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Written by Nigilesh on May 28, 2020 Share on

Vietnam in December

Vietnamese enjoy December as it marks the beginning of Winter. The whole characteristics of the city change this month. Most often people come to Vietnam in December to enjoy Christmas and New year. The weather at this time of the year is Mild yet gets a little cold in the evenings. 

Lush greenery Vietnam
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Here we jump right into the insights like weather, temperature of Vietnam in December, places to visit and a few other things for your next vacation to Vietnam.

Weather in Vietnam in December

Unlike most other tourist destinations, weather in Vietnam in December doesn’t stop with one weather pattern throughout the country. You get to experience 3 different patterns from North to South for weather of Vietnam in December

North Vietnam

North Vietnam in December has an average temperature of 18-degree celsius. But there will be a difference that is noticeable between day and night. At times the temperature might go down as low as 8-9 degree celsius. The Mountain areas like Sapa Mau Son, Ha Giang will experience snowfall but very rarely though. Hanoi in north Vietnam is a must-visit during this period of the year.

Central Vietnam 

Central Vietnam is a place where you can expect rains in the month of December, though the winter has started. But in Hue and Hoi An are the places that fall under this category of weather in December. The average temperature stays around 24-degree Celcius. It is not recommended to visit this part of Vietnam during the month of December.

South Vietnam 

For the surprise of all the readers, the Southern part of Vietnam in December experiences warm weather with bright and skies. And people of South Vietnam and the tourist around the world adore this weather as they can enjoy the relaxed beach breaks in this place. So this part of Vietnam can be clubbed with either the north or central Vietnam to get an absolute mix of experience.  Notable sights are in the beautiful Phu Quoc and Con Dao Islands or Nha Trang. 

What to pack for trip to Vietnam in December

As you would have probably understood the wether pattern followed by Vietnamese skies. Be prepared to counter the weather according to the parts of Vietnam included in the Itinerary. For the people travelling to the North, ensure you have some warm stuff and a raincoat if possible. And the counterparts, get prepared for a light trip, with cotton dresses, skirts, etc.. Vietnam gives no reason for you to worry even if you don’t have enough clothing as it won’t put a dent on your bank account.

Hotels & Accommodation for Travel to Vietnam in December

To remind all of you again that Vietnam in December is a peak season for tourism. So nothing to wonder if the prices jack up about 30%. And the recommendation would be to book all the services, hotels and activities at least a month in advance. Also to avoid the availability issues which is an issue that prevails in all the destinations on the peak season. 

Places to visit in Vietnam in December

North Vietnam:

1. Sapa

fansipan peak
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The aerial view of the mountains

As mentioned above this is one of the very few places you can see snow. Fansipan Peak, which is the highest peak in Indochina can be seen from Sapa. There are festivals held here at a regular interval, especially during Christmas and Ney year.

2. Moc Chau

This is not actually the place that makes people awestruck by its beauty but the ride that takes you to the place is what fascinates travellers around the world. It takes 5-6 hours to reach Moc Chau from Hanoi. All the way along your journey, you get to see Sunflowers, Plum, peach blossoms and few other florae spread across the landscape making it double the reason to visit Vietnam in December.

3. Ban Gioc Waterfall

Ban Gioc Waterfall
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For the people who love to witness waterfalls with picturesque landscapes, this might just be the destination for you. This is one of the four largest waterfalls in the world and has multi-levels. Golden rice fields cover the foot of the waterfall making it an ideal place to click some clean pictures. This is one of the most beautiful places in Vietnam.

4. Phu Quoc Island

Phu Quoc Island
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This is a beach getaway destination and this Island has a very beautiful shoreline of Beaches. Beachside resorts are quite popular in this place. The water around the marine area covering this island is quite clear and very little chances of rain make it an ideal destination for a beach holiday to Vietnam in December.  Snorkelling or diving can also be done during this period. 

South Vietnam:

1. Ho Chi Minh City

This is a place where the weather doesn’t shoot up to the extremes. It is quite pleasant with an average of 25 degrees Celcius. Since this is one of the most visited places in Vietnam, this place rarely sleeps in the night. 

2. Mekong Delta 

Mekong delta
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As the name ‘Delta’ suggests this is a place with a rich connection to the network of waterways in Vietnam. Rightly so, called the rice bowl of Vietnam. Mekong Delta has a maze of river, Canals and Swamp areas as well that you can explore on your travel to Vietnam in December

3. Mui Ne

This is a paradise for water sports activities. The activities range from windsurfing to kite surfing, even sailing can be done at particular times. Mui Ne has it’s shoreline stuffed with series of mid-range resorts. 

4. Da Lat

This gives you a similar kind of experience to that of what you can expect in Moc Chau of North Vietnam. But the weather is slightly towards the rainy side and turns foggy towards the end of the month. You get to see evergreen trees, sunflower in an abundant manner in this place.

As you can see most of the sights are close to nature and less of man-made. So now that you have answers to questions like ‘Where to visit in Vietnam in December‘, why not plan your family vacation or a romantic holiday? Since it is well connected with India by Air, finding an affordable flight seat shouldn’t be a problem. Need more info to plan for your next Vietnam trip? Love to customize? Don’t wait, check out various Vietnam packages at Pickyourtrail.com

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