When is the best time to go to Sapa (North Vietnam)?

When is the best time to go to Sapa (North Vietnam)? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • The best months for good weather in Sapa (North Vietnam) are January, February, March, April, October, November and December
  • On average, the warmest months are March, April, May, June, July, August and September
  • The coldest months are January and December
  • The rainiest months are July and August

Annual weather in Sapa (North Vietnam)

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Weather details in Sapa (North Vietnam) month by month

To get all the information about the climate and weather in Sapa (North Vietnam) for a specific month, click on the corresponding link below:

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Weather and climate in Sapa (North Vietnam)

Sapa (North Vietnam) enjoys a humid subtropical climate (without dry season and with hot summer) in accordance with the Köppen-Geiger classification. The yearly average maximum temperature in Sapa (North Vietnam) is 81°F (ranging from 72°F in january to 86°F in may). Annual rainfall is 99.5in, with a minimum of 1.3in in february and a maximum of 21.1in in august.
  • Between january and march the climate is favorable. The temperature rises to 81°F and it rains in march about 2.4in.
  • Between the months of april and september the climate is very unfavorable. By early evening, the temperature averages 74°F and it rains about 58% of the time in september.
  • In the month of october the climate is not good, but still OK. The temperature rises to 79°F and it rains about 4.8in each month.
  • Between the months of november and december the climate is favorable. At lunchtime, it's 67°F in average and, in december, 3 days of rain are expected.

Sapa (North Vietnam) : Mu Cang Chai, Sapa

Charts: temperature and rainfall in Sapa (North Vietnam)

In the charts below, you can see the following seasonal norms for the city of Sapa (North Vietnam): the minimum and maximum outdoor temperature, the risk and amount of monthly rainfall, daily average sunshine, and relative humidity for each month of the year.

Outside temperature

Precipitation (rainfall)

Daily sunshine hours


Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Sapa (North Vietnam)

Find out when Sapa (North Vietnam) has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons in Sapa (North Vietnam)

  • Very low season in Sapa (North Vietnam)
    The months with the lowest number of tourists are: May and June.
  • Low season in Sapa (North Vietnam)
    The months with low numbers of tourists are: February and March.
  • High season in Sapa (North Vietnam)
    The number of visitors to Sapa (North Vietnam) is high in: January, April, July, August, September and October.
  • Peak season in Sapa (North Vietnam)
    The largest number of tourists visiting Sapa (North Vietnam) is during: November and December.

Figure: Visitor index for Sapa (North Vietnam) month by month

Best time for low prices in Sapa (North Vietnam)

Average prices of hotels in Sapa (North Vietnam) month by month

Generally, December is the month with the lowest hotel prices in Sapa (North Vietnam). So this is a great time to save on your holiday! In contrast, September is statistically the most expensive month of the year for hotels.

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Average price of hiring a car in Sapa (North Vietnam)

On average, it costs $ 81 per day to hire a car in Sapa (North Vietnam). This price varies by $ 26 depending on the month. In august, hiring a car costs an average of $ 72 per 24 hours, so this is the best time to save money! In contrast, the average price in march is $ 98.

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