The breathtaking seascape at Halong Bay has captivated millions of travelers from around the world. But the sceneries here don’t stay the same. In fact, it changes by season. So, to best enjoy this natural wonder, the question often raised is when is the best time to visit Halong Bay weather wise?
November to March: temperatures are quite pleasant, sometimes cold, thus not a very good time for swimming. However, other activities are still available such as kayaking, island and cave excursion, morning tai chi… If you travel to Halong Bay during these months, warm clothes are necessary, especially at night.
Halong in winter
March to May: this is often said the best time to travel to Halong Bay. Temperatures are not too cold or too hot, perfect for every activity. You will not be likely to encounter strong winds in Halong Bay during this time. The only downside is cruise rates are often higher than usual and the sites will be quite crowded.
June to August: like many other parts in Northern Vietnam, the bay area is very hot and humid, plus chances for unexpected rain. But to make up for that, sceneries are at its best, blue sky, clear waters, green islands. Summer promotions are many in summer.
The stunning scenery of Halong Bay during summer
September and October: these two months are generally similar to March to May, in terms of temperature range and humidity. However, keep in mind that this is also the typhoon season in the coastal area of Vietnam. Do consult with your agent in advance to make sure that your trip to Halong Bay will be as enjoyable as possible.