Laos, Laos: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

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

When to go to Laos, Laos

Based on the climate and weather in Laos, the best time to go is December. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Laos, Laos by month

January

If you visit Laos during January, you are likely to find that it is a perfect temperature and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

If you visit Laos during February, you are likely to find that it is hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 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 once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts

March

March here can be very hot. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Skirts

April

April here is consistently hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat

May

Traveling to Laos in May, you will notice that it is consistently hot. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Sunglasses
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts

June

June for Laos is consistently hot. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Skirts

July

If you go to Laos in July, you will notice that it is constantly hot. Expect it to rain most days. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Short sleeve shirts

August

In August, Laos is constantly hot. Temperatures routinely are in the 80s F (low 20s C) range.

At night, lows are in the 70s F (low 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Laos, with most of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunglasses

September

In September, Laos can be sweltering. Temperatures routinely are in the 80s F (low 30s C) range.

At night, lows are in the low 70s F (low 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Laos, with more than half of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Shorts
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella

October

October in Laos is hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts
  • Dresses

November

November in Laos is hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals

December

December in this region is a perfect temperature and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Laos, Laos

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

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types A, B, C, E and F
  • A SIM card that works in Laos
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Theft can be a problem, so pack theft protection, including locks for luggage and a money belt or pouch
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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