When is the best time to go to Laos?

When is the best time to go to Laos? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • In Laos, the weather is good everywhere in January, February, March, November and December
  • The best months to go to Vientiane are January, February, March, October, November and December
  • On average, the warmest months in Vientiane are February, March, April and May
  • The rainiest months in this city are July and August
  • Luang Prabang is the city with the best climate, with good weather 9 months a year

Where and when to go based on the weather?

Map of the best times to visit Laos
Map of the best times to visit Laos ©whereandwhen.net

Central of Laos
Vientiane, Vang Vieng, Thakhek...

January, February, March, April, October, November and December
74°F to 101°F°C
0 to 12 days
May, June and September
81°F to 97°F°C
13 to 24 days
July and August
79°F to 90°F°C
20 to 26 days

North of Laos
Luang Prabang, Nong Kiau, Louang Namtha...

86°F to 97°F°C
2 to 3 days
January, February, April, May, October, November and December
72°F to 99°F°C
1 to 17 days
June and September
81°F to 92°F°C
10 to 22 days
July and August
79°F to 88°F°C
17 to 27 days

South of Laos
Pakse, Savannakhet, Khong island (Don Khong)...

January, February, November and December
85°F to 97°F°C
0 to 5 days
March and April
97°F to 101°F°C
3 to 12 days
May and October
86°F to 95°F°C
6 to 20 days
June, July, August and September
86°F to 92°F°C
18 to 29 days

To get all the information about the climate and weather in Laos for a specific month, click on the corresponding link below:

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Best time to travel to Laos by cities

Temperatures and rainfall in Laos

On these 2 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Laos and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Vientiane, Luang Prabang, Vang Vieng, Khong island (Don Khong) and Luang Namtha.

Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Laos

Find out when Laos 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 Laos

The months with low numbers of tourists are: May, June, July, August, September and October. The number of visitors to Laos is high in: January, February, March, April, November and December.

  • Very low season in Laos: June and September.
  • Low season in Laos: May, July, August and October.
  • High season in Laos: January, February, March and April.
  • Peak season in Laos: November and December.

Figure: Visitor index for Laos month by month

Average price for flights to Laos

A return flight between Sydney and Vientiane is generally cheaper if you go in march ($ 555 on average): this is the best time for travellers on a tight budget. In contrast, you may end up paying $ 358 more for your airline ticket to Vientiane if you go in december.

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Where to go in Laos?

This table allows you to see the maximum temperature for each city and our opinion on the weather month by month (see colour legend below the table).

Cities jan.feb.mar.apr.mayjun.jul.aug.sep.oct.nov.dec.
Luang Prabang83°F90°F95°F97°F95°F92°F88°F88°F92°F90°F88°F83°F
Vang Vieng81°F90°F94°F95°F94°F90°F88°F88°F90°F90°F86°F81°F
Khong island (Don Khong)90°F97°F101°F99°F95°F90°F88°F88°F88°F90°F90°F88°F
Luang Namtha72°F79°F86°F88°F86°F81°F79°F79°F81°F79°F77°F72°F
Nong Kiau77°F85°F90°F92°F90°F86°F85°F85°F86°F85°F83°F77°F
Houei Sai83°F90°F97°F99°F97°F90°F86°F88°F90°F90°F88°F83°F


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What can I do in Laos?

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Is this weather information for Laos reliable?

Climate data for Laos has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for Laos allows us to determine the average for each month in Vientiane, Luang Prabang, Vang Vieng, Khong island (Don Khong), Luang Namtha, Nong Kiau, Pakse, Savannakhet, and 3 other cities.

So yes: this data is reliable except in cases of temporary climate disruption in the region.

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