12 days in Laos Itinerary

12 days in Laos Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Luang Prabang
— 5 nights
2
Pakse
— 2 nights
3
Vientiane
— 3 nights

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to MandaLao Elephant Conservation and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Your inner history buff will appreciate Wat Xieng Mouane and Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham. And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Kuang Si Waterfall, admire the landmark architecture of Wat Xiengthong, don't miss a visit to Alms Giving Ceremony, and look for all kinds of wild species at Luangprabang Elephant Camp.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Luang Prabang trip itinerary maker.

London, UK to Luang Prabang is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from London to Luang Prabang. Traveling from London in December, expect nights in Luang Prabang to be somewhat warmer, around 17°C, while days are much hotter, around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Pakse.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors
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MandaLao Elephant Conservation ©
MandaLao Elephant Conservation
Kuang Si Waterfall ©
Kuang Si Waterfall
Mount Phousi ©
Mount Phousi

2
nights
Pakse

Pakse ©
Resting at the meeting point of the Se Don and Mekong rivers, Pakse provides the ideal starting point from which to begin your discovery of southern Laos.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): stop by Si Phan Don, delve into the distant past at Wat Phu, and then look for gifts at Chez Maman. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Dao Heuang Market, take in the dramatic scenery at Tad Yuang Waterfalls, then take in the views from Lao Nippon Bridge, and finally make a trip to Phu Salao, Golden Buddha.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Pakse online vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Luang Prabang to Pakse takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Luang Prabang in December; daily highs in Pakse reach 37°C and lows reach 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Vientiane.

Things to do in Pakse

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trips

Champasak Town, Si Phan Don
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Wat Phu ©
Wat Phu
Si Phan Don ©
Si Phan Don
Phu Salao, Golden Buddha ©
Phu Salao, Golden Buddha

3
nights
Vientiane

Vientiane ©
The riverside capital of Laos, Vientiane still has a relatively small urban area and a laid-back, relaxed feel to it.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang), appreciate the history behind Wat That Luang Neua, then enjoy breathtaking views from Patuxai, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Ho Phra Keo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Si Muang. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Buddha Park, play a few rounds at Santisuk Lang Xang Golf Club, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Ong Teu, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Si Saket, and finally appreciate the history behind Black Stupa (That Dam).

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Vientiane trip itinerary maker site.

Fly from Pakse to Vientiane in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Pakse in December, expect Vientiane to be slightly colder, temps between 33°C and 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vientiane

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Golf
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 30:
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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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