Weather in Vietnam in December 2022
It would seem that winter is not the right time of year for vacation.
Yes, and in Vietnam. Yes, and in December…
- What is the temperature in Vietnam in December?
- What resort is better to choose for a holiday?
- What is the cost of recreation?
- What do holidaymakers need to consider at this time?
What weather awaits you at Vietnamese resorts?
December in Vietnam is one of the most favorite months of tourists, because many vacationers want to celebrate the New Year here.
|Weather in Vietnam in December 2022|
Also noteworthy is that the temperature between December and summer in the far south of Vietnam is almost the same, which allows you to rank this time there as the high tourist season.
The great length of the country from the north to the south imposes a mark on the local weather. The weather in December in Vietnam is quite uneven: in the north of the country is cool, the central parts are “rich” in rain, and only the south of Vietnam can “boast” of high air temperatures and clear sunny days.
But, nevertheless, the water temperature even in the coldest regions of the country in December does not fall below 10 degrees, which is important for beach lovers.
Vietnam in December: where better to go?
December in Vietnam, as well as in our country – is the eve of the New Year holidays. The flow of tourists is very large, so do not count on a cheap vacation.
Although the New Year in Vietnam is a public holiday, but it is not celebrated on as big a scale as in our country. Noisy events are not held, so to create a “native” New Year will have to make an effort and show imagination.
We will tell you about the features of the holiday at three popular Vietnamese resorts.
Nha Trang in December
|Temperature in Nha Trang in December|
|+27. +29 °C||+23°C||+27°C|
Nha Trang has three beautiful beaches, considered some of the best beaches in all of Vietnam.
- Nha Trang Bay is covered with islands, the most popular is Che Island. The island is famous for the longest cable car over the sea, connecting it to the city.
- The beach in Nha Trang public, but “rich” in entertainment: surfing, skydiving. There are quite a few diving centers on the beach.
- Among the attractions in Nha Trang worthy of attention is Long Son Pagoda . Also interesting to visit the tower Tyamov 13th century by Nagar . Popular among tourists is a trip to the Monkey Island.
- Interesting cathedral in Nha Trang, made in Gothic French style.
- Of natural attractions want to highlight the brook Bat Dang.
- Well, if you have chosen a trip to Nha Trang with a health purpose, then the wellness center “Thalba Hot Spring” will be a good choice.
Bat Dang Stream
Nha Trang Cathedral
Phan Thiet in December
The resort of Phan Thiet, located in the south of Vietnam, guarantees its tourists an excellent and comfortable holiday. It is important that the city is “russified”, so here you can easily communicate with the locals. That is why Phan Thiet is considered one of the most favorite resorts of Vietnam by Russian tourists.
Weather in Phan Thiet varies depending on the time of year. In December the resort becomes the most attractive for tourists. This is not surprising, because the temperature is quite high, and precipitation is practically does not fall. And the water in the sea is comfortable for swimming.
|The temperature in Phan Thiet in December|
|+30. +31 °C||+21. 22°C||+24°C|
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What to see?
When speaking about Phan Thiet for tourists, it is necessary to mean the resort of Mui Ne (is about 20 kilometers from Phan Thiet).
Most hotels are located on the coast between Phan Thiet and Mui Ne (Mui Ne Beach) .
Phan Thiet is the most popular resort for Russian tourists. All hotels are Mui Ne Beach, usually located right on the beach. The beach is shared, no one forbids to move on the beach all comers.
Of entertainment here: restaurants, bars, massage parlors, nightclubs. Popular enough at the resort are such water sports like windsurfing, kite surfing and surfing.
It is worth a ride on the Red and White Dunes with Lotus Lake, visit one of the most beautiful lighthouses in Southeast Asia Ke Ga lighthouse, Mount Taku and the Leaning Buddha.
- Also here you will find hot springs, mud baths and crocodile farm.
- Interesting to visit such a place as the Cham towers, built in the VIII century.
- Well, the natural attractions are the picturesque Fairy Creek or “red creek”.
Ke Ga Lighthouse
Phu Quoc in December
The island of Phu Quoc in Vietnam is becoming increasingly popular with Russian-speaking tourists. We can consider that the island has become the main place of their beach vacation.
Note: Very often confused Vietnamese island of Phu Quoc and the Japanese city of Phu Quoc, so when choosing a tour, hotel reservations, etc. via the Internet, be careful!
Phu Quoc is located in southwest Vietnam. It is believed to vacation on the island all year round, and all thanks to the island’s climate.
