July in Vietnam is the peak of the hot season in all regions. At this time, sightseeing activities are not a great choice. Instead, tourists should opt for beach vacations or explore the life of highland ethnic villages.
I - Weather in July in Vietnam
The average temperature in July is 27.6oC, in which the North and Northern Central are the hottest areas in all countries' regions.
The average temperature in the North of Vietnam in July is about 28.5oC and it is different among places. In a crowded city like Hanoi, due to the greenhouse effect and gas emissions of transportation, the extreme heat causes lots of trouble and impact on daily life and activities of locals. The temperature in Hanoi in July can reach up to 40oC while Halong Bay has a lower temperature, about 38°C and places like Sapa, Moc Chau, Mai Chau,... get a bit more pleasant temperature of 30°C.
The average temperature in Central Vietnam in July is about 27.2°C. Average temperatures in some famous destinations like Dalat, Quang Binh, Hue are relatively 19°C, 31°C, 35°C, and others like Da Nang, Hoi An, Mui Ne are relatively 30°C, 30°C and 28°C, ...
The average temperature in South Vietnam is about 27oC. In particular: Ho Chi Minh City (28°C), Vung Tau (28°C), Phu Quoc Island (27.5°C)...
In July, the whole country experiences the period of the rainy season with a high number of showers. The average rainfall in the month is approximately 269.06mm, mainly distributed in the North (294.8mm) and the South (354.7mm).
II - Beach tourism activities in Vietnam in July
1 - Ly Son Island
Location: Ly Son island, Ly Son island district, Quang Ngai province.
Ly Son Island - Source: Chi Tam
Located in Central Vietnam, Ly Son Island has a distinctive red basaltic terrain, preferably called "Jeju Island of Vietnam". The stunning beaches and sea on the island attract tourists with its crystal clear blue water and white sand. Visiting this pristine Ly Son island Vietnam in July island, you can see lots of the rocky fields - remnants of volcanic eruptions, admire the sunset, and enjoy the panoramic view of the peaceful and majestic Ly Son island district from the top of Thoi Loi peak - the highest mountain on the island. Other best things to do in this pristine island are exploring the archways, fishing caves, spiritual & cultural sites, or joining in garlic planting and harvesting with the locals. You need to pack long-sleeve shirts, sunscreen, hats, and more water when going out on these summer days.
2 - Da Nang beaches - best beaches in Vietnam in July
Da Nang is considered the most famous beach paradise in central Vietnam which is famous for the long white sandy beaches including Non Nuoc beach, My Khe beach, Son Tra beach,...
In general, the climate and weather in Da Nang in July are relatively pleasant and stable with remarkable sunshine hours and little rain. Exploring the scenery in the unspoiled island and mountains will surely be one of the top things to do in Vietnam in July. Traveling to Danang, you can freely immerse in dozens of sea sports such as surfing, paragliding, diving, snorkeling, walking on the sea, going fishing, or night squid fishing.
3 - Ninh Thuan beaches
Ninh Thuan Sea beach - Source: Arvydas Arnasius
Visiting Vietnam in July, you should not miss going to Ninh Thuan in Central Vietnam. This place is a new paradise of tourism in Vietnam with incredibly pristine beaches, sand dunes, local farms, and unspoiled sceneries. Ninh Thuan is mainly characterized by hot and dry weather with long sunny hours during the day.
Having a trip to Ninh Thuan Vietnam in July, you can join many special festivals such as wine festival, Kate festival of Champa people, visit ripe vineyards and enjoy delicious dishes and local fruits such as grapes.
Ninh Thuan beaches are the best choice for a summer vacation in central Vietnam because of the nice weather with sunshine and cool sea breezes.
4 - Con Dao beaches - an ideal Vietnam in July travel destination
Location: Con Dao Archipelago, Con Dao District, Ba Ria Vung Tau Province.
