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

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

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

Important essentials for Phonsavan, Laos

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

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

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


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a good kit.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

    U.S. residents can get them free here. Otherwise, you can buy them here.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

Activities for Phonsavan, Laos

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Phonsavan.

If you go to Old Cemetery and Lake Jao Supanouvong, you'll probably do a lot of walking. These are a must:

We also recommend these top tours in and around Phonsavan.

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

Already know when you're traveling?

January

Traveling to Phonsavan in January, you will notice that it is mild. Expect it to rain occasionally. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C). There is frost sometimes.

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February

If you are traveling to Phonsavan in February, you will notice that it is balmy. Expect it to rain regularly. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 60s F (high 10s C). There is frost occasionally.

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March

March here is warm. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost occasionally. It rains about a third of the time.

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April

April in Phonsavan is extremely warm. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about half of the time.

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May

May in Phonsavan is hot. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about two thirds of the time.

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June

June here is extremely warm. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains most days.

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July

If you go to Phonsavan in July, you will notice that it is extremely warm. Expect it to rain most days. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

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August

August in Phonsavan is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures average in the 70s F (low 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains nearly every day this month.

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September

If you are traveling to Phonsavan in September, you will notice that it is hot. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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October

October for Phonsavan is warm. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about a third of the time.

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November

November is warm. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost occasionally. It rains occasionally.

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December

December dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost sometimes. It rains once in a while.

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