Vietnam and Cambodia are two of the most sought-after destinations in Southeast Asia, offering a rich cultural heritage, stunning natural beauty, and delicious cuisine. However, deciding on the best time to visit these countries can be a bit overwhelming, given their diverse weather patterns and seasonal events. Whether you’re looking for sunny beaches, lush jungles, or bustling cityscapes, the timing of your trip can make all the difference. In this blog post, we’ll explore the best time to visit Vietnam and Cambodia, based on factors like weather, crowds, and local festivals. So sit back, relax, and get ready to plan your dream trip!
Countries such as Vietnam and Cambodia are examples of countries that are in conjunction with each other. That is why both of them only have two seasons, namely the dry and wet seasons. Generally, the best time to visit Vietnam and Cambodia is from the months of November up to April. The occurrence of rainfall is less frequent from November to April. Also, both the humidity and temperature in Vietnam will significantly decrease from November to April. However, because many tourists would love to go to Vietnam and Cambodia during the dry season, the price needed to travel in these two countries will surely rise. The cost of travelling in Vietnam will be very high during its week-long celebration of the Vietnamese Tet Festival which will start in the last of January and end at the first week of February. In order to avoid extra cost, it is highly recommended that you try your best to look for book travel arrangements or accommodations as early as you can. But if you want to save money and have a quieter visit to Vietnam and Cambodia, you can also travel between May and early October. If you will travel from May to October, you can expect to experience a wet season both in Vietnam and Cambodia.
Moreover, during the dry season, tourists have a lot of amazing things to do in both countries. It is best to visit Cambodia from December to April if you want to see the beautiful south coast of Cambodia. The south coast of Cambodia is very famous to many scuba divers because of its unique scenery. On the other hand, the weather of Vietnam from December to February is cold. The cold weather of Halong Bay attracts many tourists who love to see the limestone islands in Vietnam. Meanwhile, the temperature during the wet season in Vietnam and Cambodia is humid and hot. Although it is wet season, there will be plenty of sunshine during mornings. While there will be heavy rains during afternoons and nights. Fewer tourists are expected during the wet season so you will definitely love the tranquility and silence in the tourist spots of Vietnam and Cambodia. The wet season is the best time to visit Cambodia’s ruins of Angkor. But remember not to go to Cambodia’s Battambang during the months of September to October because the unpaved roads caused by heavy rains will cause you travel delays. It is best to visit Vietnam’s Hoi An during the wet season. If you want to escape from the summer heat, you can visit the mountainous area of Vietnam’s Dalat. You will find great things to do there.
Indeed, knowing the best time to visit Vietnam and Cambodia will give you the assurance that your travel in these two countries will surely be perfect and suitable to your preferences. So travel now and be amazed by the outstanding tourist destinations in Vietnam and Cambodia.