As the country is deemed to be a year-round destination, the best time to visit Vietnam depends on a region you are visiting. From May to November, the southern part sees short afternoon downpours, and between December and April—the most pleasant weather when you can enjoy Phu Quoc beaches or witness flowers blooming in the Mekong Delta. In the north, you'll experience a bit cooler temperatures, especially from January to March. Late winter is also the time of Tet (Lunar New Year) celebrations. This time is perfect for exploring Halong Bay and rice terraces of Sa Pa. Summers are hot and humid up north. Central coast areas are best from February to August, and typhoons hit the seashore in October–November.