Best Places to Visit in Vietnam In March

Even if Vietnam is an Asian country and movies usually present it as steaming-hot, it is not always true. It is a long country, divided into 3 parts (North, Centre, South) and with fluid weather.

To help you make the right decision on when and where to go, we have compiled how Vietnam seasons and weather change from North to South in different months. We have already presented Vietnam in August – February to you, and now it is time for March.

It is also good to decide fast – March is the peak season in Vietnam, with tourists flowing in. Just the total international arrivals in 9 months of 2019 reached 12,870,506 arrivals, increasing 10.8% over the same period last year! We advise booking multiple months in advance to secure the best spot and price. Need help with that? Contact a local certified English-speaking travel agency!

But first things first: here is some basic info about North, Centre, and South in March.


North experiences Spring. March is usually the coldest and might get humid (especially in Hanoi.) There also might be a bit of rain or drizzle and expect temperatures of 17°C-25°C (63°-77°F)


The central part is perfect to visit! The dry (and warm) season lasts from January to May here. Monsoon season starts in late July or August. Do not like to sweat? No worries, biggest heat starts in June. Generally, December to March is said to be the best time to visit the central part and we could not agree more. And what about the 3rd month of the year? You can expect occasional rain in March and temperatures of 20°C-35°C (68°F-95°F)


The South is dry and warm from October to April. 30°C-35°C (86°F-95°F) calls for a beach holiday in March!

Let’s take a look at our top 5 destinations to tick off your travel bucket list if you visit Vietnam in March – 2 in the central part and 3 islands in the South of Vietnam!
Oh, and even those two cities have beaches – isn’t that peachy? 🙂


Hoi An

Cua Dai Beach in Hoian
Cua Dai Beach @lenimfa

Landing in Danang? Great, you can visit it too and take just a 20 min car ride and arrive at the Venice of the East, Hoi An. Fall in love with friendly people, pretty women in Ao Dai dresses, fishermen and ladies operating boats on canals and the old town, a renowned UNESCO World Heritage Site. In March, there is little to no rain, and temperatures of 28–33 degrees (82 – 91 °F.)

Our beach tips: An Bang Beach and Cua Dai Beach. Eager to find out what more is there to do in Hoi An? We have prepared an ultimate guide for you!

Hon Son Island (also known as Lai Son)

Hon Son Island
Huynh Ngoc Bang on Flickr

Visiting Rach Gia in the Mekong Delta? Hon Son Island (meaning Mountain Island), famous for garlic, is easy to visit – just 1 hour by boat. The closest airport to Sa Ky quay (which has boats to Ly Son) is Chu Lai airport. November to April is perfect to visit because the weather is dry and the sea calm. The island is also small and calm (there was no electricity till 2014!), not much to do than to eat fish, bún quậy, sunbathe or explore the jungle… so rent a bike and explore it all before some big hotel resort arrives and with it, hordes of people! In March, you can expect 28°C (82.4 °F)

Our beach tip: Bai Bang Beach

Quy Nhon

Visit Cham ruins in March in Vietnam
Tri Nguyen on Flickr

In the are with near-the-south coastal cities, such as famous Nha Trang or Mui Ne, you can experience warm weather all year round – temperatures vary from 21°C-32°C / 70°F-90°F.) But have you heard about less known Phan Thiet or Quy Nhon? Both of them are nice, calm, coastal cities, popular among local tourists and fish and seafood lovers. So, how about Quy Nhon? We recommend for you to try snails, cooked in shells – just look for a sign saying “ốc”. And the weather? March marks the start of the dry season and the air temperature in March is approx. 28°C (82°F) during the day.

Our beach tip: There’s a long, wide municipal beach, but we recommend slightly tucked-away but very scenic Ky Co Beach. Tired of beach life? Go explore Cham ruins – the area where Quy Nhon is was once mighty capital of an ancient kingdom of Champa, called Vijaya.

Phu Quoc Island

Visit Phu Quoc in Vietnam in March
Bai Sao Beach @blonde_on_the_loose

Love snorkelling, orchards, bee and pepper farm? Head to Phu Quoc! The best time to visit is in the dry season (December to March). Read more about what to do, see and eat on the biggest island of Vietnam here. In March, you can expect 28°C (82.4 °F)

Our beach tip: Sao Beach and Ong Lang Beach. The white sand on Bai Sao, calm waters on Ong Lang and refreshing cold drinks await!

Con Dao Island

Visit Con Dao in Vietnam in March
Steve Ninh Nguyen on Flickr

Love swimming and diving? Con Dao (smaller but as lovely as Phu Quoc) is ideal for these activities, from March to August. The best time to visit is February to May, and the time to avoid is September to December (waves and wind). So, with that being said, you decide if to visit Con Dao Island in Vietnam in March. The air warms up to 28°C (82.4 °F) during the day.

Our beach tip: Dam Trau Beach and Nhat Beach


Not sure how to transfer from one place to another and if you have enough time to visit several places from our list? Did you know that Forbes recently (Jan 26, 2020) released an article on “5 Reasons Why You Need A Travel Agent – More Than Ever?” So do not be afraid to contact a local travel agent for consulting or even hiring the service. Why? Because these things can affect or disrupt your travel and ain’t nobody got time for that stress, right?

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