Vietnam Weather In July | Best Places & Outdoor Activities To Do

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July in Vietnam is among the months that you either love or detest. From north to south, the weather is persistently hot and humid, with rain falling uniformly over the country. Yet, for sun worshippers, July is the best month to visit Vietnam, if you know where to go!

Imagine being outside and soaking up the Vitamin D while experiencing all that a tropical country has to offer: tasting delicious fruits, paddling in the emerald waters of Halong Bay, trekking in the lush national parks Bach Ma and Cuc Phuong before treating yourself to a couple of beers at Ta Hien in Hanoi or Bui Vien in Saigon.

July is midsummer and quite hot; yet, it is the main travel season for locals. Let’s take a look at the Vietnam weather in July and some of the places & activities to do.

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The Best Experience During Vietnam Weather In July

The harvest season makes July one of the best months to travel to Ninh Binh. The northern region of Ninh Binh, known as “Halong Bay on Land,” blends rugged limestone cliffs with flat rice terraces and gentle streams to create seemingly impossible landscapes. Ninh Binh is Vietnam at its most gorgeous, and it’s only a short drive south of Hanoi.

Boat tours at Tam Coc and the UNESCO-listed Trang An Grottoes are remarkable, with indigenous oarswomen helming their boats with their feet as they take tourists on river rides past karst scenery and into tunnels beneath huge limestone outcrops. It’s definitely worth trekking the 450 stairs to Hang Mua Peak for excellent bird’s-eye views of the region.

Don’t miss out on the UNESCO-listed wonder! Have a look at our tour Discover Mua Cave – Tam Coc – Bich Dong Pagoda – Ninh Binh Full-Day Tour and get the best experience out of your time here in Vietnam!

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You’ll delve into Vietnam’s history and immerse yourself in the serenity of Bich Dong Pagoda.

Average Rainfall In Major Vietnamese Cities In July

July is comparable to June in terms of weather diversity. Both sides of the nation (North and South) experience monsoon-wet seasons, but Central Vietnam stays hot and mostly dry, with the odd light shower expected.

Major City Rainfall In JulyRainy Days In July
Hanoi210 mm19
Sapa480 mm28
Halong Bay201 mm15
Hoi An21 mm11
Da Nang30 mm8
Nha Trang50 mm8
Da Lat229 mm23
Ho Chi Minh City290 mm26
Phu Quoc290 mm19

Average Temperature In Major Vietnamese Cities In July

Southern Vietnam in July is in full summer mode, with dry and bright daylight hours. The weather in Central Vietnam is still forecast to be hot and mostly dry with a few brief showers. The whole coastline area is bathed in sunshine and has clear blue skies. July is the rainy season in North Vietnam. While the northern locations are in the midst of rainy season, expect a high average temperature and humid weather.

Major City Min. Temp.Max. Temp.
Hanoi26°C (79°F)33°C (92°F)
Sapa18°C (64°F)24°C (75°F)
Halong Bay25°C (77°F)31°C (88°F)
Hoi An26°C (79°F)35°C (95°F)
Da Nang20°C (68°F)28°C (82°F)
Nha Trang25°C (77°F)32°C (90°F)
Da Lat18°C (65°F)24°C (75°F)
Ho Chi Minh City25°C (77°F)32°C (90°F)
Phu Quoc24°C (75°F)32°C (90°F)

Average Humidity In Major Vietnamese Cities In July

Major City HumiditySunshine Hours
Hanoi75.2%12.4 hours
Sapa83.1%12.0 hours
Halong Bay81.0%12.3 hours
Hoi An80.2%12.4 hours
Da Nang80.1%12.4 hours
Nha Trang76.9%12.6 hours
Da Lat92.5%10.4 hours
Ho Chi Minh City81.1%11.8 hours
Phu Quoc77.2%11.7 hours

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The Best Things To Do In Vietnam In July

Best Outdoor Activities To Enjoy

Karst limestone rocks provide excellent opportunities for an active adventure. Therefore, go to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park and choose from activities like caving, climbing, woodland trekking, mountain riding, or even kayaking the underground rivers. Three or four days is not too long to exhaust the potential of this geologists’ and speleologists’ paradise.

Have a look at our Phong Nha travel guide and explore the wonders of this beautiful natural wonder!

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You’ll trek along the original Ho Chi Minh Trail on our Tra Ang tour.

The beautiful weather continues on the beaches of Hoian, Danang, and Nha Trang, with lots of sunlight and clear skies, so the Central Coast is still the best option for this month.

Go to Dalat to escape the hot weather. Although Dalat receives a lot of rain in July, there are still enough sunny hours for visitors to explore the city. July is peak tourism season in Dalat, and prices for reserving hotel rooms may soar; thus, plan your vacation ahead of time.

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Although Dalat receives a lot of rain in July, there are still enough sunny hours for visitors to explore the city. // Photo by Viet Fun Travel

Insider tips: In July, Vietnam weather is rather hot, so take light clothing, a sunhat, sunglasses, and sunscreen in your luggage. To avoid getting wet, use an umbrella, parasol, raincoat, or other rain gear. Mosquitoes are also at their peak, so carry bug repellent.

Vietnam Weather In July FAQs

Is July A Good Time To Visit Vietnam?

Central Vietnam is a wonderful vacation in July, with temperatures of 31°C, hours of sunlight, and minimal rain. The beaches are still enjoyable places to visit on your trip, while the Central Highlands and Dalat should be avoided owing to the increasing volume of rain.

Although the number of international tourists is still relatively low in July, it is still at the heart of domestic high-season travel because Vietnamese families throng to the beaches and most popular tourist sites following their children’s school break in June, especially on weekends. Costs for lodgings and tourist services remain high due to such domestic demand.

Is Vietnam Rainy In July?

The northern regions of Vietnam experience the most intense rains in July and August, making trekking impossible. Temperatures in Northern Vietnam remain at their height this month, with a steamy and highly humid 85°F (29°C) average in Hanoi, while Halong Bay is prone to storms.

Is July A Good Time To Visit Ho Chi Minh City?

The ideal time to visit Ho Chi Minh City is from December to March. The temperature ranges from 20°C to 32°C. This is the dry season in Ho Chi Minh City and the surrounding areas when average temperatures are quite cold during the day and chilly at night.

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This is the dry season in Ho Chi Minh City and the surrounding areas. // Photo by Lonely Planet

In Summary

Vietnam is definitely a great nation to visit at any time of year. July is an excellent month for both beach and mountain enthusiasts. Vietnam’s more than 3000 kilometers of coastline from north to south will not disappoint you throughout your trip. If you are seeking highland places, Sa Pa, Pu Luong, or Dalat can also satisfy you.

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