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If you could pick any month to go to Hanoi

Jun 10th, 2006, 11:57 AM
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If you could pick any month to go to Hanoi

What would it be?
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Jun 10th, 2006, 12:48 PM
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I was there last November...great weather, warm days and cool evenings!
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Jun 11th, 2006, 10:58 AM
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Thanks - I was also thinking of either late Oct or Nov, but wanted to also viist Hue and was unsure about the rainy season there.
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Jun 11th, 2006, 04:12 PM
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The first time I went was in October, the weather was beautiful. The second time was in mid-April, very warm and humid. Fall seems to be a lovely time to be in Hanoi..
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Jun 11th, 2006, 06:24 PM
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we went in either late november or early december and the weather was perfect..
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Jun 11th, 2006, 06:28 PM
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I found a China Air fare for 1040 that includes an overnight in Taiwan coming from and going to Vietnam. Not sure if that is the best I can do.
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Jun 11th, 2006, 07:17 PM
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I was just in Hanoi in early May, and it was very nice. I would chose April or May over the fall. The weather in the fall can be just as nice, BUT there is also still the chance of a typhoon in October (last year they came into November as well). The typhoon season doesn't start until June, so April and May are 'safe'.
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Jun 12th, 2006, 05:38 PM
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The best time is from November to December. The weather is good, dry and cool. Only Hue will have some rains.
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Jun 13th, 2006, 08:42 AM
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November was wonderful weather in Hanoi. However it is very rainy in central VN then - check www.weatherbase.com
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Jun 13th, 2006, 05:26 PM
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Vietnam is a very tricky place weather wise. I was in both Hanoi and Saigon in early May. Hanoi was near perfect, while Saigon was boiling hot with occassional downpours. Picking the perfect time to go is going to be a compromise, if you plan to visit more than one city. Frankly, I'd advise against ever doing the north and south in one trip.
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Jun 13th, 2006, 09:38 PM
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Interesting point about not doing the north and south in one trip. I was thinking the very same thing.

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Jun 14th, 2006, 02:06 AM
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Check out weatherbase.com
for Asia/vietnam

http://www.weatherbase.com/weather/c...p3?c=VN&refer=
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Jun 15th, 2006, 07:19 PM
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We went to Vietnam two years in a row and went from North to South. The second year we included Sapa, while cold and misty, we still enjoyed the trip. The first year we visited Vietnam in Dec. 04 and the next year for the entire month of Jan 06.

As we went further south, the weather got better.

If you have the time, Vietnam for a month is a great trip.

Pacific Ocean Travel agency in Honolulu might have some recommendations in airline flights. We are planning to go back to BKK but with a one week stopover in Hong Kong and Pacific Ocean Travel arranged that for us. I couldn't do this arrangement over the internet websites.

There is a HNL GTG on 8/26/06 and all are welcome.

I enjoyed reading your post about taking off for one year.
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Jun 16th, 2006, 02:09 PM
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IsisMnroe, thanks for the info. We are looking at Nov for two weeks. The TA did have some ideas on airlines, and dates for the best routing. Hoping the travel books arrive this weekend.
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