Lao Cai, Vietnam: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Lao Cai, Vietnam? If you're planning to go to Lao Cai, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Lao Cai, Vietnam

Based on the climate and weather in Lao Cai, the best time to go is March. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Lao Cai, Vietnam by month

January

If you are traveling to Lao Cai in January, you will notice that it is brisk and dry with little rain. Expect it to rain occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Standard footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long skirts
  • Socks

February

If you vacation in Lao Cai during February, you are likely to find that it is brisk. Temperatures tend to hover around the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Long skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Socks
  • Pants or jeans
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Standard footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage

March

If you vacation in Lao Cai during March, you are likely to find that it is cool. Temperatures tend to hover around the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Socks
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Long skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light jacket or fleece

April

If you visit Lao Cai during April, you are likely to find that it is mild. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Pants or jeans
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Socks
  • Dresses
  • Long skirts
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Standard footwear

May

If you go to Lao Cai in May, you will notice that it is balmy. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts or short pants
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Light footwear
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion

June

Traveling to Lao Cai in June, you will notice that it is balmy and very rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Light footwear
  • Dresses
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage

July

If you visit Lao Cai during July, you are likely to find that it is warm and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Light footwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses

August

August in Lao Cai is mild and very rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light footwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion

September

September in Lao Cai is balmy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Light footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts

October

October in Lao Cai is balmy and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) to 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long skirts
  • Pants or jeans
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Socks
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Standard footwear

November

If you are traveling to Lao Cai in November, you will notice that it is cool. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Standard footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Socks
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses

December

If you visit Lao Cai during December, you are likely to find that it is chilly and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Long skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Standard footwear
  • Dresses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Socks
  • Light jacket or fleece

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Lao Cai, Vietnam

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Lao Cai, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types A, B and C
  • A SIM card that works in Lao Cai

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