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Best time to visit Laos

Our verdict

The best time to visit Laos is October-April

Based on a number of criteria such as the weather conditions, cost of flights and hotels, peak travel seasons and much more, October-April is the best time to go to Laos.

In the summer months, temperatures can reach as high as 33℃ (91℉) in Vientiane, Laos. The coldest it usually gets in winter-time in Vientiane is around 18℃ (65℉). Temperatures can often differ in other locations in Laos, so be sure to continue reading if you plan on visiting elsewhere.

The sun stays up the longest in Laos in October, so you’ll get the most out of your daytime activities if you visit around this time. The wet season in Laos falls around January, so if you prefer the dryer weather, you should look to visit in August instead.

To learn everything you need to know (and none of the stuff you don’t) about when to go to Laos, keep reading below. Plus, you’ll find tools to help you get the best deals on travel and hotels too!

Warmest month

November

Least rainfall

August

Most daylight

October

Laos seasons

Before you plan your trip, it’s important to know when the seasons are as they may be different to yours depending on where you’re travelling from. Laos is in the Northern hemisphere, so the seasons fall on:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Best time to visit the top destinations in Laos

We’ve put together a breakdown of the average minimum and maximum temperatures by month, as well as the best times to visit for each. To learn more about these destinations including detailed climate breakdowns and much more, click or tap the city/destination name below.

CityBest time to visitJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Luang PrabangNovember
26℃
11℃
30℃
13℃
33℃
18℃
34℃
20℃
32℃
20℃
30℃
21℃
28℃
20℃
29℃
20℃
30℃
19℃
30℃
17℃
28℃
14℃
26℃
11℃
Vang ViengFebruary-April
26℃
12℃
30℃
14℃
33℃
17℃
34℃
20℃
32℃
21℃
29℃
21℃
28℃
20℃
29℃
20℃
30℃
19℃
30℃
18℃
29℃
15℃
26℃
12℃
VientianeOctober-April
29℃
24℃
29℃
24℃
29℃
23℃
29℃
24℃
29℃
24℃
28℃
23℃
27℃
22℃
27℃
22℃
28℃
22℃
30℃
23℃
30℃
24℃
29℃
24℃
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Top FAQs

The warmest month of the year in Vientiane, one of the most popular places to visit in Laos, is November.
The driest month of the year in Vientiane, Laos, is usually around August each year.

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