Vietnam in April is extremely suitable for travelling because of nice weather and plenty of interesting things to do and see. Let's discover what makes April in Vietnam attractive and worth visiting!
I -What is the weather in Vietnam in April like?
The weather in Northern Vietnam is so nice and temperate with the average temperature recorded being 23.7°C, and rainfall of about 108.5mm. This is the last month of the spring season, there are more fresh windy & sunny days in April.
Reunification day is an important event in Vietnam in April - Source: Hanoimoi
The average temperature in Central Vietnam is about 25.6°C and rains come more frequently in April. Foehn wind from Laos causes the weather in northern central areas to become hotter and drier. The southern central areas witness more rain when the dry season ends this month.
It is the end of the dry season in Southern Vietnam with the highest temperature being 28.6°C. Rains come more frequently and suddenly, the air is fresher.
II - What to do in Vietnam in April?
1 - Experiencing important events in April
There are many Vietnamese events happening in April, including the Reunification day, Hung Kings festival,...
The Reunification day - 30th April
On this day, every street in Vietnam becomes more bustling and is brightened colorfully by red flags & fresh flowers. The heroic atmosphere and the parade participants create a very emotional and impressive scene.
Hung Kings Temple festival - on 10 of March in the lunar calendar
This is one of the biggest festivals in Vietnam and you should not miss this festival when visiting Vietnam in April. This festival is to honor the Hung King & his contribution to the formation of the nation. Aside from the big ceremony with many worshipping activities, a wide range of folk games such as rice cooking competitions, human chess, water puppet performance, lion dance are held.
- Festival time in 2022: April 10
- Location: Hung Temple on Nghia Linh Mountain, Phong Chau District, Phu Tho Province - 85 km northwest of Hanoi.
2 - Best places to go in Vietnam in April
Top places to visit:
Hoang Su Phi rice terrace in Ha Giang
Hoang Su Phi District in Ha Giang Province owns one of the most stunning rice terraces in Vietnam. April coincides with the pouring water season in Hoang Su Phi, when the rice terraces seem to be more charmingly iridescent in the yellow sunshine. Plowing with the locals to start a new crop is one of the best things to do in Vietnam in April.
The temperature in Ha Giang at this time is only about 27 to 30°C. Sunny during the day, cold at night with a temperature of 18 to 20°C.
Ha Long Bay
The calm sea and the stable weather in Ha Long Bay in April facilitate such activities as kayaking, visiting the floating villages, taking a night squid tour,...
The temperature gets around 28°C. It is not as cold as March and less rainy than May, so April is definitely a great time to visit Halong bay.
Tam Coc in Ninh Binh
Tam Coc in Ninh Binh is one of the best places to go in Vietnam in April. The average temperature is 23.6°C, and there is not much rain. Warm sunny days make your traveling experience much more great. Sitting on a boat along the river and visiting the caves & mountains is by far relaxed. From Mua Mount, you can see the nice vast rice fields that turn from green to golden yellow.
Lang Co beach - Source: Agoda
Beaches in Central region - best beaches in Vietnam in April
April is considered as the nice time to explore the beaches in central Vietnam because of the calm sea and the slight sunshine. The most beautiful beaches in Vietnam are My Khe beach in Danang, Lang Co beach in Hue, An Bang beach & Cua Dai beach in Hoi An, Doc Let beach in Nha Trang,...
Yellow ripened rice fields in the Mekong Delta
April is the beginning of the ripe fruit season in the Mekong Delta. Visiting Vietnam in April, harvesting with the locals or experiencing the daily local life in the orchards are really the best parts of your trip.
Note: April is the end of the international tourist season but the beginning of the domestic tourist season, especially from April 25 to May 5 (April 30 and May 1 is the big holiday in Vietnam). Flight tickets and accommodation should be booked soon.
III - Further information
1 - Are there any mosquitoes in Vietnam in April?
April, the transitional period between spring and summer in Vietnam. The weather patterns are unstable with more rain and sunny days facilit ating the growth of mosquitoes. The common diseases in April are malaria, dengue fever, measles, smallpox, chicken pox, flu,...
2 - What to wear in Vietnam in April?
In general, the weather in April is relatively comfortable. For a short trip or a long journey in Vietnam, remember to pack sunscreen, mosquito repellents, umbrellas, and light jackets.
3 - Which are the Vietnamese typical fruits in April?
Some typical fruits that you can enjoy in Vietnam this month are: Plum in Sapa town, peach in the Northwest mountains, mangosteen in the Mekong Delta, and pineapple in the central region.
IV - The most memorable Aprils in Vietnam
1 - Vietnam in April 1975
At 5:30am 30th April 1975, the Vietnam army simultaneously attacked Saigon in four directions and completely defeated the Republic of Vietnam. At 11:30am, a Vietnamese red flag with a yellow star fluttering on the top of the Independent Palace marks the victory of the Vietnamese army and the unification of Vietnam after decades of separation.
The Independent Palace - Source: Nem TV
2 - Vietnam in April 2020
In April 2020, the whole world is struggling to fight against the Covid-19 epidemic, Vietnam is no exception. In order to limit the spread of the epidemic, the Vietnamese government has issued a nationwide social distancing order for a period of 21 or 30 days depending on each locality. Never before has the street been so quiet, hardly a single person walking outside.
There are plenty of things to do in Vietnam in April - Source: Baotintuc
The good news is that Vietnamese people implemented the social distancing order very well, which positively affected the government's epidemic prevention and contributed to reducing pollution.
This period is also the time when the Vietnamese spirit of mutual love is most clearly expressed. Many projects have been launched to support the poor and the unemployed who have been affected by the Covid-19 epidemic. The most prominent is the invention of the rice ATM - an ATM that gives free rice to the poor, ...
Hopefully, the above suggestions from Localtravelidea can help you easily plan a suitable schedule when visiting Vietnam in April.