Laos weather & when to go: December

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December top tip

Thanks to optimum weather conditions, December is a popular time to travel to Laos, so don't leave it until the last minute to book.


December Overview

December is characterised by dry, sunny weather, blue skies and relatively cool temperatures (avg temp: 19-22°C) throughout the country. It's no surprise that December is amongst the most popular months to travel to Laos, so a higher number of visitors should be expected at the main tourist sites.

Favourable weather conditions makes for enjoyable trekking in Muang La & Phongsali, and safe caving and rock-climbing in Vang Vieng. With minimal chance of rainfall and plenty of sunshine, the 4000 Islands are the place to head for R&R, although if it’s a beach you’re looking for then you may wish to consider southern Vietnam or Hua Hin in Thailand, both of which are easily reached from Laos.

Key Festivals & Religious Ceremonies

Laos National Day

Laos National Day

2nd December.

See Laos’s weather in other months