Lao Cai, Vietnam: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Lao Cai, Vietnam? If you're planning to go to Lao Cai, we've got some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


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.

Important essentials 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.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

    Cases are climbing again, and areas are returning to lockdown. If you or a companion get COVID-19, you may be stuck with no way home -- but travel insurance can protect you. Learn more about COVID-19 and travel insurance


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards often get worn. An unreadable vaccination card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks are not available for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID protection you can have.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an easy-to-carry plane-friendly product.

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas may have unreliable tap water, so it's important to bring an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a good choice.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

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

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January

January in this region is brisk and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

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February

February in Lao Cai can be brisk. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain sometimes.

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March

March in Lao Cai can be chilly. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C).

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April

If you are traveling to Lao Cai in April, you will notice that it is mild. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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May

If you vacation in Lao Cai during May, you may find that it is balmy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

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June

If you visit Lao Cai during June, you might find that it is mild and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (high 10s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

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July

July here is warm and very rainy. Temperatures average in the 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains about two thirds of the time.

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August

If you vacation in Lao Cai during August, you are likely to notice that it is mild and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (high 10s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about two thirds of the time.

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September

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

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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 60s F (high 10s C).

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November

If you vacation in Lao Cai during November, you may find that it is crisp. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 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 regularly.

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December

December in Lao Cai is cool and dry with little rain. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain once in a while.

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