Visiting Vietnam in November: Weather & Best parts for traveling

November is one of the best times of the year to visit North and South Vietnam, especially relaxing on a beach break with various paradises beaches. Meanwhile, it would not be a great ideal to depart to Central due to its rainiest. Let’s get the details about the weather and the best parts to visit in Vietnam in November with Indochina Voyages!

How is the weather in Vietnam in November?

Vietnam weather in November

Overall, the weather in Vietnam in November is quite cool and dry in North and South Vietnam, which making more pleasant and comfortable to visit this part at this time while Central is still in the rainy season.

In the North, the weather in November is cool and dry, with average temperatures ranging from 20°C to 25°C (68°F to 77°F). The skies are typically clear, and rainfall is low, making it an ideal time to explore destinations like Hanoi, Halong Bay, and the mountainous regions of Cao Bang and Ha Giang.

While Central Vietnam experiences higher rainfall in November, the weather begins to improve towards the end of the month. Temperatures range from 25°C to 30°C (77°F to 86°F), and the landscapes become more lush and vibrant due to the recent rains. Though the weather can still be unpredictable, with occasional showers and thunderstorms, visitors may be able to catch some pleasant sunny days during their stay in central Vietnam.

The South experiences a dry and sunny period in November, with average temperatures ranging from 28°C to 32°C (82°F to 90°F). This makes it an excellent time to visit beach destinations like Phan Thiet, Mui Ne, and Phu Quoc, as well as the bustling city of Ho Chi Minh City.

Read more: When is the best time to travel to Vietnam?

Where is the best part of Vietnam to visit in November?

As mentioned above, North and South Vietnam are still the best parts to visit Vietnam at this time. Let’s go into detail in each destination:

Halong Bay

Halong Bay is a stunning natural wonder located in the northeast of Vietnam. In November, the weather in Halong Bay is dry and comfortable, with average temperatures ranging from 20°C to 25°C (68°F to 77°F). This makes it an ideal time to cruise in Halong and explore the bay’s thousands of limestone islands and caves, as well as to enjoy activities like kayaking, and visiting the floating villages.

Cao Bang

Cao Bang, located in the northernmost part of Vietnam, is a stunning mountainous region that is particularly beautiful in November. The weather is cool and dry, with average temperatures around 20°C (68°F), making it perfect for hiking, exploring the area’s many waterfalls, and visiting the UNESCO-listed Nguom Ngao Cave.

Ha Giang

Ha Giang, situated in the far northern reaches of Vietnam, is a breathtaking destination that is best visited in November. The weather is dry and cool, with average temperatures around 18°C (64°F), and the landscape is adorned with vibrant autumn colors. This is an excellent time to explore the region’s winding mountain roads, visit the local markets, and experience the unique culture of the ethnic minority groups.


Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, is a delightful city to visit in November. The weather is mild, with average temperatures ranging from 20°C to 25°C (68°F to 77°F), and rainfall is low. This makes it an ideal time to explore the city’s historic Old Quarter, visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and immerse yourself in the bustling street life and delicious cuisine.

November could be a peak season in Hanoi but if you want off-the-beaten-path experiences, this marvelous land also has all and absolutely makes you surprise!

Charms of North Vietnam in November
Charms of North Vietnam in November

Phan Thiet

Phan Thiet, located on the south-central coast of Vietnam, is a popular beach destination that shines in November. The weather is sunny and dry, with average temperatures around 28°C (82°F), making it perfect for swimming, sunbathing, and enjoying water sports like kitesurfing and windsurfing.

Mui Ne

Mui Ne, a coastal town near Phan Thiet, is another excellent choice for a beach vacation in November. The weather is warm and dry, with average temperatures around 29°C (84°F), and the area is known for its impressive sand dunes, which are best explored during this time of year.

Phu Quoc

Phu Quoc, an idyllic island in the far south of Vietnam, is a top destination for travelers in November. The weather is sunny and dry, with average temperatures around 30°C (86°F), making it perfect for relaxing on the island’s beautiful beaches, snorkeling in the clear waters, and exploring the lush interior.

Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City, the largest city in Vietnam, is a vibrant and dynamic destination that is worth visiting in November. The weather is dry and warm, with average temperatures around 30°C (86°F), allowing you to comfortably explore the city’s historic landmarks, bustling markets, thriving food scene and also Saigon off-the-beaten-track sides.

Beautiful beaches in South Vietnam
Beautiful beaches in South Vietnam

Cost & Crowd

November is the beginning of the winter high season as international visitors arrive in large numbers. Hence, you can expect some crowding at the most popular tourist spots, such as Halong Bay. And it’s wise to book your accommodations early in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, and such popular beach resorts as Phan Thiet, Ho Tram, and Phu Quoc.

Nonetheless, airfares to Vietnam remain reasonable in November. If you’re on a budget, note that airfares and hotel rates skyrocket in December.

Suggested Itineraries for Traveling to Vietnam in November

For a comprehensive Vietnam experience in November, consider the following itineraries:

Far East Discovery 22 Days: This itinerary will give you the best of Indochina on a 3-week journey through Cambodia, Vietnam, and Laos with the best parts of these countries in November. Marvel at Angkor Wat, uncover Vietnam’s heritage and bask in Halong Bay’s beauty. Unveil the serene charms of Laos. Immerse yourself in warm hospitality and delectable cuisine. This expertly curated tour offers an unforgettable blend of awe-inspiring sights and cultural immersion.

Vietnam Cultural Highlights 14 Days: Explore the best of Vietnam in 2 weeks. Immerse yourself in the country’s culture, history, and cuisine. Bask in the natural splendor, from Halong Bay to pristine beaches. Fully customize your experience to match your travel style. Browse our Vietnam holiday packages for more inspiration.

Tonkin Elegance 8 Days: From the historic capital of Hanoi, then venture to Sapa to be captivated by the region’s stunning rice terraces and diverse ethnic cultures, this itinerary is perfect for discovering the iconic beauty of Northern Vietnam in 1 week.

Friendly reminder


When traveling to Vietnam in November, be sure to pack a mix of clothing to accommodate the varying temperatures and weather conditions across the country. Bring lightweight, breathable clothing for the south, as well as some warmer layers for the cooler north. Don’t forget to pack a light jacket or sweater, and consider bringing an umbrella or rain jacket, especially if visiting the central region.

What to pack before going

In addition to your clothing, make sure to pack the following items for your Vietnam trip in November:

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunscreen and a hat
  • Insect repellent
  • Copies of your important documents (passport, visa, etc.)
  • Any necessary medications
  • Power adapter and chargers for your electronics
  • Cash in both Vietnamese dong and US dollars
  • A lightweight, packable daypack for exploring

With the right preparations, you’ll be well-equipped to make the most of your Vietnam adventure during the pleasant and exciting month of November.

Except for peak season, visiting Vietnam in November offers you a chance to witness one of the most beautiful season of the year in North and South Vietnam, perfect for exploring the captivating destinations and relaxing in beautiful beaches. So what are you waiting for? Let’s plan for your Vietnam holiday in this November!

Thuy Dang – From Indochina Voyages Team

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