The climate of the island is tropical monsoon. The tropical climate is characterized by consistently warm temperatures throughout the year, and the monsoon climate is characterized by a change in the direction of the air masses twice a year.
December on Phu Quoc Island belongs to the so-called high tourist season. In addition, the New Year holiday makes this month especially popular with tourists, so you should take care of the rest in advance.
Diving in Fukuoka
Black Pepper Plantation
Precipitation in December is low, making the island even more attractive for the influx of tourists during this period.
|Temperatures in Fukuoka in December|
Fukuok has a lot of entertainment, here you can go scuba diving, and kayaking, and various excursions. The island is famous for its massage parlors.
The beaches of Fukuoka are among the cleanest and most beautiful in the world. The main tourist beach is called “Long Beach.
But the main attraction on the island is nature, there are amazing sunsets. Especially beautiful sunsets on the west coast, there is an iconic place for the islanders – the Kau Palace. By the way, the sunsets on the island are considered the most beautiful in the world.
In the north of the island is worth a look at the pearl farm and rubber plantation. Also here you can see how they grow black pepper.
North Vietnam in December
Although the north of Vietnam is a tropical climate zone, December is considered a cold month.
December in the north is dry with little precipitation. The reason for that is the mountainous terrain in the northwest. In the mountains in December it is even colder, often falling to sub-zero temperatures and, consequently, the snowfall in the mountains.
|December temperatures in northern Vietnam|
|+18. +22 °C||+15°C||+24°C|
It is noteworthy that the temperature fluctuations in northern Vietnam are small. Precipitation is insignificant (about 20 millimeters).
Where is the best place to stay with a child?
Here is the largest amusement park in Southeast Asia, “Wynperl Land”. The park has fun and entertainment for all tastes: windsurfing, ropeway, rock climbing, a lot of rides, disco and a movie theater.
Wynperl Land amusement park.
Children will also be interested in visiting the Tri Nguyen Aquarium and the Institute of Oceanography.
There are no special attractions for children, but you can visit the Children’s Park in Phan Thiet.
Children’s Park in Phan Thiet
The most famous “attraction” for children is Vinperl Land amusement park.
Waterpark in Phu Quoc
Little travelers will also love the “Vinperl Safari Phu Quoc” safari park.
What do I need to know going to Vietnam in early winter?
- December is a month before the New Year holidays, so you need to think about vacation in advance and have time to book a tour/hotel, etc.
- In Vietnam, the Soviet past can play into the hands of tourists, just mention the word “Soviet Union” and you can get a discount from the local merchant.
- Before traveling be sure to check your passport, money, credit cards, insurance policy and (preferably) a first aid kit.
- There is no limit on currency imports, but you can only take out currency up to the amount declared at entry.
And about what mistakes not to make in Vietnam, watch this video:
Listen to our advice, and feel free to go to Vietnam in December! The warm sea, clean beaches (as from advertising “Bounty”!) And the beautiful weather at this time of year will give you an unforgettable experience! You will be able to see that wonderful country, which will remain forever in your heart.
Holidays in Vietnam in December 2022 – Where to go?
To exchange the pre-New Year’s traffic jams, crowds in the stores and the traditional winter cold on the sandy beaches, sun and juicy fruits? Easy!
✓ Plan: fly to Vietnam in December 2022 to welcome 2023 with a light tan on your face and complete harmony in your soul. ✓ Let’s take apart: the joys the country has in store for tourists. Where to catch a wave, bask in the sun and take a full shower in the rain in the last month of the year?
Beach holidays at sea in Vietnam – is it worth going?
Vietnam is a delicate matter. The country is full of attractions: ancient buildings, caves, rice paddies. And the sandy beaches, of which Europe can only have pipe dreams. Of the main disadvantages: the rainy season and the waves that conquer the hearts of surfers, but not swimmers.
Is it worth going to Vietnam in December? What are the chances of staying dry on land and getting wet in the sea? Chances are great if you know where to go!
➢ South: Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Phu Quoc Island, Phan Thiet, Mui Ne, Vung Tau. From December here is the dry season, with temperatures tend to +30 ° C. Except Nha Trang, where it pours until the New Year.
➢ The center: Da Nang, Hue, Hoi An. The peak of rains in December is over, but it may still pour quite a bit; in January it’s much nicer here
➢ North Vietnam: Hanoi, Halong. It’s dry but cold and overcast. In winter, daytime temperatures are around +20°C. Great for sightseeing, bad for the beach.
