The weather in Vietnam in August is quite pleasant all across the country. At this time, the North is at the end of summer, the Central and the South are in the middle of the rainy season. In general, the average temperature is about 27.3oC and the average monthly rainfall is about 305.81mm. This is really a nice time for traveling in Vietnam.

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Vietnam in August
Source: Jonah Pettrich

August in Vietnam is an ideal month to travel across the country. This is a nice time for taking a beach vacation or some tours to the northern areas to admire the beauty of golden rice terraces. 

I - How is the weather in Vietnam in August?  

The North


Visit Vietnam in August
Rainy season in Vietnam - Source: Abi Ismail

Northern Vietnam at this time is at the end of summer. The hot summer heat is already gone, instead comes the cool gentle breezes. The average temperature is about 27.9°C. Pouring rains come with a high rainfall due to the effect of low pressure or storms. The average rainfall is about 349mm. This is such a nice month to visit North Vietnam in August.  

The Central

The average temperature of the whole area is about 26.9°C; the average rainfall is 216.5mm. Typhoon season in Vietnam starts from August, and Central Vietnam is the area most affected by storms. Heavy rains come with a heavy rainfall, but lasts for not too long. 

The South

This time is the peak of the rainy season in southern Vietnam with an average rainfall of 351.9mm. The temperature is about 27.1°C. Floating markets and lush orchards in the Mekong Delta are the best places to visit. 

II - Top-rated places to visit in Vietnam in August

This is a nice time for sightseeing the scenic landscapes and experiencing the unique regional cultures. 

1 - Phong Nha Ke Bang national park

Places to visit in Vietnam in August
Phong Nha - Ke Bang national park - Source: VnExpress

One of the top spectacular tourist destinations in Vietnam, Phong Nha Ke Bang national park is also the "entrance" of the world's largest cave - Son Doong cave. Not only that, the caves system in the park is so impressive and majestic, hiding the mysterious and marvelous beauty of nature with unique stalactites & stalagmites in distinctive shapes & sizes. Phong Nha - Ke Bang natonal park is really one of the best places to go in Vietnam in August. Phong Nha cave, Thien Duong cave, Tien Son cace, En cave, and Son Doong cave are the topmost worth visiting caves. Besides that, Son river, Mooc stream, U Bo mountain, Bong Lai valley, the Duck stop are also best stopovers with amazing experiences. 

Location: Bo Trach district, Quang Binh province

2 - Halong bay - one of the 7 natural wonders of the world

Where to go in Vietnam in August? Halong bay might be considered as a top-rated destination to visit in the North coastal region. The best way to explore the bay is taking a cruise tour for 2 or 3 days that offers various relaxing activities. 

Top things to do in Halong bay include: taking a cruise tour to admire the beauty of the bay, kayaking, diving, visiting the floating villages, exploring majestic caves and white sandy beaches, taking night squid fishing tour, and joining fun activities such as cooking class & sunset parties on cruise. August in Halong is sometimes suffered by storms, however, it is still a nice time to visit the bay.

3 - Quy Nhon beach - one of best beaches in Vietnam in August 

Best beaches in Vietnam in August
 Quy Nhon beach in Binh Dinh province - Source: Thanh Vu Duc

Quy Nhon - a pristine beach city located in the south central region in Vietnam, is an ideal place to visit in summer. Quy Nhon is a new and attractive tourist destination in recent years thanks to nice & less touristy beaches, peaceful fishing villages and cheap travel cost. Top places to visit in Vietnam in August are Eo Gio, Hoang Hau beach, Quy Nhon beach, Phuong Mai sand dune, Ky Co island, Hon Kho island,...

From March to September is the dry season in Quy Nhon. The temperature is around 30°C, and the rainfall is quite low. It is ideal for partaking in outdoor activities. 

4 - Sapa

Sapa Vietnam is a top must-visit destination on your Vietnam’s travel list. This misty town is home to many scenic attractions and unique cultures in the North of Vietnam. 

Surrounded by mountains and hills, Vietnam in August is a good time to visit Sapa and other provinces in the North. Top places to see in Sapa are Fansipan peak, Muong Hoa valley, Bac waterfall. 

Ta Van village, Lao Chai village, and Giang Ta Chai village are recommended places for trekking and experiencing the unique cultures of tribes such as Hmong people, Dzao people. Do not forget to explore Bac Ha market or Lao Cai border gate for shopping and enjoying local cuisine. 

The average temperature in Sapa in August is about 20°C. And it will be cooler at night. 

It can be seen that August in Vietnam is a great time for sea tourism and sightseeing tourism in all three regions. Hopefully, with the information suggestion from, you can better understand Vietnam in August and choose the travel itinerary that best suits your interests.

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Hi, my name is Quan, and you can call me “Kun”. Having a big passion for travel, I spent 6 months traveling to most of the regions & provinces in Vietnam. I find Vietnam's landscapes are so beautiful, Vietnamese people are so friendly.

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