11 days in Laos Itinerary

11 days in Laos Itinerary

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11 days in Laos Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  21 h 15 min
1
Luang Prabang
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Champasak Town
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
3
Vientiane
— 3 nights
Fly:  23 h 15 min
End: New York City

2
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.
On the 25th (Wed), admire the sheer force of Kuang Si Waterfall, examine the collection at Royal Palace Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Wat Xieng Thong, and finally make a trip to Alms Giving Ceremony.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Luang Prabang holiday planner.

New York City, USA to Luang Prabang is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from New York City to Luang Prabang, you'll lose 12 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from New York City in March, with highs in Luang Prabang at 94°F and lows at 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Champasak Town.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Parks Nature Museums
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Kuang Si Waterfall ©
Kuang Si Waterfall
Mount Phousi ©
Mount Phousi
Wat Xiengthong ©
Wat Xiengthong

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Champasak Town: Tad Pha Suam Waterfall (in Ba Chiang) and Pakse (Dao Heuang Market, Tad Yuang Waterfalls, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Wat Phu, take in the dramatic scenery at Bolaven Plateau, look for gifts at Chez Maman, and head off the coast to Don Daeng Island.

To find more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Champasak Town tour builder app .

Traveling by flight from Luang Prabang to Champasak Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Luang Prabang in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Champasak Town, with lows of 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Vientiane.

Things to do in Champasak Town

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pakse, Tad Pha Suam Waterfall, Bolaven Plateau
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Don Daeng Island ©
Don Daeng Island
Wat Phu ©
Wat Phu
Bolaven Plateau ©
Bolaven Plateau

3
nights
Vientiane

Vientiane ©
The riverside capital of Laos, Vientiane still has a relatively small urban area and a laid-back, relaxed feel to it.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): stroll through Buddha Park, stroll around Mekong Riverside Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Ho Phra Keo, then enjoy breathtaking views from Patuxai, then make a trip to Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang), and finally pause for some photo ops at Black Stupa (That Dam). Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Chao Anouvong Park, then get engrossed in the history at Lao National History Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Si Muang, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Vientiane road trip app .

Traveling by flight from Champasak Town to Vientiane takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Champasak Town in March, plan for a bit cooler nights in Vientiane, with lows around 72°F. On the 1st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vientiane

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang) ©
Buddha Park ©
Buddha Park
Patuxai ©
Patuxai

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