Best Time to Visit Laos

The best time to visit Laos is between October and April, the weather is a little dryer and the sun is comfortably warm. Rainy season in Laos is May to September, if you don’t mind a some humidity, a bit of heat and maybe the odd shower then it’s a great time to explore, less tourists make for a much more authentic experience. December/January is going to be perfect weather-wise but do bear in mind it’s peak time to travel so you’ll pay a bit more for accommodation and you should book at least 6 months out if you want to get your first choices in hotels.

Climate guide for Laos

Destination Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Northern Laos -13°C 9mm -24°C 5mm -5°C 1mm 4°C 12mm 12°C 5mm 16°C 71mm 17°C 158mm 15°C 41mm 10°C 39mm 2°C 21mm -7°C 11mm -13°C 7mm
Southern Laos 19°C 35mm 16°C 52mm 15°C 123mm 12°C 84mm 9°C 210mm 6°C 177mm 6°C 149mm 5°C 213mm 7°C 172mm 11°C 78mm 11°C 118mm 14°C 35mm
Vientiane 24°C 0mm 27°C 147mm 29°C 85mm 31°C 76mm 29°C 260mm 29°C 488mm 29°C 241mm 28°C 870mm 29°C 216mm 28°C 56mm 26°C 3mm 23°C 0mm
Less More