December is the best time to visit in Vietnam because it turns cool and mild in the three regions of the country. It is the ideal time for coming to the beautiful beaches in the South, visiting the holy temples and historical sites in the Central and North and hiking in the mountainous regions of the North.
What is the weather in Vietnam in December
The weather in Vietnam in December is changeable in the regions. The winter comes to the North of Vietnam in December, the December weather is quite cold with the low temperature, about 20 Celsius degree. Apart from the grey days because of the cold-air waves from the north, the weather is generally very nice with bright, and windy sky.
In the Central, the rainy season is going to the ending stage, the rainfall has decreased, giving way to the nice sunny days. However, the northcentral of Vietnam is quite cold because of being affected by the cold-air waves. So, it is a smart choice to go to the attractive beaches in the southcentral of Vietnam. The average temperature in December in Vietnam Central is 24 Celsius degree with the clear sky.
In the South of Vietnam, it is the middle dry season in December, so you will have a chance to enjoy the beautiful sunny days with the average temperature is 26 Celsius degree.
Top 5 best places to visit in Vietnam in December
Moc Chau plateau is located about 200 km from the west of Hanoi under the administration of Son La province. It is one of Vietnam’s most attractive places in December with the stunning beauty of a wide variety of flowers and the bare tree forests in the valleys.
The vivid beauty of the wild sunflowers and white mustard flowers paints to the brilliant shades of the landscape in Moc Chau. If you visit Moc Chau at the end of December between the weeks before Tet holiday, you will have a chance to contemplate the best moments in year when the vast forests of plum trees bloom in white on a wide scale and especially around Kia Cave, Paco, and Tan Lap, where the white blooming plum flowers are like snow blanketing the valleys.
For the adventurous lovers, December is considered the best time to conquer Pha Luong peak, where you can trace the cloud sea and see the vast region covered by the clouds and mist.
Besides that, you also come to visit the tea farms in the tea hills and learn how to cultivate and make a good cup of tea under the guidance of the farmers. Visiting the dairy farms to learn how to produce the cups of fresh milk and enjoy the Moc Chau’s specialty of fresh milk right in the farm.
Halong Bay is one of the seven natural wonders of the world, and this attraction is always a highlight in Vietnam tourism in December.
The autumn is considered the best time for tourists to visit Halong Bay, but there is a totally different Halong Bay that you will be surprised in December. Halong is formed by the thousands of limestone karsts and islands in sizes and shapes in the offshore of Quang Ninh province. In the winter, the best way to enjoy Halong Bay scenery is to board a junk boat and cruise around the bay’s islands. We recommend you to take the overnight trip and enjoy your silent night there.
A relaxing day in Halong Bay cruise in December is an ideal choice to enjoy the holidays with your family or friends. Halong Bay cruise ships are the fancy ones decorated with gorgeous lights, and holiday-themed music. The best cruises travel to a variety of warm-weather destinations, including the Halong Bay, Bai Tu Long Bay, Lan Ha Bay, and Cat Ba Island.
Visiting Halong bay in December, you can join in the kayak through the islands because it is the best way to explore the breathtaking beauty of Halong Bay.
Mui Ne is relatively different to the other places in Vietnam because the weather in Mui Ne is dry all year round. It is known as the driest region in Vietnam as well as Southeast Asia. Even in the months of rainy season, there seems to be very little rain in Mui Ne if compared to nearby beaches such as Nha Trang and Vung Tau.
It will be our bad if we don’t list Mui Ne as one of the most beautiful beaches in Viet Nam. It is a beautiful beach with many luxury coastal resorts, which can easily satisfy both the international and domestic travelers. How tourist can neglect the gorgeous beach and many interesting activities such as kite and windsurfing in Mui Ne.
Ho Chi Minh city
Ho Chi Minh city is the busiest city in Vietnam. It is located in the south of Vietnam and is known as the economic head and major tourist center of Vietnam for a long time. Besides that, this modern city is also holding many historical sites, beautiful spots, museums and ancient architectures that attracts a lot of tourists each year.
December is considered the best time to visit Vietnam as well as Ho Chi Minh city upon this is the dry season in this city. Visiting this city, you should not forget to go to many attractive sites such as City Hall of Ho Chi Minh People’s Committee, Opera House, Central Post Office, Nha Rong Port, Ben Thanh Market and the Independence Palace. Recently, new projects such as Diamond Plaza, Bitexco Financial Tower, Saigon Trade Center, etc. Besides that, there are also prominent attractive sites in the suburb of this city such as the Cu Chi tunnels, Can Gio, etc.
Phu Quoc is known as the largest island of Vietnam, famous for white-sand beaches and resorts, most of which are along the palm-lined coast. Phu Quoc island now becomes a must-visit beach in Vietnam tours with the resorts lining Long Beach. There are still many things for exploration in the wild eastern coast of Phu Quoc such as dive the reefs, kayak in the bays, dine on fresh seafood, discover the National Park, explore night markets selling crafts, and produce fish source.
Let’s come to Vietnam in December to witness the differences of the landscapes along the length of Vietnam from the north to the south. If you need further information, feel free to contact us. Thank you!