10 days in Laos Itinerary

10 days in Laos Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  8 h 15 min
1
Luang Prabang
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h
2
Luang Namtha
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  3 h 45 min
3
Champasak Town
— 1 night
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  6 h 30 min
4
Phonsavan
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  2 h 15 min
5
Vientiane
— 3 nights
Fly:  9 h 45 min
End: Mumbai

3
nights
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.
Get outdoors at Kuang Si Waterfall and Mount Phousi. For shopping fun, head to The Morning Market or L'etranger Books and Tea. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Xieng Mouane, get engrossed in the history at Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre, see the interesting displays at Royal Palace Museum, and get your bearings at The Living Land Farm.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Luang Prabang trip planner.

Mumbai, India to Luang Prabang is an approximately 10- hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Mumbai to Luang Prabang, you'll lose 1.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Luang Prabang is little chillier than Mumbai - with highs of 31°C and lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to Luang Namtha.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Kuang Si Waterfall ©
Kuang Si Waterfall
Mount Phousi ©
Mount Phousi
Wat Xieng Mouane ©
Wat Xieng Mouane

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): visit The Handicraft Village Ban Pieng Ngam.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Luang Namtha itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Luang Prabang to Luang Namtha takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 10th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Champasak Town.

Things to do in Luang Namtha

Neighborhoods
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1
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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): look for gifts at Chez Maman, don't miss a visit to Wat Phu, and then step off the mainland to explore Don Daeng Island.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Champasak Town day trip planning tool.

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

Things to do in Champasak Town

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Wat Phu ©
Wat Phu
Don Daeng Island ©
Don Daeng Island
Chez Maman ©
Chez Maman

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night
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.
On the 12th (Thu), stroll the grounds of Vietnam War Memorial, contemplate the long history of The Plain of Jars, contemplate the long history of Xieng Khouang Phonsavan Official Tourist Information Center, ponder the world of politics at Uxo Lao, then get engrossed in the history at MAG UXO Visitor Information Centre, and finally look for gifts at Hmong Sunday Market.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Phonsavan road trip tool.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Champasak Town to Phonsavan takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Vientiane.

Things to do in Phonsavan

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

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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 Wat Ho Phra Keo. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang) and Wat Ong Teu. And it doesn't end there: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, stop by Mai Savanh Lao, tour the pleasant surroundings at Buddha Park, and don't miss a visit to Patuxai.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Vientiane trip maker tool.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Phonsavan to Vientiane in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Vientiane sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 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 Outdoors Historic Sites
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Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang) ©
Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang)
Wat Si Muang ©
Wat Si Muang
Wat Ho Phra Keo ©
Wat Ho Phra Keo

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