Swimming and sunbathing are definitely the way to the south! Excursions are good in the north. In the central part without a raincoat in December is better not to go.
Where to look for cheap tours online?
Saving money on a trip to some countries (and Vietnam is one of them!) is realistic when you buy a tour:
Sites that we use ourselves and advise you – last minute trips, good deals from different operators here.
Prices for tours to Vietnam in December 2022 for 7 days start from 85 000 rubles for two people. For 14 days – from 120,000 rubles (includes flight, accommodation in 2*). A weekly “all inclusive” tour will start from 95 thousand rubles.
Weather in December at the resorts of Vietnam
SPA in a hotel in Vietnam – Bottle ceramic temple in Dalat
Holidays in Vietnam in December is most pleasant in the southern regions. What surprises to expect from the weather at popular resorts in the New Year?
Ho Chi Minh City or Saigon (in common parlance) is the beginning or end point of many travels in Vietnam. People do not go here for the beaches, which lose out in comparison. But there is good shopping and a lot of colorful places for walks. The average temperature in December is +31 ° C
Mui Ne and 20 km away, Phan Thiet have a similar climate. The thermometer in December does not drop below +30 ° C. However, the sea surface is not quiet. Entertainment will have to choose the appropriate: surfing, windsurfing. For people with a non-extreme temperament it is better to sunbathe near the pool ─ Fukushima, Fukushima, Fukushima, Fukushima.
✓ Fukuok – with the beginning of winter on the island begins the high season. It is hot, +30 ° C, but there is no stuffiness, which in May is very annoying to tourists. The water is +29 ° C, no waves.
Nha Trang – in December is unlikely to please you with clear skies and gentle sea. It rains at the beginning of the month, it gets drier in January, but there are still storms. But the prices are much lower! So the doubts go away – in the main beach city of the country and on the coast not to get bored. Temperature range: +25 ° C
Vungtau is the oil center of Vietnam, not far from Ho Chi Minh City. It is also hot and dry. The sea is often this time of year with a wave, the water is turbid.
The rest of Vietnam in December is a bit cold for a beach holiday. In central areas, the daytime temperature is about +24 ° C, at night it is +20 ° C. In the north even fresher: up to +12 ° C.
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Water temperature in Vietnam in December
Sea and beach in Nha Trang
The sea in Vietnam is swimmable in December along the entire southern coast. Except in Nha Trang it’s fresh: +25°C. On Phu Quoc, where it’s warmest, the water temperature is +29°C. In the center, it’s about +24°C. In the north, it’s no higher than +21°C.
Sea temperature is not the only indicator of the possibility of swimming near the Vietnamese coast. Many tourists are discouraged by the fact that despite the warmth, you can not enter the water – the waves. The calmest, from this point of view, is considered the coast of Fukuoka.
Air temperature in Vietnam in December
The most inclement weather in Vietnam in December is +18 ° C. And that’s in the north, and not always. That’s where the concept of cold is far from Russian! The center at this time of year may be flooded, but even if you suddenly have to swim from the hotel to the restaurant, hypothermia does not occur: +25 ° C outside.
The hottest temperature in Vietnam in December in the south: +31 ° C.
Where is the best place to go in Vietnam in December? Resorts ranking
View from the ferris wheel at Wynperl Park
To which resort it is better to go – it is difficult to say unequivocally. Different purposes of the trip affect the location. Our rating answers the request for a beach vacation. Where is warmer in Vietnam in December, there are no storms, but there is somewhere to go to have fun:
- Phu Quoc Island. Hot, but not stuffy weather, clean sea, great food (for fans of seafood from the ocean). Also here is cheap and interesting diving, aimed at all categories of divers: from beginners to experienced athletes. The only “but” for Russian tourists is inaccessibility: there are no direct flights to the island either from Moscow or from other Russian cities – only charter flights as a part of tour. But also packet offers a rather small (and those that are available, expensive: from 92,000 rubles for a week for two in 3 * without meals).
- Mui Ne. Tourist village may seem a bit dull lovers of busy nightlife. But this is what they come here for: to hang out on the beach, go trick-or-treating. Catch the special silence, which is not in big cities. In the first half of the day the sea is calm, in the evening the wave rises
- Phan Thiet. In travel agencies town recommended as an ideal family option. But the opinion is mixed. 100% suitable if you are a family of kiters, but here are those who want to relax with children of preschool age can be a bit on my side.
