Vietnam - weather & travel conditions in April

Vietnam Weather in April

April is the weather transition period from spring to summer in Vietnam, with both temperature and humidity become higher toward the end of the month.

  • The North of Vietnam starts to suddenly receive some early summer rains but you can still expect plenty of dry days with a really clear and blue sky. In April, the coastal area, such as Ha Long Bay or Cat Ba Island shake off their sleepy coats to enjoy shining days. The average temperature ranges between 28 to 30 °C. In the mountainous areas like Sapa, Ha Giang or Cao Bang the weather is milder, offering excellent condition for trekking.
  • Centre of Vietnam soaking in good weather with sunlight and blue sky dominate the whole month. Hue, Hoi An, Nha Trang are at their very best temperature and the beaches are lovely with basking sunshine, offering excellent conditions for swimming and other water-based activities.
  • Weather in the South of Vietnam including Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong Delta just get a bit hotter than the previous month with average temperature ranges between 33 to 34 °C but the wet season has not come yet until May, which means you can enjoy the clear sky throughout April. Beaches of Mui Ne and Phu Quoc are still among the best choice for beach lovers.

April average temperature & precipitation in various locations in Vietnam


Average Temperature in °C (°F)

Temperature Precipitation in mm (in)

Buon Ma Thuot

26.0 (78.8)

86 (3.4)

Can Tho

28.3 (82.9)

40 (1.6)

Cao Bang

22.9 (73.2)

87 (3.4)

Da Lat

18.8 (65.8)

173 (6.8)

Dien Bien Phu

23.7 (74.7)

111 (4.4)

Ha Giang

24.0 (75.2)

110 (4.3)

Ha Long Bay

23.1 (73.6)

91 (3.6)


23.9 (75.0)

105 (4.1)

Hoi An

26.9 (80.5)

77 (3.0)

Ho Chi Minh City

29.2 (84.6)

51 (2.0)


26.1 (79.0)

58 (2.3)

Phu Quoc

28.4 (83.1)

149 (5.9)


24.1 (75.4)

93 (3.7)

Quang Ngai

26.6 (79.9)

49 (1.9)

Qui Nhon

27.5 (81.5)

31 (1.2)

Sa Pa

17.0 (62.6)

213 (8.4)


24.1 (75.4)

64 (2.5)

Yen Bai

23.5 (74.3)

131 (5.2)

April average Temperature and Precipitation in various locations in Vietnam

Vietnam Events & Festivals in April

Hung Kings Temple Festival

Hung-Kings Temple Festival
Hung Kings Temple Festival

Called the Death Anniversary of the Nation’s Ancestor, the celebration is to commemorate 18 generations of Hung Kings, who established Van Lang State, the predecessor of Vietnam as nowadays. The main celebration takes place at Nghia Linh Mountain, Phu Tho Province where the temples for Hung Kings exist. Main activities during the celebration include a huge procession, traditional performances, bronze drum dancing along lots of other festive activities. This is one of the largest national celebrations and organized with the participation of state representatives and millions of people.

Hon Chen Temple Festival

hon chen temple hue vietnam
Source: Visit Hue

The festival is held on the 3rd day of the third lunar month and the seventh lunar month at Ngoc Tran Mountain near Hue, worshipping the Holy Mother Thien Y A Na. Activities including a religious ceremony at the temple, huge procession of dragon boats with colourful flags and decorations, releasing and floating lanterns on the Perfume River. The festival gathers thousands of people from Hue and other local community to attend.

Shen Nong (Agriculture Genie) Festival

The Shennong procession ceremony is held on 01/03 annual lunar calendar in Hoi An, Quang Nam Province. This festival is a ritual ceremony to pray for good weather and fertility. The festival contains a procession with a palanquin caring tablet of Shen Nong around villages and streets of Hoi An and other festive activities like traditional singing performance and games. Good to join in and share as well as taking pictures.

National Reunification Day

National Reunification Day HCMC
Fireworks to light up skies of HCM City to mark Reunification Day. Source: CAND Online

Organized on the 30th of April to celebrate the Victory on 30th April 1975 when the communist force captured Saigon (now Ho Chi Minh City) bringing the Vietnam War to an end, paving the way for national reunification and sustainable development. There're music performances, streets are decorated with banners and lights and resident houses are required to hang the national flag in front of their doors. Good chance to take photos.

How to do and what to expect if travel to Vietnam in April?

April remains a good time to travel in Vietnam with lots of advantages. The weather is rather mild with a clearer sky and atmosphere is expected throughout the month making it a good chance for natural sightseeing and photo hunting. Also, most of the tourist sites are not as crowded as they were in the previous months whilst all the beaches in the country are accessible. For those who love the sun and sea then it is a good time to come to Vietnam.

If you plan to visit Vietnam for a short time (around 10 days something) then your itinerary should include all the highlights in the country. For a longer journey, we suggest you take a deeper visit to mountainous areas of Vietnam such as North West and North East. This is a fantastic time to visit such beautiful places since your view of the stunning scenery is never hampered.

Halong Bay and its sister, the Cat Ba Island offer a clear view of the fascinating landscape and beautiful photos are waiting for you whilst the warm weather is perfect for swimming. The other places in the country can be added to your itinerary without any hesitation.

Anyway, at the end of the month (during the 30th of April and 1st of May – the Reunification days and International Labors day) beaches and other places like Cat Ba Island, Da Nang, Nha Trang or Sapa should be avoided since this is the first summer vacation for Vietnamese after the Tet and you will see a huge stream of Vietnamese tourist rushing to these places for their holiday making it so crowded and expensive. So, you can arrange your visit to these places before or after this time except you want to join in the crowd.

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Travel conditions for places

 Ba Be Lake
 Bac Ha
 Bach Ma NP
 Ban Gioc Waterfall
 Buon Ma Thuot
 Can tho
 Cao Bang
 Cat Ba Island
 Chau Doc
 Con Dao Island
 Cu Chi Tunnel
 Da Lat
 Da Nang
 Dien Bien Phu
 Dong Van
 Former DMZ
 Ha Giang
 Ha Long Bay
 Ho Chi Minh City
 Hoa Lu ancient capital
 Hoang Su Phi
 Hoi An
 Lai Chau
 Lang son
 Mai Chau
 Mu Cang Chai
 Mui Ne
 My Lai
 My Son Holyland
 My Tho
 Nha Trang
 Ninh Binh
 Phong Nha Ke Bang NP
 Phu Quoc Island
 Pu Luong
 Quy Nhon
 Son La
 Tam Coc
 Vung Tau

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