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 March, April and May
  • August is the wettest month in this city
  • The cities with the best climate are Luang Prabang, Louang Namtha, Savannakhet and Thakhek, with good weather at least 7 months a year

For information about the climate and the weather city by city in Laos for a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 65°F to 86°F
February 70°F to 90°F
March 77°F to 94°F
April 81°F to 95°F
May 81°F to 94°F
June 79°F to 88°F
July 77°F to 86°F
August 77°F to 86°F
September 77°F to 86°F
October 74°F to 86°F
November 70°F to 86°F
December 65°F to 85°F
* weather varies across the country

Best time to travel to Laos by cities


Best time to go to Vientiane

The best months to go to Vientiane are january, february, march, october, november and december.

Luang Prabang

Best time to go to Luang Prabang

The best months to go to Luang Prabang are january, february, march, april, october, november and december.

Vang Vieng

Best time to go to Vang Vieng

The best months to go to Vang Vieng are january, february, march, november and december.

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, Houei Sai and Khong island (Don Khong).

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 Prabang79°F86°F92°F94°F92°F88°F85°F85°F88°F86°F83°F79°F
Vang Vieng81°F86°F92°F94°F90°F86°F85°F85°F86°F86°F85°F79°F
Houei Sai81°F88°F94°F97°F94°F88°F85°F86°F88°F88°F85°F81°F
Khong island (Don Khong)90°F97°F99°F99°F95°F90°F88°F88°F88°F90°F90°F88°F
Louang Namtha74°F81°F86°F90°F88°F85°F81°F83°F83°F83°F79°F74°F
Nong Kiau76°F83°F88°F90°F88°F85°F83°F83°F85°F83°F79°F76°F


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Map of Laos

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About Laos

What can I do in Laos?

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Nature and countryside

Culture and heritage


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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, Houei Sai, Khong island (Don Khong), Louang Namtha, Nong Kiau, Pakse, and 3 other cities.

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

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