When is The Best Time to Visit Hoi An in 2024?

Best time to visit Hoi An

The best time to visit Hoi An is from January to August, with its mild climate and many captivating activities. Located in the central region of Vietnam, Hoi An has two seasons: the dry season (from February to August) and the wet season (from September to January). The temperature fluctuates from 20 to 37°C, and the humidity ranges from 68 to 98%.

Hoi An is a renowned ancient town in Vietnam and the top choice of Indian tourists when visiting the central region of Vietnam. Hoi An not only enjoys many ancient structures and gorgeous beaches but also features tasty foods and friendly locals. In this article, we’ll disclose weather conditions and travel tips in Hoi An for Indian visitors.

Hoi An in Dry Season (February to August)

Japanese Bridge

The dry season is the best time to visit Hoi An, with many leisure activities. The temperature fluctuates from 20 to 37°C, making ideal conditions for outdoor tours, beach relaxation and adventurous activities. Rain can suddenly fall, but most days are sunny and cloudy.

February and March are the best months to travel to Hoi An. The weather in Hoi An boasts cloudy and sunny days in these months. Evenings and nights can have sudden drizzles in some places. The climate is cool and pleasant, with temperatures varying from 21 to 30°C and humidity around 80%.

April to July is the main stage of the dry season, with some areas intensely hot. However, the weather in Hoi An is favorable for most entertainment. This period is also the peak tourist season, with sunlit days and clear blue skies.

August is the transition time between dry and wet seasons, so days are sunny, and sometimes there are sudden rains. The evening and night will be cool, with an average temperature around 20°C.

What to Do

Hoai River

The favorite destination of Indian tourists is Hoi An’s Old Town. Every street, bridge, and row of houses exudes the beauty of the old world with saffron color, wooden materials, and ancient items. The Japanese Bridge, Tan Ky’s Ancestral House, and Phuc Kien Assembly Hall are iconic landmarks in this town.

Additionally, flowing along Hoi An town is the poetic Hoai River. It’s a fantastic experience to sit on a boat and release the flower lanterns for good wishes. Every night, the Hoai River is sparkling with colorful flower lanterns, creating peaceful and charming scenes.

At night in the old town, you can walk the bridges to watch the streets light up, listen to live music in bars and cafes, and watch famous shows such as Morning Dew, A O Show, Teh Dar, or Hoi An Memory.

April to July are the best times to enjoy water activities. An Bang, Ha My, and Cua Dai are the most beautiful beaches in Asia, recognized by many famous media news such as CNN, the Telegraph, and Tripadvisor. With crystal-clear water, white sand stretches, and gentle waves, these beaches offer captivating outdoor activities such as swimming, sunbathing, parasailing, and jet skiing.

Another destination that lures Indian tourists is Tra Que Vegetable Village. The village is famous for fresh vegetables grown on fertile land. Coming here, you will have the chance to learn about dozens of diverse leafy vegetables and spices. Furthermore, you can experience authentic farmer life by cultivating the soil and planting and harvesting vegetables.

Travel Tips

Tra Que Vegetable Village

The dry season in Hoi An boasts favorable weather and sometimes has spring rains so that you can pack comfortable clothing such as cotton T-shirts, lightweight jackets, pants, shorts, and skirts. Besides, sunscreen, glasses, and anti-mosquito spray are necessary for your trip.

According to the Vietnam National Authority of Tourism, Hoi An is one of the most attractive destinations for Indian tourists. Besides, the dry season is the best season to visit Hoi An; the service prices in Hoi An can be high in the peak months (February, June, and July). Therefore, you should book tourist services soon to get the best options.

Hoi An in Wet Season (September to January)

Hoi An in wet season

September to January is the wet season in Hoi An, with temperatures ranging from 21 to 34°C. During this period, the rainfall is high, with humidity hovering around 70 – 80%. Days are cloudy and sunny, and some areas might experience intense heat. However, evenings and nights often bring thundery rains.

September is still one of the best months to visit Hoi An, as it’s in the transition period with sunny days and sudden rains.

October to December are rainy months in Hoi An. The weather at this time is rarely sunny; it rains heavily, and sometimes there are floods. The average temperature is around 25°C.

In January, the rainfall starts to reduce, and the climate is mild for outside activities. The temperature varies from 20 to 31°C, and early mornings and nights are chilly.

What to Do

Coffee in Hoi An

In the wet season, the non-stop rains can ruin your outside tours. However, many tourists think Hoi An is more romantic and mysterious this season. There’s no crowd on the streets; only a few couples wander on alleys and admire the serene views of the ancient town along with the sound of raindrops.

Cafes and restaurants are the best places to stop by on rainy days. You can enjoy hot foods and drinks and daydream about the charming scenery outside. Moreover, visiting the souvenir and clothing shops is an excellent choice. Hoi An is renowned for exquisite goods such as lanterns, bronze statues, and silk items. Many Indian tourists prefer to order custom-tailored clothes from talented tailors in this beautiful town.

In addition, the show “Ky Uc Hoi An” (Hoi An Memory) – which receives much praise from local and international tourists – still performs in the wet season. This show is elaborately prepared with a modern sound and light system. Its stage is the largest outside one in Vietnam and has the participation of 500 actors. The tickets for covered seats usually sell out soon on rainy days, so you should book the online tickets in advance or contact a tourist agency for helpful guidance.

Travel Tips

Hoi An Memories

The wet season in Hoi An has high rainfall, so it’s advisable to bring an umbrella or a light raincoat on your trip. Quick-drying clothing and a few warm clothes are highly recommended. Moreover, remember to pack waterproof bags, hats, lightweight jackets, and anti-mosquito spray.

The rainy months in Hoi An may not be the peak of the tourist season. Still, they offer Indian tourists several advantages, including lower prices, fewer crowds, and enhanced tourist services. So, even during the wet season, Hoi An continues to draw many Indian tourists with its captivating beauty and excellent benefits. Opting for a Vietnam tour package is a smart way to efficiently organize your trip during this period.


Along with Da Nang and Hue, Hoi An is the favourite destination of Indian travellers in the central region of Vietnam. The best time to visit Hoi An is from January to August, with temperatures from 21 – 37°C. A tour package to Hoi An certainly brings you a memorable experience. Contact us now for the best guidance on your trip to Hoi An!



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