Vietnam in July: Weather and Travel Tips
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Although Vietnam receives a healthy dose of rain on both ends of the country in July, its central coastal regions become a beach lover’s dream. Therefore, even with most trekking and cycling routes out of the question in the northern and southern parts of the country, a holiday in Vietnam in July offers many other opportunities. July brings rain, lush green surroundings, an abundance of flowers and a wealth of tropical treats—all the makings of a one-of-a-kind destination. Plus, with this month being a school holiday in the Northern Hemisphere, the country becomes a hotbed for holidaymakers.
Vietnam Weather in July
The average temperature in Vietnam is warm and ranges between 26°C and 32°C, with coastal cities experiencing much higher temperatures. The UV index is also dangerously high at this time of year, along with soaring humidity. In Hanoi, temperatures vary between 26°C and 33°C, although the mercury can shoot as high as 38°C on occasions. Ho Chi Minh City is slightly cooler with temperatures between 24°C and 31°C. However, it also rains heavily in the city, with an average of 23 rainy days of rainfall in July. There is around 190mm of rain during the month and flood warnings are sent out across the Mekong Delta.
However, all hope is not lost as these rainy conditions usually happen in the late afternoon with heavy showers lasting a couple of hours. There is still plenty of sunshine during the day and pleasant evenings for exploring the city. The city of Da Nang receives more than 12 hours of sunshine every day with dry conditions lasting the whole month.
Check out our seasonal breakdown to find out when is the best time to visit Vietnam.
Weather in Vietnam in July - Rainfall and Temperatures
|Avg Daily (°C)||19||19||23||26||31||32||32||32||31||28||24||21|
|Avg Nightly (°C)||15||15||18||21||24||25||26||26||25||22||19||15|
|Avg Daily (°F)||66.2||66.2||73.4||78.8||87.8||89.6||89.6||89.6||87.8||82.4||75.2||69.8|
|Avg Nightly (°F)||59||59||64.4||69.8||75.2||77||78.8||78.8||77||71.6||66.2||59|
|Avg Rainfall (mm)||10||30||50||100||150||190||210||200||160||100||60||30|
Why Visit Vietnam in July
Vietnam’s central coastal region sees one of the best conditions for holidaymakers. Here are some reasons why you should visit Vietnam in July.
- Better rates in major cities: July is the cheapest month for traveling to Ho Chi Minh City as the rainy season tends to deter travelers. But fret not! There is still plenty of things to do in the city.
- Less-crowded highlights: Many people flock to the center of the country in July, which leaves the major attractions in the country’s north and south more or less devoid of crowds.
- Beach season: Summer is in overdrive in Central Vietnam during this month with sunshine and beach activities in destinations like Da Nang and Hoi An.
Where to go and what to do
The central coast of Vietnam is one of the best places to go in Vietnam in July, thanks to its hot and dry conditions. Escape the blistering midday heat by enjoying a relaxing drive around Son Tra Mountain in Da Nang or taking in the spectacular ocean scenery on a coastal drive over the Hai Van Pass. This leads you to the ancient city of Hue with its own vast stretches of beach and an imperial
This is the time of year when you want to visit fishing villages up and down the central coast to enjoy a slower pace of life and see a more authentic side of Vietnam. Tam Thanh is a sleepy fishing village south of the coast that few people know about. Drive down Da Nang to see scores of marvelous murals lining village streets and stay at a charming boutique homestay right on the beach.
Phong Nha is home to the largest cave in the world, Son Doong. An overnight trek to this majestic location is an exclusive experience that can only be enjoyed when the conditions are just right. It is also one of the only places where you can go hiking in July. It might be hot during this time, but you will not get pelted by rain.
The karst landscape of Tam Coc is at its most beautiful this month, with bright green shoots of sprouted rice paddies all around. Head to the Ninh Binh Province and take a boat ride through this dramatic mountainous landscape on a river flanked by paddy fields. The iconic 500-step climb to the hilltop temple of Hang Mua is worth every ounce of effort and energy to get a bird’s eye view of this marvelous location.
While it is true that it can get rainy in many parts of Vietnam in July, rainfall seldom lasts long with late afternoon showers being the norm. Plus, Ho Chi Mihn City’s electrifying thunderstorms are something to behold in themselves. However, despite this, summer is a popular tourist season in Central Vietnam, so plan ahead if you are looking to visit the country during this time.
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