Danang is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Vietnam, attracting millions of visitors every year with its beautiful coastal beaches, many interesting activities, and favorable cuisine.

When is the best time to visit this picturesque destination? In this guide, we will explore the optimal times to experience the vibrant charm of Danang and introduce the fascinating attractions it offers.

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When is the best time to visit Danang?

Weather in Danang – The Best Time to Visit Danang

1. Where is Danang in Vietnam?

Danang is a beautiful and hospitable coastal city that is situated in Central Vietnam. It has a crucial strategic location, bordering Thua Thien-Hue, Quang Nam and South China Sea and is easily accessible by air, road, and even rail, connecting it to other major cities like Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. 

With a beautiful coastline honored as one of the six most beautiful beaches on the planet along with cultural, historical and scenic relics, Da Nang has emerged as one of three major tourist centers of Vietnam, drawing millions of tourists every year.

2. Danang Weather by Month

Understanding the weather patterns in Danang is crucial for planning a memorable trip. The city experiences a tropical monsoon climate, characterized by distinct dry and wet seasons. Here is a breakdown of what you can expect each month

MonthWeather PatternsYou should visit
JanuaryMild weather, scattered rain.
  • Spiritual spots: Linh Ung Pagoda, Nam Son Pagoda, Quan The Am Pagoda.
  • Unique bridges: Dragon Bridge, Love Bridge, Golden Bridge.
FebruaryPleasant weather, slightly sunny.
  • Visit spiritual spots during Lunar New Year (Tet), Bana Hills, Marble Mountains.
MarchGradually warming, pleasant.
  • Danang Night Markets, Hoi An Ancient Town
AprilWarm and dry
  • Son Tra Mountain, Non Nuoc Stone Village, Golden Bridge.
MayHotter weather, occasional rain showers.
  • Mo Waterfall in Danang, Cồn Market, Hoi An Ancient Town.
JuneHot and humid, scattered rain.
  • Tien Sa Beach, Asia Park, Vinpearl Land Hoi An.
JulyHot and humid, scattered rain
  • My Khe Beach, Cocobay Danang, Marble Mountains
AugustBeginning of wet season, heavy rain at times.
  • Bach Dang Walking Street, Danang Night Markets, My Son Sanctuary.
SeptemberCool weather, gentle sunshine.
  • Danang Museum of Cham Sculpture, Son Tra Mountain, Danang Cathedral
OctoberWet season begins with less rain.
  • Hyatt Danang Resort, Danang Furama Resort
NovemberThe peak of the rainy season, heavy rain
  • InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort, Naman Retreat.
DecemberPleasant climate and reduced rainfall.
  • Ba Na Hills and Ban Co Peak.
list of places to visit by month

2.1 January

January marks the beginning of the dry season in Danang. The weather is pleasant, with mild temperatures ranging from 18°C (64°F) to 24°C (75°F). This is an excellent time to visit if you want to avoid heavy rains and enjoy outdoor activities. In addition, visitors to Da Nang at this time also have the opportunity to immerse in the vibrant atmosphere and colorful New Year Countdown festival.

Danang International Fireworks Festival
New Year Countdown festival in Danang

2.2 February

February continues to offer delightful weather in Danang. In February, the weather becomes spring-like, with many flowers in bloom, making the city look colorful and bright. Also, Lunar New Year, known as Tet, usually falls in late January and mid-February. Visiting Danang during this time allows visitors to experience the joy and excitement of the Vietnamese people as Tet approaches.

2.3 March

March is characterized by gradually rising temperatures, making it more comfortable for beachgoers. Average temperatures range from 21°C (70°F) to 28°C (82°F). Visiting Da Nang during this time, you’ll have the opportunity to join the Avalokitesvara Festival which takes place on the 19th day of the second lunar month and spans three days. This traditional festival is held annually on an increasingly large scale with extremely unique cultural activities, helping tourists understand more about the cultural identity of Vietnamese people.

2.4 April

April in Danang continues to be dry and warm, with temperatures ranging from 24°C (75°F) to 30°C (86°F). This inviting weather is best to enjoy various outdoor activities without the worry of rain showers dampening your plans such as visiting the ancient pagodas, vibrant markets, and the charming old town. For adventure seekers, you can also join in hiking to Son Tra Mountain to get a panoramic view of Da Nang city.

danang water sport
Danang water sport

2.5 May

May in Danang brings more notable changes in weather compared to April. During this month, the temperature continues to rise, and the city experiences a shift towards hotter and more consistent heat. This weather makes May a favorite among beach enthusiasts and Danang’s pristine beaches even more appealing to lounge in the sun, swim in the azure waters, or try out water sports like jet-skiing, parasailing, and snorkeling.

snorkeling cham island
snorkeling Cham island

2.6 June

Similar to May, June experiences high temperatures and scorching heat in Danang. The average temperature during this month typically ranges from 36°C (97°F) to 37°C (98.6°F), during extremely hot days can occasionally push the mercury to around 40°C (104°F). This is the time when the beaches and resorts in Da Nang are very crowded and bustling.

my khe beach
My Khe beach

2.7 July

July is another hot month in Da Nang when the temperature falls a little bit. Daytime temperatures range from 28°C (81°F) to 34°C (93°F), and occasional rain showers are to be expected. It is the best time to go sightseeing and enjoy the famous specialities of Da Nang and slowly feel the beauty of this place.

