32 days in Laos Itinerary

32 days in Laos Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Vientiane
— 4 nights
2
Phonsavan
— 1 night
3
Luang Prabang
— 7 nights
4
Sayaboury
— 2 nights
5
Pakbeng
— 1 night
6
Nong Khiaw
— 2 nights
7
Luang Namtha
— 2 nights
8
Don Khong
— 2 nights
9
Don Khone
— 1 night
10
Champasak Town
— 3 nights
11
Phoun Hin Boun
— 1 night
12
Vang Vieng
— 3 nights

4
nights
Vientiane

Vientiane ©
The riverside capital of Laos, Vientiane still has a relatively small urban area and a laid-back, relaxed feel to it.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Lao National History Museum and National Institute of Fine Arts. Explore hidden gems such as Wat Si Muang and Houey Hong Vocational Training Centre for Women. Step out of Vientiane to go to Tha Heua and see Mekong River, which is approximately 1h 45 min away. Next up on the itinerary: walk around Mekong Riverside Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Ho Phra Keo, ponder the design of Nam Phou Fountain, and don't miss a visit to Namphou Circle.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Vientiane trip website.

Newark, USA to Vientiane is an approximately 28-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 12 hour difference. While traveling from Newark, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Vientiane, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Phonsavan.

Things to do in Vientiane

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Mekong River
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Wat Si Muang ©
Wat Si Muang
Mekong River ©
Mekong River
Wat Ho Phra Keo ©
Wat Ho Phra Keo

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 21st (Mon), steep yourself in history at Xieng Khouang Phonsavan Official Tourist Information Center, steep yourself in history at The Plain of Jars, stop by Hmong Sunday Market, thenget engrossed in the history at MAG UXO Visitor Information Centre, thenget a sense of history and politics at Uxo Lao, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Vietnam War Memorial.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Phonsavan trip planner.

Getting from Vientiane to Phonsavan by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Phonsavan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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MAG UXO Visitor Information Centre ©
MAG UXO Visitor Information Centre
The Plain of Jars ©
The Plain of Jars

7
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.
Get outdoors at Tad Thong Waterfall and Nature & Wildlife Tours. You'll explore and learn at Project Space and The Buddhist Archive of Photography. Take a break from Luang Prabang with a short trip to Tham Ting in Ban Pak-Ou, about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: gain insight at Big Brother Mouse, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham, take in nature's colorful creations at Pha Tad Ke Botanical Garden, and wander the wide-open spaces of Laos Buffalo Dairy.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Luang Prabang attractions planner.

You can fly from Phonsavan to Luang Prabang in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Luang Prabang are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to Sayaboury.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trip

Tham Ting
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Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham ©
Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham
Wat Xieng Mouane ©
Wat Xieng Mouane
Wat Sensoukharam ©
Wat Sensoukharam

2
nights
Sayaboury

Sayaboury ©
Sayabouru, a northern Laotian town and capital of the eponymous province, remains best known for its main attraction, the Elephant Conservation Center.
On the 29th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Conservation Center.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Sayaboury trip planner.

Drive from Luang Prabang to Sayaboury in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in October, and nighttime lows around °F. On the 30th (Wed), you'll travel to Pakbeng.

Things to do in Sayaboury

Wildlife Parks
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Elephant Conservation Center ©
Elephant Conservation Center

1
night
Pakbeng

Pakbeng ©
Pak Beng is a small village in Laos, on the Mekong River about halfway between the Thai border at Huay Xai and Luang Prabang, Laos. On the 31st (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Mekong Elephant Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Pakbeng tour itinerary builder site.

Drive from Sayaboury to Pakbeng in 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Nong Khiaw.

Things to do in Pakbeng

Wildlife Parks
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Mekong Elephant Park ©
Mekong Elephant Park

2
nights
Nong Khiaw

Nong Khiaw ©
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): explore the fascinating underground world of Pha Kuang Cave, thenget outside with Green Discovery, thentake some stellar pictures from Viewpoint Nong Khiaw/Ban Sop Houn, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Patok Cave. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Ban Lue Handicrafts Center and then stroll around 100 Waterfalls.

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

You can drive from Pakbeng to Nong Khiaw in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Luang Namtha.

Things to do in Nong Khiaw

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 2:
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100 Waterfalls ©
100 Waterfalls
Patok Cave ©
Patok Cave
Viewpoint Nong Khiaw/Ban Sop Houn ©
Viewpoint Nong Khiaw/Ban Sop Houn

2
nights
Luang Namtha

Luang Namtha ©
The largest city of its province, Luang Namtha rests on the banks of the Nam Tha river, providing a starting point for treks into its surrounding mountain valleys.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): admire the sheer force of Nam Dee Waterfall, thentake a peaceful walk through Nam Ha NPA, and then take a stroll through The Handicraft Village Ban Pieng Ngam.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Luang Namtha trip planner.

You can drive from Nong Khiaw to Luang Namtha in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. On the 4th (Mon), you're off to Don Khong.

Things to do in Luang Namtha

Parks Nature Neighborhoods
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Nam Dee Waterfall ©
Nam Dee Waterfall

2
nights
Don Khong

Don Khong ©
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Khon Phapheng Falls.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Don Khong day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Luang Namtha to Don Khong takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. You'll set off for Don Khone on the 6th (Wed).

Things to do in Don Khong

Parks Nature
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Khon Phapheng Falls ©
Khon Phapheng Falls

1
night
Don Khone

Don Khone ©
To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Don Khone road trip tool.

Don Khone is just a short distance from Don Khong. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Champasak Town.

Things to do in Don Khone

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Nakasong Pier
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Don Khone Island ©
Don Khone Island
Tad Somphamit Waterfalls ©
Tad Somphamit Waterfalls
Nakasong Pier ©
Nakasong Pier

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Bolaven Plateau and Tad Champee. Get a sense of the local culture at Wat Phu and Wat Pha Bat. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Champasak Town: Paksong (Tad Tayicseua & Tad Fane) and Pakse (Champasak Historical Heritage Museum, Phu Salao, Golden Buddha, &more). There's more to do: view the masterpieces at Champasak Pottery.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Champasak Town day trip app.

You can drive from Don Khone to Champasak Town in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. In November in Champasak Town, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Phoun Hin Boun.

Things to do in Champasak Town

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pakse, Paksong, Bolaven Plateau
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Bolaven Plateau ©
Bolaven Plateau
Wat Phu ©
Wat Phu
Tad Fane ©
Tad Fane

1
night
Phoun Hin Boun

Phoun Hin Boun
On the 11th (Mon), Head underground at Kong Lor Cave.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Phoun Hin Boun vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Do a combination of flight and car from Champasak Town to Phoun Hin Boun in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Champasak Town in November since evenings lows in Phoun Hin Boun dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Vang Vieng.

Things to do in Phoun Hin Boun

Parks Nature
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Vang Vieng Elephant Sanctuary and Tham Chang Cave. Take a break from the city and head to Climbing Tours and Tham Chang. The adventure continues: Head underground at Tham Nam (Water cave), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, make a trip to Wat That, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Kang.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Vang Vieng trip builder tool.

You can drive from Phoun Hin Boun to Vang Vieng in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vang Vieng

Parks Nature Tours
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 15:
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Vang Vieng Elephant Sanctuary ©
Vang Vieng Elephant Sanctuary
Climbing Tours
Tham Nam (Water cave) ©
Tham Nam (Water cave)

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