28 days in Laos Itinerary

28 days in Laos Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Vientiane
— 5 nights
2
Phonsavan
— 1 night
3
Huay Xai
— 2 nights
4
Nong Khiaw
— 1 night
5
Vang Vieng
— 3 nights
6
Luang Prabang
— 11 nights
7
Pakse
— 3 nights

5
nights
Vientiane

Vientiane ©
The riverside capital of Laos, Vientiane still has a relatively small urban area and a laid-back, relaxed feel to it.
Take a break from Vientiane with a short trip to Nam Ngum Dam in Thalat, about 1h 40 min away. There's still lots to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Patuxai, walk around Buddha Park, contemplate the long history of Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Si Saket.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Vientiane travel itinerary planner.

Montreal, Canada to Vientiane is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from Montreal to Vientiane, you'll lose 12 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Montreal in July; daily highs in Vientiane reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Phonsavan.

Things to do in Vientiane

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Nam Ngum Dam
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Wat Si Saket ©
Wat Si Saket
Patuxai ©
Patuxai
Buddha Park ©
Buddha Park

1
night
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 9th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of MAG UXO Visitor Information Centre, ponder the world of politics at Uxo Lao, thenstroll the grounds of Vietnam War Memorial, thensteep yourself in history at The Plain of Jars, and finally stroll the grounds of Lao War Memorial Phonsavan.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Phonsavan trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Vientiane to Phonsavan in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Huay Xai.

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

2
nights
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 10th (Fri): make a trip to Wat Chomkao Manilat, look for all kinds of wild species at Gibbon Experience Office, and then don't miss a visit to Fort Carnot. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Project Kajsiab Laos.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Huay Xai itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Phonsavan to Huay Xai in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Nong Khiaw.

Things to do in Huay Xai

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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Gibbon Experience Office ©
Gibbon Experience Office
Wat Chomkao Manilat ©
Wat Chomkao Manilat
Fort Carnot ©
Fort Carnot

1
night
Nong Khiaw

Nong Khiaw ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Pha Kuang Cave, thenstop by Ban Lue Handicrafts Center, and then take some stellar pictures from Viewpoint Nong Khiaw/Ban Sop Houn.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Nong Khiaw day trip app.

Drive from Huay Xai to Nong Khiaw in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Vang Vieng.

Things to do in Nong Khiaw

Shopping Nature Parks
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Viewpoint Nong Khiaw/Ban Sop Houn ©
Viewpoint Nong Khiaw/Ban Sop Houn

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, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, Head underground at Tham Nam (Water cave), and shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Vang Vieng trip site.

Drive from Nong Khiaw to Vang Vieng in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Vang Vieng

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Vang Vieng Elephant Sanctuary ©
Vang Vieng Elephant Sanctuary
Pha Ngern View Point ©
Pha Ngern View Point
Nam Xay Viewpoint ©
Nam Xay Viewpoint

11
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 in the dramatic scenery at Kuang Si Waterfall, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Phousi, look for gifts at Kopnoi Export Promotion Center, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Luang Prabang trip builder site.

You can drive from Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Luang Prabang sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Pakse.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Parks Historic Sites Tours
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Kuang Si Waterfall ©
Kuang Si Waterfall
Mount Phousi ©
Mount Phousi
Wat Xiengthong ©
Wat Xiengthong

3
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.
On the 27th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Dao Heuang Market, thenwander the streets of Si Phan Don, thendon't miss a visit to Wat Phu, and finally stop by Chez Maman. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Tad Champee, take in the dramatic scenery at Tad Yuang Waterfalls, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Tad Pha Suam Waterfall.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Pakse trip planner.

You can fly from Luang Prabang to Pakse in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In July in Pakse, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pakse

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Champasak Town, Tad Pha Suam Waterfall, Si Phan Don, Tad Champee
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Tad Pha Suam Waterfall ©
Tad Pha Suam Waterfall
Wat Phu ©
Wat Phu
Si Phan Don ©
Si Phan Don

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