30 days in Sierra Leone & Laos Itinerary

30 days in Sierra Leone & Laos Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Nassau, Bahamas
Fly + Drive:  27 h
1
Freetown, Sierra Leone
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  34 h
2
Luang Prabang, Laos
— 8 nights
Fly:  2 h
3
Pakse, Laos
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
4
Vientiane, Laos
— 8 nights
Fly:  33 h
End: Nassau, Bahamas

5
nights
Freetown, Sierra Leone

Freetown ©
Straddling an undulating coastline, Freetown serves as the capital and largest city of Sierra Leone.
Get out of town with these interesting Freetown side-trips: Bureh Beach (in Bure Town), Lakka Beach (in Lakka) and River Number Two Beach (in Sussex). And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Bunce Island, look for all kinds of wild species at Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lumley Beach, and explore the galleries of Sierra Leone Peace Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Freetown attractions planner.

Nassau, Bahamas to Freetown is an approximately 27- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 5 hours. In June in Freetown, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Freetown

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Bureh Beach, Lakka Beach, River Number Two Beach
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Bunce Island ©
Bunce Island
John Obey Beach ©
John Obey Beach
River Number Two Beach ©
River Number Two Beach

8
nights
Luang Prabang, Laos

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.
When in Luang Prabang, make a side trip to see 100 Waterfalls in Nong Khiaw, approximately Nong Khiaw away. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Kuang Si Waterfall, examine the collection at Royal Palace Museum, make a trip to Vat Visounarath, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Luang Prabang trip builder app.

Explore your travel options from Freetown to Luang Prabang with the Route module. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Freetown in June, you will find days in Luang Prabang are a bit warmer (39°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Pakse.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

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

4
nights
Pakse, Laos

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Pakse side-trips: Si Phan Don (in Don Loppadi), Champasak Town (Wat Phu, Wat Muang Kang Temple, &more) and Tad Fane (in Paksong). The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Tad Pha Suam Waterfall, don't miss a visit to Phu Salao, Golden Buddha, and take in the dramatic natural features at Bolaven Plateau.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Pakse trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Luang Prabang to Pakse takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In June in Pakse, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Vientiane.

Things to do in Pakse

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Champasak Town, Tad Pha Suam Waterfall, Si Phan Don, Bolaven Plateau, Tad Fane
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Bolaven Plateau ©
Bolaven Plateau
Wat Phu ©
Wat Phu
Si Phan Don ©
Si Phan Don

8
nights
Vientiane, Laos

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 with an excursion to Nam Ngum Dam in Thalat--about 1h 40 min away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang), see the interesting displays at Lao Textile Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Si Saket, and look for gifts at Mai Savanh Lao.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Vientiane trip maker app.

Getting from Pakse to Vientiane by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June in Vientiane, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Vientiane

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trip

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

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