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Best time to visit Halong Bay

Halong Bay has always been one of the top choices of many tourists when travelling to Vietnam. Thanks to pleasant weather and low precipitation, the best time to visit Halong Bay falls on December and January.

Other months are also busy lines of visitors including October, November, February, March and April. The period from May to September is often considered a low season for international visitors in Halong Bay. Let’s find out about Halong Bay weather month by month.



Located just 156km from Hanoi, Halong Bay share the same typical humid & tropical monsoon weather as Hanoi. With 4 specific seasons, Halong Bay experience drastic scenery and weather changes during a year.


Winter (December – February)

December is a peak tourist season in Halong Bay because it’s Christmas and New Year holiday time. On 24th and 31th December, most of the cruises have themed parties and Gala dinners on board to give you an amazing unique experience at Halong Bay.

January is a high tourist season in Halong despite low temperature. If weather turns too cold, please remember that some activities such as swimming or diving may not be organized.

February might be the time that Vietnamese people celebrate Tet Holiday. Travelling to Halong Bay this time, you can both enjoy the beauty of Halong’s natural heritage and the feel of Tet Holiday on every street you go.


Spring (March – May)
After Tet Holiday, there are many cultural festivals in the northern part of Vietnam. You should consider taking a side trip to Yen Tu Religious complex or Yen Duc village.

April is also another best time to visit Halong Bay since the weather is perfect and more vivid than any other months of the year. In May, there is very little rain, the sun has yet to become overheated. Swimming and kayak are favorite activities during this time.


Summer (June – August)
As June is the time that students start having a summer break, many domestic visitors come to Halong during this period. It is recommended travelling to Halong Bay at weekday to avoid the crowd.

From June to August, since Halong Bay often undergoes occasional storms, cruises may get cancelled. However, kayaking, swimming, scuba diving and rowing are favorite water based activities.


Fall (September – November)

September has amazing weather to enjoy an overnight cruise in Halong Bay. Make sure that you don’t miss Tuan Chau Island, Ba Trai Dao beach, Vung Vieng Floating Fishing Village, Luon Cave… Squid fishing is also a great experience that you can try at night.

The weather in October is also nice to enjoy a cruise trip in Halong Bay, and don’t forget to take part in water sport in the tranquil beach of Titov Island. You should bring some light winter clothes because it might be quite cold and windy in November. However, tourists can still enjoy all water based activities such as swimming, kayaking or scuba diving.

Anytime will be the best time to visit Halong Bay if you have a good preparation before your trip. It is highly recommended to check the updated weather forecast and keep contact with your travel agents if any cancellation happens.

Make your amazing getaways and book your accommodation in Halong now.