Da Lat’s weather is one of this quaint town’s main attractions for travellers. Thanks to its hilltop location, Da Lat enjoys a consistently mild and cool climate throughout the year. Locals and expats living in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh often make their way here during holidays and long weekends.
Da Lat has two distinctive seasons each year. The dry season takes place between November and March, while rainy weather lasts from April to October. On average, temperatures are highest in May (30°C – 32°C) and lowest in January (20°C – 23°C).
Best Time to Come to Da Lat
The best time to visit Da Lat is between December and March when you can see its famous flower gardens in full bloom. Temperatures at this time of the year are ideal for outdoor activities such as hiking, swimming, and walking. Da Lat also hosts its biannual flower festival during this time, where you can enjoy vibrant parades, exhibitions and workshops, as well as the colourful flowers that surround Xuan Huong Lake.
Rainy Season in Da Lat
If you’re travelling to Da Lat during the rainy season, you will benefit from cheaper rates and fewer tourists. Despite the occasional showers and cold weather, you can still explore the town’s many French villas, Buddhist shrines, and quirky landmarks such as Crazy House. We highly recommend packing some long-sleeved clothing as night-time temperatures tend to hover at around 10°C.