2.8 August

August in Da Nang signals the gradual transition from summer to autumn. At this time, there is no longer the burning sun, but instead gentle sunshine and pleasant weather. Afternoons may have occasional showers which make the atmosphere fresher and cooler. Coming to Da Nang, visitors will have the opportunity to participate in special events and festivals in August as well as visit famous landmarks here such as Marble Mountain, Ba Na Hills and Asia Park.

bana hill tour from hoi an group tou
Bana Hills in Danang

2.9 September

September marks the halfway point of autumn, offering cool weather, gentle sunshine, and clear blue skies. During this time tourist attractions are not overcrowded, services are more efficient, and prices are cheaper. It’s the perfect time to explore Da Nang on your own. Plan your visit to this livable city in late autumn now!

2.10 October

October marks the beginning of the wet season in Danang. The city experiences cool weather with temperatures ranging from 24°C (75°F) to 30°C (86°F), and scattered rain. While the weather is humid and experiences scattered rain, it will not affect interesting outdoor activities. This time is suitable for city tours to feel the local’s life as well as enjoying Da Nang’s tasty cuisine.

2.11 November

Coming to Da Nang at this time, visitors will truly feel the “chilliness” of the rainy season in the Central region. November – is the peak of the rainy season which experiences heavy rainfall, low temperature and high humidity. This time may not be ideal for outdoor activities; however, it’s perfect for unwinding at luxurious resorts, savoring delicious cuisine in Danang, and enjoying your time at cozy coffee shops.

Saigon’s Coffee
coffee shops in Danang

2.12 December

December marks the end of the wet season in Danang, with average temperatures ranging from 20°C (68°F) to 25°C (77°F). The mild climate and reduced rainfall create an atmosphere like Autumn in Hanoi, making it an inviting time for visitors. Coming to Da Nang in the last month of the year, you can experience the magical, romantic Ba Na Hill or Ban Co peak under the fog. Besides that, enjoying Da Nang’s hot and delicious specialties amidst also becomes even more wonderful.

ban co
Ban Co Peak

3. When is the Best Time to Visit Danang?

3.1 Dry Season

The dry season, spanning from January to August, is undoubtedly the best time to visit Danang. This time the weather is quite cool, and there are times when the sun is quite intense (from May to July), so you should prepare body protection items in advance such as light clothes, hats, sunscreen  to make the most of this season. The pleasant weather and lower humidity levels make it perfect for exploring the city’s top attractions, indulging in water sports, and enjoying its vibrant nightlife.

Danang at Night
the best time to visit danang at Dry Season

3.2 Wet Season

The wet season from October to December may see more rainfall but it’s not necessarily a reason to avoid Danang. In this time, the city takes on a different charm with its lush greenery, and hotel rates tend to be lower. If you’re looking for a more budget-friendly trip and don’t mind the occasional rain shower, the wet season from October to December can be a great option. However, this time is also the stormy season in Central Vietnam. Be prepared carefully and check the weather forecast before you travel.

bana hills danang
bana hills danang

4. What to Do in Danang Vietnam? Best Attractions to visit in Danang

Now that you know when to visit Danang, let’s explore top attractions that should not be missed.

4.1 Bana Hills – The Road to Heaven Scenery

Visiting Bana Hills is one of the top things to do in Danang. Located at a height of 1,489 meters, it’s often described as a heavenly place where the perfect blend of natural beauty and unique architecture creates a stunning landscape. What adds to the charm of this hill station and resort is its captivating French colonial-style buildings, beautiful botanical gardens, and the world-famous Golden Bridge. To reach the hilltop, you can embark on a thrilling cable car ride. Once you reach the summit, you’ll be treated to panoramic views of the city and the surrounding landscapes of Danang. Whether you’re a nature lover, outdoor enthusiast or a photographer, Bana Hills will have something for everyone that surely leaves an indelible mark on your memory.

French Village in bana hills
French Village in bana hills

Location: Hoa Ninh commune, Hoa Vang district, Da Nang, over 25 km from the city center.

4.2 Golden Bridge

The Golden Bridge is an awe-inspiring work of art that stands as a symbol of Danang’s creativity and innovation. The bridge has an extremely impressive design with a gentle curve that resembles a shiny golden silk strip between the mountains and forests, cradled by two giant hands like the hands of a god. When you stand at this spot, you can admire the primeval forest stretching far away, and in the distance is a panoramic view of the beautiful city of Da Nang. On foggy days, when the clouds are white and misty, the Golden Bridge transforms into a magical and enchanting place, reminiscent of a fairyland. It’s a must-visit spot for photographers and anyone seeking a unique experience.

bana hills tour from hoi an
Golden Bridge in Danang

Location: Hoa Ninh commune, Hoa Vang district, Da Nang, situated within Bana Hills

4.3 Marble Mountains

The Marble Mountains (Ngu Hanh Son in Vietnamese) is a cluster of 5 limestone mountains named after the five elements: Kim (metal), Moc (wood), Thuy (water), Hoa (fire) and Tho (earth). These five limestone hills are not only visually stunning but also home to numerous caves, pagodas, and grottoes. As you explore the intricate network of tunnels and caverns, you’ll discover ancient shrines and statues, some dating back centuries. The Marble Mountains offer visitors a fascinating journey into both the region’s history and its natural beauty. It’s a place to reflect, explore, and appreciate the cultural and geological significance of the area.

