13 days in Laos Itinerary

13 days in Laos Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Laos tour builder

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Vientiane
— 4 nights
Fly
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Phonsavan
— 1 night
Fly
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Luang Prabang
— 3 nights
Fly
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Champasak Town
— 3 nights
Drive to Pakse International Airport, Fly to Montreal

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Vientiane

— 4 nights
The riverside capital of Laos, Vientiane still has a relatively small urban area and a laid-back, relaxed feel to it.
Popular historic sites such as Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang) and Wat Ho Phra Keo are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Wat Si Saket and Wat That Khao. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Buddha Park, admire the masterpieces at Vientiane Museum Of Contemporary Arts, don't miss a visit to Wat Ong Teu, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Si Muang.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Vientiane road trip tool.

Montreal, Canada to Vientiane is an approximately 26.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a 12 hour difference. Traveling from Montreal in December, things will get much warmer in Vientiane: highs are around 33°C and lows about 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can fly to Phonsavan.

Things to do in Vientiane

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Spas

Phonsavan

— 1 night
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 19th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Xieng Khouang Phonsavan Official Tourist Information Center, make a trip to The Plain of Jars, and then get engrossed in the history at MAG UXO Visitor Information Centre.

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

Traveling by flight from Vientiane to Phonsavan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Phonsavan

Historic Sites · Museums

Luang Prabang

— 3 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Royal Palace Museum and Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre. Popular historic sites such as Wat Xiengthong and Wat Tat Luang are in your itinerary. Step out of Luang Prabang with an excursion to 100 Waterfalls in Nong Khiaw--about 52 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Kuang Si Waterfall, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuang Si Butterfly Farm, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Sensoukharam, and stop by Celadon - The Essence of Luang Prabang.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Luang Prabang online holiday planner.

Getting from Phonsavan to Luang Prabang by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Luang Prabang can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Champasak Town.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Champasak Town

— 3 nights
Near the borders of Thailand and Japan in southern Laos, the small town of Champasak is best known for its UNESCO-protected ruins.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Bolaven Plateau, then head off the coast to Don Daeng Island, and then contemplate the long history of Wat Muang Kang Temple. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Chez Maman, then delve into the distant past at Wat Phu, and then relax and rejuvenate at Champasak Spa Wellness Center Laos.

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Traveling by flight from Luang Prabang to Champasak Town takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Luang Prabang in December; daily highs in Champasak Town reach 37°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Champasak Town

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Spas

Side Trip

Laos travel guide

3.8
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.