Laos, Laos: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Laos, Laos? If you're planning to go to Laos, 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 Laos, Laos

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

Important essentials 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.

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


  • Kids' KN95 masks

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


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards can become worn. An unreadable vaccination card can cause severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good TSA-friendly product.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID-19 protection possible.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.

  • (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

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

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


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a great value.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

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

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January

January in this region is warm and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains sometimes.

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February

If you go to Laos in February, you will notice that it is hot and dry with little rain. Expect it to rain once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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March

March in this region is consistently hot. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

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April

April can be sweltering. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

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May

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

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June

In June, Laos is constantly hot. Temperatures routinely are in the high 80s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the 70s F (mid 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Laos, with more than half of the days of the month having rain.

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July

In July, Laos can be sweltering. Temperatures routinely are in the high 80s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the 70s F (mid 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Laos, with more than half of the days of the month having rain.

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August

August in Laos is consistently hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains most days.

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September

If you go to Laos in September, you will notice that it can be very hot. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

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October

If you go to Laos in October, you will notice that it is hot. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (high 20s C).

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November

If you vacation in Laos during November, you are likely to find that it is pretty consistently 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 60s F (high 10s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain sometimes.

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December

If you visit Laos during December, you might see that it is a perfect temperature and very dry with almost no 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).

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