11 days in Laos Itinerary

11 days in Laos Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Champasak Town
— 1 night
2
Phonsavan
— 1 night
3
Vang Vieng
— 2 nights
4
Nong Khiaw
— 1 night
5
Sayaboury
— 1 night
6
Luang Prabang
— 4 nights

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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 3rd (Wed): contemplate the long history of Wat Muang Kang Temple, delve into the distant past at Wat Phu, and then look for gifts at Chez Maman.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Champasak Town online travel route planner.

Hanoi, Vietnam to Champasak Town is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Phonsavan.

Things to do in Champasak Town

Historic Sites Shopping
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Wat Phu ©
Wat Phu
Chez Maman ©
Chez Maman
Wat Muang Kang Temple ©
Wat Muang Kang Temple

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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.
On the 4th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of MAG UXO Visitor Information Centre, explore the different monuments and memorials at Lao War Memorial Phonsavan, thencontemplate the long history of The Plain of Jars, and finally stroll the grounds of Vietnam War Memorial.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Phonsavan travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Champasak Town to Phonsavan takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Vang Vieng.

Things to do in Phonsavan

Historic Sites 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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nights
Vang Vieng

Vang Vieng ©
Lying 150 km (93 mi) from Vientiane en route to Luang Prabang, and perched on the Song River, Vang Vieng attracts eco-tourists for the bizarre limestone hills surrounding the town.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour and then look for all kinds of wild species at Vang Vieng Elephant Sanctuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sat): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Pha Ngern View Point, thenHead underground at Num Bor Keo Cave, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Tham Khan Cave.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Vang Vieng trip planner.

Getting from Phonsavan to Vang Vieng by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Nong Khiaw.

Things to do in Vang Vieng

Parks Outdoors Tours
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Vang Vieng Elephant Sanctuary ©
Vang Vieng Elephant Sanctuary
Pha Ngern View Point ©
Pha Ngern View Point
Climbing Tours

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Nong Khiaw

Nong Khiaw ©
On the 7th (Sun), get outside with Green Discovery and then take some stellar pictures from Viewpoint Nong Khiaw/Ban Sop Houn.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Nong Khiaw trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Vang Vieng to Nong Khiaw takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Sayaboury.

Things to do in Nong Khiaw

Outdoors
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Viewpoint Nong Khiaw/Ban Sop Houn ©
Viewpoint Nong Khiaw/Ban Sop Houn

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Sayaboury

Sayaboury ©
Sayabouru, a northern Laotian town and capital of the eponymous province, remains best known for its main attraction, the Elephant Conservation Center.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Elephant Conservation Center.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Sayaboury online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Nong Khiaw to Sayaboury takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Sayaboury sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Sayaboury

Parks Wildlife
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Elephant Conservation Center ©
Elephant Conservation Center

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to MandaLao Elephant Conservation and Walking tours. The adventure continues: wander the wide-open spaces of Laos Buffalo Dairy, hunt for treasures at The Morning Market, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Sensoukharam, and admire the natural beauty at Pha Tad Ke Botanical Garden.

To find out how to plan a trip to Luang Prabang, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Sayaboury to Luang Prabang in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June in Luang Prabang, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Tours Parks Wildlife
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MandaLao Elephant Conservation ©
MandaLao Elephant Conservation
Walking tours
Laos Buffalo Dairy ©
Laos Buffalo Dairy

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