February is among the best time to visit Vietnam. There are many events, festivals in Vietnam this month.

February is spring in Northern Vietnam, dry season in the Central and the South. For Vietnamese people, this is the most important time of the year with Tet, Vietnamese Lunar New Year.

Best places to visit in Vietnam in February

TET, Vietnamese traditional new year normally falls in February

Weather in Vietnam in February

North of Vietnam and Hanoi are getting warmer in February with sunlight appears sometimes.The average temperature in Hanoi, Halong Bay is around 20 °C with low humidity, while it is still cool in highland travel areas of Sapa, Ha Giang. There is not much rain this season and is among the best time of the year to visit this area. It is still a bit cold sometimes in February in some part in North Vietnam so travelers should prepare warm clothes.

Hue, Da Nang, Hoian and Central area and southward to the South with Nha Trang, Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong delta are much warmer with the average temperature around 26 – 30 °C, a good time to visit or relax on a beach holiday in Vietnam.

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Places to visit in Vietnam in February

Preparing for Tet holiday - Vietnam Travel Guide
Preparing for Tet holiday

• Hanoi: City center, nearby villages to see local Tet holiday activities

• Halong: Cruise on the bay

• Mai Chau: Home-stay

• Moc Chau: Home-stay

• Hoian: The town, nearby villages

• Ho Chi Minh City: The city, Cu Chi Tunnels, Mekong Delta

• Phu Quoc: Beach vacation

The Vietnamese National New Year, Tet normally falls in February, this is the biggest holiday of the country and there are many festivals before and after Tet almost every. The 1st date of 2021 Vietnamese lunar year is on 12 February.

If you travel to Vietnam in winter, during Tet holiday, you should join a local family to see how they welcome their new year.

Northern Vietnam in February

Lim Festival - Spring in Vietnam
Lim Festival

After Tet, these are festival travelers should not miss

  • Lim festival: the 13th day of the first lunar month. The festival is in Bac Binh province, 35 KM from Hanoi. The festival is famous for the Quan Ho folk songs and some traditional activities.
  • Chua Huong festival (Perfume Pagoda): Opens on the 6th of the first lunar calendar month and never last until next open date.
  • Yen Tu Pagoda festival: 10th of the first lunar calendar month. The pagoda is in Quang Ninh province, 130 KM from Hanoi, on the way to Halong Bay. To combine this destination with a cruise in Halong Bay, travelers need 1 day more.

February is a good time for both classic and adventure travel to the North of Vietnam. During this spring period, flowers are blooming everywhere and travelers have a chance to meet happy people with colorful dresses. This is the best time for family tours to Vietnam.

Highlights of the North of Vietnam during February: Hanoi, Halong Bay, Sapa, Mai Chau.

Central Vietnam in February

My Khe Beach - Da Nang Travel Guide
My Khe Beach – Da Nang

Less rain and low humidity with sunlight, Central Vietnam in February is fine for sightseeing with Hue, Da Nang, Hoian, My Son Holy Land. And of course, beaches in this area are also interesting.

Southern Vietnam in February

Tra Su Capujut Forest - Mekong Delta Travel Guide
Tra Su Capujut Forest

Not too hot or much rain, South of Vietnam with beaches Nha Trang, Muine, Phu Quoc are wonderful. Mighty Mekong Delta and Saigon metropolis are the destinations to visit.

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Best places to visit in Vietnam in February

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  1. Dear Sir/Madam.
    My husband and I ( we are both in our 70’s ) are thinking of visiting Vietnam in February 2020 for a few days on way home from Penang. Which area would you recommend. We would also like to see the war tunnels.
    Thank you.

    1. Dear Mr. Smith,

      Thank you for your comment. February is actually the best time to visit Vietnam, and you can visit some famous tourist destinations such as Hanoi, Halong Bay, Sapa, Hue, Da Nang – Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City and Mekong Delta. You can see our Top 10 Tours for your reference: https://www.vietnamparadisetravel.com/top-vietnam-tours.

      Our sales department will contact you shortly. Cu Chi Tunnels will be included on your tour.


  2. I am planning to visit northern and central Vietnam in February (5th to 10th). We are a family of 6 people. Please advise itinerary available.

  3. Hi

    I am interested to visit Saigon and Hanoi during Chinese new year in Feb 2019. There are 3 of us. Do you have the join that we can join in. Please let me know.
    I can be contacted by email. ******@hotmail.com

    Sally Koh

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