When is the best time to go to Luang Prabang?

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

  • The best months for good weather in Luang Prabang are January, February, March, April, May, September, October, November and December
  • On average, the warmest months are February, March, April, May, June and September
  • January is the coldest month of the year
  • The rainiest months are July and August

Annual weather in Luang Prabang

For full information about the climate and weather in Luang Prabang a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 52°F/83°F
February 58°F/90°F
March 70°F/95°F
April 76°F/97°F
May 77°F/95°F
June 76°F/92°F
July 74°F/88°F
August 74°F/88°F
September 74°F/92°F
October 68°F/90°F
November 63°F/88°F
December 56°F/83°F

Weather and climate in Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang enjoys a monsoon-influenced humid subtropical climate in accordance with the Köppen-Geiger classification. The yearly average maximum temperature in Luang Prabang is 90°F (ranging from 83°F in december to 97°F in april). Annual rainfall is 63.5in, with a minimum of 0.7in in february and a maximum of 14in in august.
  • From january to february the climate is beautiful. At lunchtime, it's 90°F in average and it rains in february about 0.7in.
  • In the month of march the climate is perfect. In average, on the morning it is 70°F and it rains about 8% of the time in march.
  • Between the months of april and may the climate is just OK. The record temperature this month is 106°F.
  • Between june and august the climate is very bad. In average, on the morning it is 74°F and it rains in august about 14in.
  • From september to october the climate is passable, but still OK. The record temperature this month is 97°F.
  • Between november and december the climate is good. It is for example 83°F as maximum temperature in december.

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Charts: temperature and rainfall in Luang Prabang

In the charts below, you can see the following seasonal norms for the city of Luang Prabang: the minimum and maximum outdoor temperature, the risk and amount of monthly rainfall, daily average sunshine, and relative humidity for each month of the year.

Outside temperature

Precipitation (rainfall)

Daily sunshine hours


Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Luang Prabang

Find out when Luang Prabang 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 Luang Prabang

  • Very low season in Luang Prabang
    The months with the lowest number of tourists are: May, June and September.
  • Low season in Luang Prabang
    The months with low numbers of tourists are: March, April, July, August and October.
  • High season in Luang Prabang
    The number of visitors to Luang Prabang is high in: November.
  • Peak season in Luang Prabang
    The largest number of tourists visiting Luang Prabang is during: January, February and December.

Figure: Visitor index for Luang Prabang month by month

Best time for low prices in Luang Prabang

Average prices of hotels in Luang Prabang month by month

Generally, August is the month with the lowest hotel prices in Luang Prabang. So this is a great time to save on your holiday! In contrast, February is statistically the most expensive month of the year for hotels.

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Average price for flights to Luang Prabang

A return flight between London and Luang Prabang is generally cheaper if you go in september ($ 859 on average): this is the best time for travellers on a tight budget. In contrast, you may end up paying $ 405 more for your airline ticket to Luang Prabang if you go in december.

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Average price of hiring a car in Luang Prabang

On average, it costs $ 51 per day to hire a car in Luang Prabang. This price varies by $ 3.2 depending on the month. In may, hiring a car costs an average of $ 49 per 24 hours, so this is the best time to save money! In contrast, the average price in february is $ 52.

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