Hanoi Weather in September

September marks the ending of the rainy season and also the beginning of the beautiful autumn. Autumn in September is the time of flower blossom and romantic love. It is a topic of uncountable songs and poems describing how wonderful it is. With the weather of autumn, September becomes one of the best months to visit Hanoi. In this post, Incredible Asia Journeys is pleased to give you some information about Hanoi Weather in September to help you get the best itinerary for your trip in Hanoi.

Hanoi weather in September

The temperature in Hanoi in September

September in Hanoi is the transitional period of summer to autumn, so the weather is also cooler and more comfortable than previous months. The temperature of the month is still at a high level, ranging from 26°C to 31°C, but the weather is not as uncomfortable as in summer. Hanoi becomes so romantic with soft sunlight, blue sky and cool breeze. 

The duration of daylight in September doesn’t change much, lasting around 12.32 hours per day (from 05.40 am of sunrise to 06.12 pm of sunset) in the beginning of the month, which decreases in the end of the month with 11.58 hours of daylight per day (from 05.47 am of sunrise to 05.45 pm of sunset). 

In the daylight, the hot period ranges from 11.30 am to 06.00 pm in the first days of September, which falls in the end of the month, ranging from 01.00 pm until 05.30 pm.

In terms of rainfall, Hanoi receives around 14 wet days during September. Thunderstorms can still occur in this period.

Things to do in Hanoi in September

Walking around Hoan Kiem Lake

Hoan Kiem Lake (Sword Lake) is one of the top places to visit in Hanoi in autumn. In the morning, you can see a bold scene of Hanoi people who are doing exercise, walking, playing chess, taking photos or fishing. The atmosphere here will make you feel more comfortable. In the afternoon, many students from schools or universities come to Hoan Kiem Lake to practice English with foreigners. Also, there are several vendors selling food or souvenirs. All of them make the lake become more active. Especially, if you visiting Hoan Kiem Lake on the weekends, you can have a chance to enjoy the atmosphere of walking streets. It may more crowd than other days, but also you can enjoy more activities including traditional games, street foods, “Tò he” (toy figurine) traditional art, singing and dancing on the streets.

Hoan Kiem Lake Walking Street

Exploring Hanoi Old Quarter

Hanoi Old Quarter is home to a lot of ancient houses with classic architectures of the 19th century. With 36 ancient streets, Hanoi Old Quarter is a famous historical site in Hanoi. You can enjoy the different rustic charm of the capital city and taste some best Hanoi food. In the three days of weekends, you can join Night Market in the Old Quarter, just hundreds of meters from Hoan Kiem Lake. Clothes, souvenirs, and food are full in the market.

Hanoi Night Market in Hanoi Old Quarter

Starting the evening with “bia hoi” at Beer Corner

In September when it is still hot, enjoy a beer to begin a night out would not a bad idea. Ta Hien St. Luong Ngoc Quyen St. in Hanoi Old Quarter are two famous Beer Corner in Hanoi. Having a beer in the little bit hot weather of Hanoi in September will satisfy anyone’s night plans. Beer Corner has become a favourite and attractive place for Vietnamese and foreigners visiting Vietnam as well. If you far from Beer Corner, you can enjoy a beer at any “bia hoi” restaurant around Hanoi.

Just 80,000 – 100,000 VND for 10 glasses of beer, you can sit on mini plastic stools along the street for hours to chat with your friends or see a stream of people passing by.

Beer Corner

Watching Water Puppet Show in Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre

Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre is one of the best places for those who love traditional art. Water Puppet has existed for more than thousands year and is the unique traditional art of Vietnam. This reappears the daily life of Vietnamese farmers such as cultivating, catching fishes, tending buffalo and so on.

Address:  No.57b Dinh Tien Hoang St. (near Hoan Kiem Lake).

Opening hours:  15.00, 16.10, 17.10, 18.30, 20.00 every day from October to April.

16.10, 17.10, 18.30, 20.00 every day from May to September.

Ticket Price: Around 60.000-100.000 VND per ticket

Check our best tours to visit Hanoi in September in only one day: Hanoi Street Food Tour , Hanoi Scooter Tour , and Hanoi Motorbike Tour .

Water Puppet Show

Best trips from Hanoi

Hoa Lu Tam Coc day trip from Hanoi: 

Hoa Lu Tam Coc is one of the best day trips from Hanoi which you will have the opportunity to explore the ancient citadel in Hoa Lu, take a relaxing sampan boat along the Ngo Dong River, cycle around the countryside of Vietnam and interact with local people.

Location: 110km far or 2.5 hours driving from Hanoi

If you have a plan to visit Hoa Lu Tam Coc during September, we have the best itinerary for your reference: 

Hoa Lu Tam Coc Day Trip: Click here 

Boating along the Ngo Dong River

Sapa Tours from Hanoi:

Located in Lao Cai, far more than 300km from Hanoi, Sapa is worth to visit in September. You can do trekking through the beautiful golden rice fields to different villages like Cat Cat, Lao Chai, Ta Van, Ta Phin, or Giang Ta Chai Village; and talk with the locals to understand more about the life in this vast areas. Also, get to Bac Ha Market to see the local market here with many interesting things.

If you have a plan to visit Sapa during September, we have the best itinerary for your reference:

Sapa Tour 2 Days 1 Night: Click here 

Sapa Tour 2 days 1 night

Halong Bay Tour from Hanoi

Halong Bay is one of the most famous destinations in North Vietnam, also known as one of 7 New Wonders of the world. Visiting Halong, you will have the best experience with this spectacular landscape. Cruise in Halong Bay and admire the beauty of almost 2000 islands around the bay will make you relax. You can try kayak, swimming and bamboo boat in the tranquil water areas. September is the best time to do outdoors activities in the bay.

If you have a plan to visit Sapa during September, we have the best itinerary for your reference:

Halong Bay Day Trip: Click here 

 Halong Bay Day Trip

Tips for visiting Hanoi in September

+ Bring a good camera to capture charming streets of milk flower trees or fallen yellow leaves

+ The 2nd September is Vietnam’s Independence Day with many events held in Hanoi Capital. Also, shopping centres may have great deals so you can have a chance to get something with the best price.

+ September is also the time of Mid-Autumn Festival. The streets in Hanoi are decorated with colourful lanterns and children toys. Let try mooncakes if you travel to Hanoi in this time.

+ Although September is the last month of the wet season in Hanoi, it may have many rainy days. So prepare an umbrella or a raincoat if you are in outdoor activities.

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