The best places to visit in Vietnam in April

The best places to visit in Vietnam in April

Vietnam always impresses the visitors with the picturesque sceneries and the superb tourist destinations. The weather condition in April is considered to be suitable for tourist activities. Here are some suggestions of where you should travel at this time.

The weather in Vietnam in April

In Northern Vietnam

April is the time of season transition since this is the end of spring and the beginning of summer. This period notices the dangerous weather phenomenon such as the thunderstorm, whirlwind, rock rain, and fierce wind. In Northeast provinces such as Quang Ninh, Hai Phong, etc occasionally the light rain and the shower occur. In some locations, the thunderstorm and strong wind can take place. In the Northwest area including Hoa Binh, it’s cold in the morning and night. It may be showering. In some places, the thunderstorm occurs. In Hanoi, the temperature ranges from 22°C to 32°C. There is a drizzle in some locations and the thunderstorm is noticeable sometimes.

In Central Vietnam

In April, it’s cloudy most of the time. There is a shower frequently and sometimes the thunderstorm occurs. It’s sunny in the noon and afternoon while it’s breezing in the morning and midnight. From Danang to Binh Thuan, it’s often showering at night while it’s sunny in the daytime.

In Southern Vietnam

The slight wind is noticeable. In the daytime, it’s full of sunshine while it’s showering at night. In some places, the thunderstorm can occur. In Ho Chi Minh City, April is in the dry season. Therefore, the temperature may be very high, especially outside. The sun is considerably fierce. April may be the hottest time during the year of Ho Chi Minh city.

Depending on the forecast of the temperature in Vietnam in April, you may prepare better for the trip to Vietnam. Basing on the weather condition of the destination you will head to, remember to carry the appropriate types of clothes and the essential objects to make sure to have a satisfying journey as much as possible.

Where should you visit?


Hue Citadel ( 

Hue Citadel (

In April, the weather of the imperial city Hue is considerably beautiful, which is a favorable condition for you to enjoy the picturesque poetic sceneries and explore the amazing tourist destinations and historical sites. In April, the weather is not as harshly hot as from May to July and as heavily rainy as in December or January. This is also the time when Hue festival being held.

Being organized every two years, the Hue festival is accomplished with the purpose of honoring the invaluable heritage of this ancient land. A lot of community-based events are held both inside and outside the former capital to bring back the precious traditional values of Hue. These events consist of The Night of the Palace, Ao dai (a kind of Vietnamese traditional clothes) festival, Nam Giao ceremony of worshipping, the contest of kite, etc.

Moreover, many traditional festivals are also re-organized. The festival notices the participation of many traditional craft villages. In every festival, there are about 20 Vietnamese arts organizations and 20 international arts organizations that take part in the festival besides to thousands of artists from all over the world arriving in Hue and giving performances in the venues through the city. With the large volume, Hue festival offers you the opportunity to discover the customs and traditions of this long-history land. You will be amazed at mingling with the specific cultural values of Hue.

Must-have experiences

► Visit Hue Citadel

► Explore Emperor Tombs

► Visit Thien Mu pagoda

► Go sailing on Trang Tien river

► Visit Vi Da hamlet

► Enjoy nha nhac cung dinh (Hue royal court music)

► Enjoy the specialty dishes such as com hen (the mussel rice), beef noodle, banh xeo (Vietnamese savory crepe), etc.

Phu Quoc and Con Dao island

October to April of the next year is the best time to discover these two magnificent islands since, at this period, Phu Quoc and Con Dao are in the most beautiful state. In this time, two islands have the most favorable weather condition during the year. The sea is smooth and it’s full of sunshine all the time, which is totally ideal for the outside tourist activities. Phu Quoc and Con Dao island are some of the rare attractive tourist destinations that still keep the original wild beauty.

Owning the lovely beaches with the soft white sand dunes, the clear crystal water and the calm waves, Phu Quoc and Con Dao are the must-visit places for the sea lovers. Let’s sunbathe under the brilliant golden sun and wallow yourself in the crystal blue sea water.

These two islands own the breathtaking natural landscapes that will truly touch your heart and linger long in your mind. For those wanting to escape from the bustle modern life, exploring Phu Quoc and Con Dao is the best way to mix with nature fully and forget all about the troubles temporarily. The outstanding beauty of Phu Quoc and Con Dao will certainly blow your mind away.

Must-have experiences

► Discover Phu Quoc prison

► Scuba diving and snorkeling

► Visit Dinh Cau and Ganh Dau cape

► Visit Ham Ninh fishing village

► Explore Suoi Tranh waterfall

► Explore Phu Quoc National Park

Phu Quoc beach

Phu Quoc beach

Must-have experiences

► Discover Dam Trau beach

► Explore Phu Hai prison and Phu Binh camp

► Visit Nui Mot pagoda

► Hiking, snorkeling, diving, watching bird and nesting turtle in Con Dao National Park

► Visit Tau Be, Chim Chim, and Ca Map cape

Nha Trang

Many visitors, especially from the South, choose to travel to Nha Trang to get away from the blazing sun and enjoy the fresh air and the cool weather of the coastal city. Moreover, coming to Nha Trang in April, you have also the chance to join the Ponagar festival that is organized in April 26-29th annually in Po Nagar tower that is a hallmark of Cham ancient kingdom in Vietnam land.

Nha Trang beach

Nha Trang beach

Being recognized as the National Intangible Cultural Heritage, Ponagar festival is held in a large scale to show the tribute and gratitude toward Ponagar – the mother goddess who had the merit in teaching the local how to plant the rice, weave the clothing, breed, then improve the life quality of people. In the festival, many exciting activities take place from religious rituals such as the ceremony of washing and changing clothes for the statue to cultural activities such as Cham traditional dance, boi singing, "ghe" (a kind of boat) competition, etc. Let’s participate in the Ponagar festival, explore the unique cultural values and mingle with the joyful atmosphere of the festival.

Must-have experiences

► Explore Tran Phu or Bai Dai beaches and other pretty beaches near Hon Chong Promontory

► Visit Long Son Pagoda

► Discover the national oceanographic museum

► Visit Ba Ho waterfall

► Take the mud bath

► Scuba diving, snorkeling, jet-skiing, and surfing

There are lots of attractive destinations that are perfectly suitable to visit in Vietnam in April. Once you visited these above places, they will surely leave a strong impression on you. Let’s take Asia package tours as well as tours to Vietnam. Why don’t take Vietnam package tour to get more information about the amazing destinations? Vietnam is waiting for you. Share the post if you find it helpful!