Con Dao island district is famous for its beautiful beaches and diverse and rich marine and forest ecosystems. Also, popular beach activities such as swimming, diving, sunbathing,... Visiting Con Dao Vietnam in July, you can experience releasing baby turtles into the sea, crab catching, squid fishing,... There are plenty of rare animals to discover in Con Dao National Park such as Con Dao long-tailed monkey, Finlayson’s squirrel, Con Dao black giant squirrel, Con Dao kukri snake, Con Dao round-eyed gecko,... In addition, you can visit the memorial service heroes and martyrs at Hang Duong cemetery as well as visit Con Dao prison.
III - Sightseeing activities in Vietnam in July
1 - Da Lat - the most romantic and serene city in Central Highland
Location; Da Lat City, Lam Dong Province
If you are looking for a peaceful destination surrounded by mountain and pine forest, beautiful farms, pleasant weather, nice food, and great people, Dalat is a must-visit place in Vietnam in July.
This place is highly recommended for a leisure trip in Central Highland Vietnam. Located at an altitude of 1,500m above sea level, the climate here is cool year-round, suitable for planting and cultivating many kinds of vegetables & flowers.
Da Lat - Source: Ant Nguyen Duc
Da Lat Vietnam in July also begins to enter the rainy season which makes the scenery and nature become more fresh and beautiful. You can visit the immensely purple gardens of blooming lavender flowers, have a cloud-hunt trip, and explore Cau Dat tea hill. Remember to prepare yourself an umbrella or a raincoat to avoid sudden showers.
2 - Mai Chau valley
Location: Mai Chau district, Hoa Binh province
Compared with the 37°C in Hanoi, Mai Chau is really a suitable place to escape the heat. Having a trek or local culture experience in this mountainous area is one of the best things to do in Vietnam in July. You can explore and experience the daily life of the local ethnic through harvesting activities or handicraft making. You should not miss trekking, cycling around the local villages, visiting the cow farms, and experiencing boat trips on Hoa Binh Lake.
IV - Travel to Vietnam in July with ecotourism activities
1 - Ba Be National Park - Bac Kan
Location: Ba Be district, Bac Kan province
July is also an ideal time to experience ecotourism activities, and Ba Be National Park is one of the most impressive but less-touristy destinations in Northern Vietnam. The highlight of this national park is Ba Be Lake - 1 of the 100 largest freshwater lakes in the World (water surface area of about 650ha) formed over 200 million years ago. This is one of the best places to visit in Vietnam in July where you can experience boat sailing on the fresh lake, fish catching, and enjoying meals on a boat.
There are lots of unique caves with spectacular stalagmites systems in Ba Be national park such as Hua Ma cave, Puong cave, etc. Other places such as Dau Dang waterfall, Fairy pond, the Silver waterfall of Vang village make you feel at one in nature. Travelers should pack swimwear, sunscreen, and a thin coat to have the most favorable trip to Ba Be Lake.
2 - Vinh Long fruit garden - an ideal place for visiting Vietnam in July
Location: Vinh Long City, Vinh Long Province
Vinh Long Garden - Source: Philippe Gauthier
July is the time when the fruit gardens in Vinh Long enter the harvesting season. Tourists can spend all day wandering in the orchards, enjoying the finest fresh fruits right in the garden, and seeing the harvesting activities of local people.
Other things to do in Vietnam in July when visiting Vinh Long include raising fishing lines, spreading nets, rafting & catching fish,.. or learning how to cook simple local dishes such as Sour fish soup, sizzling pancakes,...Also, you can also visit traditional craft villages and take them home some cute souvenirs & gifts such as bonsai trees, coconut candy. For an enjoyable trip, you should prepare low-heeled shoes or sports shoes, sunscreen, hat, long-sleeved shirt, mosquito & insect repellent.
Traveling to Vietnam in July may not be the best time, however, there are still many interesting activities in the North - Central - South waiting for you to explore. Hopefully, with the provided information, you can choose the most ideal destination in Vietnam.