Best time to visit Hoi An

Hoi An is a worldwide well-known destination with attractive cultural significance. It’s also have recognized by UNESCO as a world cultural heritage site since 1999. The weather in Hoi An has some typical characteristics of the tropical monsoon and the east sea. Therefore prior to setting up a trip to Hoi An, you should know when the best time to visit Hoi An is to get the most out of your trip. In this article, Eviva Tour will help you have a glance at the weather in Hoi An and other aspects such as tourism seasons and packing advice to help you plan your journey better.

The Weather in Hoi An

Located in the South Central Coast of Vietnam, the weather in Hoi An expresses the distinct features of a tropical monsoon climate. So, Hoi An only has two seasons: a dry season and a wet season (rainy season). Each season owns unique characteristics and allows travelers to able to enjoy Hoi An in different ways.

The dry season in Hoi An

The dry season is split into two parts. The first phase lasts from February to May. This time when the sun rises mostly, temperatures are high and minimal rainfall. With this weather condition, visitors can feel the most pleasant and it’s also a good time to walk around, explore the ports, museums, and many ancient relics in this city – A UNESCO heritage site. The second phase begins in June and lasts through July with the highest temperature reaching 38°C in the mid-day and the lowest temperature just drops to 21°C at night. So, this is an ideal time to enjoy the beach and outdoor activities.

The wet season in Hoi An

The wet season starts from August to January next year. Early August also is a hot period, but by the end of this month, the drizzles start pouring in, and temperatures drop significantly in September. These times are perfect for visiting Hoi An if your prime interest is exploring heritage sites.

By October, the lease for accommodation begins to go down. October and November are often the rainiest months of the whole year. Typhoons, floods usually occur during these two months. So, most people normally avoid traveling to Hoi An this time. However, in recent years, as affected by climatic changes, the weather can be blessed with ample sunshine in several days.

The humidity and temperature begin decreasing at the end of November. The temperature is around 20°C in November and December. So, there are very few activities held at this time.

In general, the weather from June to September is the hottest period, meanwhile, the weather from November to September is the coldest period. Specifically, below is the table showing more details on the Weather in Hoi An which is described by the monthly temperature in Hoi An.

The best time to visit Hoi An

To sum up, the best time to visit Hoi An is from January to July because of its dry and sunny weather. In the period from January to April, the temperature is warm in the daytime and has a little chilly when the night falls ranging between 25°C – 33°C. During these times, you can enjoy all kinds of activities and visit every attraction without worrying about the weather. From May to July, the temperature is a little bit higher than in the previous period. Therefore, outdoor activities such as strolling around the ancient town or cycling are not ideal, but Hoi An’s beaches are perfect at this time.

Seasons in terms of tourism volume

Hoi An in Peak season

As we mentioned above, the temperature from February to June varies between 24 and 29 degrees Celsius with much sunshine, low humidity, and the least level of rainfall. So, this is the time Hoi An boasting its charm in the most obvious way and appealing to the largest number of visitors within a year long. Coming to Hoi An at this time, you should make a reservation for your accommodations and airplane ticket for about 1 month ahead because prices can get higher than usual during the peak season in Hoi An.

Hoi An in Shoulder season

From July to September, the prices are more acceptable. Because the temperature in Hoi An from July to August is quite extreme, reaching 38°C during the daytime. So, it seems that it sunbathing on the beaches is not a perfect choice for most people. In September, the weather begins having drizzles, many beach activities can’t be organized in a short time.

Hoi An in Off-peak season

From October to January is the wettest period in the year. Calamities such as typhoons, floods often occur in these times but life goes on as usual for the locals. Traveling by boats and walking in knee-half deep waters are quite interesting for visitors. Also, with lots of rainfall, activities on the beach remain closed during this time.

Packing Advice when visiting Hoi An

Packing advice when traveling in the dry season

  • Water: You can easily sweat and thirst in these times, so you should drink enough water and don’t forget to bring a bottle of water by your side.
  • Sunscreen: Your skin needs to protect by sunscreen, moisturizer to avoid the burning sun, especially in June and July.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Hats.
  • Light clothes.
  • Umbrella.
  • If you plan to visit temples, pack appropriate clothes.
  • Swimwear if you’re going to the beaches

Packing advice when traveling in the wet season

The wet (rainy) season in Vietnam can be really depressing. So, the most important items to have are hats and raincoats because rain might fall at any time.

Depending on the diverge standpoint, the definitions of the best time to visit Hoi An are different. Just think about what do you want on the trip and make decisions at the right time to have the best Hoi An travel with interesting experiences.

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