Vietnam in September | The Complete Guide
Are you heading to Vietnam in September? There are plenty of reasons to make September the month you go. Whether it is to celebrate Vietnamese independence day or take advantage of the cooler temperature and diminishing tourist crowds, read on for the complete guide on what to do and where to go in Vietnam in September.
September marks the end of the summer, so the temperature drops a few degrees compared to the summer months of August and July. In Northern-Vietnam there is still rain, but it is not as heavy as from June to August. It is also the start of the harvesting season in the mountainous areas making the terraced riced fields turn a striking golden color.
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Weather in Vietnam in September
North Vietnam is edging towards the end of its summer, although you can still expect plenty of hot weather as well as some rain (avg temp: 28 °C). In the far north, the weather in Sapa is starting to improve, making trekking an option once again. Late September is a particularly picturesque time of year to visit Mu Cang Chai, as the region’s endless rice fields turn a golden color, ready for the harvest.
Throughout the month, rain is on the increase in the central cities of Hoi An, Hue, and Da Nang. Temperatures drop a bit, and stormy weather can be expected towards the end of the month.
Dalat and the Central Highlands are very wet now, making trekking and adventure activities unadvisable, and some of the caves in Phong Nha may be off-limits due to flooding.
The south remains wet, although rainfall is decreasing as the month progresses. Temperatures stay high, and while frequent rain is expected, you can also still expect plenty of dry and bright daylight hours (avg temp: 28°C).
Cultural Events in September
National Independence day falls on September second. The day commemorates when Ho Chi Minh read the declaration of independence of Vietnam at Ba Dinh Square in Hanoi.