The best time to go to Southeast Asia

Despite being a small area, the climate in Southeast Asia is extremely diverse and abundant. It may be difficult when deciding the best time to go to Southeast Asia. At different times, the weather will be different. Even at the same time but in two different places, the weather is also differently intense.


The typical example is Thailand. Maybe it was the dry season in Phuket, but in Koh Samui, 300km away, it is the time of monsoon. Therefore, it is important to note that the weather is very important before starting a trip to Southeast Asia. The following are helpful guidelines for visitors: What is the best time to go to Southeast Asia?

Bali, Indonesia

When to go? April – October. The average temperature is 24-30 degrees Celsius and the weather is quite dry. Especially, the period from July to September is the peak of tourism, so the price of food and travel services will be more expensive than usual.


Rainy season: The rainy season is from December to February. In these months, the average rainfall is about 309mm. Because this is the rainy season and also the low season, you can save the cost.


When to go? January – March and June – September. Malaysia is located near the equator so the year is quite hot and humid. However, this is the time when the average rainfall is lowest.


Rainy season: October to December. Monsoon will continue until February in Borneo.


When to go? January – October. In Malaysia, around the year, the weather in the island of Su Tu is relatively stable with the temperatures ranging from 30 to 33 degrees Celsius. The period from June to August is the driest time.


Rainy season: November – December, with the average rainfall of 250mm / month.


Considered to be one of the largest in the region and also influenced by the Gulf of Thailand and the Andaman Sea, the weather in Thailand varies all year round.


When to go? November – January is the best time, the average temperature is only 20 degrees Celsius. February – May is relatively dry, but the moisture will rise gradually.


Rainy season: June – October

Chiang Mai

When to go? November – February. Thailand’s second largest city has a large difference in temperature. In the evening, the temperature drops to 15 degrees Celsius but during the day, the temperature is up to 30 degrees Celsius. In March and April, the temperature ranges from 25 to 40 degrees Celsius.


Rainy season: May – October.

Koh Samui

When to go? April – September and January – March


Rainy season: October – December. This is the time that almost rains all day.


When to go? November – February is the ideal time for travel, the daytime temperature is about 30 degrees Celsius and the night is a little lower, about 23 – 25 degrees Celsius. March to May is quite hot. However, this is not a big problem because you can run right to the ocean at any time.


Rainy Season: May to October. The characteristics of the rains are sudden but fast. You can use this point to negotiate prices with the resort/hotel.



Like Thailand, Vietnam also has three different climate zones. Hanoi is very cold in winter, Ho Chi Minh City has monsoon and in the central region, the weather is more pleasant all year round.

Central Vietnam (Da Nang, Hoi An, Hue and Nha Trang)

When to go? January to May. This is the driest time of the year with an average temperature of 21-30 degrees Celsius. June – August is hotter and damp.


Rainy season: June – July and September – November in Da Nang. October – early December in Hue, Hoi An, and Nha Trang.


When to go? Spring (March – April) and Fall (October – December) are two of the mildest climates of the year. It is also the suitable time for the North Vietnam tour package. The temperature ranges from 18 to 25 degrees Celsius. In winter (January and February), the temperature can drop to 12 degrees Celsius during the day. The weather is cold but rather dry.


Rainy season: May – September. During the summer months, the temperature can climb to 40 degrees Celsius.

Ho Chi Minh City

When to go? March – May, the weather is quite hot and dry with an average temperature of 32 degrees Celsius. In the period of December – February, the weather is cooler with day temperatures around 20 – 30 degrees Celsius.


Rainy season: from late May to early November.


We hope that with the above information, you can decide when the best time to go to Southeast Asia is. Have a nice trip with Indochina tours!

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