Good weather returns to Laos with far less rain than the previous few months and sunshine replacing overcast skies. Temperatures continue to drop, with averages of 25°C in Luang Prabang and Vientiane, and 26°C in Pakse and the southern provinces. In Phongsali and the mountainous regions cooler weather should be expected, especially at night, and suitable warm clothing should be packed.
October is a great time of year to travel to Laos. The countryside is lush and green, temperatures are comfortable, and dry sunny days are the norm. Visitor numbers remain low during October (especially in the first half of the month), which means fewer crowds at key tourist sites.