10 days in Laos Itinerary

10 days in Laos Itinerary

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10 days in Laos Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Luang Prabang
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Luang Namtha
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Champasak Town
— 1 night
4
Phonsavan
— 1 night
5
Vientiane
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h 45​min
End: Mumbai

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Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang ©
Designated a World Heritage Site in 1995, Luang Prabang sits at the meeting point of two rivers and offers numerous opportunities for sailing, climbing, and exploring scenic caves and waterfalls.
Wat Xieng Mouane and Wat Sensoukharam are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Morning Market and Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Kuang Si Waterfall, stop by L'etranger Books and Tea, see the interesting displays at Royal Palace Museum, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Luang Prabang route website .

Mumbai, India to Luang Prabang is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Indochina Time is 1 hour. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Mumbai in December: high temperatures in Luang Prabang hover around 31°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Luang Namtha.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Parks Shopping Nature
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Kuang Si Waterfall ©
Kuang Si Waterfall
Mount Phousi ©
Mount Phousi

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Luang Namtha

Luang Namtha
The largest city of its province, Luang Namtha rests on the banks of the Nam Tha river, providing a starting point for treks into its surrounding mountain valleys.
On the 10th (Tue), wander the streets of The Handicraft Village Ban Pieng Ngam and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Luang Namtha road trip app .

You can drive from Luang Prabang to Luang Namtha in 5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Champasak Town.

Things to do in Luang Namtha

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Champasak Town

Champasak Town ©
Near the borders of Thailand and Japan in southern Laos, the small town of Champasak is best known for its UNESCO-protected ruins.
On the 11th (Wed), look for gifts at Chez Maman, delve into the distant past at Wat Phu, and then head off the coast to Don Daeng Island.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Champasak Town online trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Luang Namtha to Champasak Town takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In December in Champasak Town, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Phonsavan.

Things to do in Champasak Town

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Wat Phu ©
Wat Phu
Chez Maman ©
Chez Maman

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Phonsavan

Phonsavan ©
A base for explorations, the town of Phonsavan sits surrounded by impressive scenery and offers easy access to an abundance of cultural and historic sites.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): stroll the grounds of Vietnam War Memorial, take an unorthodox tour of The Plain of Jars, contemplate the long history of Xieng Khouang Phonsavan Official Tourist Information Center, then get a sense of history and politics at Uxo Lao, then take an in-depth tour of MAG UXO Visitor Information Centre, and finally look for gifts at Hmong Sunday Market.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Phonsavan road trip site .

Fly from Champasak Town to Phonsavan in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Vientiane.

Things to do in Phonsavan

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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MAG UXO Visitor Information Centre ©
The Plain of Jars ©
The Plain of Jars

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Vientiane

Vientiane ©
The riverside capital of Laos, Vientiane still has a relatively small urban area and a laid-back, relaxed feel to it.
Get a sense of the local culture at Wat Si Muang and Lao Textile Museum. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Morning Market and Mai Savanh Lao. The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang), don't miss a visit to Wat Ong Teu, and play a few rounds at Santisuk Lang Xang Golf Club.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Vientiane route builder site .

Traveling by flight from Phonsavan to Vientiane takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Vientiane, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Vientiane

Golf Historic Sites Outdoors
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Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang) ©
Wat Si Muang ©
Wat Si Muang
Wat Ho Phra Keo ©
Wat Ho Phra Keo

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