11 days in Laos Itinerary

11 days in Laos Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Laos tour planner

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Vientiane
— 3 nights
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Pakse
— 2 nights
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Luang Prabang
— 5 nights
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Vientiane

— 3 nights
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: steep yourself in history at Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang), take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Si Muang, stroll around Mekong Riverside Park, and pause for some photo ops at Buddha Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Vientiane trip planner.

Hanoi, Vietnam to Vientiane is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in June, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Pakse.

Things to do in Vientiane

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Pakse

— 2 nights

Gateway to Southern Laos

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): take a stroll through Si Phan Don, then delve into the distant past at Wat Phu, and then admire the striking features of Wat Muang Kang Temple. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Phu Salao, Golden Buddha, then take in the dramatic scenery at Tad Pha Suam Waterfall, and then don't miss a visit to Chomphet Stone Sculpture Village and Temple Complex.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Pakse day trip planner.

You can fly from Vientiane to Pakse in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Pakse can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Pakse

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Luang Prabang

— 5 nights
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. The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Kuang Si Waterfall, make a trip to Alms Giving Ceremony, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Phousi.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Luang Prabang day trip planning website.

Fly from Pakse to Luang Prabang in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in June, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Laos travel guide

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Waterfalls · Landmarks · Mountains
Long overlooked by travelers due to its reputation as one of the world's poorest nations, Laos is drawing a growing number of visitors with its laid-back charm, natural beauty, and numerous archaeological sites and historic temples. Many visitors make the trip to Laos from nearby Thailand, combining the two neighboring countries into one memorable experience of Southeast Asia. Others focus their Laos vacation on the Mekong River, which serves as a major source of irrigation for local farms and represents a popular alternative for sightseeing by car. On top of the rich cultural heritage and impressive natural landscapes, its major treasure remains its people--friendly and devout Buddhists welcoming visitors with a genuine hospitality rarely felt in other parts of the world.