In November, Vietnam experiences a transition from the rainy season to the dry season. The weather varies in different regions of the country.
In the northern region, including Hanoi, the average temperature ranges from 20°C (68°F) to 25°C (77°F). It is relatively dry with occasional light rain. However, towards the end of the month, temperatures start to drop and it can get quite chilly, especially in the evening and early morning.
In the central region, cities like Hue and Da Nang have an average temperature of around 24°C (75°F) to 30°C (86°F). It is generally dry in November, with low chances of rain. The region will see clear skies and warm sunny days.
In the southern region, including Ho Chi Minh City, the average temperature ranges from 25°C (77°F) to 30°C (86°F). November is also the start of the dry season in this region. There might be occasional short showers, but overall, it is mostly sunny and warm.
Overall, November is a best time to visit Vietnam as the weather is generally pleasant and rain is less frequent. However, it is still advisable to check the local weather forecast before planning any outdoor activities.
What to expect if you travel to Vietnam in November
Like October, November is in the range of “Best time to travel” recommended by many guidebooks and forums. It is, definitely. Because of the wind coming from China, the weather in Hanoi, Halong Bay and other Northern destinations slowly turn cooler and dryer. Most trees have got rid of their own leaves, leaving places like Hanoi in a beautiful state that can only be felt in person. Many tour agencies realize the increase in international tourist volume during these months and may offer extra service. Shop around for the best deals!
- November 20: Vietnam Teacher’s Day
Note: To best enjoy your thanksgiving dinner, join the expat communities in Hanoi, Hoi An, or Ho Chi Minh City. Many restaurants will have special menus on Thanksgiving Day as well.
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