Da Nang, a beautiful coastal city of Vietnam, is rich in history and culture.

Located in central Vietnam, Da Nang City is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Vietnam alongside Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi due to its unique geographical features such as the Han River, the towering Hai Van mountains, and stunning beaches.

Home to more than 1 million people, Danang City has plenty of tourist attractions to enjoy all year round and boasts some of the best beaches in all of Vietnam.

Though, not all months in Da Nang will offer the same experience.

What is the best time to visit Danang City?

The best time to visit Da Nang for weather is January to March, while the best time to visit Da Nang for festivals is later in the year from May to July.

The best time to visit Da Nang for tourism depends on what you like to do. With all kinds of scenery on your doorstep, Da Nang city has many outdoor activities ranging from hiking to relaxing on the world-famous My Khe Beach and Non Nuoc beach.

My Khe Beach
My Khe Beach, Da Nang // Photo by Tee11 / Shutterstock

What are busy tourist months in Da Nang?

The peak season for international tourism is December to April. However, these are also the months with the most pleasant weather. Later in the peak season, there are close to zero rainy days and sunny skies are almost guaranteed.

With many outdoor activities and beautiful beaches to visit, Da Nang never feels too busy and doesn't amass large crowds, however, prices in the tourist season are likely to be higher than in the low or shoulder season.

What are the quiet months to visit Da Nang?

The 'low-season' extends from the late summer months of August through to December during the wet season due to frequent tropical storms.

The' shoulder season' from April to July is also less busy than the tourist season with high temperatures making this a very hot time to visit Danang. Though it is a great time to enjoy sunbathing, you may want to pack long sleeves just to escape the burning sun!

Chua Linh Ung Bai
Man tourist in Chua Linh Ung Bai, Da Nang // Photo by Elizaveta Galitckaia / Shutterstock

Best time to get the BEST DEAL in Da Nang

The low season from August to December is usually the time a lot of local businesses such as hotels and tourist agents will offer tourists their best deals. Though water sports activities are often closed on stormy days with adverse weather conditions.

The expensive time of year in Da Nang

The Da Nang Winter season in December and January can be a little more expensive than usual as many domestic tourists, overseas travellers, and expats travel to Da Nang on Christmas and New Year vacations. It's suggested to book hotels and transport ahead of time.

Weather in Da Nang

Da Nang beach
Da Nang beach which is one of the most beautiful beach in the world // Photo by Tang Trung Kien / Shutterstock

What is the weather like in Da Nang?

As Da Nang experiences a tropical monsoon climate for most of the year, Da Nang's weather can be split into two distinct seasons - dry season and wet season.

The dry season, or 'summer' can be extremely hot, with June being the hottest month in recent years with max temperatures of 35 degrees Celsius.

The winter months of December through January are coldest with temperatures dropping to a maximum low of 14 degrees Celsius at night.

The average relative humidity throughout the year is 81%.

What is the hottest month in Da Nang?

The highest average temperature in Da Nang is 34 C (93 F) in May through to July.

When is it the coolest in Da Nang?

The lowest average temperature in Da Nang is 14 C (57 F) in January. Although the city's wet season is coming to an end, cold air and a few rainy days means it's best to pack warm clothes for your trip!

Average High and Low Temperature in Da Nang
Average High and Low Temperature in Da Nang // Weather By © WeatherSpark.com

What month has the most rain in Da Nang?

Da Nang receives the most rain in October during the wet season with over 17.9 inches of rain.

What month has the least rain in Da Nang?

The month with the least rain in Da Nang is between February and March. These months are perfect for a summer vacation with favourable weather conditions including sunny skies and minimum stormy days.

Average Monthly Rainfall in Da Nang
Average Monthly Rainfall in Da Nang // Weather By © WeatherSpark.com

Tropical weather systems in Da Nang

Most of Vietnam is a tropical country and Da Nang weather can also be split into two seasons - the dry season and the rainy season.

Da Nang's rainy season

The rainy season in Da Nang is from September to January.

You can expect high temperatures, heavy rains, and high humidity, which can make sightseeing uncomfortable.

Stormy weather often comes in short bouts as January approaches, and won't limit your ability to do beach activities or hiking trips. Though, it can get a little cold in December and January so pack warm clothes.

Da Nang's dry season

The dry season in Da Nang is from February to August.

These are the hottest months and tourist attractions like Da Nang's beaches and Ba Na Hills are more busy than usual with both international and Domestic tourists.

This time of year can still feel quite hot and humid, but temperatures are milder than in the rainy season. If you're looking to avoid the rain and high humidity, this is the best time of year to visit Danang.

The best time to go to Da Nang for a festival

Love bridge in Da Nang at night // Photo by Hikari0909 / Shutterstock

The festive months in Da Nang are January or February when the Lunar New Year is celebrated. This is the biggest event of the year in Vietnam and there are many traditional ceremonies and activities to enjoy. If you're looking to experience the local culture, these are the best months to visit Da Nang.

If you're visiting during these months, make sure to book your trip ahead of time, as these are also the most popular months among international tourists.

What festivals are there in Da Nang?

There are many festivals in Da Nang, but some of the most popular are

  • Da Nang Fireworks Festival - March to June: The most famous festival in Da Nang
  • Carnival Festival - 2nd June to 7th July
  • Buddha's Birthday - May 8th
  • Mid-autumn festival (Tet Trung Thu) - 15th day of the 8th lunar month (around September).

Vietnam has a vibrant and celebrated culture including many interesting festivals. Check out our guide to Vietnam festivals before you book your trip so you don't miss the best of the best!

Da Nang Fireworks Festival
Da Nang Fireworks Festival, Stunning DIFF 2018 (Legends of the bridges) // Photo on bestpricetravel

Best time of year for beauty in Da Nang

If you are planning a trip to Da Nang, Vietnam, the best time to go for photography and sightseeing is the dry season at the beginning of January.

During these times, temperatures are comfortable and humidity isn't overwhelming.

When should you NOT visit Da Nang?

There are a few times of the year when you might want to avoid visiting Da Nang.

Monsoon season in Da Nang

The first time of year to avoid in Da Nang is during the monsoon months of September to December when it will be hot, humid and rainy. So it's not the best time to explore if you're looking for a fresh weather experience.

With heavy rain, there is often flooding in the city and exploring the countryside can be a wash-out. This can certainly limit Da Nang day trips and weekend trips to staying indoors.

If you're planning to visit Da Nang during these months, it's best to check what the weather will be like before you go.

Tet holiday

Domestic tourists are less likely to travel around this time due to the cultural Vietnamese New Year 'Tet' which lands at the start of February and lasts for two weeks. During this time, many bars and restaurants close. Those that are open are geared towards tourists.

Many Vietnamese people leave Da Nang to travel to their hometowns. It's not the best time to visit if you want to experience all that Da Nang has to offer.

If you're planning to visit during this festive season, make sure to do your research ahead of time to see what's open and what's not and book your hotel to make sure your accommodation is secured as there will be limited options. 

The Best Time Is Any Time

Da Nang is a year-round destination, with a temperate climate, and many exciting and cultural things to discover. Whether you are looking for good weather, beautiful scenery, or exciting festivals and events, Da Nang has it all!

If you're looking for amazing destinations such as Da Nang, check out our guide to the best places in Vietnam for an epic bucket list!