A lot of beaches in the area of Mui Ne-Phanthet are “occupied” schools of windsurfing. In December, they are the peak season. Beginners with parachutes, “armed” boards with sharp edges, not coping with the equipment, swoop on peaceful tourists, which is fraught with injury to the latter. To be on the safe side, sunbathe at Blue Ocean Resort and Saigon Mui Ne. It is quieter there.
- Nha Trang. Although the season is still wet, the temperature of the air and sea let you swim (of course, it depends on your taste: not everyone would jump in the water at +25°C). Find something to do in very inclement weather is also not such a problem. Nha Trang is a full-fledged town with all the ensuing consequences: cafes, sightseeing, shopping. Well, and discounts have not been canceled Read about the top 7 beaches in Nha Trang.
Nha Trang and Phan Thiet
Boats to Vinpearl amusement park – Goddess made of flowers
Both cities are popular with Russian tourists. You can speak Russian in almost any public place, there are hotels of various levels, a relatively developed infrastructure (by Vietnamese standards). And yet, where is better in Vietnam in December: Nha Trang or Phan Thiet? To clarify, we compared the resorts on several criteria.
The rains in Nha Trang have already been mentioned. Plus pleasant temperatures for walking, but not for the beach. And storms. Waves up to 2-3 meters sometimes are not every day, but a guarantee that they will not happen on your vacation – ni-ska-ka-ka!
It’s warmer, sunnier and the sea is calmer in Phan Thiet. The best place to relax if you want to sunbathe and swim is here.
Where to go to immerse yourself in the rhythm of an Asian city? Wander the streets, go to cheap but insanely delicious cafes, ride a moped, throwing out of your head all knowledge of traffic rules. Nha Trang is atmospheric, authentic, Asian. Despite the fact that the Vietnamese are all Russian-speaking, and the chances to be in the company of compatriots is almost 100%.
Phan Thiet is quieter, smaller and more “touristy. Because of the large number of kiters there is a special party spirit. But in terms of interesting places to visit, it loses Nha Trang.
Where to vacation in Vietnam in December from a financial point of view?
Here the palm rests on Nha Trang. Off-season “damage” the reputation of the resort at this time of year. Tour prices are cheaper than in Phan Thiet, 3-5 thousand rubles (67,000 vs. 75,500 – a week for two).
Prices for holidays in Vietnam
Fruit in Vietnam is inexpensive.
Prices in Vietnam in December for most items of expenditure please. The most expensive part of the holiday is airfare to Vietnam. We recommend searching for bargain flights on:
Better to subscribe. Or check the options manually on a daily basis. The average cost in December is 42,000 rubles per person round trip from Moscow to Ho Chi Minh City. To Nha Trang – 44,500 rubles. Although on some dates you can find tickets for 30 thousand and even slightly lower. Fukuoc – 54 000 rubles.
It is logical to fly to Vietnam in early December – cheaper, at least 10 thousand.
Inexpensive to eat can be at any resort. Local cuisine is the most affordable: about 250 rubles for a meal of the first and the second. European cuisine is more expensive: around 2000 rubles for two for a dinner with alcohol at a restaurant. The cheapest fruits, vegetables and seafood (and the best quality) are at markets.
Rent a moped – about $5-10 per day.
According to the rules of the road, only a driver with an international license category A can drive a scooter in Vietnam. In fact – the rules of the road here are not respected. The local traffic police at the inspection need to pay a “fine”. After a little haggling it will be about 500,000 VND (∼1600 rubles).
Prices for tours to Vietnam in December (New Year)
New Year’s travel is quite expensive, regardless of the destination. Tours in Vietnam at the end of December are almost twice as expensive. Including December 31 – January 1:
➢ Nha Trang: vacation price from 127,000 rubles for 14 days in 2* for two
➢ Phan Thiet and Mui Ne: from 113,000 rubles, also 2-3 stars, 2 weeks, double occupancy
➢ Fukuok: tours cost from 144 000 rubles
Two-week all-inclusive trips to Vietnam in December with the capture of New Year’s Eve starts at 200,000 rubles (Mui Ne).
New Year in Vietnam 2023
New Year’s Eve in Vietnam can develop in two scenarios:
- Holiday at the hotel.
- Independent cultural (or not very cultural ) program
In touristy places like Mui Ne and Phu Quoc, it’s better to trust the hotel and rock out with your neighbors. Tables are often set right on the beach. Here the Christmas tree can be dressed. Folk songs and dances are obligatory. The champagne and the sea surf are included.
