Wondering where to visit Vietnam in April? Keep on reading our guide on where to go, what to do for your best experiences traveling around Vietnam in April.
Weather quick tip: Speaking of the weather in Vietnam, the country possesses the tropical monsoon climate, dominated by the South or Southwesterly monsoon – from May to September and the Northeast monsoon – from October to April.
The Southern summer monsoon brings rain to the two deltas and west-facing slopes, while the cold winter monsoon picks up moisture over the Gulf of Tonkin and dumps it along the Central Coast and the Eastern edge of the Central Highlands. Within this basic pattern, there are marked differences according to altitude and latitude; temperatures in the South remain equable all year round, while the North experiences distinct seasonal variations.
BEST PLACES TO VISIT VIETNAM IN APRIL
In April, the North is heading towards its hot, wet summer but you can still expect plenty of dry days. The beaches in the Centre are still at their very best and whilst rainfall starts to become more likely in the now very hot South; clear dry days are more prevalent.
Best places to visit Vietnam in April – the Northern destinations
Sapa: This spot always brings inside itself the unique and interesting features to hold the feet of so many travelers from all walks of life. The Sapa weather in April is quite warm and not too cold so that for those who do not really prefer cold weather, this time will be the best one.
This is the time when endless terraced fields step into the water season, so the landscape looks like wearing a whole new outfit. In addition, you are also advised to try conquering Fansipan mountain, view big 4 mountain peak of the Northwest area and ethnic villages like Ta Phin.
Interesting? Book a tour to Sapa to witness its beauty in April yours own eyes.
It is said that the time making Halong Bay more gracious and appealing than ever is April and May every year. Honored as the world natural heritage, with the special privileges of Mother nature, picturesque landscape here “steals the hearts” of a large number of domestic and foreign visitors.
Because of the hot weather of the Northern in-land of April, coming to Halong Bay means that you may feel extremely cool when integrating into blue fresh water, vigorous wind. Especially when you visit Halong Bay by cruise, do not forget to take a trip to Thien Thai cave, Dau Go cave, Thien Nu cave or some islands like Dau Nguoi or Trong Mai that is so well-known.
Best places to visit Vietnam in April – the Central destinations
Nha Trang: At every end of March to the end of April, Nha Trang organizes extravagant Thap Ba festival to attract a large number of visitors. This large well-prepared festival happens at Ponagar tower – historical and cultural sites belonging to Cu Lao Hill, Vinh Phuoc District, Nha Trang City. Besides, coming there in April, you can freely take part in some activities like beach bathing or going out for a walk in the cleanest and nicest beaches of the country.
And of course, there are lots of attractions in Nha Trang are awaiting your discovery.
About Nha Trang cuisine? Some noted dishes here are fish ball noodle, Ninh Hoa baked roll noodles, Can cake, seafood cakes, fresh seafood or vermicelli fish sauce… Absolutely, if you step into Nha Trang land in April, you will not want to leave any more.
My Son: Surrounded by lush jungle-covered mountains, My Son is a ruined Cham era temple city that dates from the 4th century. This old Hindu religious center was still very much in use during the 7th to 10th centuries and only fell into complete decline and abandonment during the 13th century.
There are around 20 temple structures still standing here, all built of brick or sandstone blocks and showing interesting influences from various Asian empires, including Indian and Malay. A good museum on-site houses plenty of information on the Cham. You can easily access to My Son from a hassle-free tour of Danang Exploration & Relaxation.
Best places to visit Vietnam in April – the Southern destinations
Ho Chi Minh City:
The busiest one in Vietnam and famous for the name “Sleepless City”, but Ho Chi Minh City will start a rainy season from May, which means if you visit it a month later, you will probably suffer many days full of sudden rain. Because the rainy season lasts until November, so it’s the best time if you visit Ho Chi Minh City in April.
There are lots of things to do in Ho Chi Minh City. At its center is Dong Khoi, a relatively small and easily navigable central district, which holds most of the city’s sights. Here, you’ll find the HCMC Museum, with a brilliant collection of artifacts that weaves together the story of the city, and the grand Notre Dame Cathedral, built in the late 19th century.
Check out the old district of Da Kao nearby for some of the best surviving examples of the city’s French colonial architecture and also to visit the Jade Emperor Pagoda with its dazzling array of Buddhist and Taoist religious iconography.
Afterward, the History Museum is a must-do for history fans with stacks of relics on display from various archaeological sites. You may consider a Vietnam’s Southern discovery tour for your richest experience once you visit Ho Chi Minh City in April.
Anyone who goes to the land of white rice and fresh water, their hearts don’t want to leave. The poem says all about a rich land is endowed by nature. Booking a tour to Can Tho you can visit Cai Rang floating market, fruit orchards around the year. Most fruit season is in summer, you can go into the garden, tasting all the fruits of the land of the South. Particularly on the occasion of the fifteenth of December and April fifteenth, there are 2 major festivals in Binh Thuy’s Temple celebration, Ha Dien and Thuong Dien ceremony. This is one of the three largest festivals in the western.
Above is our suggestion about the best place to visit Vietnam in April. If you have already experienced the destinations, or wish to have your own itinerary, please hesitate not to contact us for your tailored request.