12 days in Laos Itinerary

12 days in Laos Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Vientiane
— 4 nights
2
Champasak Town
— 2 nights
3
Luang Prabang
— 5 nights

4
nights
Vientiane

Vientiane ©
The riverside capital of Laos, Vientiane still has a relatively small urban area and a laid-back, relaxed feel to it.
Go for a jaunt from Vientiane to Thalat to see Nam Ngum Dam about 1h 40 min away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang), see the interesting displays at Lao Textile Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Patuxai, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Ho Phra Keo.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Vientiane travel route app.

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Vientiane is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1.5 hours traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Vientiane. In October, daily temperatures in Vientiane can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Champasak Town.

Things to do in Vientiane

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Nam Ngum Dam
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Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang) ©
Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang)
Buddha Park ©
Buddha Park
Wat Si Saket ©
Wat Si Saket

2
nights
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 6th (Sun), look for gifts at Chez Maman, thenexplore the ancient world of Wat Phu, thenstep off the mainland to explore Don Daeng Island, and finally don't miss a visit to Oum Moung Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Bolaven Plateau, take in the dramatic scenery at Tad Yuang Waterfalls, and then don't miss a visit to Chomphet Stone Sculpture Village and Temple Complex.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Champasak Town trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Vientiane to Champasak Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Champasak Town, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Champasak Town

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pakse, Bolaven Plateau
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Bolaven Plateau ©
Bolaven Plateau
Wat Phu ©
Wat Phu
Chez Maman ©
Chez Maman

5
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.
Luang Prabang is known for nature, shopping, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Phousi, don't miss a visit to Alms Giving Ceremony, stop by Kopnoi Export Promotion Center, and admire the sheer force of Kuang Si Waterfall.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Luang Prabang journey website.

Getting from Champasak Town to Luang Prabang by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Traveling from Champasak Town in October, plan for little chillier nights in Luang Prabang, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Kuang Si Waterfall ©
Kuang Si Waterfall
Mount Phousi ©
Mount Phousi
Wat Xiengthong ©
Wat Xiengthong

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