The ideal time to plan your visit is right now.
The three provinces region of Hue, Da Nang and Quang Nam is a destination waiting to be fully discovered, and with so much to see and do it’s best to be prepared for what your sun-soaked adventure may present.
The ideal time to plan your visit is right now. While there’s something to do at any time, if you want to be absolutely guaranteed good weather, aim to plan your holiday between February and August.
Appreciating the popularity of the region, it’s also a good idea to plan your visit around particular events going on in the region.
For international visitors, there are also a number of fundamental considerations which need to be understood prior to your visit.
The Hue, Da Nang and Quang Nam region has a particularly complicated climate as it forms a transitional zone between the north and south of Vietnam. In general, the region is dry and hot in summer and cool and wet in winter.
During the dry season, roughly from February to August, the region averages a warm monthly temperature of about 30°C. It can get humid in summer although if staying by the coast, this can be offset by refreshing sea breezes.
While the rainy season lasts from about September to January, most rain falls between late September and December. During this time storms and strong winds are more common however for keen surfers, windsurfers and kit boarders, there can be no better time to visit.
Visa and immigration
If you are arriving to the region on an international flight you’ll need to be carrying a passport that is valid for at least one month beyond your intended departure date.
For citizens of ASEAN countries, no visa is required for entry into Vietnam for a stay of up to 30 days. The exceptions are the Philippines, where no visa is required for stays of up to 21 days, and Brunei and Myanmar, where no visa is required for stays of up to 14 days.
For other countries such as Japan and South Korea, no visa is required for stays of up to 15 days, whereas for Kyrgyzstan, no visa is required for stays of up to 30 days.
In addition visitors from Belarus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Russia, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom do not require a visa for stays of up to 15 days.
For passports holders of other countries not listed above, a visa on arrival can be obtained for a fee ranging from US$45 to US$95 depending on the duration of the visa requested, and if it is a single or multi entry visa.
Information about visa application procedure can be found at the website of the Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs or simply contact the Vietnam Embassy / Consulate General in your home country.