Marble Mountains
Marble Mountains

Location: Huyen Tran Cong Chua Street, Hoa Hai Ward, Ngu Hanh Son District

4.4 My Khe Beach

My Khe Beach is celebrated as one of the world’s most captivating coastal destinations in Vietnam. With the enchanting beautiful seascape, crystal-clear turquoise waters, and the friendliness and hospitality of the people of Da Nang, My Khe Beach makes many tourists captivated and want to come again. There are a wide range of thrilling activities for visitors to choose from: lounge under the sun, take a refreshing dip in the azure waters, or enjoy exciting activities such as jet-skiing, parasailing, and snorkeling. Plan your trip to My Khe Beach from April to September to feel the vibrant summer here!

hoian day beach
My Khe Beach

Location: Vo Nguyen Giap Street, Phuoc My Ward, Son Tra District, Danang

4.5 Dragon Bridge

Danang Dragon Bridge is located on Nguyen Van Linh Street across the Han River, connecting Son Tra and Hai Chau districts in Da Nang. The bridge stands out with its unique and impressive design with the image of a dragon during the Ly Dynasty. The bridge comes to life on weekends when it breathes fire and spouts water, creating a captivating spectacle that draws both locals and tourists. The Dragon Bridge is not merely a crossing; it’s a symbol of Danang’s ingenuity and creativity.

dragon bridge
Dragon Bridge

Location: Nguyen Van LInh Street, Phuoc Ninh Ward, Hai Chau District, Danang.

4.6 Join a tour Hoi An day trip

Hoi An Ancient Town is a famous spot that many tourists often visit along with Danang, located 30 km away in Quang Nam Province.  Hoi An makes many visitors captivated by its tranquil and nostalgic vibes which is reflected through well-preserved architecture, enchanting lantern-lit streets and traditional craft shops.

We recommend two ideal options if you want a curated itinerary for Hoi An exploration. Hoi An Day Trip from Da Nang – Private Tour is a perfect choice to explore Hoi An Old Town with a memorable journey tailored to you! The second option will offer a cost-efficient,  Hoian city tour from Danang – Deluxe Group Tour is a great chance to have social connections with other Hoian lovers from Da Nang.

4.7 Join Hue city tour full day

If you’ve visited Danang and Hoi An, don’t miss Hue City – the former capital of Vietnam during the Nguyen Dynasty. Coming to Hue City you will be transported in time as you step inside the magnificent citadels, ornate temples, and tombs. What’s more, you will be captivated by its natural beauty, tasty cuisine and slow pace of life here. Let’s experience Hue in an authentic way with our Hue City Tour Full Day.

Hue City Tour
Hue city tour full day trip

5. How to get to Danang in Vietnam

5.1 How to travel to Danang (for International Visitors)

Arriving in Danang from overseas can be a smooth and enjoyable experience if you follow these essential steps:

  • Visa Requirements: Before booking your flight, check the visa requirements for Vietnam. Many nationalities are eligible for a visa exemption or can obtain a visa on arrival. Find out all the essential information about E-Visa in Vietnam in our article.
  • Flight to Danang International Airport: The most convenient way for international visitors to reach Danang is by flying to Danang International Airport (DAD). This modern airport offers numerous international flight options, including direct routes from major Asian cities. To transfer from the airport to Danang city center, you can choose our Danang Airport Transfer service.

5.2 How to get around Danang

  • Private Cars: If you prefer a flexible trip that matches your preference and schedule, booking a private car in advance is an excellent choice. Book your trip with Vietnam Car Rental of VM Travel to enjoy a safe trip as well as friendly conversations with our English-speaking drivers along the way.
  • Grab and Taxis: Grab is a common ride-sharing app in Vietnam that helps you to book affordable rides within the city. Traditional taxis are also readily available, and it’s wise to use reputable companies with meters.
  • Renting a Motorbike: For those with an adventurous spirit, renting a motorbike is a popular way to explore Danang and its surroundings. Be sure to wear a helmet, bring identification papers along and adhere to local traffic rules.
  • Walking and Biking: Many of Danang’s attractions, especially in the city center, are within walking or biking distance. Consider renting a bicycle to explore at your own pace and enjoy the scenic views along the coastline.
vietnam car rental
Danang car rental with english driver

In conclusion,  the dry season in Danang, spanning from January to August, is the best time to visit in Dang. It is perfect to enjoy outdoor adventures and beach vacations without worrying about the rain. However, it is not necessary to avoid the wet season, from September to December. If you prefer cooler temperatures and save budgets, this lovely time is suitable for you. Remember to keep an eye on the weather forecast to make the most of your trip in this livable city!