In Nha Trang it is good to go to a party, according to the interests. There are no citywide celebrations, no fireworks. There will be a lot of action:
✓ Sailing Club Restaurant – admission was 300,000 VND ∼ 1,000 rubles (unlikely to change much in 2022). One free drink included
✓ Louisiane Brewhouse beer bar with pool – price last year: 980,000 VND ∼ 3,300 rubles. 3-course dinner and a glass of wine
✓ Crazy Kim Bar – youth hangout, cocktails, beer. Restaurant-bar-nightclub. Also a school of English. Crazy indeed! You will have to pay around 500,000 VND ∼ 1,600 rubles to enter on New Year’s Eve
Vietnam sights – what to do in December?
Do you want to see small crocodiles?
If December weather narrows the list of places to see in terms of beach holidays, the choice of what to see in Vietnam in winter is very diverse.
➢ Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park (Phong Nha Ke Bang). A unique natural place – not for nothing is included by UNESCO in the list of World Heritage Sites. Underground caves (one of which – Han San Dung – is the largest in the world), underground galleries, underground lakes and rivers (one of which is the longest). Who wanted to visit the kingdom of gnomes? You’re here:) Entrance to the park (caves) 80 000 – 150 000 VND (270-500 rubles for the lower phongnya and the upper Tien Son). Excursions to the caves are paid separately (from 800,000 VND per cave ∼2700 rubles). Located in Quang Binh Province, the same province that separates the center from the north of Vietnam
➢ Another natural must-visit is located in the north of the country: Halong Bay. Islands from Avatar, caves. Bathing in the emerald sea is included in the summer. Is it possible to swim in December? No, it is cool for that, about +20°C. The cost of excursions varies from $15 to $250 (two-day)
➢ In addition to the uncreated, there are very interesting places in Vietnam created by people. Hang Nga Guest House (Crazy House). Goodbye reality, long live total sur! A house that is not like a house at all. To spend the night in the company of giant mushrooms will cost at least 4 300 rubles for two. Located in Dalat (and no rain under the roof is not terrible!)
➢ Ku Chi Tunnels – a reminder of the time of American repression. They were dug almost by hand, the length of almost 200 km. Cost to visit: $ 5. Located in Ho Chi Minh City
Part of the tour through the tunnels involves moving through very narrow manholes to the surface through a small hole in the ground. Those with even the slightest hint of claustrophobia are better off not going. The thought of being buried alive really shakes the nerves!
➢ Khai Dinh Tomb is an ancient place with an atmosphere to match. Price: $4. Located near Hue.
➢ What to do in Vietnam in December with a child? Vinpearl Land amusement park – located in Nha Trang. Entrance ticket for the whole day:
- adults – 800,000 VND (∼2700 rubles)
- For children under 1m 40cm – 700,000 VND (∼2400 Rubles)
- Kids under 1 meter – free of charge
The best hotels in Vietnam according to tourists’ reviews
Choosing a hotel is a responsible event. We have collected reviews of tourists who have visited Vietnam, and here are some realistic prices, but nice places to stay:
- 3* Ngoc Bich Bungalow – location: Mui Ne. Self-booking hotel, cost per night for a double room in December – from $55. Breakfast included.
- 3* Bao Quynh Bungalow – Location: Mui Ne. Price – from $56 with breakfast
- 3* Hanoi Golden Hotel – Location: Nha Trang. Not a bad option for a tour, the price for which – for 10 days for two – from 80,000 rubles
- 5* Vinpearl Nha Trang Resort – location: Nha Trang. According to some tourists, the best hotel in Vietnam. Cost: and here about discounts in numbers! In December from 125 000 rubles for a trip for two persons for a week, which in the season, even with the early booking, costs 200,000 rubles!
Vietnam in December – reviews of tourists
Where to vacation in Vietnam during the end of November-New Year’s vacations? A person who has been in the country, will ask to clarify: how to rest? Reviews about Vietnam in December allow us to come to conclusions:
✓ Which resort to choose for a beach vacation? Phu Quoc
✓ In terms of attractions, the center of Vietnam is interesting. But in December the weather. The reviews of tourists here are in complete agreement with the forecasts: rain, rains, storms
✓ Nha Trang will disappoint those who hope to cheat the seasons and swim in the first winter month. The chances are very slim.
Mui Ne and nearby Phan Thiet are the best solution by criteria: price-quality-weather
Remember that a stay in Vietnam longer than 15 days you need a visa. You can get it in Russia, or upon arrival.
You can fly in December without a visa:
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