30 days in Laos Itinerary

30 days in Laos Itinerary

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Champasak Town
— 2 nights
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Don Det
— 2 nights
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Huay Xai
— 2 nights
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Sayaboury
— 1 night
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Luang Prabang
— 7 nights
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Phonsavan
— 1 night
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Vang Vieng
— 5 nights
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Thalat
— 1 night
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Vientiane
— 8 nights

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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 2nd (Wed), stop by Chez Maman, then explore the ancient world of Wat Phu, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Champasak Spa Wellness Center Laos. On the next day, head off the coast to Don Daeng Island, then explore the striking landscape at Bolaven Plateau, and then admire the landmark architecture of Wat Muang Kang Temple.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Champasak Town road trip planning app.

Sydney, Australia to Champasak Town is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Indochina Time (ICT) is minus 3 hours. When traveling from Sydney in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Champasak Town, with highs around 36°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Don Det.

Things to do in Champasak Town

Nature · Historic Sites · Parks · Spas

Side Trip

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Ruin
Wat Phu
4.4
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Geologic Formation
Bolaven Plateau
4.1

2
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Don Det

Don Det ©
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): snap pictures at Old French Railway Bridge, whizz through the canopy at Mekong Fly Zipline Adventure Tour, and then get the adrenaline pumping with Happy Bar Boat Trips.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Don Det trip maker app.

You can drive from Champasak Town to Don Det in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. On the 5th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Huay Xai.

Things to do in Don Det

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Landmark
Old French Port
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2
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Huay Xai

Huay Xai ©
Overlooking the mighty Mekong River, Huay Xai serves as an important entry and exit point from Thailand into Laos.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Wat Chomkao Manilat, identify plant and animal life at Gibbon Experience Office, and then make a trip to Project Kajsiab Laos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a tour by water with Mekong Smile Cruise.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Huay Xai holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and car from Don Det to Huay Xai takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Sayaboury.

Things to do in Huay Xai

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
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Wildlife Area
Gibbon Experience Office
4.4

1
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Sayaboury

Sayaboury ©

Elephant Capital of Laos

Sayabouru, a northern Laotian town and capital of the eponymous province, remains best known for its main attraction, the Elephant Conservation Center.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Conservation Center.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Sayaboury sightseeing tool.

Drive from Huay Xai to Sayaboury in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Sayaboury

Wildlife · Parks
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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 out of Luang Prabang with an excursion to 100 Waterfalls in Nong Khiaw--about 52 minutes away. Spend the 13th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Kuang Si Waterfall, wander the wide-open spaces of Laos Buffalo Dairy, look for all kinds of wild species at MandaLao Elephant Conservation, and examine the collection at Royal Palace Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Luang Prabang trip maker website.

You can drive from Sayaboury to Luang Prabang in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Luang Prabang are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Phonsavan.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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Mountain
Mount Phousi
4.0
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Architectural Building
Wat Xiengthong
4.5

1
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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 16th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at MAG UXO Visitor Information Centre, then steep yourself in history at The Plain of Jars, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Lao War Memorial Phonsavan, and finally stroll the grounds of Vietnam War Memorial.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Phonsavan tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Luang Prabang to Phonsavan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Vang Vieng.

Things to do in Phonsavan

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 16:
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World heritage site
The Plain of Jars
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5
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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, head outdoors with Kaeng Nyui Waterfalll, soothe aching muscles at Yoga in Vang Vieng, and take in the dramatic natural features at Tham Chang Cave.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Vang Vieng trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Phonsavan to Vang Vieng takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to Thalat.

Things to do in Vang Vieng

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature
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Fishing Charter / Tour
Perfect Journey
4.8

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Thalat

Thalat
On the 22nd (Tue), admire the engineering at Nam Ngum Dam.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Thalat road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Vang Vieng to Thalat takes 2 hours. In September in Thalat, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. On the 22nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Vientiane.

Things to do in Thalat

Parks
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8
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Vientiane

Vientiane ©
The riverside capital of Laos, Vientiane still has a relatively small urban area and a laid-back, relaxed feel to it.
Vientiane is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Patuxai, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Si Saket, contemplate the long history of Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang), and look for gifts at Mai Savanh Lao.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Vientiane tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Thalat to Vientiane in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Vientiane sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Vientiane

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks
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Observation Deck
Patuxai
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Park
Buddha Park
3.8

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