site:
+ Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum: the final resting place of the father of the nation (closed on Mondays and Fridays).
+ Still House: where leader Ho Chi Minh lived and worked from 1958 - 1969.
+ One Pillar Pagoda: with small pagoda architecture built on a pillar in the middle of a square lake.
+ Ho Chi Minh Museum: a place to display artifacts and documents about Ho Chi Minh's life and people.
Thang Long Imperial Citadel: the most important area in the system of Vietnamese relics associated with the history of Thang Long Citadel.
Lunch: (Noodle soup, Bread, Kebab rice noodles, egg coffee.)
Tran Quoc Pagoda: located on an island east of West Lake with a history of nearly 1,500 years.
Temple of Literature: the first university in Vietnam with many historical stories of national heroes.
Hoan Kiem Lake - Ngoc Son Temple: admire the poetic beauty of the quiet lake.
Hanoi Old Quarter: walk around the streets and visit restaurants to enjoy specialties.
Ta Hien Beer Street: experience the entertainment venues and beer-drinking "culture" of Hanoi's youth and immerse yourself in the vibrant music at the bars.


Hanoi is always the top destination in Vietnam. This is also a stop before visiting other famous places in Vietnam. We hope this article will help you easier to pick the time to visit Hanoi, Vietnam. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us, Our team is very happy to assist you!!!

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Hoan Nguyen



author hoan
My name is Hoan and I come from Hanoi, with more than 10 years working in the tourism industry (both as a tour guide then tour operator). I am very proud to say that I can give you the best advice for your trip to beautiful Vietnam.

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