Best Time to Visit Hoi An


Hoi An is a must visit city in Vietnam. As a seaport city, Hoi An has a history of 1,500 years and is a well-preserved example of a traditional Asian trading port. The best time to visit Hoi An is during the dry season, especially from March to May.


Where is Hoi An

Hoi An City View

Hoi An is located in the eastern part of the Central South Peninsula, bordering China in the north, Laos and Cambodia in the southwest, and the South China Sea in the east and south. It is located in south-central Vietnam, 30 kilometers from Da Nang, which was originally a foreign trade port of Champa. As early as the 17th century, it became the most important trading port in Southeast Asia with Malacca and the earliest Cholon in Vietnam.


Weather in Hoi An

Hoi An is a tropical climate and warm throughout the year, with the annual average temperature of 25°C. Hoi An has two obvious seasons. The dry season is from March to September every year, while the rainy season runs October until February.


When is the Best Time to Visit Hoi An

The best time to visit Hoi An is during the dry season, especially from March to May.


Visit Hoi An in Dry Season (March to September)

Hoi An Old Town

Hoi An’s dry season falls from March to September, which is the best time to visit Hoi An, especially from March to May. During this time, the city is sunny, with low humidity and minimal rainfall. From March to May, the temperature is good, the weather is cool, and the rainfall is small. It is highly recommended to visit the ancient city of Hoi An. March to May is the busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.


Temperatures will gradually increase from June to September. The hottest month on average are June and July, with the average temperature of around 30 degrees Celsius. It is a good time to enjoy beautiful beaches and stunning island. An Bang Beach and My Khe Beach are the nearest beaches in Hoi An City. The charming Cham island offers visitors a chance to appreciate the white-sand beaches, granite cliffs, coral reefs and cute village, where is also an ideal place for diving, snorkeling, or underwater walking.


Recommended attractions: Hoi An Old Town, Cua Dai Beach and An Bang Beach


Visit Hoi An in Rainy Season (October until February)

Hoi An Museum of History & Culture

Rainy season lasts from October to February, with plenty of rainfall. Due to its location at the seaside, there is a risk of typhoon. The average daily temperature is between 19 and 24 degrees Celsius, which is the coldest period in Hoi An. The coldest month is November to January.


Heavy rains can sometimes come with typhoons and floods, which can unexpectedly disrupt your good trips. The lower-lying Hoi An Old Town is easily flooded. So, try to avoid traveling Hoi An during this period. Many businesses close their doors during the floods, so think twice before paying in advance for anything like cooking classes and tailoring.


Although during the rainy season, public holidays such as Christmas and New Year can also provide exciting time for people. The lunar New Year is the biggest and grandest traditional festival in Vietnam, and mostly occur between January and February. If you’d like to experience the traditional Vietnamese festival atmosphere and take part in the celebrations, then this is a good time to visit Hoi An.


Recommended attractions: My Son Sanctuary, Hoi An Museum of History & Culture


Dressing Guide in Hoi An

Hoi An has a warm temperature throughout the year. In the summer, pack the short-sleeved t-shirts and shorts are enough. In winter, remember to bring trousers and jackets and umbrella.


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