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Best time to visit Luang Prabang, Laos

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The best time to visit Luang Prabang is November

Based on all the essential things any traveller needs to know about visiting Luang Prabang such as the cost of travel, weather, peak travel seasons and many more, November is the best time of year to go.

The warmest month of the year in Luang Prabang is April, where the average temperature gets to around 34℃ (92℉), but temperatures can reach as high as 40℃ (103℉) on the hottest days in summer. In the winter, temperatures can get down to 8℃ (46℉) around December.

The longest days between sunrise and sunset in Luang Prabang are usually in April, so if you want to get the most out of your daytime activities, be sure to plan your visit around this time. You don’t want to get wet on your holiday, do you? Well if you’re trying to avoid the rain, then steer clear of Luang Prabang in August. Head over there in February instead if you want to increase your chances of not being rained on.

Below you’ll find loads more detailed information about when to visit Luang Prabang, including a monthly climate breakdown, what to pack, and loads of tools and recommendations to help you find flights and accommodation to suit your budget.

Warmest month

April

Least rainfall

February

Most daylight

April

Luang Prabang seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Luang Prabang as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Luang Prabang is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

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

Average temperatures in Luang Prabang

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Luang Prabang for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Luang Prabang climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Luang Prabang for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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JUL
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SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Luang Prabang in January

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 23 days
  • Average rainfall: 16mm (1") over 6 days
23 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Luang Prabang in January, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings, and t-shirts and light gear for the daytime.


Luang Prabang in February

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average humidity: 59%
  • Average sunny days: 23 days
  • Average rainfall: 4mm (0") over 3 days
23 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Luang Prabang in February, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Luang Prabang in March

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average high temperature: 33℃ (91℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average humidity: 49%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 21mm (1") over 8 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Luang Prabang in March, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Luang Prabang in April

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 34℃ (92℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average humidity: 58%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 36mm (1") over 15 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Luang Prabang in April, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Luang Prabang in May

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (90℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (69℉)
  • Average humidity: 72%
  • Average sunny days: 5 days
  • Average rainfall: 70mm (3") over 24 days
5 days
of pure sunshine
24 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Luang Prabang in May, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays pretty warm most of the time.


Luang Prabang in June

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 4 days
  • Average rainfall: 78mm (3") over 24 days
4 days
of pure sunshine
24 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Luang Prabang in June, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Luang Prabang in July

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average humidity: 87%
  • Average sunny days: 3 days
  • Average rainfall: 117mm (5") over 26 days
3 days
of pure sunshine
26 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Luang Prabang in July, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Luang Prabang in August

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (67℉)
  • Average humidity: 87%
  • Average sunny days: 4 days
  • Average rainfall: 155mm (6") over 26 days
4 days
of pure sunshine
26 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Luang Prabang in August, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Luang Prabang in September

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average humidity: 82%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 60mm (2") over 20 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
20 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Luang Prabang in September, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.

Luang Prabang in October

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 35mm (1") over 14 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Luang Prabang in October, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Luang Prabang in November

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 14℃ (58℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 16mm (1") over 9 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Luang Prabang in November, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Luang Prabang in December

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 23 days
  • Average rainfall: 14mm (1") over 6 days
23 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Luang Prabang in December, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings, and t-shirts and light gear for the daytime.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Luang Prabang is usually April, where temperatures tend to rise to around 34℃ (92℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Luang Prabang is generally around February. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in February first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Luang Prabang is generally around August, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of August too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Luang Prabang, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in April are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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