12 days in Laos Itinerary

12 days in Laos Itinerary

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12 days in Laos Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem
Fly:  15 h
1
Luang Prabang
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h
2
Pakse
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
3
Vientiane
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  17 h 30 min
End: Jerusalem

4
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.
Luang Prabang is known for nature, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Kuang Si Waterfall, admire the landmark architecture of Wat Xieng Thong, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Phousi, and take an in-depth tour of Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Luang Prabang travel itinerary planner.

Jerusalem, Israel to Luang Prabang is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Jerusalem to Luang Prabang due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Jerusalem in January; daily highs in Luang Prabang reach 30°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Pakse.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Kuang Si Waterfall ©
Kuang Si Waterfall
Mount Phousi ©
Mount Phousi
Wat Xieng Thong ©
Wat Xieng Thong

2
nights
Pakse

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Bolaven Plateau, then delve into the distant past at Wat Phu, and then stop by Chez Maman. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Tad Yuang Waterfalls, make a trip to Wat Luang Temple, then take a stroll through Si Phan Don, and finally make a trip to Phu Salao, Golden Buddha.

For reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Pakse online holiday builder .

Traveling by flight from Luang Prabang to Pakse takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In January, Pakse is somewhat warmer than Luang Prabang - with highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Vientiane.

Things to do in Pakse

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Champasak Town, Bolaven Plateau, Si Phan Don
Highlights from your plan
Bolaven Plateau ©
Bolaven Plateau
Wat Phu ©
Wat Phu
Si Phan Don ©
Si Phan Don

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.
When in Vientiane, make a side trip to see Nam Ngum Dam in Thalat, approximately Thalat away. There's much more to do: pause for some photo ops at Buddha Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Si Saket, don't miss a visit to Patuxai, and look for gifts at Mai Savanh Lao.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Vientiane travel route planning site .

Fly from Pakse to Vientiane in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Pakse in January; daily highs in Vientiane reach 33°C and lows reach 20°C. On the 31st (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Vientiane

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trip

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

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