Vietnam - weather & travel conditions in March

Weather, climate, temperature and rainfall in Vietnam in March

March is one of the best months to travel in Vietnam. The weather in March is expected to be dry and comfortable along the entire length of the country.

During March, the temperature in the North is getting warmer but remains comfortable at an average of 20 °C. In Hanoi and neighbouring areas, the weather is mild with a clear sky, not too cold or hot and maybe warmer by noon, though sometimes, a misty haze or drizzle is not unusual, especially in coastal areas. In the far northern mountainous areas, the climate is dry and cooler offering excellent trekking and adventurous activities. Toward the end of the month, the weather is warmer and the sky is also clearer and brighter, offering better conditions for good photos of sceneries.

Hanoi cyclo tour

March is one of the best moth to visit Vietnam

Central Vietnam, including Hue, Hoi An, Danang, Quy Nhon and Nha Trang the condition is really good. Hue totally steps out of rainy season to soak in warm and dry weather. The beaches of Da Nang, Hoi An and Nha Trang enjoy summer mode with sunshine and blue sky and the average temperature is 28°C.
Dalat and the Central Highlands are in excellent condition with warm and dry weather during day time and cool at night time.

South Vietnam including Ho Chi Minh City, Mui Ne, Mekong Delta and Phu Quoc stay in rather good weather condition. The temperature starts to rise but not really change until end of the month or April. Average temperature stays at around 29 °C. This weather is ideal for sight-seeing and enjoying fresh air in green spaces and for beach lovers it is great time to enjoy sun, sand and emerald water at beaches.

March average temperature & precipitation in various locations in Vietnam


Average Temperature in °C (°F)

Average Precipitation in mm (in)

Buon Ma Thuot

24.5 (76.1)

19 (0.75)

Can Tho

27.1 (33.8)

8 (0.31)

Cao Bang

18.8 (65.8)

49 (1.9)

Da Lat

18.0 (64.4)

61 (2.4)

Dien Bien Phu

20.9 (69.6)

55 (2.2)

Ha Giang

20.3 (68.5)

62 (2.4)

Ha Long Bay

19.3 (66.7)

41 (1.6)


20.0 (68.0)

34 (1.3)

Hoi An

24.5 (76.0)

97 (3.8)

Ho Chi Minh City

28.0 (82.4)

13 (0.51)


23.1 (73.6)

43 (1.7)

Phu Quoc Island

27.6 (81.7)

54 (2.1)


22.6 (72.7)

22 (0.87)

Quang Ngai

24.3 (75.7)

38 (1.5)

Qui Nhon

25.5 (77.9)

24 (0.94)

Sa Pa

13.9 (57.0)

106 (4.2)


20.4 (68.7)

45 (1.8)

Yen Bai

19.7 (67.5)

75 (3.0)

March average Temperature and Precipitation in various locations in Vietnam

How to do and what to expect if travel to Vietnam in March

You can actually draft a big ambition for your itinerary in March. This is a really good time to visit the country along her entire length. Let feel free to pick any place on the map as they all are accessible and offer good travel condition.

Although Tet celebration has gone, there are still some fascinating carnivals in March that can be seen and joined in both cities and countryside.

Let start your tour from Hanoi, the capital of the country, enjoy the cool weather and sightseeing then continue to Ha Long Bay for a fascinating cruise. Mai Chau valley or mountainous areas such as Sapa, Ha Giang are also promising.

If you love the country scenery at close up then why not a cycling tour around the Red River delta?! Once the spring comes, farmers are busy for new crop and you can catch up most interesting scenes of local life along the way.

Hue and Hoi An should not be missed in the itinerary as these place offer you some of the best travel condition for the year.

Nha Trang, Mui Ne and Phu Quoc are full with basking sunshine and blue sky that will surely satisfy beach lovers. Do not forget Dalat, the city of love and flowers at its best time of the year before you head to Ho Chi Minh City and the Mekong Delta for the taste of early summer.

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
 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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