22 days in Laos Itinerary

22 days in Laos Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Paris
Fly:  17 h
1
Vientiane
— 6 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
2
Phonsavan
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Huay Xai
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h
4
Champasak Town
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
5
Luang Prabang
— 8 nights
Fly:  17 h 30 min
End: Paris

6
nights
Vientiane

Vientiane ©
The riverside capital of Laos, Vientiane still has a relatively small urban area and a laid-back, relaxed feel to it.
Explore Vientiane's surroundings by going to Nam Ngum Dam (in Thalat) and Mekong River (in Tha Heua). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Patuxai, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang), look for gifts at Mai Savanh Lao, and examine the collection at Lao Textile Museum.

Make your Vientiane itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Paris, France to Vientiane is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Paris to Vientiane. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Paris in March: high temperatures in Vientiane hover around 40°C and lows are around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Phonsavan.

Things to do in Vientiane

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Nam Ngum Dam, Mekong River
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Buddha Park ©
Buddha Park
Patuxai ©
Patuxai
Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang) ©
Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang)

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): ponder the world of politics at Uxo Lao, look for gifts at Hmong Sunday Market, thentake an in-depth tour of MAG UXO Visitor Information Centre, and finally steep yourself in history at The Plain of Jars. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): contemplate the long history of Xieng Khouang Phonsavan Official Tourist Information Center, explore the ancient world of Wat Phiawat, thenmake a trip to Tham Piu Cave, thendelve into the distant past at That Foun, and finally stroll the grounds of Vietnam War Memorial.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Phonsavan route planner.

You can fly from Vientiane to Phonsavan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Huay Xai.

Things to do in Phonsavan

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Xieng Khouang
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The Plain of Jars ©
The Plain of Jars
MAG UXO Visitor Information Centre ©
MAG UXO Visitor Information Centre
Tham Piu Cave ©
Tham Piu Cave

1
night
Huay Xai

Huay Xai ©
Overlooking the mighty Mekong River, Huay Xai serves as an important entry and exit point from Thailand into Laos.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): make a trip to Wat Chomkao Manilat and then look for all kinds of wild species at Gibbon Experience Office.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Huay Xai trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Phonsavan to Huay Xai in 11.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Champasak Town.

Things to do in Huay Xai

Wildlife Parks
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Gibbon Experience Office ©
Gibbon Experience Office
Wat Chomkao Manilat ©
Wat Chomkao Manilat

3
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tad Pha Suam Waterfall (in Ba Chiang) and Pakse (Tad Yuang Waterfalls, Wat Luang Temple, &more). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Wat Phu, stop by Chez Maman, head off the coast to Don Daeng Island, and take in the dramatic natural features at Bolaven Plateau.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Champasak Town road trip planning site.

You can fly from Huay Xai to Champasak Town in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In March in Champasak Town, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Champasak Town

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pakse, Tad Pha Suam Waterfall, Bolaven Plateau
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Bolaven Plateau ©
Bolaven Plateau
Wat Phu ©
Wat Phu
Tad Pha Suam Waterfall ©
Tad Pha Suam Waterfall

8
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: admire the sheer force of Kuang Si Waterfall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Xiengthong, take an in-depth tour of Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre, and don't miss a visit to Alms Giving Ceremony.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Luang Prabang online trip builder.

You can fly from Champasak Town to Luang Prabang in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Traveling from Champasak Town in March, expect little chillier with lows of 21°C in Luang Prabang. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

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 Xiengthong ©
Wat Xiengthong

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