16 days in Laos Itinerary

16 days in Laos Itinerary

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Vientiane
— 3 nights
2
Sam Neua
— 2 nights
3
Vang Vieng
— 3 nights
4
Luang Prabang
— 6 nights

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.
Step out of Vientiane to go to Tha Heua and see Mekong River, which is approximately 1h 45 min away. There's lots more to do: stroll around Buddha Park, browse the eclectic array of goods at Morning Market, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Si Muang, and take in panoramic vistas at Patuxai.

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Doha, Qatar to Vientiane is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 4 hours. Traveling from Doha in December, expect Vientiane to be a bit warmer, temps between 33°C and 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sam Neua.

Things to do in Vientiane

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Mekong River
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Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang) ©
Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang)
Buddha Park ©
Buddha Park
Patuxai ©
Patuxai

2
nights
Sam Neua

Sam Neua ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of Pathet Lao Caves and then explore the fascinating underground world of Vieng Xai Cave City.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Sam Neua vacation planning website.

Traveling by flight from Vientiane to Sam Neua takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll set off for Vang Vieng on the 24th (Thu).

Things to do in Sam Neua

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Vieng Xai Cave City
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Vieng Xai Cave City ©
Vieng Xai Cave City
Pathet Lao Caves
Pathet Lao Caves

3
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.
Vang Vieng is known for nature, adventure, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Vang Vieng Elephant Sanctuary, contemplate the waterfront views at Tham Phu Kham Cave and Blue Lagoon, take in the dramatic natural features at Pha Ngern View Point, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Kang.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Vang Vieng road trip planning app.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Sam Neua to Vang Vieng takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Vang Vieng

Parks · Tours · Outdoors
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Vang Vieng Elephant Sanctuary ©
Vang Vieng Elephant Sanctuary
River Rafting & Tubing
Pha Ngern View Point ©
Pha Ngern View Point

6
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.
Change things up with a short trip to 100 Waterfalls in Nong Khiaw (about 52 minutes away). Spend the 31st (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Kuang Si Waterfall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Xiengthong, don't miss a visit to Alms Giving Ceremony, and look for all kinds of wild species at MandaLao Elephant Conservation.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Luang Prabang trip maker website.

Drive from Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Luang Prabang can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

100 Waterfalls
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Kuang Si Waterfall ©
Kuang Si Waterfall
Mount Phousi ©
Mount Phousi
Wat Xiengthong ©
Wat Xiengthong

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