Vietnam - weather & travel conditions in September


September proved to be amongst good months to travel in Vietnam. The weather becomes milder all over the country and most of the time is expected to be clear and balanced.

The North of Vietnam now already enters the autumn with soft sunlight and cooler weather. Average temperature is around 30oC and will get much cooler towards the end of the month. Sky is clear most of the time and the rainfall decreased remarkably. Hanoi, Cuc Phuong, Mai Chau, Ninh Binh, Ha long Bay… all enjoy good weather. The far north mountainous areas like Sapa, Ha Giang, Cao Bang, Ba Be Lake also even offer better weather with blue sky and bright days are expected throughout the month.

The Centre of Vietnam now starts to welcome some first showers that help bringing down the temperature and drive away the uncomfortable hot weather of the previous month. Anyway, most of the time is expected to be dry and clear with blue sky and sunlight. Beaches in Da Nang, Hoi An, Quy Nhon and Nha Trang still remain good choice. Further up a bit, the Central Highland and Da Lat are still in the middle of rainy season so the condition is quite wet that makes travel there not really comfortable.

Weather in the South of Vietnam including Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong Delta, Mui ne and Phu Quoc stays almost the same with average temperature ranges between 31 and 32oC. Rainfall is on its way to decrease towards the end of the month. As normal, afternoons will see some sudden showers for a short time and this is a good relief from a hot day.


National day

It is celebrated on September 2 to commemorate the Vietnam Declaration of Independence from France on September 2, 1945.

This day in 1945, after the success of the August revolution, Ho Chi Minh on the behalf of Viet Minh, revolutionary forces and all the people of Vietnam declared the independence of Vietnam from France after more than haft a century under the colonist rule and found the new government under the name of Democratic Republic of Vietnam. The declaration was read in front of millions of people gathering at Ba Dinh Square in Hanoi invoked the United States Declaration of Independence and the French Revolution's Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen had open up a new epoch for the country.

This is one of the most important public holidays in the country.

During the celebration, streets are so colorful with flowers, flags, banners and slogan also photos of Ho Chi Minh in front of the microphone at Ba Dinh Square. Local houses also required to hang national flags. During this time Vietnamese have a day off from work to commemorate the event and music performances, games also organized. This is a good time for you to join with locals and to enjoy the atmosphere as well as your colorful photos about the event.

Mid autumn festival

The Mid-Autumn festival or "Tet Trung Thu", in Vietnamese is held on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month. Here in Vietnam the festival is known as Tet trong Trang (moon looking festival) or Children's Festival because of the event's emphasis on children. The activities during the Mid-Autumn Festival are including lion dances, lanterns procession and organizing feast for children. The popular stuff for the festival is round moon cakes.

During this time, streets are so exciting with lion dances and possessions. In Hoi An city, apart from those types of activities, streets and house are so glistening with lanterns of different colors and size making it the best time to visit the place.

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

September offers stunning color of the country especially in the North. For this month, except the Central highland and Da Lat are still in wet condition, you can include all the other places into your itinerary.

Apart from exciting festival you can witness and join in anywhere in the country, from the second half of the month, Sa Pa and the mountainous north of Vietnam are at their best sightseeing time of the year with terraced rice fields turn to be golden carpets on hill slopes that is embellished by colors of minority people.

Why not taking a visit to Mu Cang Chai or Sa Pa to be overwhelmed by great nature beauty at its best?! It is really a great chance for photos hunter and nature lovers.

Hanoi, Ha Long Bay and other places also offer the good condition to travel. Hoi An during the Autumn festival shows it the most charming style and should not be missed. If you love beaches, then a huge list of beaches along the length of the country can be put in the itinerary.

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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